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Richard Samuel Attenborough was born on the 29th August 1923, in Cambridge, England, and was an award-winning English actor, director, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician. In his sixty-years-long acting career, he showed his versatility both on stage and on screen. His notable roles include Roger Bartlett “Big X” in the World War II epic “The Great Escape” (1963) and John Hammond in “Jurassic Park” (1993).

Have you ever wondered how rich Richard Attenborough was at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Attenborough’s net worth was as high as $20 million, an amount earned through his successful career in acting and filmmaking.

Richard Attenborough Net Worth $20 Million

Richard Attenborough was born the eldest son of Frederick Levi Attenborough, who was a scholar and academic administrator, and Mary Attenborough (nee Clegg), a founding member of the Marriage Guidance Council. He has two younger brothers, John and David, the latter is a famous English naturalist and broadcaster. Richard received his education first at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester, and then at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He was a part of the RAF Film Unit during the WWII, and starred in 1943 propaganda film “Journey Together”. While he trained as a pilot, he sustained permanent ear damage, but nonetheless qualified.

Richard began his acting career on stage, at Little Theater in Leicester. He transferred to movies in 1942, only to be type-cast as a coward and petty criminal, based on his first film role in “In Which We Serve”. However, such typecasting also led him to his breakthrough role in the 1967 adaptation of Graham Green’s novel “Brighton Rock”. By this time, Attenborough had left his mark on stage, as a member of the original cast of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” (1952), which gained the status of the longest running stage production in the world. During the 1950s, he also starred in successful comedies, such as “Private’s Progress” (1956) and “I’m All Right Jack” (1959), which increased his net worth significantly.

In the 1960s, Attenborough appeared in several critically acclaimed films, such as “Guns at Batasi” (1964), for which he won the BAFTA Award, as well as “The Sand Pebbles” (1966) and “Doctor Dolittle” (1967), for which he won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor, although one of the rare Golden Globe recipients who had not been nominated for an Oscars for the same performance. The end of the ‘60s was marked by his directorial debut, in the musical “Oh! What a Lovely War” (1969), in which he directed such actors as Maggie Smith, Lawrence Olivier, and Vanessa Redgrave.

In 1974, Attenborough starred in another Agatha Christie work, this time in the film adaptation of her most famous novel “And Then There Were None”, in the role of Judge Arthur Cannon. In 1982, Attenborough became one of only nine directors to win an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Director’s Guild Award for the same film, achieving this honor with “Gandhi”, a biopic about the life of Mahatma Gandhi, starring Sir Ben Kingsley.

For his contribution to the cinema, Attenborough was made a life peer in 1993, receiving the title Baron Attenborough, of Richmond upon Thames. He decided to sit on the Labour party benches, since he leaned liberal in his political opinions. He was also a great patron of arts, and proponent of education, founding The Richard Attenborough Arts Centre in 1997, followed by Jane Holland Creative Centre for Learning at Waterford Kamhlaba, Swaziland, in memory of his late daughter.

In his personal life, Attenborough was married to actress Sheila Sim for sixty nine years, until his death. Together they had two daughters and a son. Their elder daughter, Jane, was killed by a tsunami in 2004, along with her mother-in-law and daughter. His younger daughter, Charlotte, is also an actress. Attenborough was a fan of Chelsea FC, serving as its director for thirteen years. He was also an avid collector of art, but he decided to sell a part of his extensive collection in 2009, generating more than $5 million dollars. He died in a nursing home in London on 24th August 2014, only five days before his 91st birthday, survived by his wife, two children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Puckoon 2002 Writer-Director
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story 2001 TV Series Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac Slec
Masterpiece Classic 2000 TV Series The Old Gentleman
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1999 Video Jacob
It's Itsy Bitsy Time 1999 TV Series Grandad
Trespasser 1998 Video Game John Hammond (voice)
Elizabeth 1998 Sir William Cecil
Tom and Vicky 1998 TV Series voice
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 John Hammond
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island 1997 Video Game John Hammond (voice)
Hamlet 1996 English Ambassador
E=mc2 1996 The Visitor
Jurassic Park: The Ride - Pre-Show Video 1996 Video short Professor John Hammond
Miracle on 34th Street 1994 Kris Kringle
Jurassic Park 1993 Hammond
The World About Us 1984 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Human Factor 1979 Colonel John Daintry
A Bridge Too Far 1977 Lunatic Wearing Glasses (uncredited)
Shatranj Ke Khilari 1977 General Outram
Conduct Unbecoming 1975 Maj. Lionel E. Roach
Rosebud 1975 Sloat
Brannigan 1975 Cmdr. Swann
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab 1974 Judge Arthur Cannon
10 Rillington Place 1971 Christie
A Severed Head 1970 Palmer Anderson
Loot 1970 Inspector Truscott
The Last Grenade 1970 Gen. Charles Whiteley
David Copperfield 1970 TV Movie Mr. Tungay
The Magic Christian 1969 Oxford Coach
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom 1968 Robert Blossom
Only When I Larf 1968 Silas
Doctor Dolittle 1967 Albert Blossom
The Sand Pebbles 1966 Frenchy Burgoyne
The Flight of the Phoenix 1965 Lew Moran
Guns at Batasi 1964 Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale
Seance on a Wet Afternoon 1964 Billy
The Third Secret 1964 Alfred Price-Gorham
The Great Escape 1963 Bartlett 'Big X'
Trial and Error 1962 Herbert Fowle, the Accused Murderer
All Night Long 1962 Rod Hamilton
Only Two Can Play 1962 Gareth L. Probert
The Lemoine Affair 1961 TV Movie Narrator (voice)
Upgreen - And at 'Em 1960
The League of Gentlemen 1960 Edward Lexy
The Angry Silence 1960 Tom Curtis
SOS Pacific 1959 Whitey Mullen
Jet Storm 1959 Ernest Tilley
I'm All Right Jack 1959 Sidney De Vere Cox
Breakout 1959 Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips
Desert Patrol 1958 Brody
The Man Upstairs 1958 The Man Upstairs
Dunkirk 1958 John Holden
Strange Affection 1957 Stephen Leigh
Brothers in Law 1957 Henry Marshall
The Baby and the Battleship 1956 Knocker White
Private's Progress 1956 Private Cox
PT Raiders 1955 Hoskins
Eight O'Clock Walk 1954 Tom Manning
Father's Doing Fine 1952 Dougall
Glory at Sea 1952 Able Seaman 'Dripper' Daniels
The Magic Box 1951 Jack Carter
Hell Is Sold Out 1951 Pierre Bonnet
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1950 TV Series Falder
Operation Disaster 1950 Stoker George Snipe
Boys in Brown 1949 Jackie Knowles
The Lost People 1949 Jan
The Outsider 1948 Jack Read
Dulcimer Street 1948 Percy Boon
Brighton Rock 1947 Pinkie Brown
Dancing with Crime 1947 Ted Peters
The Smugglers 1947 Francis Andrews
Secret Flight 1946 Jack Arnold
Stairway to Heaven 1946 An English Pilot
Journey Together 1945 David Wilton
Think It Over 1945 Short I.O.Z.
The Hundred Pound Window 1944 Tommy Draper
It Started at Midnight 1943 Railway worker
In Which We Serve 1942 Young Stoker (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Closing the Ring 2007 producer
Grey Owl 1999 producer
In Love and War 1996 producer
Shadowlands 1993 producer
Chaplin 1992 producer
Cry Freedom 1987 producer
Gandhi 1982 producer
Young Winston 1972 producer - uncredited
Oh! What a Lovely War 1969 producer
Seance on a Wet Afternoon 1964 producer
The L-Shaped Room 1962 producer
Whistle Down the Wind 1961 producer
The Angry Silence 1960 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Closing the Ring 2007
Grey Owl 1999
In Love and War 1996
Shadowlands 1993
Chaplin 1992
Cry Freedom 1987
A Chorus Line 1985
Gandhi 1982
Magic 1978
A Bridge Too Far 1977
Young Winston 1972
Oh! What a Lovely War 1969

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 1999 Video performer: "Joseph's Coat", "One More Angel", "Those Canaan Days"
Doctor Dolittle 1967 performer: "I've Never Seen Anything Like It"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mother Teresa 1986 Documentary consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jurassic Park: Island Survival dedicated in loving memory of pre-production
Golden Brown 2011 very special thanks
Brighton Rock 2010 special thanks - as Lord Richard Attenborough
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff 2010 Documentary thanks
Chaplin Anniversary Edition: Chaplin the Hero 2008 Video documentary short special thanks
Chaplin Anniversary Edition: Strolling Into the Sunset 2008 Video documentary short special thanks
Chaplin Anniversary Edition: The Most Famous Man in the World! 2008 Video documentary short special thanks
The Children Who Cheated the Nazis 2000 TV Movie documentary special thanks - as Lord Attenborough
Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport 2000 Documentary special thanks - as Lord Richard Attenborough
Othello 1995 special thanks - as Lord Attenborough
Mother Teresa 1986 Documentary very special thanks - as Sir Richard Attenborough

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arena: The Sir Noel Coward Trilogy 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Diana: Queen of Hearts 1998 TV Movie Himself
Biography 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making of 'Elizabeth' 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Making the 'Lost World' 1997 Video documentary Himself
Diana: The Nation's Farewell 1997 TV Movie Himself
Election 97 1997 TV Movie Himself (as Lord Attenborough)
HARDtalk 1997 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 1997 TV Series Himself - Guest
To Be on Camera: A History with Hamlet 1997 Video documentary short Himself
The Making of 'Jurassic Park' 1995 Video documentary Himself / John Hammond (uncredited)
A Century of Cinema 1994 Documentary Himself
This Is Your Life 1962-1994 TV Series documentary Himself - guest / Himself
In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid 1993 Documentary Himself
The Making of 'Jurassic Park' 1993 Video short Himself
Audrey Hepburn Remembered 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 1993 TV Series Himself
This Is Your Life (Highlights from the 1950's and 1960's) 1991 TV Movie Himself
This Week 1990 TV Series Himself
Aspel & Company 1990 TV Series Himself
The Media Show 1988-1989 TV Series Himself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture Drama & Best Director / Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award (as Sir Richard Attenborough)
Mother Teresa 1986 Documentary Narrator (voice)
National Geographic Explorer 1985 TV Series documentary Narrator
The Golden Gong 1985 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Director (as Sir Richard Attenborough)
Shivas Disciples 1984 Documentary Narrator
James Bond: The First 21 Years 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Picture & Best Director
The Making of Gandhi: Mr. Attenborough and Mr. Gandhi 1983 TV Movie Himself
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Motion Picture Drama & Best Director
Eastern Eye 1982 TV Series documentary Himself
Filmharmonic '77 1977 TV Movie Himself - Introduced by
The Mike Douglas Show 1977 TV Series Himself - Director
Cup Glory 1972 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Brian Connell Interview 1972 TV Series Himself
The Dick Cavett Show 1969-1972 TV Series Himself
The British Screen Awards 1971 TV Special Himself
A Birthday Gala Tribute Noel Coward 1970 TV Movie Himself - Host
Frost on Sunday 1970 TV Series Himself - United Nations Award Winner
Will the Real Mr Sellers.....? 1969 TV Movie documentary Himself
The David Frost Show 1969 TV Series Himself
Cinema 1969 TV Series documentary Himself
Film Review 1968 TV Mini-Series Himself
Gala Performance 1963-1964 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Rich and Rich 1957 TV Series Himself - Guest
Film Fanfare 1956 TV Series Himself
Off the Record 1955 TV Series Himself
Why? 1953 TV Series Himself - Panellist
The Needs of Kim Stanley Documentary post-production Himself
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film 2014 Documentary Himself
The A to Z of Crime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Outbreak 1939 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Lord Attenborough)
David Lean in Close-Up 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2008 TV Series Himself
This Morning 2008 TV Series Himself
The One Show 2007-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Cinema 3 2008 TV Series Himself
Cartelera 2008 TV Series Himself
Buenafuente 2008 TV Series Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Happy Birthday BAFTA 2007 TV Movie
Countdown 2007 TV Series Himself
Parkinson 2000-2007 TV Series Himself
British Film Forever 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
BBC Proms 2007 TV Series Himself - narrator introducing music from his films
The Making of 'The Sand Pebbles' 2007 Video Himself
Mousetrapped 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Film '72 1979-2007 TV Series Himself
Welcome to World War One 2006 Video documentary short
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Best Ever Christmas Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Lord Richard Attenborough)
The 100 Greatest Family Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Lord Attenborough)
Breakfast 2005 TV Series Himself
Avenue of the Stars: 50 Years of ITV 2005 TV Special Himself
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee (as Lord Richard Attenborough)
The 100 Greatest War Films 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Lord Attenborough)
Sir John Mills: A Century in Films 2005 TV Movie Himself
The South Bank Show 1992-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Puckoon: North & South 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Way We Went Wild 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Richard Attenborough: A Director Remembers 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Richard Attenborough: The Actors' Director 2003 Documentary Himself
The Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2003 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Breakfast with Frost 2003 TV Series Himself
Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin 2003 Documentary Himself - Director of 'Chaplin'
Arena 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
From Hollywood to Borehamwood 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Forever Ealing 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
The John Thaw Story 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
Hollywood Greats 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself
John Thaw: An Appreciation 2002 TV Special short Himself / Interviewee
Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Beyond Jurassic Park 2001 Video Himself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories 2000 Video documentary Himself
Humphrey Jennings: The Man Who Listened to Britain 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Lord Attenborough)
The Children Who Cheated the Nazis 2000 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Ljuset håller mig sällskap 2000 Documentary Himself - Interviewee (as Sir Richard Attenborough)
The BBC and the BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Tribute to Richard Attenborough 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Tom Green Show 1999 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Actor, Director, Producer (In Memoriam)
The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 TV Special documentary Himself / Various
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Richard Attenborough: A Life 2014 TV Movie Himself / Various
The Wright Stuff 2014 TV Series Himself
I Am Steve McQueen 2014 Documentary Bartlett 'Big X' (in 'The Great Escape') / Frenchy Burgoyne (in 'The Sand Pebbles')
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Talking Pictures 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
The Greatest Footie Ads Ever 2012 TV Movie Himself
Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era 2011 Video documentary short Himself / John Hammond
Return to Jurassic Park: The Next Step in Evolution 2011 Video documentary short John Hammond (uncredited)
Schwartz: Seance Is a 'Wicked' Mistress 2011 Video documentary short Himself
The Man Who Shot the 60s 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
5 Second Movies 2008 TV Series John Hammond
Biography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Private Screenings 2001 TV Series Squadron Leader Roger Barlett in 'The Great Escape'
Best of British 1999 TV Series Stoker George Snipe
Anglia at Forty 1999 TV Series Himself
The Great Christmas Movies 1998 TV Movie documentary Kris Kringle in 1994 "Miracle on 34th Street"
Empire of the Censors 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Heroes of Comedy 1995 TV Series documentary Pvt. Percival Henry Cox
Memories of 1970-1991 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Omnibus 1986 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award Chicago International Film Festival
1999 Lifetime Achievement Award Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival
1995 Dilys Powell Award London Critics Circle Film Awards
1994 Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film BAFTA Awards Shadowlands (1993) · Brian Eastman
1994 Studio Crystal Heart Award Heartland Film Festival Shadowlands (1993)
1992 BFI Fellowship British Film Institute Awards
1988 Peace Film Award - Honorable Mention Berlin International Film Festival Cry Freedom (1987)
1988 Berlinale Camera Berlin International Film Festival
1988 Award of Merit European Film Awards For special achievements.
1985 Guild Film Award - Gold Guild of German Art House Cinemas Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film) Gandhi (1982)
1984 Special Award Evening Standard British Film Awards
1983 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Gandhi (1982)
1983 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Director Gandhi (1982)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Gandhi (1982)
1983 Academy Fellowship BAFTA Awards
1983 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Gandhi (1982)
1983 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Gandhi (1982)
1983 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) Gandhi (1982)
1983 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Producer (Migliore Produttore Straniero) Gandhi (1982)
1983 European David David di Donatello Awards Gandhi (1982)
1983 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Gandhi (1982) · David Tomblin (assistant director plaque)
1983 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Gandhi (1982)
1978 Evening Standard British Film Award Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Film A Bridge Too Far (1977)
1968 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor Doctor Dolittle (1967)
1967 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor The Sand Pebbles (1966)
1965 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Actor Guns at Batasi (1964)
1964 Prize San Sebastián San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actor Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
1960 Zulueta Prize San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actor The League of Gentlemen (1960) · Jack Hawkins
· Bryan Forbes
· Roger Livesey
· Nigel Patrick

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Life Achievement (Other)
2008 IFTA Award Irish Film and Television Awards Best Film Closing the Ring (2007) · Jo Gilbert
1997 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival In Love and War (1996)
1995 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
1994 David Lean Award for Direction BAFTA Awards Shadowlands (1993)
1994 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Shadowlands (1993) · Brian Eastman
1993 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Chaplin (1992)
1993 Golden St. George Moscow International Film Festival Chaplin (1992)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture Cry Freedom (1987)
1988 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Cry Freedom (1987)
1988 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Cry Freedom (1987)
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Director - Motion Picture A Chorus Line (1985)
1978 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction A Bridge Too Far (1977)
1970 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
1970 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
1970 Best Film Mar del Plata Film Festival International Competition Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
1963 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Actor The Dock Brief (1962)
1961 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best British Actor The Angry Silence (1960)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Gandhi (1982)
1969 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Gandhi (1982)


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#Fact
1 He appeared with Saeed Jaffrey, Tom Alter and Barry John in Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977) and later directed them in Gandhi (1982).
2 He appeared with Michael Byrne in Conduct Unbecoming (1975) and later directed him in A Bridge Too Far (1977).
3 He appeared with Hardy Krüger in The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) and later directed him in A Bridge Too Far (1977).
4 He appeared with Robert Flemyng in The Outsider (1948) and The Magic Box (1951) and later directed him in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Young Winston (1972) and Shadowlands (1993).
5 He appeared with Pat Heywood, Robert Hardy and Basil Dignam in 10 Rillington Place (1971) and later directed them in Young Winston (1972).
6 He appeared with Laurence Olivier in The Magic Box (1951) and David Copperfield (1970) and directed him in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).
7 He appeared with Candice Bergen in The Sand Pebbles (1966) and later directed her in Gandhi (1982).
8 He appeared with Michael Hordern in Secret Flight (1946), The Magic Box (1951) and The Baby and the Battleship (1956) and later directed him in Gandhi (1982).
9 He appeared with John Gielgud in The Human Factor (1979), Hamlet (1996) and Elizabeth (1998) and directed him in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) and Gandhi (1982).
10 He appeared with Michael Denison in The Magic Box (1951) and later directed him in Shadowlands (1993).
11 He appeared with Marianne Stone in Brighton Rock (1947) and later directed her in Oh! What a Lovely War (1969).
12 He appeared with Joseph Mazzello in Jurassic Park (1993) and later directed him in Shadowlands (1993).
13 For his work in both The Sand Pebbles (1966) and Doctor Dolittle (1967), he's one of only 6 actors to win the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture without receiving an Oscar nomination for the same performance. The other 5 are, in chronological order: Millard Mitchell in My Six Convicts (1952) , Earl Holliman in The Rainmaker (1956), Stephen Boyd in Ben-Hur (1959), Oskar Werner in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) and Richard Benjamin in The Sunshine Boys (1975).
14 Of the twelve films that he directed, Magic (1978) and A Chorus Line (1985) were the only ones set in the present.
15 He was 25 when he played the 14-year-old Jack Read in The Outsider (1948).
16 After Joseph Mazzello played his grandson in Jurassic Park (1993), Attenborough cast him as Douglas Gresham in Shadowlands (1993), his next film as a director.
17 He was the grandfather of Tom Attenborough.
18 He appeared in six films with his brother-in-law Gerald Sim: The Angry Silence (1960), Whistle Down the Wind (1961), Only Two Can Play (1962), Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964), The Last Grenade (1970) and A Bridge Too Far (1977), which Attenborough also directed.
19 Steven Spielberg offered Attenborough the role of Tootles in Hook (1991) but he had to decline as he was directing Chaplin (1992). Arthur Malet was cast instead. Spielberg later cast Attenborough as John Hammond in Jurassic Park (1993), which was his first acting role since The Human Factor (1979).
20 He directed his former daughter-in-law Jane Seymour in two films: Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) and Young Winston (1972).
21 He directed both A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Magic (1978) in exchange for obtaining financing from Joseph E. Levine for his dream project Gandhi (1982).
22 Carl Foreman was so impressed with his directorial debut Oh! What a Lovely War (1969) that he offered him the opportunity to both direct Young Winston (1972) and play Lord Randolph Churchill in the film. He declined the latter offer.
23 Of the twelve films that he directed, Magic (1978), A Chorus Line (1985) and Closing the Ring (2007) were the only ones which were not based on real events.
24 He appeared in three films with his wife Sheila Sim: Dancing with Crime (1947), The Outsider (1948) and The Magic Box (1951).
25 He directed Edward Fox and Colin Farrell in three films: Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), A Bridge Too Far (1977) and Gandhi (1982).
26 He directed Anthony Hopkins in five films: Young Winston (1972), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Magic (1978), Chaplin (1992) and Shadowlands (1993).
27 In an AFI poll, he described Charles Chaplin's film The Gold Rush (1925) as his favourite film.
28 He appeared in five films with John Mills: In Which We Serve (1942), Operation Disaster (1950), The Baby and the Battleship (1956), Dunkirk (1958) and Hamlet (1996). He also directed him in three films: Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Young Winston (1972) and Gandhi (1982).
29 He died only thirteen days after his Hamlet (1996) co-star Robin Williams.
30 He directed his brother-in-law Gerald Sim in seven films: Oh! What a Lovely War (1969), Young Winston (1972), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Gandhi (1982), Cry Freedom (1987), Chaplin (1992) and Shadowlands (1993).
31 Laurence Olivier offered Attenborough the role of one of the murderers in Richard III (1955) but he was unavailable.
32 He was considered for the roles of Dr. Hans Fallada, Dr. Bukovsky, Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Armstrong in Lifeforce (1985).
33 He died in Denville Hall care home in Northwood, London, on August 23, 2014, at lunchtime, five days before 91st birthday. He moved into the care home because of his failing health, in March 2013. His wife, Sheila, had been based there since June 2012.
34 He made a cameo appearance as a lunatic wearing glasses in A Bridge Too Far (1977). This was his only acting role in a film that he directed.
35 To date, he is the only performer to win two Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actor but not even be nominated for a corresponding Oscar. [2014]
36 Attended Princess Diana's funeral, with Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.
37 He was a close friend of Diana, Princess of Wales, and he coached her privately to help her become more confident about speaking in public in the early years of her marriage. She always called him "Dickie".
38 According to his brother David Attenborough, Before his death, Richard was no longer able to walk and gets about in a wheelchair. However, he still had all his other faculties about him, and was still as gregarious as ever.
39 Before entrusting post-production on Jurassic Park (1993) to his friend George Lucas, Steven Spielberg thought he would have to divide his time between this and directing Schindler's List (1993). Spielberg at one point asked Attenborough, who had just appeared in Jurassic Park (1993), to serve as assistant director on Schindler's List (1993). This would have reunited Attenborough with Ben Kingsley, whom he directed in Gandhi (1982), which defeated E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) for Best Picture and Best Director. Attenborough's services turned out to be unnecessary, but he is not without his own connection to the material. While Attenborough is not himself Jewish, he does have two Jewish sisters: after World War II, his parents adopted two little girls whose parents had died in the Holocaust.
40 Father-in-law of Karen Lewis and Graham Sinclair.
41 The last veteran of World War II to win an Oscar for Best Director.
42 Is one of 9 directors to win the Golden Globe, Director's Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar for the same movie, winning for Gandhi (1982). The other directors to achieve this are Mike Nichols for The Graduate (1967), Milos Forman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Oliver Stone for Platoon (1986), Steven Spielberg for Schindler's List (1993), Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity (2013), and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant (2015).
43 Was hospitalised in August 2008 when his heart stopped beating for a time, and again in December 2008 when he went into a coma for several days after suffering a fall.
44 Along with Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner and Robert Redford one of six actors to win an Academy Award for "Best Director".
45 He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.
46 In 2008 the UK Regional Critics' Film Awards were renamed The Richard Attenborough Film Awards, in his honour.
47 Originally considered for the role of Harry in The Ladykillers (1955) by director Alexander Mackendrick. The role eventually went to Peter Sellers.
48 Received an honorary doctorate from Dickinson College, Pennsylvania.
49 1978: Officially retired from acting. He agreed to make a return to acting in Jurassic Park (1993), saying he was a huge admirer of Steven Spielberg and always felt bad that Gandhi (1982) had won the best picture award instead of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Spielberg had previously wanted to cast him as Tootles in Hook (1991), however, he'd been busy directing Chaplin (1992) at the time.
50 Directed 4 different performers in Oscar-nominated performances: Ben Kingsley, Denzel Washington, Robert Downey Jr. and Debra Winger. Kingsley won an Oscar for his performance in Gandhi (1982).
51 Godfather of Emma Forbes.
52 5/11/05: Gave a reading at a national British memorial service for the victims of the South Asian tsunami. He lost three members of his family in the tragedy.
53 He was a close friend of the English actor Sir John Mills for many years, and gave the eulogy at his funeral in April 2005.
54 9/05: Attended the funeral of British film producer Lord John Brabourne.
55 Has been involved in some form with the University of Sussex since 1970; he was elected Chancellor of the University on March 20, 1998, replacing the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, who had held that post since 1985.
56 12/26/04: Members of his family - daughter Jane, son-in-law Michael Holland, grandchildren Sam, Lucy and Alice and Michael's mother Jane - were holidaying in Phuket, Thailand, when the area was hit by the South Asian tsunami on Boxing Day 2004. Lord Attenborough lost his daughter, her mother-in-law and his 14-year-old granddaughter Lucy in the tragedy. His elder granddaughter, 17-year-old Alice, was seriously injured and his son-in-law and grandson survived unscathed.
57 Steven Spielberg has named him as an influence.
58 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 78-84. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
59 Often casts Anthony Hopkins.
60 Father, with Sheila Sim of son, director Michael Attenborough, and daughters, Jane Attenborough and actress Charlotte Attenborough.
61 He was trained at RADA (The Royal Acadamy of Dramatic Arts), where he later became Chairman.
62 2003: Was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Award for his lifelong service to theatre at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
63 2003: Was made President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), a role that had been vacant since the death of Princess Diana in 1997.
64 Life President of Chelsea Football Club.
65 Former father-in-law of actress Jane Seymour.
66 Brother-in-law of actor Gerald Sim
67 12/02: Said he would go back on his claim to never appear in front of the camera again for one role only: that of Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.
68 Created an honorary D.Litt of the Universities of Leicester, Kent and Sussex in 1970, 1981 and 1987 respectively.
69 1993: Fellow of King's College, London.
70 1990: Freeman of the City of Leicester, England.
71 1971-94: Vice-president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
72 2002-: Third president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
73 He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1967 Queen's Birthday Honours List, made a Knight Bachelor in the 1976 Queen's New Year Honours List and a life peer in the 1993 Queen's Birthday Honours List.
74 Has two brothers, naturalist/presenter David Attenborough, and John Attenborough. Also, during World War Two, his parents adopted two German Jewish girls, who had been brought to Britain as part of the Kindertransport.
75 1952: Was the first to star in Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap", now the longest-running play in the world.
76 2004: 57 years after he starred in Brighton Rock (1947), his son Michael Attenborough directed a musical version of Graham Greene's novel.
77 He reprised his Jurassic Park (1993) character, John Hammond, for Universal Studio's Jurassic Park: The Ride attraction. He appears in a short film at the beginning of the ride telling you that the NEW Jurassic Park (the ride you're on) is completely safe, and that there will never be another incident like that at Costa Rica in 1993.
78 Philosophies include believing in content as opposed to style and sincerity rather than intelligence.
79 It was his life ambition to direct Gandhi (1982).

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1 I prefer fact to fiction.
2 I do care about style. I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject.
3 I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy, in democratic trade unionism.
4 I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life.
5 I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics.
6 What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit.
7 And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi (1982) and Cry Freedom (1987), there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted.
8 David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what's the best film you've made and so on and I don't really have any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands (1993).
9 I came from a family who believed in, in quotes, the Rights of Man, who believed that in order to justify the sort of luxurious life that the majority of us have, related to the whole world, that you had to do something.
10 I'm a passionate trade unionist.
11 If you've ever seen the film In Which We Serve, but it was about a destroyer in the Mediterranean.
12 I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all.
13 I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.
14 Pier Angeli was in the movie called Sea of Sand that Guy Green directed where this idea came up.
15 Well, I think In Love and War (1996), which had a wonderful performance by Sandy, Sandra Bullock, who the authorities and, the supposed authorities, in cinema didn't want to know about.
16 And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
17 I think it is obscene that we should believe that we are entitled to end somebody's life, no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done.
18 I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.
19 There's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay.
20 Well, you cannot think of cinema now, and you cannot think of cinema in the UK and not place Chaplin in the most extraordinary elevated context, if there can be such a thing, in that he was a genius, he was unique.
21 I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years.
22 In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie.
23 [on Kevin Kline] A complex character, a total chameleon - and an engaging and bewitching man. He can charm the birds off the trees, but he is also terribly shy.
24 I hate and despise the pornography of violence. I don't believe that we can totally excuse ourselves from that situation. I believe that both cinema and film to a certain extent have encouraged it.
25 Diana (Diana Hawkins) and I went to see E.T. in Los Angeles shortly before all the awards and we used language, when we came out, to the extent of saying 'we have no chance - E.T. should and will walk away with it'. Without the initial premise of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the film would be nothing. Therefore it's a narrative film but it's a piece of narration rather than a piece of cinema, as such. E.T. depended absolutely on the concept of cinema and I think that Steven Spielberg, who I'm very fond of, is a genius. I think E.T. is a quite extraordinary piece of cinema. [on the competition between Gandhi (1982) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) at the 1983 Academy Awards]
26 I want to make a film about Tom Paine. I think Tom Paine is one of the greatest men that's ever lived. He lived in the 18th century, as you all know, he was an Englishman who was involved in the writing of American Declaration of Independence, the American Constitution, the French Constitution, wrote the great book called The Rights of Man - commercial over! But nobody wants to make it. Nobody. Because it's politics, it's period, it doesn't have any of the things that now are supposedly our prerequisites to commercial success. I'm going to make it, provided I'll stand on my feet, but it's not easy, any more than Gandhi (1982) was, any more than Cry Freedom (1987) was, et cetera. Those movies are very difficult to make, and if you're not prepared or interested in science fiction, which in terms of movies I'm not, if you're not interested in terms of all the CGI stuff that you can now do in the cinema which is quite remarkable compared to the time that I was making movies, 30, 40, 50 years ago, then if you're not prepared to indulge in the pornography of violence or overt sexual matter, it's very, very difficult. It is hard to raise the money. And so in answer to your question, I don't think it's any easier. It wasn't easy then and I don't think it's become any easier. What I am sad about is that there is now, in America, no equivalent to the art circuit. In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie. And these huge blockbusters that you see have tens and hundreds of millions of pounds and dollars spent promoting them. And if you don't have something which they believe will reach an enormous audience, then they won't go for it. And so you fall out. And there are companies in the UK, terrific companies, young companies, who made, you know, whether it be Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) or whatever, or Trainspotting (1996) or whatever, who are having a go, but it is not any easier, in fact I think it's even probably more difficult than it was when Forbesy (Bryan Forbes) and I were starting, which is a pity.
27 At my age the only problem is with remembering names. When I call everyone "darling", it has damn all to do with passionately adoring them, but I know I'm safe calling them that. Although, of course, I adore them, too.

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1 Frequently cast 'Anthony Hopkins'
2 Making films with a moral message or a liberal political perspective
3 Calmly rich voice
4 Warm, grandfatherly persona
5 Frequently directs films about the lives of real-life individuals
6 Frequently films movies about former British colonies. Examples iclude India (Gandhi (1982)), South Africa (Cry Freedom (1987)), Canada (Grey Owl (1999))
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