Richard Todd Biography

Birthday: 1919-06-11
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland Date of Death 3 December 20
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: British leading man who achieved some success in American films, as well. Born in Ireland as the son of a British officer, Todd grew up in Devon and attended Shrewsbury Public School. His interest in theatre led him to small roles in stock in England and Scotland, following which he helped found the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1939. He served with distinction as a paratrooper in the Second World War and returned to considerably more prominent theatre roles, culminating in the role of "Lachie" in John Patrick's "The Hasty Heart", in which he followed Richard Basehart in the Broadway production. He made his first film in 1948, and the next year was again cast as "Lachie", this time in the film version of The Hasty Heart (1949). His performance, a truly star-making and moving piece of work, earned him an Oscar nomination as Best Actor. He followed it with a role in Alfred Hitchcock's Stage Fright (1950), but although he continued to play leading roles, often in quite good films, he never again achieved the prominence and acclaim he had had with The Hasty Heart (1949). He was quite effective in such roles as "Robin Hood" and "Rob Roy", and very touching as "Peter Marshall" in A Man Called Peter (1955). Ultimately, however, his starring roles dwindled, but he continued as a stalwart character actor, primarily in British films.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Operation Crossbow Wing Cmdr. Kendall 2011 History
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Hasty Heart 1949 Drama
Stage Fright Jonathan Cooper 1950
The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Robin Hood 1952 Action, Adventure, Family
The Sword and the Rose Charles Brandon 1953 Adventure, Drama, Family
The Virgin Queen Sir Walter Raleigh 1955
D-Day the Sixth of June 1956 Romance, 0, 0
Saint Joan Dunois, Bastard of Orleans 1957 Drama, History
Operation Crossbow 1965 0
House of the Long Shadows 1983
Olympus Force: The Key Lord Wisden 1993 Action, Drama
The Last Place On Earth Mr. Barnes 2004
Journey to Fuerte Valley Mr. Horner 2012 Adventure, Comedy