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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Richard Attenborough, actor and director, dies aged 90

Sir Richard Attenborough's death is considered a big loss for the British film industry

1923-2014

  Richard Attenborough started out as the quintessential character actor before conquering Hollywood as a director. Photograph: Camilla Morandi/Rex Features.


Sir Richard Attenborough was not only one of the most famous and well-succeeded British actors, but it was as director that he conquered Hollywood  with two Oscars for Gandhi – the film took eight overall.
He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
      He also won four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his roles in Brighton RockThe Great Escape10 Rillington PlaceMiracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park.
He was the older brother of Sir David Attenborough, a naturalist and broadcaster, and John Attenborough, an executive at Alfa Romeo.
            John( left), David (middle) and Richard (right)in 1933
                   
Sirs Richard and David Attenborough
Filmography
YearTitleCredited as
ProducerDirectorActorRole
1942In Which We ServeYesA young stoker
1943Schweik's New AdventuresYesRailway worker
1944The Hundred Pound WindowYesTommy Draper
1946Journey TogetherYesDavid Wilton
1946A Matter of Life and DeathYesAn English pilot
1946School for SecretsYesJack Arnold
1947Brighton RockYesPinkie Brown
1947The Man WithinYesFrancis Andrews
1947Dancing with CrimeYesTed Peters
1948London Belongs to MeYesPercy Boon
1948The Guinea PigYesJack Read
1949The Lost PeopleYesJan
1949Boys in BrownYesJackie Knowles
1950Morning DepartureYesStoker Snipe
1951The Magic BoxYesJack Carter
1951Hell is Sold OutYesPierre Bonnet
1952Father's Doing FineYesDougall
1952Gift HorseYesDripper Daniels
1954Eight O'Clock WalkYesThomas "Tom" Leslie Manning
1955The Ship That Died of ShameYesGeorge Hoskins
1956Private's ProgressYesPvt. Percival Henry Cox
1956The Baby and the BattleshipYesKnocker White
1957The ScampYesStephen Leigh
1957Brothers in LawYesHenry Marshall
1958DunkirkYesJohn Holden
1958The Man UpstairsYesPeter Watson
1958Sea of SandYesBrody
1959The League of GentlemenYesLexy
1959I'm All Right JackYesSidney De Vere Cox
1959Danger WithinYesCapt. "Bunter" Phillips
1959Jet StormYesErnest Tiller
1959SOS PacificYesWhitney Mullen
1960The Angry SilenceYesYesTom Curtis
1961Whistle Down the WindYes
1962Only Two Can PlayYesProbert
1962The L-Shaped RoomYes
1962The Dock Brief aka Trial and ErrorYesHerbert Fowle
1963The Great EscapeYesSquadron Leader Roger Bartlett
1964The Third SecretYesAlfred Price-Gorham
1964Séance on a Wet AfternoonYesYesBilly Savage
1964Guns at BatasiYesRegimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale
1965The Flight of the PhoenixYesLew Moran
1966The Sand PebblesYesFrenchy Burgoyne
1967Doctor DolittleYesAlbert Blossom
1968Only When I LarfYesSilas
1968The Bliss of Mrs. BlossomYesRobert Blossom
1969The Magic ChristianYesOxford coach
1969Oh! What a Lovely WarYesYes
1970LootYesInspector Truscott
1970The Last GrenadeYesGen. Charles Whiteley
1970A Severed HeadYesPalmer Anderson
197110 Rillington PlaceYesJohn Christie
1972Cup GloryYesNarrator
1972Young WinstonYesYes
1974And Then There Were NoneYesJudge Arthur Cannon
1975RosebudYesEdward Sloat
1975BranniganYesCmdr. Sir Charles Swann
1975Conduct UnbecomingYesMaj. Lionel E. Roach
1977Shatranj Ke KhilariYesLt. General Outram
1977A Bridge Too FarYesYesLunatic wearing glasses
1978MagicYes
1979The Human FactorYesCol. John Daintry
1982GandhiYesYes
1985A Chorus LineYes
1987Cry FreedomYesYes
1992ChaplinYesYes
1993Jurassic ParkYesJohn Hammond
1993ShadowlandsYesYes
1994Miracle on 34th StreetYesKris Kringle
1996HamletYesEnglish Ambassador to Denmark
1996In Love and WarYesYes
1997The Lost World: Jurassic ParkYesJohn Hammond
1998ElizabethYesSir William Cecil
1999Grey OwlYesYes
1999Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatYesJacob
2002PuckoonYesNarrator
2007Closing the RingYesYes
in Wikipedia


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