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Encyclopedia > Richard Attenborough
Lord Attenborough

Birth name Richard Samuel Attenborough
Born 29 August 1923 (1923-08-29) (age 84)
Flag of the United Kingdom Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Spouse(s) Sheila Sim (1945-)

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur. Attenborough has won an Academy Award, BAFTA and three Golden Globes. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French introduced and first defined by the Irish economist Richard Cantillon) is a person who operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ...

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Biography

Early life

Attenborough was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 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.[1][2] Attenborough was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). This article is about the city in England. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Née redirects here. ... Relate is a charity providing relationship support throughout the United Kingdom. ... The University of Leicester, with the Attenborough building in the centre Frederick Levi Attenborough (1887–1973) was a British academic. ... There is more than one Emmanuel College: Emmanuel College, Cambridge (part of the University of Cambridge) Emmanuel College, Boston Emmanuel College, Georgia Emmanuel College, Toronto (part of Victoria University in the University of Toronto) Emmanuel College, Carrara This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share... Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, or Q.E is a sixth form college in Leicester, England. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands. ... RADAs theatre in London The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in Bloomsbury, London, is considered to be one of the most prestigious drama schools in the world. ...


Acting career

Attenborough's film career began in 1942 as a deserting sailor in In Which We Serve, a role which would help to type-cast him for many years as spivs or cowards in films like London Belongs to Me (1948), Morning Departure (1950), and his breakthrough role as a psychopathic young gangster in the film of Graham Greene's novel Brighton Rock (1947). During World War II Attenborough served in the Royal Air Force. In Which We Serve is a 1942 war film that tells the story of the British destroyer HMS Torrin, as told in flashbacks by the survivors as they cling to a life raft. ... Category: ... London Belongs to Me (also known as Dulcimer Street) is a 1948 British film directed by Sidney Gilliat and starring Richard Attenborough and Alastair Sim. ... See Also: Antisocial Personality Disorder Theoretically, psychopathy is a three-faceted disorder involving interpersonal, affective and behavioral characteristics. ... This article is about the writer. ... Brighton Rock is a novel by Graham Greene, published in 1938, and later made into a 1947 film. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... “RAF” redirects here. ...


Attenborough worked prolifically in British films for the next thirty years, and in the 1950s appeared in several successful comedies for John and Roy Boulting, including Private's Progress (1956) and I'm All Right Jack (1959). Early in his stage career, Attenborough starred in the London West End production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, which went on to become one of the world's longest running stage productions. Both he and his wife were among the original cast members of the production, which opened in 1952 and as of 2007 is still running. John and Roy Boulting were English film-makers, who became known for their popular series of satirical comedies in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Privates Progress is a British comedy film of 1956, based on the novel by Alan Hackney. ... Im All Right Jack is a British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting. ... West End, see West End (disambiguation). ... Agatha Mary Clarissa, Lady Mallowan, DBE (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), mainly known as Agatha Christie, was an English crime fiction writer. ... For other uses, see mousetrap (disambiguation). ...


In the 1960s, he expanded his range of character roles in films such as Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) and Guns at Batasi (1964), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the regimental Sergeant Major. In 1963 he appeared in the ensemble cast of The Great Escape, as Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett ("Big X"), the head of the escape committee. As of August 2007, he is one of only five surviving major stars of the film, the others being Angus Lennie, John Leyton, James Garner and David McCallum. Seance on a Wet Afternoon is a 1965 film which tells the story of a self-described psychic who convinces her husband to kidnap a child so that she can gain fame by using her psychic abilities to find the girl. ... Guns at Batasi is a film, set in East Africa depicting the decline of the British Empire. ... 1952 British Ralph Richardson for his part in The Sound Barrier Foreign Marlon Brando for his part in Viva Zapata! 1953 British John Gielgud for his part in Julius Caesar Foreign Marlon Brando for his part in Julius Caesar 1954 British Kenneth More for his part in Doctor in the... Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) is an appointment held by Warrant Officers Class 1 (WO1) in the British Army, Royal Marines and many Commonwealth armies including the Australian Army and New Zealand Army, and by Chief Warrant Officers (CWO) in the Canadian Forces. ... The Great Escape, written by James Clavell, W.R. Burnett, and Walter Newman (uncredited), and directed by John Sturges is a popular 1963 World War II film, based on a true story about Allied prisoners of war with a record for escaping from German prisoner-of-war camps. ... August 2007 is the eighth month of that year. ... Angus Lennie (born 18 April 1930 in Glasgow, Scotland) is an actor. ... John Leyton is a British actor and singer. ... For other uses, see James Garner (disambiguation). ... David Keith McCallum (born September 19, 1933) is a prolific Scottish actor and the son of concertmaster violinist David McCallum, Sr. ...


In 1967 and 1968, he won back-to-back Golden Globe Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actor, the first time for The Sand Pebbles starring Steve McQueen, and the second time for Doctor Dolittle starring Rex Harrison. He would win another Golden Globe for Best Director, for Gandhi, in 1983. He has never been nominated for an Academy Award in an acting category. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 film based on the 1962 novel The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna. ... Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an Academy Award-nominated American movie actor, nicknamed The King of Cool.[1] He was one of the biggest box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s due to a popular anti-hero persona. ... Doctor Dolittle is a 1967 musical film which tells the story of a doctor who learns from his pet parrot to talk to animals. ... Sir Reginald Carey Rex Harrison, KBE (5 March 1908 – 2 June 1990) was an Academy Award- and Tony Award-winning English theatre and film actor. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


He took no acting roles following his appearance in Otto Preminger's version of The Human Factor in 1979, until his appearance as the eccentric developer John Hammond in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park in 1993. The following year he starred in the remake of Miracle on 34th Street as Kris Kringle. Since then he has made occasional appearances in supporting roles including the 1998 historical drama Elizabeth as Sir William Cecil. Otto Ludwig Preminger (December 5, 1906 – April 23, 1986) was a film director. ... The Human Factor (ISBN 0679409920) is an espionage novel by Graham Greene, first published in 1978 and adapted into a 1979 film by Otto Preminger. ... Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Jurassic Park is a 1993 science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. ... Miracle on 34th Street (also titled The Big Heart in the UK) is a 1947 film written by Valentine Davies, directed by George Seaton, and starring Maureen OHara, John Payne, and Edmund Gwenn. ... Bold textItalic textLink titlelink title Media:Example. ... Elizabeth is an Academy Award winning 1998 film loosely based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley (13 September 1521–4 August 1598), was an English politician, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign. ...


Producer and director

In the late 1950s, Attenborough formed a production company, Beaver Films, with Bryan Forbes and began to build a profile as a producer on projects including The League of Gentlemen (1959), The Angry Silence (1960) and Whistle Down the Wind (1961), also appearing in the first two of these as an actor. Bryan Forbes, CBE (born John Theobald Clark on July 22, 1926 in London) is an English film director, actor and writer. ... The League Of Gentlemen was a 1959 British crime film, directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jack Hawkins and Nigel Patrick with Terence Alexander, Richard Attenborough, Norman Bird, Bryan Forbes, Roger Livesey and Kieron Moore. ... The Angry Silence is a 1960 British drama film directed by Guy Green and starring Richard Attenborough. ... Whistle Down the Wind is a 1961 British film, directed by Bryan Forbes, screenplay by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, from the novel by Mary Hayley Bell. ...


His feature film directorial debut was the all-star screen version of the hit musical Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), and his acting appearances became more sporadic - the most notable being his portrayal of serial killer John Christie in 10 Rillington Place (1971). He later directed two epic period films: Young Winston (1972), based on the early life of Winston Churchill, and A Bridge Too Far (1977), an all-star account of Operation Market Garden in World War II. He won the 1982 Academy Award for Directing for his historical epic, Gandhi, a project he had been attempting to get made for many years. As the film's producer, he also won the Academy Award for Best Picture. His most recent films as director and producer include Chaplin (1992) starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Charlie Chaplin and Shadowlands (1993), based on the relationship between C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham. Both films starred Anthony Hopkins, who also appeared in three other films for Attenborough: Young Winston, A Bridge Too Far and the thriller Magic (1978). Oh! What a Lovely War is a stage musical and 1969 musical film. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... John Reginald Halliday Christie (April 8, 1898–July 15, 1953) was an English serial killer active in the 1940s and 1950s. ... 10 Rillington Place, Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London, was the site of the crimes of John Reginald Christie, one of Britains most notorious serial killers, resulting in a miscarriage of justice which contributed towards the abolition of the death penalty in Britain. ... Young Winston is a 1972 film based on the early years of future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. ... Churchill redirects here. ... A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 film based on the 1974 book of the same name. ... Combatants United Kingdom United States Canada Poland Germany Commanders Bernard Montgomery Brian Horrocks Roy Urquhart James M. Gavin Maxwell Taylor Stanislaw Sosabowski Walter Model Wilhelm Bittrich Kurt Student Strength 35,000 20,000 Casualties 11,377 dead,wounded or missing 6,450 Captured 2,000 Killed 6,000 Wounded Operation... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... Gandhi (1982) is a multi-award-winning biopic film about the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (often known as Mahatma Gandhi), who was leader of the nonviolent resistance movement against British colonial rule in India during the first half of the 20th century. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ... Chaplin is a 1992 biographical film which tells the life story of Charles Chaplin. ... Robert John Downey, Jr. ... Charles Chaplin redirects here. ... Shadowlands is a play, TV drama and film written by William Nicholson. ... Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis, was an author and scholar. ... Joy Gresham Joy Davidman (born Helen Joy Davidman on April 18, 1915, died July 13, 1960) was a Jewish writer, a radical communist and an atheist until her conversion to Christianity in the late 1940s. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... Magic is a 1978 film starring Anthony Hopkins and Ann-Margret. ...


Attenborough also directed the screen version of the musical A Chorus Line (1985); and the apartheid drama Cry Freedom based on the experiences of Donald Woods. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director for both films. His most recent film as director was another biographical film, Grey Owl (1999), starring Pierce Brosnan. A Chorus Line is a musical with a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... Cry Freedom is a feature film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa. ... Donald James Woods, CBE (December 15, 1933 – August 19, 2001) was a South African journalist and anti-apartheid activist. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE [1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer best known for portraying James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. ...


Corporate appointments

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Current projects

Chancellor of the University of Sussex
Chancellor of the University of Sussex

Attenborough has been in Belfast, Northern Ireland filming his latest film, Closing the Ring, set in Belfast in the Second World War. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3456 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3456 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Closing the Ring is a film set in Belfast and North Carolina, by Richard Attenborough. ...


Attenborough is the President of RADA, Chairman of Capital Radio, President of BAFTA, President of the Gandhi Foundation, and President of the British National Film and Television School. He is also a vice patron of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund. Rada is the term for council or assembly borrowed by Polish from Middle High German Rat (council) and later passed into Czech, Ukrainian, and Belarusian languages. ... Capital Radios headquarters Capital Radio was, until May 2005, a London-based British radio group. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... NFTS Logo The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is considered the most important film school in the United Kingdom. ...


Attenborough is also the patron of the UWC movement (United World Colleges) wherby he continually contributes greatly to the colleges that are part of the organization. He has frequented the United World College of Southern Africa(UWCSA) Waterford Kamhlaba. His wife and he founded the Richard and Sheila Attenborough Visual Arts Center. He also founded the Jane Holland Creative Center for Learning at Waterford Kamhlaba in Swaziland in memory of his daughter who died in the Tsunami on Boxing day, 2004. He passionately believes in education, primarily education that does not judge upon colour, race, creed or religion. His attachment to Waterford is his passion for non-racial education, which were the grounds on which Waterford Kamhlaba was founded. Waterford was one of his inspirations for directing the Cry Freedom motion picture based on the life of Steve Biko.


He was elected to the post of Chancellor of the University of Sussex on 20 March 1998, replacing the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. A lifelong supporter of Chelsea Football Club, Attenborough served as a director of the club from 1969-1982 and since 1993 has held the honorary position of Life Vice President. He is also a patron for the United World Colleges movement. The University of Sussex (also known colloquially as Sussex Uni) is an English campus university which is situated next to the East Sussex village of Falmer, and is four miles from Brighton. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 10th Duke of Richmond, 10th Duke of Lennox and 5th Duke of Gordon (19 September 1929) is a British Peer. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


He is also the head of the consortium "Dragon International", which are currently constructing a film and television studio complex in Llanilid, Wales, often referred to as "Valleywood". Dragon International Film Studios is the name of the television and film studios currently being constructed at Llanilid between Cardiff and Bridgend in South Wales. ... This article is about the country. ...


Honours

In 1967, he was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). He was knighted in 1976 and in 1993 he was made a life peer as Baron Attenborough, of Richmond upon Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.[3] The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) Knight Commander... The dignity of Knight Bachelor is a part of the British honours system. ... In the United Kingdom, Life Peers are appointed members of the Peerage whose titles may not be inherited (those whose titles are inheritable are known as hereditary peers). ... Richmond is a suburb and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London, England. ... The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is a London borough in South West London and part of Outer London. ...


On 13 July 2006, Attenborough, along with his brother David, were awarded the titles of Distinguished Honorary Fellows of the University of Leicester "in recognition of a record of continuing distinguished service to the University".[4][5] is the 194th day of the year (195th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir David Frederick Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS (born on May 8, 1926 in London, England) is one of the worlds best known broadcasters and naturalists. ... Honorary titles in academia may be conferred on persons in recognition of their regular contributions either on an unpaid basis by a non-employee or by an employeee beyond regular duties. ... University of Leicester seen from Victoria Park - Left to right: the Department of Engineering, the Attenborough tower, the Charles Wilson building. ...


Family

Attenborough has been married to English actress Sheila Sim since 1945. They had three children. In December 2004, his elder daughter, Jane Holland, as well as her daughter, Lucy, and her mother-in-law, also named Jane, were killed in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.[6] A memorial service was held on 8 March 2005, and Attenborough read a lesson at the national memorial service on 11 May 2005. His grandson Samuel Holland and granddaughter Alice Holland also read in the service. Sheila Beryl Grant Attenborough, Baroness Attenborough (born 5 June 1922), known professionally by her maiden name Sheila Sim, is a British film and theatre actor, and the wife of actor Richard Attenborough. ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake,[1] was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. ... is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Attenborough's father was principal of University College, Leicester, now the city's university. This has resulted in a long association with the university, with Lord Attenborough a patron. A commemorative plaque was placed in the floor of Richmond Parish Church. The university's Richard Attenborough Centre for Disability and the Arts, which opened in 1997, is named in his honour. University of Leicester seen from Victoria Park - Left to right: the Department of Engineering, the Attenborough tower, the Charles Wilson building. ...


His son, Michael Attenborough, is also a director. He has two younger brothers, the famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough; and John Attenborough, who has made a career in the motor trade. Michael John Attenborough (born 13 February 1950) is a successful English theatre director. ... Sir David Frederick Attenborough, OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS (born on May 8, 1926 in London, England) is one of the worlds best known broadcasters and naturalists. ... Typical car dealership selling used cars outside, new cars in the showroom, as well as a vehicle entrance to the parts and service area in the back of the building. ...


He has collected Picasso ceramics since the 1950s. More than 100 items went on display at the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester in 2007; the exhibition is dedicated to his family members lost in the tsunami.[7][8] A young Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, formally Pablo Ruiz Picasso, (October 25, 1881 - April 8, 1973) was one of the recognized masters of 20th century art. ... The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery is a museum on New Walk in Leicester, England, not far from the city centre. ...


Filmography

As an actor

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References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/38/Richard-Attenborough.html
  2. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800010463/bio
  3. ^ http://www.burkes-peerage.net/familyhomepage.aspx?FID=0&FN=ATTENBOROUGH
  4. ^ http://www2.le.ac.uk/ebulletin/news/press-releases/2000-2009/2006/06/nparticle.2006-06-09.8313843344
  5. ^ http://indiaenews.com/2006-06/10872-leicester-varsity-honour-attenborough-brothers.htm
  6. ^ http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3936825
  7. ^ http://www.leicester.gov.uk/picasso/index.htm
  8. ^ http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual_arts/article1808736.ece

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Dirk Bogarde
for The Servant
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1964
for Guns at Batasi & Seance on a Wet Afternoon
Succeeded by
Dirk Bogarde
for Darling
Preceded by
Oskar Werner
for The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
1967
for The Sand Pebbles
1968
for Doctor Dolittle
Succeeded by
Daniel Massey
for Star!
Preceded by
Warren Beatty
for Reds
Academy Award for Best Director
1982
for Gandhi
Succeeded by
James L. Brooks
for Terms of Endearment
Preceded by
Louis Malle
for Atlantic City
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
1982
for Gandhi
Succeeded by
Bill Forsyth
for Local Hero
Preceded by
Warren Beatty
for Reds
Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture
1983
for Gandhi
Succeeded by
Barbra Streisand
for Yentl

  Results from FactBites:
 
Richard Attenborough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (508 words)
Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (born 29 August 1923) is a prolific English actor, director and film producer.
He is the elder brother of the nature broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.
As of 2005, Lord Attenborough is President of RADA and chairman of Capital Radio, and the Chancellor of the University of Sussex.
David Attenborough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1587 words)
Attenborough was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester and then won a scholarship to Clare College, University of Cambridge, where he obtained a degree in (see [1]) Natural Sciences.
Attenborough also narrated the long-running half-hour nature series Wildlife on One on BBC One (variously retitled Wildlife on Two, BBC Wildlife and Natural World depending on the channel it is repeated on), though his role has mainly been to introduce other people's film and he rarely appears on camera.
Attenborough's documentaries exposed millions to the diversity of life on Earth, including, of course, viewers who subscribe to the belief that all life was directly created by God, known as creationism.
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