Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough

  • Born on
    • August 29th, 1923
  • Died on
    • August 24th, 2014
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, Kt, CBE (29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and politician. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Attenborough joined the Royal Air Force during World War II and served in the film unit. He went on several bombing raids over Europe and filmed action from the rear gunner's position. As a film director and producer, Attenborough won two Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. He also won four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Miracle on 34th Street (1994) and Jurassic Park. He was the older brother of David Attenborough, a naturalist and broadcaster, and John Attenborough, an executive at Alfa Romeo. He was married to actress Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death.


Acting (43 Credits)

2014And the Oscar Goes To...
2001Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story as Magog
2000The Railway Children as The Old Gentleman
1999Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Jacob
1998Elizabeth as Sir William Cecil
1997The Lost World: Jurassic Park as John Hammond
1996Hamlet as English Ambassador
1994Miracle on 34th Street as Kris Kringle
1993Jurassic Park as John Hammond
1979The Human Factor as Colonel John Daintry
1977The Chess Players as General Outram
1977A Bridge Too Far as Lunatic with Glasses (uncredited)
1975Rosebud as Edward Sloat
1975Brannigan as Cmdr. Charles Swann
1975Conduct Unbecoming as Maggiore Lionel E. Roach
1974Ten Little Indians as Judge Arthur Cannon
197110 Rillington Place as John Christie
1969The Magic Christian as Oxford Coach
1968The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom as Robert Blossom
1968The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom as Robert Blossom
1967Doctor Dolittle as Albert Blossom
1966The Sand Pebbles as Frenchy Burgoyne
1965The Flight of the Phoenix as Lew Moran
1964Guns at Batasi as Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale
1964Seance on a Wet Afternoon as Bill Savage
1964The Third Secret as Alfred Price-Gorham
1963The Great Escape as Bartlett 'Big X'
1962Trial and Error as Herbert Fowle
1962All Night Long as Rod Hamilton
1962Only Two Can Play as Gareth L. Probert
1960The Angry Silence as Tom Curtis
1960The League of Gentlemen as Lexy
1959I'm All Right Jack as Sidney De Vere Cox
1959Breakout as Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips
1958Desert Patrol as Brody
1958Dunkirk as John Holden
1956Private's Progress as Pvt. Percival Henry Cox
1952Glory at Sea as Dripper Daniels
1951The Magic Box as Jack Carter
1950Operation Disaster as Stoker Snipe
1948Brighton Rock as Pinkie Brown
1946Stairway to Heaven as An English Pilot
1942In Which We Serve as Young Stoker

Himself (2 Credits)



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