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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 & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park Hammond
(1993)
Gandhi
Gandhi Producer
(1982)
The Great Escape
The Great Escape Bartlett 'Big X'
(1963)
Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street Kris Kringle
(1994)

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
 2000 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series)
The Old Gentleman
- The Railway Children (2000) ... The Old Gentleman
 1999 It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TV Series)
Grandad
- Tom and Vicky ... Grandad (voice)
 1998 Trespasser (Video Game)
John Hammond (voice)
 1998 Elizabeth
Sir William Cecil
 1998 Tom and Vicky (TV Series) (voice)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island (Video Game)
John Hammond (voice)
 1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park
John Hammond
 1996 Hamlet
English Ambassador
 1996 E=mc2
The Visitor
 1996 Jurassic Park: The Ride - Pre-Show Video (Video short)
Professor John Hammond
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Kris Kringle
 1993 Jurassic Park
Hammond
 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
 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
 1970 David Copperfield (TV Movie)
Mr. Tungay
 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
 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
Fowle
 1962 All Night Long
Rod Hamilton
 1962 Only Two Can Play
Gareth L. Probert
 1961 The Lemoine Affair (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 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 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Falder
- Justice (1950) ... Falder
 1950 Operation Disaster
Stoker Snipe
 1949 Boys in Brown
Jackie Knowles
 1949 The Lost People
Jan
 1948 The Outsider
Jack Read
 1948 Dulcimer Street
Percy Boon
 1948 Brighton Rock
Pinkie Brown
 1947 Dancing with Crime
Ted Peters
 1947 The Smugglers
Francis Andrews
 1946 Secret Flight
Jack Arnold
 1946 A Matter of Life and Death
An English Pilot
 1945 Think It Over (Short)
I.O.Z.
 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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Show Show Director (12 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Wrote the foreword to Ken Annakin's autobiography "So You Want to be a Director?". 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:

My parents always stood up and were counted wherever they saw an injustice being done. See more »

Trivia:

2002-: Third president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently filmed movies about former British colonies. Examples include India (Gandhi (1982)), South Africa (Cry Freedom (1987)), Canada (Grey Owl (1999)) See more »

Nickname:

Dickie, Bunter.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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