Person Details

Birthday: 1923-08-29 23:45:11

Death: 2014-08-24 23:45:11

Aliases: Baron Attenborough , Lord Richard Samuel Attenborough, CBE

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 81

TV Involvements: 1


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Hamlet
Average
8

Hamlet

(1996) English Ambassador
The Railway Children
Average
7

The Railway Children

(2000) The Old Gentleman
Jurassic Park
Average
8

Jurassic Park

(1993) John Hammond
Miracle on 34th Street
Average
7

Miracle on 34th Street

(1994) Kris Kringle
The Great Escape
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8

The Great Escape

(1963) Roger Bartlett
The Sand Pebbles
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7

The Sand Pebbles

(1966) Frenchy Burgoyne
The Flight of the Phoenix
Average
7

The Flight of the Phoenix

(1965) Lew Moran
Elizabeth
Average
7

Elizabeth

(1998) Sir William Cecil

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2017 Himself (archive footage)
2014 Himself
N/A
2013 Himself
2011 Himself (archival)
2006 N/A
2005 Himself - Interviewee
2004 (voice)
2003 Himself
2002 Himself (Uncredited)
Writer/Director
2001 Magog
Himself
2000 himself
Narrator
Himself - Interviewee
The Old Gentleman
1999 Jacob
1998 Sir William Cecil
Himself (Narrator)
Himself
1997 John Hammond
Himself
1996 English Ambassador
The Visitor
1994 Kris Kringle
Himself
Himself
1993 John Hammond
1988 N/A
1986 Narrator (voice)
1985 Himself - Interviewee
1983 Himself
1979 Colonel John Daintry
1977 General Outram
Lunatic with Glasses (uncredited)
1975 Edward Sloat
Cmdr. Charles Swann
Maggiore Lionel E. Roach
1974 Judge Arthur Cannon
1971 John Christie
1970 Palmer Anderson
Gen. Charles Whiteley
Inspector Truscott
N/A
1969 Self
Oxford Coach
Mr. Tungay
1968 Himself - Guest
Silas
Robert Blossom
1967 Albert Blossom
1966 Frenchy Burgoyne
1965 Lew Moran
1964 Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale
Bill Savage
Alfred Price-Gorham
1963 Roger Bartlett
1962 Herbert Fowle
Rod Hamilton
Gareth L. Probert
1960 Lexy
Tom Curtis
1959 Ernest Tilley
Sidney De Vere Cox
Whitey Mullen
Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips
1958 Brody
Peter Watson
John Holden
1957 Stephen Leigh
Knocker White
Henry Marshall
1956 Pvt. Percival Henry Cox
1955 N/A
George Hoskins
1954 Thomas Leslie Manning
1952 Dougall
Dripper Daniels
1951 Pierre Bonnet
Jack Carter
1950 Stoker Snipe
1949 Jackie Knowles
Jan
1948 Percy Boon
Jack Read
Pinkie Brown
1947 Ted Peters
Francis Andrews
1946 Richard Attenborough
An English Pilot
1945 David Wilton
1944 Tommy Draper
1943 Railway worker
1942 Young Stoker
Year Character Movie/Tv

Directing

Production


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