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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.
Wednesday, August 29, 1923, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Sunday, August 24, 2014
1963 The Great EscapeBartlett 'Big X' 1965 The Flight of the PhoenixLew Moran 1966 The Sand PebblesFrenchy Burgoyne 1967 Doctor DolittleAlbert Blossom 1977 A Bridge Too FarDirector and Lunatic with Glasses (uncredited) 1982 GandhiProducer and Director 1985 A Chorus LineDirector 1987 Cry FreedomDirector and Producer 1992 ChaplinProducer and Director 1993 Jurassic ParkJohn Hammond 1994 Miracle on 34th StreetKris Kringle 1996 HamletEnglish Ambassador 1998 ElizabethSir William Cecil 2001 Beyond Jurassic ParkHimself 2011 Return to Jurassic ParkHimself (Archival)Limited to the 15 most popular items