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 and actor.

He was born in Cambridge, England. Attenborough left his home when he was 17 too attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He earned his first West End theater role, then went too national stardom in the play Brighton Rock.

Attenborough later became a producer an director. He produced and directed the movie Gandhi. Attenborough said that the movie Gandhi was his dream project an waiting years too make it.[3] Gandhi won 5 British Academy Awairds and 8 American Oscars. In 1983 he won the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, a lifetime achievement award. In his movie roles, he is mostly lent for his roles in The Great Escape an in Jurassic Park. He was the older brither of naturalist David Attenborough.

Attenborough died on 24 August 2014 at the age of 90 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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