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      Richard Attenborough

      Richard Attenborough

      Highest Rated: 100% Whistle Down the Wind (1962)

      Lowest Rated: 11% In Love and War (1996)

      Birthday: Aug 29, 1923

      Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

      Prior to becoming the acclaimed director of epic features, Lord Richard Attenborough was noted for being a diversified actor whose roles ranged from unrepentant misfits to respected military men in both comedies and dramas. After making his mark as the sociopathic Pinky Brown in "Brighton Rock" (1943), Attenborough settled into a long onscreen career that spanned several decades and earned him numerous awards. Up until the early 1960s, he was famous in his native England, while remaining largely unknown across the Atlantic. But that all changed with a standout performance in the ensemble epic, "The Great Escape" (1963), a large scale Hollywood blockbuster that introduced Attenborough to a wider audience. From there, he branched out into directing, helming the antiwar musical, "Oh! What A Lovely War" (1969). Socially conscious, Attenborough began focusing his creative energies on subjects about larger-than-life figures who changed the world, which culminated in directing one of the last true epics, "Gandhi" (1982). A stunning achievement in both scale and intimacy, "Gandhi" was a high watermark in Attenborough's career. Though later efforts like "Chaplin" (1992) and "Shadowlands" (1993) failed to live up to the measure of "Gandhi," Attenborough nonetheless remained a cinematic legend well into the new millennium. His death, following a lengthy illness, on August 24, 2014, brought international mourning for a major figure in British cinema

      Highest rated movies

      A Matter of Life and Death
      Hamlet
      Brighton Rock
      The Great Escape
      Jurassic Park
      The Chess Players
      In Which We Serve
      I'm All Right, Jack

      Photos

      THE MAN UPSTAIRS, (top to bottom), Dorothy Alison, Bernard Lee, Richard Attenborough, Virginia Maskell, 1958 A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, (aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN), Kathleen Byron, Richard Attenborough, 1946 THE SMUGGLERS, (aka THE MAN WITHIN), Richard Attenborough, Joan Greenwood, 1947 THE ANGRY SILENCE, Richard Attenborough, Bryan Forbes, Pier Angeli, 1960 THE ANGRY SILENCE, Pier Angeli, Richard Attenborough, 1960 SAND PEBBLES, Richard Attenborough, Steve McQueen, 1966 THE DOCK BRIEF, (aka TRIAL AND ERROR), Richard Attenborough, 1966 SAND PEBBLES, Richard Attenborough, Charles Robinson, Steve McQueen, 1966 THE SAND PEBBLES, Richard Attenborough, Emmanuelle Arsan, 1966, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright GUNS AT BATASI, Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, 1964, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright 10 RILLINGTON PLACE, Richard Attenborough, Director Richard Fleischer, 1971 GUNS AT BATASI, Richard Attenborough, 1964, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright THE MAN UPSTAIRS, Richard Attenborough, 1958 THE GREAT ESCAPE, Gordon Jackson, Donald Pleasence, Richard Attenborough, James Garner, 1963 THE GREAT ESCAPE, Richard Attenborough, Steve McQueen, 1963 THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Attenborough, 1968 THE GREAT ESCAPE, Richard Attenborough, 1963 THE GREAT ESCAPE, Richard Attenborough, Gordon Jackson, Steve McQueen, 1963 I'M ALL RIGHT JACK, Terry-Thomas, Richard Attenborough, 1959 10 RILLINGTON PLACE, Richard Attenborough, 1971

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      32% 58% Closing the Ring Director - 2007
      No Score Yet 55% Puckoon Writer-Director (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 81% The Railway Children The Old Gentleman (Character) - 2000
      83% 69% Light Keeps Me Company Self - 2000
      17% 56% Grey Owl Director,
      Producer
      $314.5K 1999
      86% 81% Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Jacob (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diana, Queen of Hearts Narrator,
      Director
      - 1998
      83% 86% Elizabeth Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley (Character) $30.1M 1998
      54% 51% The Lost World: Jurassic Park John Hammond (Character) $229.1M 1997
      11% 50% In Love and War Director,
      Producer
      $14.5M 1996
      95% 89% Hamlet English Ambassador (Character) $4.4M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet E Equals MC2 The Visitor (Character) - 1996
      60% 62% Miracle on 34th Street Kris Kringle/'Santa Claus' (Character) $17.2M 1994
      97% 89% Shadowlands Director,
      Producer
      $25.0M 1993
      92% 91% Jurassic Park John Hammond (Character) $415.3M 1993
      60% 81% Chaplin Director,
      Producer
      $8.3M 1992
      74% 87% Cry Freedom Director $4.9M 1987
      48% 61% A Chorus Line Director $14.2M 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of Gandhi: Mr. Attenborough and Mr. Gandhi Self - 1983
      89% 92% Gandhi Director - 1982
      33% 28% The Human Factor Colonel John Daintry (Character) - 1979
      87% 64% Magic Director - 1978
      91% 85% The Chess Players General Outram (Character) - 1977
      59% 85% A Bridge Too Far Director - 1977
      44% 21% Rosebud Edward Sloat (Character) - 1975
      No Score Yet 32% Ten Little Indians Judge Arthur Cannon (Character) - 1975
      63% 39% Conduct Unbecoming Maj. Lionel E. Roach (Character) - 1975
      25% 40% Brannigan Cmdr. Swann (Character) - 1975
      55% 51% Young Winston Director - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Loot...Give Me Money, Honey! Unknown (Character) - 1972
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Severed Head Palmer Anderson (Character) - 1971
      64% 85% 10 Rillington Place John Reginald Christie (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Grenade Gen. Charles Whiteley (Character) - 1970
      61% 68% The Magic Christian Oxford Coach (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet 33% Loot Inspector Truscott (Character) - 1970
      75% 73% Oh! What a Lovely War Director,
      Producer
      - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Only When I Larf Silas (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 45% The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom Robert Blossom (Character) - 1968
      29% 57% Doctor Dolittle Albert Blossom (Character) - 1967
      85% 88% The Sand Pebbles Frenchy Burgoyne (Character) - 1966
      83% 81% The Flight of the Phoenix Lew Moran (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet 47% The Third Secret Alfred Price-Gorham (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 77% Guns at Batasi Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale (Character) - 1964
      78% 83% Seance on a Wet Afternoon Billy Savage (Character),
      Producer
      - 1964
      94% 95% The Great Escape Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett 'Big X' (Character) - 1963
      67% 83% The L-Shaped Room Producer - 1963
      No Score Yet 69% All Night Long Rod Hamilton (Character) - 1962
      80% 60% Only Two Can Play Gareth L. Probert (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet 44% The Dock Brief Herbert Fowle (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial and Error Herbert Fowle (Character) - 1962
      100% 91% Whistle Down the Wind Producer - 1962
      88% 75% I'm All Right, Jack Sidney De Vere Cox (Character) - 1960
      80% 79% The Angry Silence Tom (Character),
      Producer
      - 1960
      83% 83% The League of Gentlemen Lt. Richard Lexy (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet S.O.S. Pacific Whitey Mullen (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 43% Breakout Capt. 'Bunter' Phillips (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jet Storm Ernest Tilley (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man Upstairs Peter Watson (Character) - 1959
      60% 72% Dunkirk Holden (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 61% Sea of Sand Brody (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Affection Stephen Leigh (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brothers in Law Henry Marshall (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Baby and the Battleship Knocker White (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 79% Private's Progress Pvt. Percival Henry Cox (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 50% The Ship That Died of Shame George Hoskins (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight O'Clock Walk Tom Manning (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 30% The Gift Horse Dripper Daniels (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Father's Doing Fine Dougall (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hell Is Sold Out Pierre Bonnet (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 78% The Magic Box Jack Carter (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet 50% Operation Disaster Stoker Snipe (Character) - 1951
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boys in Brown Jackie Knowles (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lost People Unknown (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet 82% The Guinea Pig Jack Read (Character) - 1948
      95% 85% Brighton Rock Pinkie Brown (Character) $10.6K 1948
      No Score Yet 20% Dulcimer Street Percy Boon (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing with Crime Ted Peters (Character) - 1947
      97% 93% A Matter of Life and Death An English Pilot (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Flight Jack Arnold (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet School for Secrets Jack Arnold (Character) - 1946
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Together David Wilton (Character) - 1945
      90% 74% In Which We Serve Midshipman (Character) - 1942