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Richard Attenborough (1923–2014)


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Richard Attenborough, Baron Attenborough of Richmond-upon-Thames, 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. The family later ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Jurassic Park Hammond
(1993)
Gandhi Producer
(1982)
The Great Escape Bartlett 'Big X'
(1963)
(1997)

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
 2000 The Railway Children (TV Movie)
The Old Gentleman
 1999 It's Itsy Bitsy Time (TV Series)
Grandad
- Tom and Vicky ... Grandad (voice)
 1998 Tom and Vicky (TV Series short)
Grandad
- A Day at the Theatre (1998) ... Grandad (voice)
- The Mow-Kay Corral (1998) ... Grandad (voice)
- The Tail of a Kite (1998) ... Grandad (voice)
- Bonfire Night (1998) ... Grandad (voice)
- Chocks Away! (1998) ... Grandad (voice)
 1998 Trespasser (Video Game)
John Hammond (voice)
 1998 Elizabeth
Sir William Cecil
 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 Jurassic Park: The Ride - Pre-Show Video (Video)
Professor John Hammond
 1996 E=mc2
The Visitor
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Kriss Kringle
 1993 Jurassic Park
Hammond
 1979 The Human Factor
Colonel John Daintry
 1977 The Chess Players
General Outram
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Lunatic Wearing Glasses (uncredited)
 1975 Conduct Unbecoming
Maj. Lionel E. Roach
 1975 Rosebud
Edward Sloat
 1975 Brannigan
Cmdr. Swann
 1974 Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab
Judge Cannon
 1971 10 Rillington Place
Christie
 1971 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 Burgoyne
 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix
Lew Moran
 1964 Guns at Batasi
Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale
 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 - The Boy
 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 Stairway to Heaven
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
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Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Narrator of "Big", a 23-minute film shown at the space theatre in Leicester's National Space Centre, England. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 8 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lord Richard Attenborough | Lord Attenborough | Sir Richard Attenborough | sir Richard Attenborough

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Spouse:

Sheila Sim  (his death)  (3 children)


Parents:

Attenborough (Clegg), Mary | Attenborough, Frederick Levi

Relatives:

David Attenborough (sibling) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone "darling", it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I'm safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them, too. See more »

Trivia:

In an AFI poll, he described Charles Chaplin's film The Gold Rush (1925) as his favourite film. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently made films with a moral message or a liberal political perspective See more »

Nickname:

Dickie, Bunter.

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