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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)

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 2002 Puckoon
Writer-Director
 1998 Elizabeth
Sir William Cecil
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
John Hammond
 1996 Hamlet
English Ambassador
 1996 E=mc2
The Visitor
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Kris Kringle
 1993 Jurassic Park
Hammond
 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
 1974 Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab
Judge Arthur Cannon
 1971 10 Rillington Place
Christie
 1970 A Severed Head
Palmer Anderson
 1970 Loot
Inspector Truscott
 1970 The Last Grenade
Gen. Charles Whiteley
 1969 The Magic Christian
Oxford Coach
 1968 The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom
Robert Blossom
 1968 Only When I Larf
Silas
 1967 Doctor Dolittle
Albert Blossom
 1966 The Sand Pebbles
Frenchy Burgoyne
 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix
Lew Moran
 1964 Guns at Batasi
Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale
 1964 Seance on a Wet Afternoon
William Henry 'Bill' Savage
 1964 The Third Secret
Alfred Price-Gorham
 1963 The Great Escape
Bartlett 'Big X'
 1962 Trial and Error
Herbert Fowle, the Accused Murderer
 1962 All Night Long
Rod Hamilton
 1962 Only Two Can Play
Gareth L. Probert
 1960 The League of Gentlemen
Edward Lexy
 1960 The Angry Silence
Tom Curtis
 1959 SOS Pacific
Whitey Mullen
 1959 Jet Storm
Ernest Tilley
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Sidney De Vere Cox
 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
 1956 Private's Progress
Private Cox
 1955 PT Raiders
George Hoskins
 1954 Eight O'Clock Walk
Tom Manning
 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 Operation Disaster
Stoker George Snipe
 1949 Boys in Brown
Jackie Knowles
 1949 The Lost People
Jan
 1948 The Outsider
Jack Read
 1948 Dulcimer Street
Percy Boon
 1947 Brighton Rock
Pinkie Brown
 1947 Dancing with Crime
Ted Peters
 1947 The Smugglers
Francis Andrews
 1946 Secret Flight
Jack Arnold
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
An English Pilot
 1945 Journey Together
David Wilton
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Roger MacDougall's play, "To Dorothy, A Son", at the Opera House in Manchester, England, with Yolande Donlan, Sheila Sim, Alastair Hunter and Philip Holles in the cast. 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 want to make a film about Tom Paine. I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that's ever lived. He lived in the 18th century, as you all know, he was an Englishman who was involved in the writing of American Declaration of Independence, the American Constitution, the French Constitution, wrote the great book called The Rights of Man - commercial over! But nobody wants to make it. Nobody. ... See more »

Trivia:

1978: Officially retired from acting. He agreed to make a return to acting in Jurassic Park (1993), saying he was a huge admirer of Steven Spielberg and always felt bad that Gandhi (1982) had won the best picture award instead of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Spielberg had previously wanted to cast him as Tootles in Hook (1991), however, he'd been busy directing Chaplin (1992) at the time. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently cast Anthony Hopkins See more »

Nickname:

Dickie, Bunter.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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