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 9,878,540 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Richard Attenborough is the 79th most popular film director, the 405th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 423rd in 2019) and the 5th 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 79 out of 1,580Before him are Ernst Lubitsch, Howard Hawks, Takeshi Kitano, Stephen Hillenburg, Dario Argento, and Costa-Gavras. After him are Dziga Vertov, William Hanna, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Sergei Parajanov, David Lean, and David Cronenberg.

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Among people born in 1923, Richard Attenborough ranks 24Before him are György Ligeti, Mas Oyama, Carroll Shelby, Marcel Marceau, Jack Kilby, and Lee Teng-hui. After him are Alan Shepard, Yma Sumac, Anne Baxter, Arvid Carlsson, Lola Flores, and Antoni Tàpies. Among people deceased in 2014, Richard Attenborough ranks 22Before him are Jacques Le Goff, Lauren Bacall, Maximilian Schell, Louis Zamperini, Alain Resnais, and Paco de Lucía. After him are Alexander Grothendieck, Mickey Rooney, Jack Brabham, Queen Fabiola of Belgium, Gary Becker, and Martin Lewis Perl.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard Attenborough ranks 405 out of 6,924Before him are Joshua Reynolds (1723), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Frank Whittle (1907), George Paget Thomson (1892), James I of Scotland (1394), and David Niven (1910). After him are Robert Fripp (1946), A. J. Cronin (1896), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Hugh Grant (1960), William Kidd (1645), and Albert Finney (1936).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Richard Attenborough ranks 5Before him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Ridley Scott (1937), Ken Loach (1936), and Alan Parker (1944). After him are David Lean (1908), Peter Brook (1925), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).