Richard Attenborough

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BornRichard Samuel Attenborough
29 August 1923(1923-08-29)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Dee'd24 August 2014(2014-08-24) (aged 90)
London, United Kingdom
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
ThriftActor, director, producer
Years active1942–2007
TitlePresident of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
PredecessorHRH The Princess Royal
SuccessorHRH The Duke of Cambridge
Hauf-marrae(s)Sheila Sim (m. 1945–2014, his death)
Jane (d. 26 December 2004)
KinDavid Attenborough (brother)
Gerald Sim (brother-in-law)
Jane Seymour (former daughter-in-law)
AwairdsAcademy Award for Best Director
1982 Gandhi
Academy Award for Best Picture
1982 Gandhi

The Rt. Hon. Richard Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (29 August 1923[1]– 24 August 2014[2]) wis an Inglis movie producer, director an actor.

He wis born in Cambridge, England. Attenborough left his home whan he wis 17 tae atteit the Royal Academy fur Dramatic Arts in London. He earnt his first West End theatre role, than went tae naitional stardom in the play Brighton Rock.

Attenborough later on turnt intae a producer an director. He producit an directit the film Gandhi. Attenborough said that the movie Gandhi wis his dream project an waitit years tae mak it.[3] Gandhi won 5 British Academy Awairds an 8 American Oscars. In 1983 he won the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Awaird, a lifetime achievement awaird. In his movie roles, he is maistly kent for his roles in The Great Escape an in Jurassic Park. He wis the aulder brither o naturalist David Attenborough.

Attenborough dee'd on 24 August 2014 at 90 year auld in London.[4]

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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. "Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies aged 90". BBC News. 24 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  3. "Richard Attenborough's 'Gandhi': Lesser known facts about the film". Times of Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  4. Actor, director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

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