Richard Todd

Richard Todd

Irish-British actor (1919-2009)
Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd OBE was an Irish-British actor known for his leading man roles of the 1950s.Wikipedia
BornJune 11, 1919
HometownDublin, Ireland
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseVirginia Mailer (m 1970 - 1992) , Catherine Grant-Bogle (m 1949 - 1970)
PartnerPatricia Nelson
ChildrenSeumas Palethorpe-Todd , Fiona Margaret Todd , Peter Palethorpe-Todd , Andrew Palethorpe-Todd
ParentsAndrew Todd
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Top Stories

Joan Collins: ‘When this is over I’m going to squeeze every last drop of joy out of life’

  • When Dame Joan Collins was 21, she was chased off the 20th Century Fox lot by the older, married actor Richard Todd. Her co-star on the 1955 historical drama The Virgin Queen ‘didn’t take kindly to rejection. He followed me at high speed in his car, screaming at me to wind my window down, and when I did, do you know what he said? “By the time you’re 23, you’ll be a washed-up old bag!’’’ The 87-year-old actress is laughing at the baseness of male desire. She’s laughing at the notion that she should be designated a plot and handed a shovel at the age of 23. But mostly it’s the amusement of knowing that, after a career that has spanned three-quarters of a century, from Hollywood’s second Golden Age to Dynasty and the hit US TV show American Horror Story, Collins was still touring the country in her one-woman show until Covid hit, still fronting fashion campaigns for the likes of Valentino and Kurt Geiger, and is about to grace both the big screen – in Vincent Woods’ festive drama The Loss Adjuster – and the small screen in José Luis Moreno’s forthcoming period TV drama series Glow & Darkness. Not bad for a washed-up old bag.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Subterfuge
Subterfuge
1h 29min
1975
The Boys
The Boys
2h 3min
1962
Intent to Kill
Intent to Kill
1h 29min
1975
The Naked Earth
The Naked Earth
1h 36min
1975
A Man Called Peter
A Man Called Peter
1h 59min
1955
No. 1 of the Secret Service
No. 1 of the Secret Service
PG
1h 33min
1978
Why Bother to Knock
Why Bother to Knock
1h 28min
1961
Naked Earth
Naked Earth
1h 36min
1958
Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood
1h 42min
1952
The Dick Emery Hour
The Dick Emery Hour
1h 5min
1980
Bloodbath
Bloodbath
1h 30min
1975
The Secret of Dorian Gray
The Secret of Dorian Gray
R
1h 33min
1970
The Love-Ins
The Love-Ins
1h 26min
1967
Sanders
Sanders
1h 23min
1966
Coast of Skeletons
Coast of Skeletons
1h 30min
1965
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita
The Battle of the Villa Fiorita
1h 51min
1965
Never Let Go
Never Let Go
1h 30min
1963
The Very Edge
The Very Edge
1h 30min
1963
The Hellions
The Hellions
1h 20min
1962
Don't Bother to Knock
Don't Bother to Knock
1h 29min
1965
Jungle Fighters
Jungle Fighters
1h 45min
1962

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1950Academy AwardActorThe Hasty HeartNominated
1949Golden GlobeActor in a Leading RoleThe Hasty HeartNominated