The British star was best known for his stage roles, earning critical acclaim for his performances in Noel Coward plays and Shakespeare's The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, and Henry IV.
He earned a Tony Award nomination for his stint on Broadway as Boss Whalen in Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales, and also won the Society of London Theatre's Olivier Award for the same role.
Redgrave - son of veteran actor Michael Redgrave - also enjoyed a lengthy TV and film career, with notable roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral and 1981 movie Excalibur.
He wrote a biography of his famous father, and also penned a play named Bluntly Speaking.
Redgrave is survived by his son, Luke, and daughter, Jemma, from his first marriage to Deirdre Hamilton-Hill, who died in 1997. He also leaves wife Kika Markham and their two sons, Arden and Harvey.
He suffered a heart attack in 2005, and also battled a bout of cancer, but the cause of his death was unavailable as WENN went to press. In a statement, the Redgraves said he died "very peacefully (and) surrounded by his family."
Tragedy struck the Redgrave family last year (09) when Vanessa's daughter, actress Natasha Richardson, died from a head injury after taking a tumble during a skiing lesson in Quebec, Canada.
Several intertwined plot strands revolve around three sisters struggling with affairs of the heart in middle-class London over the span of a single weekend. Lonely waitress Nadia (Gina McKee) devotedly follows up on personals ads but can't seem to find a decent bloke. Expecting mother Molly (Canada's Molly Parker) gets a shock when her motorscooter messenger husband (John Simm) doesn't come back from work one night. Oversexed hairdresser Debbie (Shirley Henderson) locks horns with her irresponsible ex (Ian Hart) over the care of their young son (Peter Marfleet).
Laurence Coriat's actor-friendly screenplay provides juicy fodder for the talented ensemble cast. McKee ("Croupier") is touching as an attractive sensitive woman who has been passed over in the romance department. Hart ("Backbeat") does his patented sarcastic wanker routine as the guy who can't do anything right. Kika Markham and Jack Shepherd paint a memorably bleak portrait of loveless marriage as the sisters' profoundly unhappy parents.
Heavy-drama helmer Winterbottom ("Welcome to Sarajevo") shot this intimate character piece with a handheld 16mm camera in real locations and the effect can be riveting in the manner of Denmark's influential Dogme films. Winterbottom navigates the challenging multistory format successfully for the most part though there are some dead spots -- minor plot strands about an estranged brother and a withdrawn young neighbor who pines for Nadia seem pointlessly tacked on. Juxtaposed interestingly against the everyday urban imagery Michael Nyman's orchestral score lends the piece a sweeping operatic quality though the effect can be over the top at times.