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Richard Attenborough (1923–2014)


Lord Richard Attenborough was born in Cambridge, England, the son of Mary (née Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council, and Frederick Levi Attenborough, a scholar and academic administrator who was a don at Emmanuel College and wrote a standard text on Anglo-Saxon law. Attenborough was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 26 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Hammond
(1993)
The Great Escape
The Great Escape Bartlett 'Big X'
(1963)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
(1997)
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Sir William Cecil
(1998)

Filmography

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 2002 Puckoon
Writer-Director
 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Mini-Series)
Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec
 1999 It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TV Series)
Grandad
- Tom and Vicky ... Grandad (voice)
 1998 Trespasser (Video Game)
John Hammond (voice)
 1998 Tom and Vicky (TV Series) (voice)
 1996 E=mc2
The Visitor
 1984 The World About Us (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Shiva's Disciples (1984) ... Narrator
 1979 The Human Factor
Colonel John Daintry
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Lunatic Wearing Glasses (uncredited)
 1977 Shatranj Ke Khilari
General Outram
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Maj. Lionel E. Roach
 1975 Rosebud
Sloat
 1975 Brannigan
Cmdr. Swann
 1970 A Severed Head
Palmer Anderson
 1970 Loot
Inspector Truscott
 1970 The Last Grenade
Gen. Charles Whiteley
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mr. Tungay
 1969 The Magic Christian
Oxford Coach
 1968 Only When I Larf
Silas
 1964 Guns at Batasi
Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale
 1964 The Third Secret
Alfred Price-Gorham
 1962 All Night Long
Rod Hamilton
 1962 Only Two Can Play
Gareth L. Probert
 1961 The Lemoine Affair (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1960 The League of Gentlemen
Edward Lexy
 1959 SOS Pacific
Whitey Mullen
 1959 Jet Storm
Ernest Tilley
 1959 Breakout
Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips
 1958 Desert Patrol
Brody
 1958 The Man Upstairs
The Man Upstairs
 1958 Dunkirk
John Holden
 1957 Strange Affection
Stephen Leigh
 1957 Brothers in Law
Henry Marshall
 1956 The Baby and the Battleship
Knocker White
 1955 PT Raiders
George Hoskins
 1952 Father's Doing Fine
Dougall
 1952 Glory at Sea
Able Seaman 'Dripper' Daniels
 1951 The Magic Box
Jack Carter
 1951 Hell Is Sold Out
Pierre Bonnet
 1950 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Falder
- Justice (1950) ... Falder
 1949 The Lost People
Jan
 1947 The Smugglers
Francis Andrews
 1946 Secret Flight
Jack Arnold
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
An English Pilot
 1945 Think It Over (Short)
I.O.Z.
 1944 The Hundred Pound Window
Tommy Draper
 1943 It Started at Midnight
Railway worker
 1942 In Which We Serve
Young Stoker (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Book: "In Search of Gandhi." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 7 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lord Richard Attenborough | Lord Attenborough | Sir Richard Attenborough

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all. See more »

Trivia:

Has two brothers, naturalist/presenter David Attenborough, and John Attenborough. Also, during World War Two, his parents adopted two German Jewish girls, who had been brought to Britain as part of the Kindertransport. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently directed films about real-life individuals See more »

Nickname:

Dickie, Bunter.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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