Todd in The Paradine Case, 1948.
January 24, 1909|
Hartford, Cheshire, England
|Died||6 May 1993
|Spouse(s)||Victor N. Malcolm (1933-?)
Nigel Tangye (1945-1949)
David Lean (1949-1957)
Dorothy Anne Todd (24 January 1909 – 6 May 1993) was an English actress and producer.
Life and career
She was born in Hartford, Cheshire and was educated at St. Winifrid's School, Eastbourne, Sussex. She became a popular actress from appearing in such films as Perfect Strangers (1945) (as a nurse) and The Seventh Veil (1945) (as a troubled concert pianist). She is perhaps best known to American audiences as Gregory Peck's long-suffering wife in Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947). She later produced a series of travel films. Her autobiography is entitled The Eighth Veil, an allusion to the film which made her a star in Britain. Todd was known as the "pocket Garbo" for her diminutive, blonde beauty.
Ann Todd married three times. Her first husband, Victor N. Malcolm, was a grandson of Lillie Langtry; she had a son with him named David Malcolm. Her second and third husbands (Nigel Tangye and David Lean) were first cousins. She had a daughter with Nigel Tangye called Ann Francesca Tangye. She married film director Lean in 1949 and starred in a number of his films, including The Passionate Friends (1949), Madeleine (1950) and The Sound Barrier (1952). Lean and Todd divorced in 1957.
Ann Todd died on 6 May 1993 from a stroke aged 84.
- Maigret - One episode, "The Patience of Maigret" (1992), Mlle Josette
- The McGuffin (1986), Mrs Forbes-Duthie
- Maelstrom (1985), Astrid Linderman
- The Human Factor (1979), Castle’s mother
- The Fiend (1972), Birdy Wemys
- Thirty Minute Theatre TV series - One episode: "The keys on the streets" (1967), ?
- Armchair Theatre (TV series) - Two episodes: "Ready for Glory" (1966), Lady Baynton; "The Lady of Camellias" (1958), Marguerite Gautier
- Ninety Degrees in the Shade (1965), Mrs Kurka
- Figlio del capitano Blood II[Son of Captain Blood] (1962), Arabella Blood opposite Errol Flynn's son Sean
- Thriller TV series - One episode: "Letter to a lover" (1961), Sylvia Lawrence
- Taste of Fear (1961), Jane Appleby
- Playhouse 90 TV series - Two episodes: "The Grey Nurse Said Nothing" (1959), Laura Mills; "Not the glory" (1958), Lady Diane Goodfellow
- The Offshore Island (1959) (TV), Rachel Verney
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV series - One episode: "Sylvia" (1958), Sylvia Leeds Kent
- General Electric Theater TV series - One episode: "Letters from Cairo" (1958), Cynthia Spence
- Climax TV series - One episode: Shadow of a Memory (1957), Jane Palmer
- Time Without Pity (1957), Honor Stanford
- The United States Steel Hour TV series - One episode: "Edward My Son" (1955), Evelyn Holt
- The Alcoa Hour TV series - One episode: "The Black Wings" (1955), Jane Cornish
- The Green Scarf (1954), Solange Vauthier
- BBC Sunday Night Theatre: Tovarich (1954) (TV), Grand Duchess Tatiana Petrovna
- The Sound Barrier (1952), Susan Garthwaite
- Madeleine (1950), Madeleine Smith
- The Passionate Friends (1949), Mary Justin
- So Evil My Love (1948), Olivia Harwood
- Daybreak (1948), Frankie
- The Paradine Case (1947), Gay Keane
- Gaiety George (1946), Kathryn Davis
- The Seventh Veil (1945), Francesca
- Perfect Strangers (1945), Elena
- Ships with Wings (1942), Kay Gordon
- Danny Boy (1941), Jane Kaye
- How Green Was My Valley (1941), Ceinwen
- Poison Pen (1939), Ann Rider
- Tower of London (1939), Princess - uncredited
- Ann and Harold TV series - unknown episodes, (1938), Ann Teviot
- The Old and the Young (1938) (TV), ?
- Black Magic (1938) (TV), Mary Chalfont
- South Riding (1938), Midge Carne
- The Squeaker (1937), Carol Stedman
- Action for Slander (1937), Ann Daviot
- Things to Come (1936), Mary Gordon
- The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934), Phyllis Drummond
- The Water Gipsies (1932), Jane Bell
- The Ghost Train (1931), Peggy Murdock
- These Charming People (1931), Pamela Crawford
- Keepers of Youth (1931), Millicent
- 1Passages by Maria Speidel. People Magazine. 24 May 1993. p. Vol. 39 No. 20.
- Ann Todd at the Internet Movie Database
- performances listed in Theatre Archive University of Bristol
- Ann Todd at the Internet Broadway Database
- Ann Todd at the British Film Institute's Screenonline
- Ann Todd at Find a Grave