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Richard Attenborough

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.

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Aug 29, 1923 In Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie In Which We Serve 1942-09-17
Latest Project:
Movie And the Winner Isn't 2017-12-08
Known For
Poster of Beyond Jurassic Park
Poster of The Children Who Cheated the Nazis
Poster of In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid
Poster of Don't Make Me Laugh
Movie And the Winner Isn't Self (archive footage) 2017-12-08
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Himself 2014-08-25
Series Talking Pictures Himself 2013-01-05
Movie Return to Jurassic Park Himself (archival) 2011-02-05
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool Himself - Interviewee 2005-06-01
Movie Within the Way Without (voice) 2004-01-01
Movie Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Self 2003-05-01
Movie Puckoon Writer/Director 2002-01-01
Movie Forever Ealing Himself (Uncredited) 2002-12-05
Movie Beyond Jurassic Park Himself 2001-01-01
Series Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story Magog 2001-12-02
Movie The Railway Children The Old Gentleman 2000-01-01
Movie Light Keeps Me Company Himself - Interviewee 2000-08-26
Movie Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain himself 2000-12-31
Movie The Children Who Cheated the Nazis Narrator 2000-09-28
Movie Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Jacob 1999-11-07
Movie Frank Sinatra: The Voice of a Century Himself 1998-05-14
Movie Diana: Queen of Hearts Himself (Narrator) 1998-08-31
Movie Elizabeth Sir William Cecil 1998-09-13
Movie Making the 'Lost World' Himself 1997-05-08
Movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park John Hammond 1997-05-23
Movie Wavelength The Visitor 1996-07-09
Movie Hamlet English Ambassador 1996-12-25
Movie In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid Himself 1994-02-18
Movie A Century of Cinema Himself 1994-01-01
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Kris Kringle 1994-11-18
Movie Jurassic Park John Hammond 1993-06-11
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Movie Mother Teresa Narrator (voice) 1986-11-28
Movie The Golden Gong: The Story of Rank Films - British Cinema's Legendary Studio Himself - Interviewee 1985-01-01
Movie James Bond: The First 21 Years Self 1983-05-27
Movie The Human Factor Colonel John Daintry 1979-12-18
Movie The Chess Players General Outram 1977-10-02
Movie A Bridge Too Far Lunatic with Glasses (uncredited) 1977-06-15
Movie Conduct Unbecoming Maggiore Lionel E. Roach 1975-01-01
Movie Rosebud Edward Sloat 1975-03-24
Movie Brannigan Cmdr. Charles Swann 1975-03-21
Movie And Then There Were None Judge Arthur Cannon 1974-09-24
Movie 10 Rillington Place John Christie 1971-02-10
Movie A Severed Head Palmer Anderson 1971-01-21
Movie Don't Make Me Laugh 1970-01-01
Movie The Last Grenade Gen. Charles Whiteley 1970-06-24
Movie Loot Inspector Truscott 1970-05-01
Movie The Magic Christian Oxford Coach 1969-12-12
Movie David Copperfield Mr. Tungay 1969-12-01
Movie Will the Real Mr. Sellers... Self 1969-12-18
Movie The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Robert Blossom 1968-01-01
Movie Only When I Larf Silas 1968-05-27
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Doctor Dolittle Albert Blossom 1967-12-05
Movie The Sand Pebbles Frenchy Burgoyne 1966-12-20
Movie The Flight of the Phoenix Lew Moran 1965-12-15
Movie The Third Secret Alfred Price-Gorham 1964-02-02
Movie Seance on a Wet Afternoon Bill 1964-06-19
Movie Guns at Batasi Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale 1964-10-30
Movie The Great Escape Bartlett 'Big X' 1963-06-20
Movie Only Two Can Play Gareth L. Probert 1962-01-19
Movie Trial and Error Herbert Fowle 1962-09-25
Movie All Night Long Rod Hamilton 1962-02-06
Movie The Angry Silence Tom Curtis 1960-03-10
Movie The League of Gentlemen Lexy 1960-04-15
Movie Danger Within Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips 1959-02-17
Movie SOS Pacific Whitey Mullen 1959-06-01
Movie I'm All Right Jack Sidney De Vere Cox 1959-08-18
Movie Jet Storm Ernest Tilley 1959-09-16
Movie Dunkirk John Holden 1958-03-20
Movie Sea of Sand Brody 1958-11-04
Movie The Man Upstairs Peter Watson 1958-09-30
Movie Brothers in Law Henry Marshall 1957-03-04
Movie The Scamp Stephen Leigh 1957-10-07
Movie The Baby and the Battleship Knocker White 1956-06-01
Movie Private's Progress Pvt. Percival Henry Cox 1956-02-17
Movie The Ship That Died of Shame George Hoskins 1955-04-19
Series This Is Your Life Unknown 1955-07-29
Movie Eight O'Clock Walk Thomas Leslie Manning 1954-03-16
Movie Father's Doing Fine Dougall 1952-08-15
Movie The Magic Box Jack Carter 1952-01-01
Movie Gift Horse Dripper Daniels 1952-06-01
Movie Hell Is Sold Out Pierre Bonnet 1951-06-01
Movie Morning Departure Stoker Snipe 1950-02-21
Movie The Lost People Jan 1949-08-22
Movie Boys in Brown Jackie Knowles 1949-12-01
Movie Brighton Rock Pinkie Brown 1948-01-09
Movie London Belongs to Me Percy Boon 1948-11-05
Movie The Guinea Pig Jack Read 1948-10-26
Movie The Man Within Francis Andrews 1947-05-19
Movie Dancing with Crime Ted Peters 1947-06-25
Movie A Matter of Life and Death An English Pilot 1946-12-15
Movie School for Secrets Richard Attenborough 1946-12-23
Movie Journey Together David Wilton 1945-10-01
Movie The Hundred Pound Window Tommy Draper 1944-04-03
Movie Schweik's New Adventures Railway worker 1943-10-18
Movie In Which We Serve Young Stoker 1942-09-17