Biography

Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 8 May 1926 in London, England) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine "Life" series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet. He is also a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s.

He is the younger brother of director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough.

Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 8 May 1926 in London, England) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine "Life" series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet. He is also a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s.

He is the younger brother of director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 120

Birthday 1926-05-08

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

David Attenborough. The Life Of Mammals
David Attenborough. The Blue Planet
David Attenborough. Planet Earth
David Attenborough. Madagascar
David Attenborough. Life In The Undergrowth
Attenborough In Paradise 2006
David Attenborough. Life
2019 Our Planet(1 episode) as Narrator
2018 Dynasties(6 episodes) as Narrator
2018 Blue Planet II: One Ocean & The Deep as Narrator
2018 The World's Most Wanted Animal as Narrator (U.K.)
2018 The Queen's Green Planet as Himself
2018 Attenborough's Wonder of Eggs as Himself
2018 Attenborough and the Sea Dragon as Himself
2017 Attenborough and the Giant Elephant as Himself - Presenter
2017 And the Winner Isn't as Himself
2017 Blue Planet II(8 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2016 Planet Earth II(9 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2016 Zoo Quest in Colour
2016 Attenborough's Life That Glows as Himself - Presenter
2016 Attenborough at 90: Behind the Lens as Himself
2016 Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur as Himself - Presenter
2015 Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough(3 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2015 The Hunt(7 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
2015 David Attenborough Meets President Obama as Himself
2015 Legends of the Deep: Deep Sea Sharks
2015 Attenborough's Paradise Birds as Presenter
2015 David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies(3 episodes) as Himelf - Host
2014 Life Story(7 episodes) as Himself - Presenter and Narrator
2014 Fabulous Frogs as Himself / Narrator
2014 Natural History Museum Alive as Himself
2013 Autopsy on a Dream as Himself
2013 David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates(2 episodes) as Himself
2013 When Bjork Met Attenborough as Himself
2013 Micro Monsters 3D with David Attenborough(7 episodes) as Narrator
2013 Galapagos with David Attenborough as Himself
2013 Edwardian Insects on Film as Himself
2013 David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities(27 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2013 Africa(6 episodes) as Narrator
2013 Galapagos 3D(4 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2012 Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild(3 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2012 Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild as Narrator / Himself
2012 The Penguin King as Narator
2012 Hummingbirds: Jewelled Messengers as Himself - Narrator
2012 Superfish Bluefin Tuna
2012 Tales of Television Centre
2012 Kingdom of Plants(4 episodes) as Host
2011 Frozen Planet(7 episodes) as Narrator
2011 Brave New World with Stephen Hawking(5 episodes) as Himself
2011 Animal House
2011 All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace(3 episodes) as Himself
2011 Flying Monsters 3D as Himself - Presenter / Narrator
2011 Desert Seas
2011 Attenborough and the Giant Egg as Presenter
2011 Madagascar(4 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2011 Nature: Birds of the Gods as Narrator
2011 Human Planet(11 episodes) as Narrator
2010 Attenborough's Journey as Himself
2009 Life(10 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
2009 Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor: The Link as Himself - Presenter / Narrator
2009 Nature's Great Events(26 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2009 Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species as Presenter
2009 Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life as Narrator
2008 Tiger - Spy In The Jungle(3 episodes)
2008 Life in Cold Blood(6 episodes) as Narrator
2008 Snow Leopard: Beyond the Myth as Narrator
2007 The Alan Titchmarsh Show(1 episode)
2007 Attenborough Explores... Our Fragile World as Himself - Presenter
2007 Trek - Spy on the Wildebeest
2006 Planet Earth: The Future(0 episodes) as Narrator
2006 The One Show(4 episodes)
2006 Are We Changing Planet Earth?(2 episodes)
2006 Planet Earth(43 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
2006 A War on Science as David Attenborough
2006 The Truth About Climate Change as Himself
2005 Life in the Undergrowth(7 episodes) as himself
2005 The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth
2005 Gorillas Revisited with Sir David Attenborough as Presenter
2004 Bears: Spy in the Woods
2004 Satoyama: Japan's Secret Watergarden as Narrator
2004 The Amber Time Machine as Narrator
2003 The Terry and Gaby Show(1 episode)
2002 The Life of Mammals(17 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2002 Great Natural Wonders of the World
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(4 episodes)
2001 The Blue Planet(27 episodes) as Himself - Narrator
2000 State of the Planet(4 episodes) as Narrator/Presenter
2000 The Lost Gods of Easter Island as Himself - Presenter
1998 The Life of Birds(20 episodes) as Narrator
1998 The Dragons Of Galapagos as Narrator
1996 Survival Island as Narrator
1995 BBC Wildlife Specials(30 episodes)
1995 The Private Life of Plants as himself
1993 Life in the Freezer(6 episodes) as Presenter/Narrator
1990 The Trials of Life(13 episodes)
1990 The Trials of Life as Presenter/Narrator
1989 Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives(4 episodes) as Presenter
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1987 The First Eden(4 episodes) as Themself
1985 A Zed & Two Noughts as Himself - Documentary Narrator (voice)
1984 The Living Planet(13 episodes) as Presenter/Narrator
1982 Nature(3 episodes) as Narrator
1982 Wogan(1 episode) as Himself
1979 Life on Earth(16 episodes) as Narrator
1975 The Tribal Eye(7 episodes)
1974 Horizon(1 episode)
1974 NOVA(3 episodes) as Narrator
1973 Eastward With Attenborough(6 episodes)
1971 A Blank on the Map as Himself - Presenter
1969 The Miracle of Bali(3 episodes)
1967 Natural World(17 episodes) as Narrator
1967 Natural World(29 episodes)
1960 The People of Paradise(6 episodes)
1955 Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958(6 episodes)
1955 This Is Your Life(1 episode)
1954 Zoo Quest(42 episodes)

Writing

2015 Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough(3 episodes)Screenplay
2015 Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough(3 episodes)Writer
2014 Natural History Museum AliveWriter
2013 David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates(2 episodes)Screenplay
2013 Galapagos with David AttenboroughWriter
2011 Flying Monsters 3DWriter
2010 First Life(2 episodes)Writer
2009 Charles Darwin and the Tree of LifeWriter
2008 Life in Cold Blood(6 episodes)Writer
2006 Planet Earth(0 episodes)Writer
2005 Life in the Undergrowth(7 episodes)Writer
2003 Deep BlueWriter
2002 The Life of Mammals(10 episodes)Writer
2000 The Lost Gods of Easter IslandScreenplay
1998 The Life of Birds(20 episodes)Writer
1995 The Private Life of Plants(6 episodes)Writer
1993 Life in the Freezer(6 episodes)Writer
1984 The Living Planet(13 episodes)Writer
1974 NOVA(2 episodes)Writer
1971 A Blank on the MapScreenplay
1967 Natural World(2 episodes)Writer

Creator

2013 Micro Monsters 3D with David AttenboroughCreator
2013 David Attenborough's Natural CuriositiesCreator
2013 AfricaCreator
2011 Frozen PlanetCreator
2010 First LifeCreator
2008 Life in Cold BloodCreator
2006 Planet EarthCreator
2005 Life in the UndergrowthCreator
1995 The Private Life of PlantsCreator
1990 The Trials of LifeCreator
1979 Life on EarthCreator
1967 World About UsCreator

Directing

2015 The Hunt(7 episodes)Director
2009 Charles Darwin and the Tree of LifeDirector
1990 The Trials of Life(13 episodes)Director

Crew

2016 Planet Earth II(9 episodes)Presenter
2015 Afrique sauvage - L'avenir en marchePresenter

Production

2016 Planet Earth II(1 episode)Casting

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