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Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, Kt, CBE (29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and politician. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Attenborough joined the Royal Air Force during World War II and served in the film unit. He went on several bombing raids over Europe and filmed action from the rear gunner's position.

As a film director and producer, Attenborough won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. He also won four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Jurassic Park.

He was the older brother of David Attenborough, a naturalist and broadcaster, and John Attenborough, an executive at Alfa Romeo. He was married to actress Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, Kt, CBE (29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and politician. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Attenborough joined the Royal Air Force during World War II and served in the film unit. He went on several bombing raids over Europe and filmed action from the rear gunner's position.

As a film director and producer, Attenborough won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. He also won four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Jurassic Park.

He was the older brother of David Attenborough, a naturalist and broadcaster, and John Attenborough, an executive at Alfa Romeo. He was married to actress Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 101

Birthday 1923-08-29

Day of Death 2014-08-24

Place of Birth Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Baron Attenborough
  • Lord Richard Samuel Attenborough, CBE

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 And the Winner Isn't as Himself (archive footage)
2014 Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film as Himself
2013 Talking Pictures(1 episode) as Himself
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2005 Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool as Himself - Interviewee
2004 Within the Way Without as (voice)
2003 Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin as Himself
2002 Forever Ealing as Himself (Uncredited)
2002 Puckoon as Writer/Director
2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story(2 episodes) as Magog, Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec
2001 Beyond Jurassic Park as Himself
2000 Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain as himself
2000 The Children Who Cheated the Nazis as Narrator
2000 Light Keeps Me Company as Himself - Interviewee
2000 The Railway Children as The Old Gentleman
1999 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Jacob
1998 Elizabeth as Sir William Cecil
1998 Diana: Queen of Hearts as Himself (Narrator)
1998 Frank Sinatra: The Voice of a Century as Himself
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park as John Hammond
1996 Hamlet as English Ambassador
1996 Wavelength as The Visitor
1994 Miracle on 34th Street as Kris Kringle
1993 Jurassic Park as John Hammond
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1986 Mother Teresa as Narrator (voice)
1985 The Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films - British Cinema's Legendary Studio as Himself - Interviewee
1983 James Bond: The First 21 Years as Himself
1979 The Human Factor as Colonel John Daintry
1977 The Chess Players as General Outram
1977 A Bridge Too Far as Lunatic with Glasses (uncredited)
1975 Rosebud as Edward Sloat
1975 Brannigan as Cmdr. Charles Swann
1975 Conduct Unbecoming as Maggiore Lionel E. Roach
1974 Ten Little Indians as Judge Arthur Cannon
1971 10 Rillington Place as John Christie
1970 A Severed Head as Palmer Anderson
1970 The Last Grenade as Gen. Charles Whiteley
1970 Loot as Inspector Truscott
1970 Don't Make Me Laugh
1969 The Magic Christian as Oxford Coach
1969 David Copperfield as Mr. Tungay
1968 Only When I Larf as Silas
1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom as Robert Blossom
1967 Doctor Dolittle as Albert Blossom
1966 The Sand Pebbles as Frenchy Burgoyne
1965 The Flight of the Phoenix as Lew Moran
1964 Guns at Batasi as Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale
1964 Seance on a Wet Afternoon as Bill Savage
1964 The Third Secret as Alfred Price-Gorham
1963 The Great Escape as Roger Bartlett
1962 Trial and Error as Herbert Fowle
1962 All Night Long as Rod Hamilton
1962 Only Two Can Play as Gareth L. Probert
1960 The League of Gentlemen as Lexy
1960 The Angry Silence as Tom Curtis
1959 Jet Storm as Ernest Tilley
1959 I'm All Right Jack as Sidney De Vere Cox
1959 SOS Pacific as Whitey Mullen
1959 Danger Within as Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips
1958 Sea of Sand as Brody
1958 The Man Upstairs as Peter Watson
1958 Dunkirk as John Holden
1957 The Scamp as Stephen Leigh
1957 The Baby and the Battleship as Knocker White
1957 Brothers in Law as Henry Marshall
1956 Private's Progress as Pvt. Percival Henry Cox
1955 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1955 The Ship That Died of Shame as George Hoskins
1954 Eight O'Clock Walk as Thomas Leslie Manning
1952 Father's Doing Fine as Dougall
1952 Gift Horse as Dripper Daniels
1951 Hell Is Sold Out as Pierre Bonnet
1951 The Magic Box as Jack Carter
1950 Morning Departure as Stoker Snipe
1949 Boys in Brown as Jackie Knowles
1949 The Lost People as Jan
1948 London Belongs to Me as Percy Boon
1948 The Guinea Pig as Jack Read
1947 Brighton Rock as Pinkie Brown
1947 Dancing with Crime as Ted Peters
1947 The Man Within as Francis Andrews
1946 School for Secrets as Richard Attenborough
1946 A Matter of Life and Death as An English Pilot
1945 Journey Together as David Wilton
1944 The Hundred Pound Window as Tommy Draper
1943 Schweik's New Adventures as Railway worker
1942 In Which We Serve as Young Stoker

Directing

2007 Closing the RingDirector
1999 Grey OwlDirector
1996 In Love and WarDirector
1993 ShadowlandsDirector
1992 ChaplinDirector
1987 Cry FreedomDirector
1985 A Chorus LineDirector
1982 GandhiDirector
1978 MagicDirector
1977 A Bridge Too FarDirector
1972 Young WinstonDirector
1969 Oh! What a Lovely WarDirector

Production

1993 ShadowlandsProducer
1992 ChaplinProducer
1987 Cry FreedomProducer
1982 GandhiProducer
1969 Oh! What a Lovely WarProducer
1964 Seance on a Wet AfternoonProducer
1962 The L-Shaped RoomProducer
1961 Whistle Down the WindProducer

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