Kika Markham

Kika Markham’s life in the theatre began playing Violain in a young all-star cast in a modern-dress adaptation of Twelfth Night at the Royal Court.

Two of her most treasured stage performances are the West End production of Noel Coward’s Song at Twilight, not only because she co-starred with her real-life husband, Corin Redgrave, but she was also nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress; and Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner at TheYoung Vic for which she was Nominated for What’s On Stage Best Solo Performance.

More recent theatre includes The Last Yankee at The Print Room, On The Record at the Arcola, Tribes at the Royal Court, and Women, Power and Politics at TricycleTheatre.

Her television credits include Lois in Mr Selfridge, Secret State, New Tricks, Call the Midwife and Spooks, and playing Thatcher in The Line of Beauty. One of Kika’s more memorable television projects was Dennis Potter’s Double Dare. Few people know this was actually written around an evening spent with Kika after Potter had seen the iconic Cornetto ‘Gondola’ commercial. She also acted with Harold Pinter in his television play The Basement. 

In film, Kika has worked mostly in France, with directors Jacques Rivette, Arnaud Deplechin and François Truffaut.