|So Evil My Love||Actor||Olivia Harwood||7|
|Vacation From Marriage||Actor||Elena||7|
|The Men in Her Life||Actor||Rose||7|
|Granny Get Your Gun||Actor||Charlotte||7|
|Time Without Pity||1956||Actor||Honor Stanford||19567|
|The Paradine Case||1947||Actor||n/a||19477|
|The Seventh Veil||1945||Actor||Francesca||19457|
|Maelstrom||1986 1985 - 1986||Actor||Astrid Linderman||19867|
|American Lifestyles||1986||Actor||("Show Business at War" - "Show Business: The War Years")||19867|
|The McGuffin||1984||Actor||Mrs Forbes-Dutchie||19847|
|The Human Factor||1980||Actor||Castle's Mother||19807|
|The Thrill of Genius||1984||Actor||Herself||19847|
|Things to Come||1935||Actor||n/a||19357|
|The Green Scarf||1953||Actor||Solange||19537|
|Thriller||1962 1960 - 1962||Actor||Performer||19627|
|The Heat of the Day||Actor||n/a||7|
|Maigret||1993 1992 - 1993||Actor||("The Patience of Maigret")||19937|
|Played first supporting feature film role in 15 years in "Taste of Fear"|
|Film debut, "Keepers of Youth"|
|Played supporting roles in such features as "The Fiend" (1971) and Otto Preminger's "The Human Factor" (1979, based on the Graham Greene novel)|
|Returned to films after a four-year absence to play a key supporting role in "Vacation from Marriage"|
|Played last feature film role in "The McGuffin"|
|Played one of most prominent pre-starring film roles in Victor Saville's lavish drama, "South Riding"|
|Achieved star status in "The Seventh Veil"|
|Played one of last roles in an episode of "Maigret", a six-episode series which was part of the PBS-TV program, "Mystery!"|
|West End debut in "Baa Baa Black Sheep"|
|Made acting debut at 18 when Arts Theatre Club called her in at short notice to appear in one of their productions (date approximate)|
|Writer, producer and director of travel documentaries (for theatrical release and TV broadcast), primarily shorts, since the late 1950s|
|Made Broadway debut in "Four Winds"|
|Made appearances in the feature documentaries, "Ingrid" (about Ingrid Bergman) and "The Thrill of Genius" (about Alfred Hitchcock|
The prominent bone structure of Todd's face and her cool, patrician manner gave her a certain Garboesque quality. Often cast as quiet, stiff-upper-lip types who become enmeshed in torrid melodramatic situations, Todd did well as murderesses, actual or suspected, in "So Evil My Love" (1948) and "Madeleine" (1950). She did what she could as the sultry wife in "Daybreak" (1946) but the French-influenced film noir suffered from censorship problems; another straying wife role, in the intense "The Passionate Friends" (1949), came off rather better. The latter and "Madeleine" were directed by Todd's third husband, David Lean, who also guided her in the aerially spectacular but dramatically earthbound "Breaking the Sound Barrier" (1952). She also played the romantic lead opposite Gregory Peck in Alfred Hitchcock's less than compelling "The Paradine Case" (1948).
Already approaching middle age when she became a star, Todd was finding it hard to land romantic leads by the mid-50s. She excelled in a leading role as a desperate mother in Joseph Losey's suspenseful "Time Without Pity" (1957), but was by then devoting most of her time to the stage. She also began writing, producing and directing travel documentaries, mostly shorts, for both TV and theatrical release. Todd later played occasional frosty character roles on film (notably "Taste of Fear" 1961) and TV ("Maelstrom" 1986, "Heat of the Day" 1990).
Not to be confused with the American child actress Ann Todd, who was often billed as "Ann E Todd" in the 40s to avoid confusion.
|David Lean||Husband||third husband; married 1949, divorced 1957; directed Todd in "The Passionate Friends" (1949), "Madeleine" (1950) and "Breaking the Sound Barrier" (1952)|
|Victor Malcolm||Husband||first husband; married 1933; divorced|
|Nigel Tangye||Husband||second husband; married 1939; divorced|
|Central School of Speech and Drama|
|Not to be confused with the American actress of the same name, often billed as Ann E Todd|
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