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Coincidently, Ronald Reagan and Richard Todd remained very close friends after they completed the movie 'The Hasty Heart'together. Todd described Reagan, in his autobiography 'Caught In The Act' as "probably the most articulate, moving and understandable public speaker that I have heard since Winston Churchill."
Ronald Reagans warmth and uncanny ability to identify with the people of America remains on of themost astonishing political feats of modern times. George Bush described him as 'the kindest man he had ever met' His speech to the House of Commons when he received his honorary knighthood was very moving. On that visit he was reunited with Richard Todd at No 10Downing Street as arranged by Mrs Thatcher. The two of them ,as you say, remained very close friends and Richard Todd said in an interview that when Ronald Reagan came over to Britain to film The Hasty Heart he was struck by the devastation that London had suffered and rationing. This may well have laid the foundations of his love of the British and what became 'the special relationship' between the two countries.
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