Ann Todd

Actor, Producer, Director
Blonde actress best known for her star-making role as the troubled pianist who must cope with a suave tormenter (James Mason) in Compton Bennett's landmark romantic psychodrama, "The Seventh Veil" (1945). Todd's film ... Read more »
Born: 01/24/1909 in Hartford, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (17)

American Lifestyles 1986 (Movie)

("Show Business at War" - "Show Business: The War Years") (Actor)

Maelstrom 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Ingrid 1984 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The McGuffin 1984 (Movie)

Mrs Forbes-Dutchie (Actor)

The Thrill of Genius 1984 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Human Factor 1980 (Movie)

Castle's Mother (Actor)

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Time Without Pity 1956 (Movie)

Honor Stanford (Actor)

The Green Scarf 1953 (Movie)

Solange (Actor)

The Paradine Case 1947 (Movie)

Gay Keane (Actor)

The Seventh Veil 1945 (Movie)

Francesca (Actor)

Things to Come 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

Granny Get Your Gun (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

So Evil My Love (Movie)

Olivia Harwood (Actor)

The Heat of the Day (TV Show)

Actor

The Men in Her Life (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

Vacation From Marriage (Movie)

Elena (Actor)

Biography

Blonde actress best known for her star-making role as the troubled pianist who must cope with a suave tormenter (James Mason) in Compton Bennett's landmark romantic psychodrama, "The Seventh Veil" (1945). Todd's film career had begun almost 15 years earlier but, apart from roles as Ralph Richardson's mad wife in Victor Saville's "South Riding" (1938) and as Robert Donat's wartime flirtation in "Vacation from Marriage" (1945), consisted mostly of minor genre fare. She enjoyed considerable success on the British stage in the early 40s and returned to films after a four-year absence to claim her place as one of England's biggest postwar stars.

Relationships

David Lean Director

Husband

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

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England
planned to become a teacher(elocution and fencing)

Milestones

1992

Played one of last roles in an episode of "Maigret", a six-episode series which was part of the PBS-TV program, "Mystery!"

1985

Made appearances in the feature documentaries, "Ingrid" (about Ingrid Bergman) and "The Thrill of Genius" (about Alfred Hitchcock

1985

Played last feature film role in "The McGuffin"

1961

Played first supporting feature film role in 15 years in "Taste of Fear"

1957

Made Broadway debut in "Four Winds"

1944

Achieved star status in "The Seventh Veil"

1944

Returned to films after a four-year absence to play a key supporting role in "Vacation from Marriage"

1938

Played one of most prominent pre-starring film roles in Victor Saville's lavish drama, "South Riding"

1931

Film debut, "Keepers of Youth"

1927

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

West End debut in "Baa Baa Black Sheep"

Played supporting roles in such features as "The Fiend" (1971) and Otto Preminger's "The Human Factor" (1979, based on the Graham Greene novel)

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with the American actress of the same name, often billed as Ann E Todd

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