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Richard Attenborough

Screenwriter / Film Producer / Film Director / Politician / Actor | * 08/29/1923 († 90, 08/24/2014) | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He was the president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), as well as the life president of Chelsea FC. He joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and served in the film unit, going on several bombing raids over Europe and filming the action from the rear gunner's position. He was the older brother of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and motor executive John Attenborough. He was married to actress Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death. For his directorial debut, 1969's Oh! What a Lovely War, Attenborough was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, and he was nominated for his films Young Winston, A Bridge Too Far, and Cry Freedom. He won two Academy Awards for Gandhi<... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Richard Attenborough

Commander of The Order of The British Empire BAFTA Award for Best Film Knight of The Legion of Honour Directors Guild of America Award Padma Bhushan Praemium Imperiale Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture Silver Seashell for Best Actor Golden Globe Award Knight Bachelor Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Order of The Companions of O. R. Tambo European Film Academy Special Achievement Award National Board of Review Award for Best Film BAFTA Award for Best Direction Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with Richard Attenborough as Actor(88)

as Self (archive footage)2017 And the Winner Isn't
as Himself (archival)2011 Return to Jurassic Park
as Himself - Interviewee2005 Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool
as (voice)2004 Within the Way Without
as Himself (Uncredited)2002 Forever Ealing
as Writer/Director2002 Puckoon
as himself2001 Beyond Jurassic Park
as Himself - Interviewee2000 Light Keeps Me Company
as The Old Gentleman2000 The Railway Children
as Sir William Cecil1998 Elizabeth
as Himself (Narrator)1998 Diana: Queen of Hearts
as John Hammond1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
as The Visitor1996 Wavelength
as English Ambassador1996 Hamlet
as himself1994 A Century of Cinema
as Kris Kringle1994 Miracle on 34th Street
as John Hammond1993 Jurassic Park
as Narrator (voice)1986 Mother Teresa
as Colonel John Daintry1979 The Human Factor
as General Outram1977 The Chess Players
as Lunatic with Glasses (uncredited)1977 A Bridge Too Far
as Edward Sloat1975 Rosebud
as Maggiore Lionel E. Roach1975 Conduct Unbecoming
as Cmdr. Charles Swann1975 Brannigan
as Judge Arthur Cannon1974 And Then There Were None
as Palmer Anderson1971 A Severed Head
as John Christie1971 10 Rillington Place
as Inspector Truscott1970 Loot
as Gen. Charles Whiteley1970 The Last Grenade
as Mr. Tungay1969 David Copperfield
as Oxford Coach1969 The Magic Christian
as Silas1968 Only When I Larf
as Robert Blossom1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
as Albert Blossom1967 Doctor Dolittle
as Frenchy Burgoyne1966 The Sand Pebbles
as Lew Moran1965 The Flight of the Phoenix
as Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale1964 Guns at Batasi
as Bill Savage1964 Seance on a Wet Afternoon
as Alfred Price-Gorham1964 The Third Secret
as Bartlett 'Big X'1963 The Great Escape
as Rod Hamilton1962 All Night Long
as Gareth L. Probert1962 Only Two Can Play
as Herbert Fowle1962 Trial and Error
as Tom Curtis1960 The Angry Silence
as Ernest Tilley1959 Jet Storm
as Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips1959 Danger Within
as Sidney De Vere Cox1959 I'm All Right Jack
as Whitey Mullen1959 SOS Pacific
as Peter Watson1958 The Man Upstairs
as Brody1958 Sea of Sand
as John Holden1958 Dunkirk
as Stephen Leigh1957 The Scamp
as Henry Marshall1957 Brothers in Law
as Pvt. Percival Henry Cox1956 Private's Progress
as Knocker White1956 The Baby and the Battleship
as George Hoskins1955 The Ship That Died of Shame
as Thomas Leslie Manning1954 Eight O'Clock Walk
as Dripper Daniels1952 Gift Horse
as Dougall1952 Father's Doing Fine
as Pierre Bonnet1951 Hell Is Sold Out
as Jack Carter1951 The Magic Box
as Stoker Snipe1950 Morning Departure
as Jackie Knowles1949 Boys in Brown
as Jan1949 The Lost People
as Jack Read1948 The Guinea Pig
as Percy Boon1948 London Belongs to Me
as Pinkie Brown1948 Brighton Rock
as Ted Peters1947 Dancing with Crime
as Francis Andrews1947 The Man Within
as himself1946 School for Secrets
as An English Pilot1946 A Matter of Life and Death
as David Wilton1945 Journey Together
as Tommy Draper1944 The Hundred Pound Window
as Railway worker1943 Schweik's New Adventures
as Young Stoker1942 In Which We Serve

TV Shows/Series with Richard Attenborough as Actor(6)

as himself2013 Talking Pictures
as Magog1998 Emily of New Moon
as himself1971 Great Performances
as Self - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Movies with Richard Attenborough as Crew(22)

Directing/Director2007 Closing the Ring
Directing/Director1999 Grey Owl
Directing/Director1996 In Love and War
Production/Producer1996 In Love and War
Directing/Director1993 Shadowlands
Production/Producer1993 Shadowlands
Directing/Director1992 Chaplin
Production/Producer1992 Chaplin
Directing/Director1987 Cry Freedom
Production/Producer1987 Cry Freedom
Directing/Director1985 A Chorus Line
Directing/Director1982 Gandhi
Production/Producer1982 Gandhi
Directing/Director1978 Magic
Directing/Director1977 A Bridge Too Far
Directing/Director1972 Young Winston
Directing/Director1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Production/Producer1969 Oh! What a Lovely War
Production/Producer1964 Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Production/Producer1962 The L-Shaped Room
Production/Producer1961 Whistle Down the Wind
Production/Producer1960 The Angry Silence

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Wednesday, 08/29 1923 (August) in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Sunday, 08/24 2014 (August) in Greater London (aged: 90)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College
Employer: University of Oxford, IVO
Spouses (current/former): Sheila Sim
Children: Michael Attenborough, Charlotte Attenborough, Jane Attenborough
Siblings: David Attenborough, John Attenborough
Father: Frederick Attenborough
Mother: Mary Clegg
Related to: David Attenborough
Other names for Richard Attenborough (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Baron Attenborough"
"Lord Richard Samuel Attenborough, CBE"
"Richard Samuel Attenborough"
Richard Attenborough frequently works together with these people:
Bryan Forbes (14x, Crew)
Steven Spielberg (11x, Crew)
John Mills (9x, Actor)
John Boulting (9x, Crew)
Gerald Sim (9x, Actor)
Anthony Hopkins (8x, Actor)
Bernard Lee (8x, Actor)
Marianne Stone (8x, Actress)
Roy Boulting (7x, Crew)
Stuart Craig (6x, Crew)
Kenneth Griffith (6x, Actor)
Plácido Domingo (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5723, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/28/2021