Theodore Edwin Greenwood was a British author, screenwriter and film director.
He worked several times with Alfred Hitchcock and dedicated his 1937 book Old Goat: A Fantasia on a Theme of Blackmail and Sudden Death to the director: "To Alfred Hitchcock ('Hitch'), Good Maker of Good Pictures, Good Judge of Good Things, Good Friend."
He died aged 39, aged 42.
- Lord Camber's Ladies (1932) - writer
- The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) — writer: scenario
- Young and Innocent (1937) - writer: screenplay
- Jamaica Inn (1939) — cast: Dandy - Sir Humphrey's Gang
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- born 27/Aug/1895
- baptised 20/Oct/1895 at St Mary, West Kensington, London.
- son of music teacher Alfred Greenwood (b. 1842) and Merina "Minna" Rose Ottilie (b. 1855) née Schweitzer
- brother of Mary Winifred Greenwood (b. 1887) and John Danforth Herman Greenwood (b. 1889)
- 1901 Census (aged 5) — living with parents and siblings at 109 Talgarth Road, Fulham, London
- 1911 Census (aged 15) — student at St. Paul's School and living with parents and siblings at 106 Castelnau, Richmond, London
- married 1934 to Mollie Jones
- died 17/Sep/1939 — was living at 29 Elm Close, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, at the time of his death
- probate granted to Wyndham Norris Eifion Bazzard (solictor) and Leonard Parker Moore (literary agent) on 29/Nov/1939, with effects worth £1,471 14s. 5d.
Notes & References
- Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 160
- In an interview with Kevin MacDonald, Sidney Gilliat said he felt that Greenwood's death was caused by the rigours of filming Jamaica Inn. See English Hitchcock (2000) by Charles Barr, page 234.
- Exact date of birth confirmed by his baptismal record.
- Born 11/Dec/1842 at sea. Died 1912 aged 69.
- Born in Sussex, England. Died 1901 aged 46.
- Born 22/Oct/1887. Married 1916 to Arthur C Wood.
- Born 26/Jun/1889. Died 15/Apr/1975 in Sussex.
- According to IMDB.