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Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough's biography

Richard Attenborough is 91 years old screenwriter born at United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. He was born on Wednesday 29th of August 1923. He is often nicknamed as Dickie, Bunter.. According to year of birth 1923 he belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 29th of August means he is Virgo. Virgo is an earthy sign of Zodiac Belt. People born under this Rising Sign are practical in nature. They believe in reality and represents themselves as a strong person.

He is citizen of United Kingdom. His primary profession is to be screenwriter. You can know him also as film producer, film actor, film director, politician, university teacher, stage actor. He is recently known as actor.

Richard Attenborough's dad

Richard Attenborough's father's name is Frederick Attenborough.

Richard Attenborough's mom

Richard Attenborough's mother's name is Mary Clegg.

Richard Attenborough's family

Richard Attenborough's ex spouse

Sheila Sim

Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim have been together since 1945 for 69 years. She is known as stage actor. His ex spouse was born on Monday 5th of June 1922 in Liverpool. His ex spouse died on Tuesday 19th of January 2016. Sheila Sim was 93 years old, when this happened.

He has 1 son and 1 daughter

Richard Attenborough's son: Michael Attenborough

Richard Attenborough's son's name is Michael Attenborough. He is known as theatrical director.

Richard Attenborough's daughter: Charlotte Attenborough

Richard Attenborough's daughter's name is Charlotte Attenborough. She is known as actor. His daughter was born on Monday 29th of June 1959.

Richard Attenborough's schools

We found 3 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys.

Richard Attenborough's career

His main focus is to be screenwriter. He is famous thanks to A Bridge Too Far.

How did Richard Attenborough die

He died on on Sunday 24th of August 2014 when he was 91 years old. Richard Attenboroughs death was caused by complications from a fall. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Richard Attenborough's Awards

  • He received award for BAFTA Award for Best Film for work Gandhi in 1983
  • He received award for Academy Award for Best Director for work Gandhi in 1981
  • He received award for Academy Award for Best Picture for work Gandhi in 1981
  • He received award for Silver Shell for Best Actor for work Séance on a Wet Afternoon in 1964
  • He received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for work The Sand Pebbles in 1967
  • He received award for BAFTA Award for Best Direction for work Gandhi in 1983
  • He received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for work Doctor Dolittle in 1968
  • He received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Director for work Gandhi in 1983
  • He received award for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for work Guns at Batasi in 1965

Richard Attenborough's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture

What Richard Attenborough has done for a first time

  • 1952: Was the first to star in Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap", now the longest-running play in the world.
  • With Brian Forbes he formed Beaver Films whose first film was The Angry Silence. Others included The L Shaped Room, Seance on a Wet Afternoon, The League of Gentlemen and Whistle Down the Wind.
  • His first big success Was 'Brighton Rock'.

Richard Attenborough's quotes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • [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.
  • Never operated a camera in my life. Never did home movies. Michael [Michael Attenborough] did, but not me.
  • I was on my own union council for twenty-odd years.
  • Well, you cannot think of cinema now, and you cannot think of cinema in the UK and not place Chaplin [Charles Chaplin] in the most extraordinary elevated context, if there can be such a thing, in that he was a genius, he was unique.
  • There's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay.
  • I just love biography, and I'm fascinated by people who have shifted our destinies or our points of view.
  • 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.
  • I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
  • [on an acting performance he considered underrated] 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.
  • [on his father] He was a generous man, but we were all apprehensive of his displeasure. Always desperate for his approval.
  • I can't write, I can't paint, I don't compose.
  • 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.
  • You can't outrun your grief. You have to confront it.
  • I'm a passionate trade unionist.
  • 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.
  • I don't read a great deal of fiction, to my shame, other than the classics.
  • I am passionately opposed to capital punishment, and I have been all my life.
  • I believe in trade unionism, and I believe in democracy, in democratic trade unionism.
  • I do care about style. I do care, but I only care about style that serves the subject.
  • I prefer fact to fiction.
  • My parents always stood up and were counted wherever they saw an injustice being done.
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Richard Attenborough's body shape

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