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.

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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

Gender Male

Known Credits 129

Birthday 1926-05-08

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Blue Planet II as Himself - Narrator
2016 Planet Earth II 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 Im Reich der Pflanzen as Narrator
2016 Giant Dinosaur as himself
2016 Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur as Himself
2015 Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough as Himself - Presenter
2015 Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough(3 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2015 The Hunt as Narrator
2015 The Hunt(8 episodes) as Narrator
2015 David Attenborough Meets President Obama as Himself
2015 Attenborough's Paradise Birds as Presenter
2015 David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies(3 episodes)
2014 Conquest of the Skies 3D as Himself
2014 Life Story as Himself - Narrator
2014 Life Story(7 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2014 Fabulous Frogs as Himself / Narrator
2014 Wild Canada(6 episodes) as Narrator
2014 Natural History Museum Alive as Himself
2013 Micro Monsters 3D with David Attenborough
2013 Autopsy on a Dream as Himself
2013 David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates as Himself - Presenter
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(8 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 as Narrator
2013 Africa(6 episodes) as Narrator
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 Kingdom of Plants 3D - Survival as Himself - Presenter / Narrator
2012 Kingdom of Plants 3D - Solving the Secrets as Himself - Presenter / Narrator
2012 Tales of Television Centre
2012 Kingdom of Plants 3D - Life in the Wet Zone as Himself - Presenter / Narrator
2012 Kingdom of Plants 3D(4 episodes) as Host
2011 Brave New World with Stephen Hawking(5 episodes) as Himself
2011 Frozen Planet as Himself
2011 Frozen Planet(7 episodes) as Narrator
2011 Brave New World with Stephen Hawking as Himself
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 as Himself - Narrator
2011 Madagascar(4 episodes) as Himself - Presenter
2011 Nature: Birds of the Gods as Narrator
2011 Human Planet(10 episodes) as Narrator
2010 Attenborough's Journey as Himself
2009 Life as Narrator (UK)
2009 Life(10 episodes) as Narrator
2009 Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor: The Link as Himself - Presenter / Narrator
2009 Nature's Great Events as 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 as Narrator
2008 Life in Cold Blood(6 episodes)
2008 Snow Leopard: Beyond the Myth as Narrator
2007 The Alan Titchmarsh Show(1 episode)
2007 Trek - Spy on the Wildebeest
2006 Planet Earth as Narrator
2006 Planet Earth: The Future
2006 The One Show(4 episodes)
2006 Are We Changing Planet Earth?(2 episodes)
2006 Planet Earth(49 episodes) as Narrator
2006 A War on Science as David Attenborough
2006 The Truth About Climate Change as Himself
2005 Life in the Undergrowth as himself
2005 Life in the Undergrowth(7 episodes)
2005 Gorillas Revisited with Sir David Attenborough as Presenter
2004 The Amber Time Machine as Narrator
2003 The Terry and Gaby Show(1 episode)
2002 The Life of Mammals as Himself - Presenter
2002 The Life of Mammals(18 episodes)
2002 Great Natural Wonders of the World
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(4 episodes)
2001 The Blue Planet as Himself - Narrator
2001 The Blue Planet(27 episodes)
2000 State of the Planet as Narrator/Presenter
2000 State of the Planet(5 episodes)
2000 The Lost Gods of Easter Island as Himself - Presenter
1999 Robbie the Reindeer(1 episode)
1998 The Life of Birds as Narrator
1998 The Life of Birds(20 episodes)
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 as Presenter/Narrator
1993 Life in the Freezer(6 episodes)
1990 The Trials of Life(13 episodes)
1990 The Trials of Life as Presenter/Narrator
1989 Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives as Presenter
1989 Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives(4 episodes)
1988 This Morning(1 episode)
1987 The First Eden as Themself
1987 The First Eden(4 episodes)
1984 The Living Planet as Presenter/Narrator
1984 The Living Planet(13 episodes)
1982 Nature(3 episodes) as Narrator
1982 Wogan(1 episode)
1979 Life on Earth as Narrator
1979 Life on Earth(16 episodes)
1975 The Tribal Eye
1975 The Tribal Eye(10 episodes)
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(29 episodes)
1967 Natural World(17 episodes) as Narrator
1964 Horizon(1 episode)
1960 The People of Paradise(6 episodes)
1955 Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958(6 episodes)
1954 Zoo Quest(42 episodes)
1900 Wildlife on One(0 episodes)
1900 BBC Documentaries(1 episode) as Himself

Writing

2015 Great Barrier Reef with David AttenboroughScreenplay
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 VertebratesScreenplay
2013 Galapagos with David AttenboroughWriter
2011 Flying Monsters 3DWriter
2010 First LifeWriter
2009 Charles Darwin and the Tree of LifeWriter
2008 Life in Cold Blood(6 episodes)Writer
2006 Planet Earth(6 episodes)Writer
2005 Life in the Undergrowth(7 episodes)Writer
2003 Deep BlueWriter
2002 The Life of MammalsWriter
2002 The Life of Mammals(10 episodes)Writer
2000 The Lost Gods of Easter IslandScreenplay
1998 The Life of BirdsWriter
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

2016 Planet Earth IICreator
2013 Micro Monsters 3D with David AttenboroughCreator
2013 AfricaCreator
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

Directing

2015 The Hunt(8 episodes)Director
2009 Charles Darwin and the Tree of LifeDirector
1990 The Trials of Life(13 episodes)Director

Crew

2015 Afrique sauvage - L'avenir en marchePresenter
1900 BBC Documentaries(1 episode)Presenter

Production

2016 Planet Earth II(1 episode)Casting

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