Erika S.L. "Kika" Markham (born 1940) is an English actress.
Markham was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire. She is a daughter of actor David Markham and writer Olive Dehn (1914-2007).
Markham has led a long career in the cinema, television and theatre as an actress. Among her television appearances are roles in Edward & Mrs. Simpson, The Life and Times of David Lloyd George, Van der Valk, The Line of Beauty, Minder, Cracker, Agatha Christie's Poirot, and Mr Selfridge. Her films include Bunny Lake is Missing (1965), Futtocks End (1970), François Truffaut's Two English Girls (aka Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent) (1971), Operation Daybreak (1975), and Outland (1981) as Sean Connery's wife.
Markham married actor Corin Redgrave in Wandsworth, London in 1985. The couple had two sons, Harvey (born 1979) and Arden (born 1983). Markham and Redgrave appeared together twice on screen: first in Lynda La Plante's Trial and Retribution (2000) as a judge and barrister respectively; and later in the BBC's Waking The Dead (episode "Special Relationship: Part 1") as lovers suspected of the murder of a government advisor.They also appeared on stage together in an acclaimed revival of Noël Coward's A Song at Twilight, along with sister in law Vanessa Redgrave . Her sisters are the actress Petra Markham, the poet and dramatist Jehane Markham, wife of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, and Sonia.
Markham's memoir of her husband, Our Time of Day: My Life with Corin Redgrave, was published in 2014.
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