Richard Todd (I) (1919–2009)

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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 (for a brief time) in India and attended Shrewsbury Public School. His interest in theatre led him to small roles in stock in England and Scotland and three tiny film roles, following which he helped ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Longest Day Maj. John Howard
The Dam Busters Wing Commander Guy Gibson, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C.
Stage Fright Jonathan Cooper


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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: Part 2 (2000) ... Professor Newman
- The World Cruise: Part 1 (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 Sherlock Holmes: 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
 1985 The Last Place on Earth (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Barnes
- Poles Apart (1985) ... Mr. Barnes
- Minor Diversions (1985) ... Mr. Barnes
 1985 Jenny's War (TV Mini-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
 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
 1975-1980 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #18.5 (1980)
- Episode #14.9 (1975)
 1979 Bloodbath
 1979 Home Before Midnight
Geoffrey Steele
 1978 The Big Sleep
Cmdr. Barker
 1977 No. 1 of the Secret Service
Arthur Loveday
 1976 Dominic (TV Mini-Series)
Captain Charles Bulman
- Hangman's Hollow (1976) ... Captain Charles Bulman
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
George Tulliver
- Not Guilty! (1974) ... George Tulliver
 1974 Boy Dominic (TV Series)
Captain Charles Bulman
- Charles and Emma (1974) ... Captain Charles Bulman
- Lady Bulman Regrets (1974) ... Captain Charles Bulman
- A Ghost in Greenwich (1974) ... Captain Charles Bulman
- Friends of the Family (1974) ... Captain Charles Bulman
- Sermons and Snuff (1974) ... Captain Charles Bulman
 1972/I Asylum
Walter (segment "Frozen Fear")
 1970 Dorian Gray
 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 Commander Kendall
 1965 Coast of Skeletons
Harry Sanders
 1963 Death Drums Along the River
Inspector Harry Sanders
 1963 The Very Edge
Geoffrey Lawrence
 1962 The Boys
Victor Webster
 1962 The Longest Day
Maj. John Howard
 1962 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
Michael Carrington
- Member of the Family (1962) ... Michael Carrington
 1962 Crime Does Not Pay
Col. Roberts William (segment "L'homme de l'avenue")
 1961 The Hellions
Sam Hargis
 1961 Why Bother to Knock
 1961 Jungle Fighters
Sgt. Mitchem
 1960 5 Minutes qui ont chang√© le monde (TV Series short)
Alexander Fleming
 1960 Never Let Go
John Cummings
 1960 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Carrington V.C. (1960) ... Carrington
 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
Bob McLaurin
 1958 The Naked Earth
 1958 Chase a Crooked Shadow
Ward Prescott
 1957 Saint Joan
Dunois, Bastard of Orleans
 1957 Battle Hell
Lt. Cmdr. Kerans, RN
 1956 D-Day the Sixth of June
Lt. Col. John Wynter
 1956 Shadow of the Guillotine
Comte Axel von Fersen
 1955 The Virgin Queen
Sir Walter Raleigh
 1955 The Dam Busters
Wing Commander Guy Gibson, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C.
 1955 A Man Called Peter
The Rev. Peter Marshall
 1954 The Bed
Capitaine Davidson (segment "Billet de logement, Le")
 1953 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
- Wuthering Heights (1953) ... Heathcliff
 1953 Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue
Rob Roy MacGregor
 1953 The Sword and the Rose
Charles Brandon
 1952 The Assassin
Edward Mercer
 1952 Affair in Monte Carlo
The Young Man
 1951 Lightning Strikes Twice
Richard Trevelyan
 1951 Flesh and Blood
Charles Cameron / Sutherland
 1950 Portrait of Clare
Robert Hart
 1950 Stage Fright
Jonathan Cooper
 1949 The Interrupted Journey
John North
 1949 The Hasty Heart
 1949 For Them That Trespass
Herbert Edward Logan
 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)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (36 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (14 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in Geoffrey Archer's play, "Beyond Reasonable Doubt," at the Sybil Thorndike Theatre in Leatherhead, Surrey, England with Nyree Dawn Porter, Terry Taplin, and Brian Ellis in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 27 Articles | 23 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Richard Todd OBE


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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I wish I had half the courage of some of those chaps I've played on the screen. See more »


His son Seamus appeared in the film A Yank at Oxford. See more »

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