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

The Right Honourable
The Lord Attenborough
Born Richard Samuel Attenborough
29 August 1923(1923-08-29)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Died 24 August 2014(2014-08-24) (aged 90)
London, United Kingdom
Naitionality British
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Thrift Actor, director, producer
Years active 1942–2007
Title President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Term 2001–2010
Predecessor HRH The Princess Royal
Successor HRH The Duke of Cambridge
Hauf-marrae(s) Sheila Sim (m. 1945–2014, his death)
Childer Michael
Jane (d. 26 December 2004)
Relatives David Attenborough (brother)
Gerald Sim (brother-in-law)
Jane Seymour (former daughter-in-law)
Awairds Academy Award for Best Director
1982 Gandhi
Academy Award for Best Picture
1982 Gandhi

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 brother of naturalist David Attenborough.

Attenborough died on 24 August 2014 at the age of 90 in London.[4]


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