Richard Todd

Richard Todd

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Dam Busters (1954)
  • Lowest Rated: 30% Saint Joan (1957)
  • Birthday: Jun 11, 1919
  • Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
  • Born in Ireland, Richard Todd spent a few of his childhood years in India, where his father served as an army physician. Later his family relocated to West Devon, England. Todd trained for a potential military career at Sandhurst before inaugurating his acting training at the Italia Conta school. He helped organize the Dundee Repertory Theatre, then spent six years' service in World War II, first as an officer in the Yorkshire Light Infantry, then as a paratrooper with the 6th Airbourne. Todd was among those who parachuted into France during the D-Day Invasion of 1944; eighteen years later, he played a cameo in Darryl F. Zanuck's D-Day recreation The Longest Day (1946). After the war, he rejoined the Dundee rep, then made his West End debut as The Scot, the ill-tempered, dying protagonist of John Patrick's play The Hasty Heart. In 1949, Todd began his film career when he was tapped to recreate his Hasty Heart characterization before the cameras; the performance would earn him an Academy Award nomination. Highlights of Todd's 1950s film output include his portrayal of Marlene Dietrich's castaway beau in Hitchcock's Stage Fright (1950), his swashbuckling heroics in Disney's The Story of Robin Hood (1952), The Sword and the Rose (1953) and Rob Roy, The Highland Rogue (1954), his sensitive performance as "Chaplain of the Presidents" Peter Marshall in A Man Called Peter, and his military derring-do in the 1956 British box-office smash The Dam Busters. Although he devoted more and more of his energies to the stage in the late 1950s-early 1960s, Todd served as executive producer on 1961's Why Bother to Knock and later portrayed a Timothy Leary clone in 1967's The Love-Ins. More recently the actor's achievements include stage actor and producer. Todd listed Equus as his favorite stage production, though it's likely that his eight-year run in the Mayfair Theatre presentation The Business of Murder was kinder to his bank account. In 1987, Richard Todd published Caught in the Act, the first volume of his memoirs. He died in 2009 at the age of 90.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Frackman Director 2015
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes: Incident at Victoria Falls Actor 1992
No Score Yet Jenny's War Benjamin Cutler 1992
No Score Yet Bloodbath Actor 1988
No Score Yet Busted Up Drayton's Thug 1986
No Score Yet House of the Long Shadows Sam Allison 1983
No Score Yet Home Before Midnight Actor 1979
80% The Big Sleep Barker 1978
No Score Yet No. 1 of the Secret Service (Her Majesty's Top Gun)(Tell the Other Guy to Move Over! I'm Number One) Actor 1977
64% Asylum Walter 1972
No Score Yet Dorian Gray (Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray) (The Secret of Dorian Gray) Basil Hallward 1970
No Score Yet Subterfuge Redmayne 1969
No Score Yet The Love-Ins Dr. Jonathan Barnett 1967
67% Operation Crossbow Wing Cmdr. Kendall 1965
No Score Yet Coast of Skeletons Inspector Harry Sanders 1965
No Score Yet Death Drums Along the River (Sanders) (Sanders of the River) Inspector Harry Sanders 1963
No Score Yet Never Let Go Actor 1963
No Score Yet Very Edge Geoffrey Lawrence 1963
No Score Yet The Boys Victor Webster 1962
87% The Longest Day Maj. John Howard 1962
No Score Yet The Hellions Sam Hargis 1961
No Score Yet The Long and the Short and the Tall ( Jungle Fighters ) Sgt. Mitchem 1961
No Score Yet Breakout (Danger Within) Actor 1960
No Score Yet Never Let Go John Cummings 1960
No Score Yet Chase a Crooked Shadow Ward Prescott 1958
30% Saint Joan Dunois, Bastard of Orleans 1957
No Score Yet Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (Battle Hell) Lt. Cmdr. Kerans 1957
No Score Yet D-Day: The Sixth of June Lt. Col. John Wynter 1956
No Score Yet The Virgin Queen Sir Walter Raleigh 1955
No Score Yet A Man Called Peter Rev. Peter Marshall 1955
100% The Dam Busters Wing Commander Guy Gibson 1954
No Score Yet Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue Rob Roy MacGregor 1953
No Score Yet The Sword and the Rose (When Knighthood Was in Flower) Charles Brandon 1953
No Score Yet Affair in Monte Carlo The Young Man 1952
No Score Yet The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men Robin Hood 1952
No Score Yet Lightning Strikes Twice Richard Trevelyan 1951
90% Stage Fright Jonathan Cooper 1950
No Score Yet The Hasty Heart Cpl. Lachlan "Lachie" MacLachlan 1949
No Score Yet The Interrupted Journey John North 1949
No Score Yet Canada Vignettes: Bluenose 1921-1946 Director

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
Charles Edmonton
  • 2004
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Col. Alec Scofield
  • 1989
68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
Sanders
  • 1982

QUOTES FROM Richard Todd CHARACTERS

Wing Cmdr. Guy Gibson
get t done now bitch
Wing Cmdr. Guy Gibson
Get it done now bitch.