Richard Todd

Richard Todd (born June 11, 1919) is a British actor.

Born Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd in Dublin, the son of a British officer, who also played international rugby for Ireland . He grew up in Devon and attended Shrewsbury School. He began acting in regional theatres as a dark haired leading man in the 1930's, before co-founding the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1939. He served with distinction as an officer and paratrooper in the 7th Battalion (LI)The Parachute Regiment during World War II in the 6th Airborne Division, and gained fame in the London stage version of The Hasty Heart (as Lachlan MacLachlan), which took him to Broadway then Hollywood. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role in 1949.

Todd was never able to repeat his success in the United States, appearing in several films which did not do as well as his first role.

He did appear in "Stage Fright" (1950), for Alfred Hitchcock, "The Dam Busters" (1955) (as Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC), "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men" (1952), "The Sword and the Rose" (1953), "Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue" (1954), "A Man Called Peter" (1955) (as Peter Marshall), "The Virgin Queen" (1955) (as Sir Walter Raleigh), "D-Day, the Sixth of June" (1956) and The Longest Day (1962). An interesting note about this role - during the war, Todd met with Major John Howard on the Orne Bridge (later renamed as 'The Pegasus Bridge') in Normandy. In the movie, he played Major Howard, and the scene in which Howard met up with Todd appears in the film. In D-Day the Sixth of June, he portrayed the commanding officer of the unit in which Todd and Howard served, and the scene was filmed again.

He has continued an active acting career into his eighties. He was married to the actresses Catherine Grant-Bogle, who he met in Dundee Rep (1949-1970, two children) and Virginia Mailer (1970-1992, two children).


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He was married to the actresses Catherine Grant-Bogle, who he met in Dundee Rep (1949-1970, two children) and Virginia Mailer (1970-1992, two children). Today he is hailed as one of the greatest actors of his generation and continues to star in hit movies each year. He has continued an active acting career into his eighties. He took the stage in his elementary school's rendition of the play The Sound of Music. The following year, he graduated to the title character of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Wood also served as choir boy during the production of See How They Run, produced by the Marion Creative Council. In D-Day the Sixth of June, he portrayed the commanding officer of the unit in which Todd and Howard served, and the scene was filmed again. A professional actor since the age of six, he is best known for the role of Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings movies. An interesting note about this role - during the war, Todd met with Major John Howard on the Orne Bridge (later renamed as 'The Pegasus Bridge') in Normandy. In the movie, he played Major Howard, and the scene in which Howard met up with Todd appears in the film. Wood feels as if he were born to entertain.

He did appear in "Stage Fright" (1950), for Alfred Hitchcock, "The Dam Busters" (1955) (as Wing Commander Guy Gibson, VC), "The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men" (1952), "The Sword and the Rose" (1953), "Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue" (1954), "A Man Called Peter" (1955) (as Peter Marshall), "The Virgin Queen" (1955) (as Sir Walter Raleigh), "D-Day, the Sixth of June" (1956) and The Longest Day (1962). His parents called him "Spark Plug." Zack, his brother, introduced him to video games by playing them in front of him. Todd was never able to repeat his success in the United States, appearing in several films which did not do as well as his first role. He has a brother Zack, a video game producer and seven years his senior, as well as a younger sister Hannah, a poet and actress like Wood. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role in 1949. He is the middle of the three children of Warren and Debbie Woods. He served with distinction as an officer and paratrooper in the 7th Battalion (LI)The Parachute Regiment during World War II in the 6th Airborne Division, and gained fame in the London stage version of The Hasty Heart (as Lachlan MacLachlan), which took him to Broadway then Hollywood. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

He began acting in regional theatres as a dark haired leading man in the 1930's, before co-founding the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1939. actor. He grew up in Devon and attended Shrewsbury School. Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is a U.S. Born Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd in Dublin, the son of a British officer, who also played international rugby for Ireland . Happy Feet (Post production). Richard Todd (born June 11, 1919) is a British actor. Everything is Illuminated (Post production).

Hooligans (Post-production). Sin City (Post-production). Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003). All I Want (2003). The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001).

Black and White (1999). The Faculty (1998). Deep Impact (1998). Oliver Twist (1997).

The Ice Storm (1997). Flipper (1996). The War (1994). The Good Son (1993).

North (1994). Forever Young (1992). Huck Finn (1993). Day-O (1992).

Radio Flyer (1992). Avalon (1990). Back to the Future Part II (1989).

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