Richard Attenborough

1923 - 2014

Richard Attenborough

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (; 29 August 1923 – 24 August 2014) was an English politician, 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). Attenborough joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and served in the film unit. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Attenborough has received more than 6,729,284 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 77th most popular film director.

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  • 67

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  • 5.94

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Among film directors, Richard Attenborough ranks 78 out of 1,305Before him are Carl Theodor Dreyer, Isao Takahata, Takeshi Kitano, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Dario Argento, and Robert Bresson. After him are Peter Brook, Ernst Lubitsch, Stephen Hillenburg, Werner Herzog, David Cronenberg, and Sergei Parajanov.

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Among people born in 1923, Richard Attenborough ranks 24Before him are György Ligeti, Marcel Marceau, René Favaloro, Mas Oyama, Alan Shepard, and Jack Kilby. After him are Arvid Carlsson, Yaşar Kemal, Val Logsdon Fitch, Valentina Cortese, Yma Sumac, and Antoni Tàpies. Among people deceased in 2014, Richard Attenborough ranks 24Before him are Alain Resnais, Paco de Lucía, Jack Brabham, Richard Kiel, Alexander Grothendieck, and Queen Fabiola of Belgium. After him are Gary Becker, Virna Lisi, Martin Lewis Perl, Adolfo Suárez, H. R. Giger, and Bob Hoskins.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Attenborough ranks 423 out of 5,347Before him are Gary Moore (1952), Fred Perry (1909), Norman Haworth (1883), Margot Fonteyn (1919), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), and Robert II of Scotland (1316). After him are Alec Guinness (1914), Peter Brook (1925), Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Oliver Sacks (1933), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), and Erasmus Darwin (1731).

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 Peter Brook (1925), David Lean (1908), Alan Parker (1944), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Richardson (1928), and Stephen Frears (1941).

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