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Richard Attenborough

1923 - 2014

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Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (; 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He was the president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), as well as the life president of Chelsea FC. He joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and served in the film unit, going on several bombing raids over Europe and filming the action from the rear gunner's position. He was the older brother of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and motor executive John Attenborough. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Attenborough has received more than 10,953,308 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Richard Attenborough is the 65th most popular film director (up from 79th in 2019), the 349th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 405th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Film Director.

Richard Attenborough is most famous for his work as a director and actor. He is best known for his films Gandhi, Jurassic Park, and The Great Escape.

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Among film directors, Richard Attenborough ranks 65 out of 1,581Before him are Robert Zemeckis, Oliver Stone, Stephen Hillenburg, Yasujirō Ozu, Agnès Varda, and Claude Chabrol. After him are Terry Gilliam, Luc Besson, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Franco Zeffirelli, David Cronenberg, and Chuck Jones.

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Among people born in 1923, Richard Attenborough ranks 18Before him are Rocky Marciano, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Italo Calvino, Peter II of Yugoslavia, Carroll Shelby, and György Ligeti. After him are Franco Zeffirelli, Alan Shepard, Mas Oyama, Nadine Gordimer, Roy Lichtenstein, and Yma Sumac. Among people deceased in 2014, Richard Attenborough ranks 17Before him are Joe Cocker, Luis Aragonés, Shirley Temple, Maximilian Schell, Jacques Le Goff, and Harold Ramis. After him are Alexander Grothendieck, Paco de Lucía, Lauren Bacall, Nadine Gordimer, Richard Kiel, and Queen Fabiola of Belgium.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Attenborough ranks 349 out of 7,765Before him are Tristan (535), Anne Hathaway (1556), Thomas Paine (1737), Jackie Stewart (1939), John Galsworthy (1867), and Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York (1411). After him are Colin Firth (1960), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Francis William Aston (1877), Ronald Coase (1910), and Æthelflæd (869).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Richard Attenborough ranks 4Before him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Ridley Scott (1937), and Ken Loach (1936). After him are Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Brook (1925), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).