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David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet ()


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One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement.

Awards:
  • Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations.
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Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Hughes ...
Self / Young David Attenborough

Directed by

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Alastair Fothergill
Jonathan Hughes ... (as Jonnie Hughes)
Keith Scholey

Produced by

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Colin Butfield ... executive producer
Jonathan Clay ... field producer (as Jon Clay)
Alastair Fothergill ... executive producer
Daniel Huertas ... field producer
Jonathan Hughes ... producer (as Jonnie Hughes)
Ilaira Mallalieu ... assistant producer
Keith Scholey ... executive producer

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Steven Price

Cinematography by

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Gavin Thurston

Film Editing by

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Martin Elsbury

Editorial Department

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James Aitken ... digital intermediate editor
Lauren Childs ... technical assistant
Rob Childs ... technical assistant
Darren Clementson ... technical manager
Charles Dyer ... additional editor
Adam Inglis ... colorist

Production Management

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Shareen Brown ... senior communications manager: WWF
Dan Clamp ... head of technical operations
Claire Cockett ... senior partnership manager: WWF
Emily Compton ... head of operations & events: Altitute Film Distribution
Michael Guerrero ... senior marketing manager: Altitute Film Distribution
Jane Hamlin ... head of production
Bethany Hutchings ... senior public relations manager: WWF
Anna Jones ... operations & events manager: WWF
Kenji Lloyd ... marketing manager: Altitute Film Distribution
Fiona Marsh ... production manager
Laura Meacham ... production manager
Elly Salisbury ... resources & operations manager
Riannon Shah ... business communications manager: WWF

Sound Department

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Paul Ackerman ... foley artist
Jonny Crew ... sound editor
Hannah Gregory ... Foley Editor
Kate Hopkins ... sound editor
Tom Mercer ... Foley Editor
Tim Owens ... Supervising Sound Editor
Bill Rudolph ... sound recordist
Diana Smith ... Audio Post Co-ordinator
Chris Watson ... sound
Graham Wild ... Dubbing Mixer
Andrew Yarme ... sound

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Matt Larsen-Daw ... education manager: WWF
Shaun Littlewood ... visual effects artist

Camera and Electrical Department

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Darren Clementson ... additional cinematography
Paul Collins ... additional cinematography
James Dean ... additional cinematography
Joe Fereday ... additional cinematography
Tim Jolly ... additional cinematography
Katie Mayhew ... assistant camera
Jacob Parish ... additional cinematography
Alejo Sabugo ... additional cinematography
Tom Thurston ... assistant camera
Barny Trevelyan-Johnson ... additional cinematography
Matthijs van der Velden ... camera operator
Roger Horrocks ... camera operator (uncredited)

Music Department

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Geoff Alexander ... conductor
David Butterworth ... orchestrator
Jon Carnac ... musician: Solo Clarinet
Philip Cobb ... musician: Solo Trumpet
Richard Cookson ... musician: viola
Gareth Cousins ... music editor / score mixer
Bradley Farmer ... score editor
Susie Gillis ... Orchestra Contractor: Isobel Griffiths Ltd.
Lillie Harris ... music preparation
Dave Hartley ... musician: Piano (as David Hartley)
Skaila Kanga ... musician: Harp
Steve Mair ... musician: Double Bass
Eliza Marshall ... musician: Solo Flute
Vicky Matthews ... orchestra: cello
John Mills ... musician: Solo Violin / orchestra leader
William Schofield ... musician: Solo Cello (as Will Schofield)
Allen Walley ... musician: Double Bass
Richard Watkins ... musician: Solo French Horn
Warren Zielinski ... musician: violin
John Barrett ... score recording engineer (uncredited)
Samuel Karl Bohn ... composer: trailer music (uncredited)
Marta Maria Di Nozzi ... additional assistant engineer (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Paige Ashton ... communications manager: WWF
Zoe Beresford ... production coordinator
Leanne Bowcott ... production coordinator
Liz Callegari ... project director: WWF
Will Clarke ... chairman: Altitute Film Distribution
Gene Cornelius ... footage provided by
Marcus Coyle ... equipment coordinator
Ellie De Cent ... field assistant
Lia Devlin ... head of publicity: Altitute Film Distribution
Adam Eldrett ... Miscellaneous Crew / head of home entertainment: Altitute Film Distribution
Amy Fielding ... production coordinator
Bryony Forde ... director of sales: Altitute Film Distribution
Sarah Garner ... finance assistant
Rebecca Hart ... researcher
Annabelle Hawkes ... team personal assistant: WWF
Stacey Hill ... production coordinator
Remi Hinds ... sales coordinator: Altitute Film Distribution
Nicole Hobart ... production coordinator
Rachel James ... production accountant
Sude Karadinc ... distribution assistant: Altitute Film Distribution
Gursharn Khaira ... head of business & legal affairs: Altitute Film Distribution
Matthew Polvorosa Kline ... footage provided by
Michelle Lindley ... researcher
Andy Mayson ... co-ceo: Altitute Film Distribution
Hamish Moseley ... managing director: Altitute Film Distribution
Judi Oborne ... finance coordinator
Sean Pearce ... technical lead
Adam Robertson ... content & communications supervisor communications manager: WWF
Niraj Sharda ... production coordinator
Sarah Wann ... researcher
Carrie Watson ... communications assistant: WWF
Alice Werdine ... marketing assistant: Altitute Film Distribution
Mark Wright ... science director: WWF

Thanks

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Amy Anderson ... with thanks to
Susan Attenborough ... special thanks
Zoe Beresford ... with thanks to (as Zoë Beresford)
Matt Carr ... with thanks to
Emily Davies ... with thanks to
Samantha Davis ... with thanks to
Philippa Edward ... with thanks to
André Hoffmann ... special thanks
Rosalie Hoffmann ... special thanks
Cristina Hughes ... with thanks to
Naomi Knott ... with thanks to
Keira Malik ... with thanks to
Conor McDonnell ... thanks
Conor McDonnell ... with thanks to
Andrew Pankhurst ... with thanks to
Eleanor Perryman ... with thanks to
Steve Phillips ... with thanks to
Gina Shepperd ... with thanks to
Andrew Sibbald ... special thanks
Ben Sibbald ... special thanks
Blanche Sibbald ... special thanks
Emma Sibbald ... special thanks
Kate Sibbald ... special thanks
Rosie Sibbald ... special thanks
Jim Spickler ... with thanks to (as Jim Campbell-Spickler)
Jessica Sweidan ... special thanks: Synchronicity Earth
Kalyan Varma ... thanks
Alex Vroom ... special thanks
Jeroen Vroom ... special thanks
Lucas Vroom ... special thanks
Sandra Vroom ... special thanks
Thomas Vroom ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

One man has seen more of the natural world than any other. This unique feature documentary is his witness statement. In his 93 years, David Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. Now, for the first time he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen. Honest, revealing and urgent, DAVID ATTENBOROUGH: A LIFE ON OUR PLANET is a powerful first-hand account of humanity's impact on nature and a message of hope for future generations. Created by award-winning natural history filmmakers Silverback Films and global conservation organization WWF, the film is Directed by Alastair Fothergill, Jonnie Hughes and Keith Scholey and Executive Produced by Colin Butfield. Celebrated British naturalist Sir David Attenborough has a broadcasting career spanning over eight decades. He has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and bringing the wonders of the living world to audiences worldwide through groundbreaking natural history series. His work includes: Life on Earth, Planet Earth and more recently the Netflix original documentary series Our Planet.

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Taglines He introduced us to the world. Now he tells his greatest story. See more »
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Also Known As
  • David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet (New Zealand, English title)
  • David Attenborough: Une vie sur notre planète (France)
  • David Attenborough: Mein Leben auf unserem Planeten (Germany)
  • David Attenborough: Una vida en nuestro planeta (Spain)
  • 大卫·艾登堡:我和我们的星球 (China, Mandarin title)
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  • 83 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The film serves as Attenborough's witness statement for the natural world and future generation. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #3.197 (2020). See more »
Quotes David Attenborough: This is not about saving our planet, it's about saving ourselves. The truth is, with our without us, the natural world will rebuild.
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