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Also Known As: Died: May 6, 1993
Born: January 24, 1909 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Hartford, England, GB Profession: actor, director, writer, producer

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 McGuffin, The (1988) Mrs Forbes-Dutchie
2.
 American Lifestyles (1987) ("Show Business At War" - "Show Business: The War Years")
3.
 Ingrid (1985) Herself
4.
 The Human Factor (1980) Castle'S Mother
5.
 Time Without Pity (1957) Honor Stanford
6.
 Green Scarf, The (1954) Solange
7.
8.
 Madeleine (1950)
10.
 Daybreak (1947)
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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)
:
West End debut in "Baa Baa Black Sheep"
1931:
Film debut, "Keepers of Youth"
1938:
Played one of most prominent pre-starring film roles in Victor Saville's lavish drama, "South Riding"
1945:
Returned to films after a four-year absence to play a key supporting role in "Vacation from Marriage"
1945:
Achieved star status in "The Seventh Veil"
1957:
Made Broadway debut in "Four Winds"
:
Writer, producer and director of travel documentaries (for theatrical release and TV broadcast), primarily shorts, since the late 1950s
1961:
Played first supporting feature film role in 15 years in "Taste of Fear"
:
Played supporting roles in such features as "The Fiend" (1971) and Otto Preminger's "The Human Factor" (1979, based on the Graham Greene novel)
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"
1992:
Played one of last roles in an episode of "Maigret", a six-episode series which was part of the PBS-TV program, "Mystery!"
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Education

Central School of Speech and Drama: London , England -

Notes

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

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husband:
Victor Malcolm. First husband; married 1933; divorced.
husband:
Nigel Tangye. Second husband; married 1939; divorced.
husband:
David Lean. Director, former editor. Third husband; married 1949, divorced 1957; directed Todd in "The Passionate Friends" (1949), "Madeleine" (1950) and "Breaking the Sound Barrier" (1952).

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"The Eighth Veil"

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