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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 »

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Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Hammond
The Great Escape
The Great Escape Bartlett 'Big X'
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 2002 Puckoon
 1996 E=mc2
The Visitor
 1979 The Human Factor
Colonel John Daintry
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Lunatic Wearing Glasses (uncredited)
 1977 The Chess Players
General Outram
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Maj. Lionel E. Roach
 1975 Rosebud
 1975 Brannigan
Cmdr. Swann
 1970 A Severed Head
Palmer Anderson
 1970 Loot
Inspector Truscott
 1970 The Last Grenade
Gen. Charles Whiteley
 1969 The Magic Christian
Oxford Coach
 1968 Only When I Larf
 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
 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
 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
 1952 Father's Doing Fine
 1952 Glory at Sea
Able Seaman 'Dripper' Daniels
 1951 The Magic Box
Jack Carter
 1951 Hell Is Sold Out
Pierre Bonnet
 1949 The Lost People
 1947 The Smugglers
Francis Andrews
 1946 Secret Flight
Jack Arnold
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
An English Pilot
 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:

Stage: Appeared in Benn W. Levy's play, "The Rape of the Belt", at the Piccadilly Theatre in London, England, with John Clements (also director), Kay Hammond, Veronica Turleigh, Nicholas Hannen, Constance Cummings and Judith Furse in the cast. See more »

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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


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life. See more »


Of the twelve films that he directed, Magic (1978) and A Chorus Line (1985) were the only ones set in the present. See more »


Frequently directs films about the lives of real-life individuals See more »


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RIP Richard!! kris2005
We know he's still alive but . . . tiwaz1022
Wow, way to be a condescending d***, WENN. hayame_zero
Should have been Dumbledore MetsDvls
Best British director?????? AlexUnwin
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