Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd OBE (11 June 1919 – 3 December 2009) was an English actor. He received a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, as well as an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor nomination for his role in the film The Hasty Heart (1949). Richard Todd was born as Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd in Dublin, Ireland. His father, Andrew William Palethorpe Todd, was an Irish physician and an international Irish rugby player who gained three caps for his country. Richard spent a few of his childhood years in India, where his father, an officer in the British Army, served as a physician. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.
Todd, who had been suffering from cancer, died at his home near Grantham, Lincolnshire on 3 December 2009.