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Richard Todd (I) (1919–2009)

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... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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The Dam Busters
The Dam Busters Wing Commander Guy Gibson, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C.
Asylum Walter (segment: "Frozen Fear")
Stage Fright
Stage Fright Jonathan Cooper
A Man Called Peter
A Man Called Peter The Rev. Peter Marshall


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 2007 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Harold Beecham
- Seeds of Destruction (2007) ... Harold Beecham
 2004 Holby City (TV Series)
Ron Archer
- We'll Meet Again (2004) ... Ron Archer
 2003 The Royal (TV Series)
Hugh Hirst
- Kiss and Tell (2003) ... Hugh Hirst
 2003 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Charles Edmonton
- Birds of Prey (2003) ... Charles Edmonton
 2000 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Professor Newman
- The World Cruise (2000) ... Professor Newman
 2000 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Cecil Waterman
- Mental Apparition Disorder (2000) ... Cecil Waterman
 1992 Virtual Murder (TV Series)
Judge Rawcliffe
- Last Train to Hell & Back (1992) ... Judge Rawcliffe
 1992 Incident at Victoria Falls (TV Movie)
Lord Roberts
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Col. Alec Scofield
- Appointment in Athens (1989) ... Col. Alec Scofield
 1988 Olympus Force: The Key
Lord Wisden
 1988 Murder One
 1985 Jenny's War (TV Series)
Gen. Benjamin Cutler
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Gen. Benjamin Cutler
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Gen. Benjamin Cutler
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Gen. Benjamin Cutler
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Gen. Benjamin Cutler
 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Barnes
- Poles Apart (1985) ... Mr. Barnes
 1983 House of the Long Shadows
Sam Allyson
 1982 Doctor Who (TV Series)
- Kinda: Part Four (1982) ... Sanders
- Kinda: Part Three (1982) ... Sanders
- Kinda: Part Two (1982) ... Sanders
- Kinda: Part One (1982) ... Sanders
 1980 The Dick Emery Hour (TV Movie)
Colonel Trent
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Cowall Lamont
- The Highlanders (1980) ... Cowall Lamont
- The Actress (1980) ... Cowall Lamont
 1980 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #18.5 (1980)
 1979 Bloodbath
 1979 Home Before Midnight
Geoffrey Steele
 1978 The Big Sleep
Commander Barker
 1976 Dominic (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Charles Bulman
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
George Tulliver
- Not Guilty! (1974) ... George Tulliver
 1972/I Asylum
Walter (segment: "Frozen Fear")
 1968 Subterfuge
Col. Victor Redmayne
 1968 The Danny Thomas Hour (TV Series)
- The Last Hunters (1968) ... Stafford
 1967 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Edmund Gurney
 1967 The Love-Ins
Dr. Jonathan Barnett
 1965 Operation Crossbow
Wing Cmdr. Kendall
 1963 The Very Edge
Geoffrey Lawrence
 1962 The Boys
Victor Webster
 1962 Crime Does Not Pay
Col. Roberts William (segment "L'homme de l'avenue")
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Michael Carrington
- Member of the Family (1962) ... Michael Carrington
 1961 The Hellions
Sgt. Sam Hargis
 1961 Why Bother to Knock
Bill Ferguson
 1960 Never Let Go
John Cummings
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
 1960 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Stephen Mason
- The Man Who Could Find Things (1960) ... Stephen Mason
 1959 Breakout
Lt. Col. David Baird, M.C.
 1958 Intent to Kill
Dr. Bob McLaurin
 1958 The Naked Earth
 1957 Battle Hell
Lt. Cmdr. Kerans, RN
 1956 D-Day the Sixth of June
Lt. Col. John Wynter
 1955 A Man Called Peter
The Rev. Peter Marshall
 1954 The Bed
Capitaine Davidson (segment "Billet de logement, Le")
 1952 The Assassin
Edward Mercer
 1952 Affair in Monte Carlo
The Young Man
 1951 Lightning Strikes Twice
Richard Trevelyan
 1951 Flesh & Blood
Charles Cameron / Sutherland
 1950 Portrait of Clare
Robert Hart
 1949 The Hasty Heart
 1938 Old Bones of the River
Extra in crowd scene (uncredited)
 1938 A Yank at Oxford
Extra in sporting event (uncredited)
 1937 Good Morning, Boys
Extra in crowd scene (uncredited)
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Other Works:

He acted in Richard Harris' play, "The Business of Murder", at the Mayfair Theatre in London, England with Derren Nesbitt and Carole Mowlam in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 26 Articles | 22 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Todd OBE


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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You don't consciously set out to do something gallant. You just do it because that is what you are there for. -- referring to his heroism during WWII See more »


Was Ian Fleming's outright choice to play James "007" Bond in the film Dr. No (1962). Todd had to turn down the role due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

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