Caught in the Act: The Story of My Life
In this first volume of autobiography (the story ends in the early '50s with him at the height of his acting career) we read of his idyllic rural childhood in Northern Ireland, where his father was a national hero, a brilliant sportsman who had played rugby for Ireland; of the young Todd's successful rebellion against the doctor who told him, an active teenager, that he was to be an invalid for life - the victim of pericarditis; and of his early acting career. Then there are the war years. He was a member of the 6th Airborne Division and was the first man of the main force to parachute out over Normandy on D Day.
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