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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 & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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 2004 Tres en el camino (voice)
 2002 Puckoon
 2001 Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story (TV Movie)
Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec
 1999 It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TV Series)
- Tom and Vicky ... Grandad (voice)
 1998 Trespasser (Video Game)
John Hammond (voice)
 1998 Tom and Vicky (TV Series) (voice)
 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
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mr. Tungay
 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 Trial and Error
Herbert Fowle the Accused Murderer
 1962 All Night Long
Rod Hamilton
 1962 Only Two Can Play
Gareth L. Probert
 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
 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
 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)
- Justice (1950) ... Falder
 1949 The Lost People
 1947 The Smugglers
Francis Andrews
 1946 Secret Flight
Jack Arnold
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
An English Pilot
 1945 Think It Over (Short)
 1944 The Hundred Pound Window
Tommy Draper
 1943 It Started at Midnight
Railway worker
 1942 In Which We Serve
Young Stoker
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Roger MacDougall's play, "To Dorothy, A Son", at the Savoy Theatre in London, 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


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Diana (Diana Hawkins) and I went to see E.T. in Los Angeles shortly before all the awards and we used language, when we came out, to the extent of saying 'we have no chance - E.T. should and will walk away with it'. Without the initial premise of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the film would be nothing. Therefore it's a narrative film but it's a piece of narration rather than a piece of cinema, as such. E.T... See more »


Godfather of Emma Forbes. See more »


Warm, grandfatherly persona See more »


Dickie, Bunter.

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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
What did David think of Jurassic Park? Zlactoc
Not Enough Attention. lexipink6
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