Richard Attenborough was born on August 29,
1923 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
Attenborough sometimes goes by the nicknames
Dickie and/or Bunter.
At 19 Richard made his feature film debut in
IN WHICH WE SERVE (1942).
Richard reprised his JURASSIC PARK (1993) character,
John Hammond, for Universal Studio's Jurassic Park: The Ride
In 1982 Richard Attenborough achieved great
success with GANDHI and won an Oscar as Best Director.
Richard is the father of director Michael Attenborough
and actress Charlotte Attenborough.
57 years after Richard starred in BRIGHTON
ROCK (1947), his son, Michael Attenborough, is directing a
musical version of Graham Greene's novel.
Richard was appointed a CBE in 1967, knighted
in 1976 and created a life peer in 1993.
Attenborough was Vice-president of the British
Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA 1971-1994) and
is the third president of the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts (BAFTA 2002-) Richard was awarded the Patricia
Rothermere Award for his lifelong service to theatre at the
2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Richard Attenborough's other notable credits