Richard Todd

Irish-British actor (1919-2009)

Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd OBE (11 June 1919 – 3 December 2009) was an Irish-British actor. He won a Golden Globe Award and had an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for his role as Corporal Lachlan MacLachlan in the 1949 movie The Hasty Heart.[2]

Richard Todd

Publicity photo of Todd, c. 1959
Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd

(1919-06-11)11 June 1919
Died 3 December 2009(2009-12-03) (aged 90)
Burial placeSt. Guthlac's Church, Little Ponton, Lincolnshire, England
EducationShrewsbury School
Alma materItalia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
Royal Military College, Sandhurst
Catherine Grant-Bogle
(m. 1949; div. 1970)
(died 1998)
Virginia Mailer
(m. 1970; div. 1992)
PartnerPatricia Nelson
Children5 (2 with Bogle, 2 with Mailer, and 1 with Nelson)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service1941–1946
Service number180649
UnitKing's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Parachute Regiment
Battles/warsWorld War II


  1. "He died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday at his home near Grantham in Lincolnshire.". See under 'Death' below
  2. "Lieutenant Richard Todd". Retrieved 2021-05-12.