Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough
1923 - 2014
Richard Attenborough  British Actor

Richard Attenborough dating history


Richard Attenborough was previously married to Sheila Sim (1945 - 2014).


British Actor Richard Attenborough was born Richard Samuel Attenborough on 29th August, 1923 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK and passed away on 24th Aug 2014 London, England, UK aged 90. He is most remembered for The Great Escape, President of Denville Hall. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Richard Attenborough was in an on-screen matchup with Pier Angeli in SOS Pacific (1959).

Richard Attenborough is a member of the following lists: Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe (film) winners, BAFTA winners (people) and Best Director Academy Award winners.


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Married1 70 years, 8 months - -
Total1 70 years, 8 months - -


First Name Richard
Middle Name Samuel
Last Name Attenborough
Full Name at Birth Richard Samuel Attenborough
Alternative Name Dickie, Lord Attenborough, Lord Richard Attenborough, Sir Richard Attenborough, Richard Samuel Attenborough, Richard S. Attenborough, Richard Attenborough
Age 90 (age at death) years
Birthday 29th August, 1923
Birthplace Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Died 24th August, 2014
Place of Death London, England, UK
Cause of Death Natural causes
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Wyggeston Grammar School, Leicester, England
University Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Text Actor, Producer, Director
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Great Escape, President of Denville Hall
Year(s) Active 1942–2007
Official Websites,,,
Father Frederick Levi Attenborough
Mother Mary Clegg Attenborough
Brother David Attenborough, John Attenborough

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, Kt, CBE, FRSA (; 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. He was married to actress Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death.

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Richard Attenborough90 VirgoActor
Sheila Sim93 GeminiActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Michael JohnMale13th February, 195073 years oldSheila Sim
JaneFemale30th September, 195567 years oldSheila Sim
Charlotte IsabelFemale29th June, 195963 years oldSheila Sim


Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story2001Magog - Arbiter of Justice Great Council of Mac SlecTV Show
The Railway Children2000The Old GentlemanTV Movie
It's Itsy Bitsy Time1999GrandadTV Show
Elizabeth1998Sir William CecilMovie
Trespasser1998John Hammond (voice)Unknown
Tom and Vicky1998GrandadTV Show
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997John HammondMovie
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island1997John Hammond (voice)Unknown
E=mc21996The VisitorMovie
Hamlet1996English AmbassadorMovie
Miracle on 34th Street1994Kriss KringleMovie
Jurassic Park1993HammondMovie
The Human Factor1979Colonel John DaintryMovie
A Bridge Too Far1977Lunatic Wearing Glasses (uncredited)Movie
Shatranj Ke Khilari1977General OutramMovie
Brannigan1975Cmdr. SwannMovie
Conduct Unbecoming1975Maj. Lionel E. RoachMovie
Rosebud1975Edward SloatMovie
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab1974Judge CannonMovie
10 Rillington Place1971ChristieMovie
A Severed Head1971Palmer AndersonMovie
Masterpiece Classic1971The Old GentlemanTV Show
Loot1970Inspector TruscottMovie
The Last Grenade1970Gen. Charles WhiteleyMovie
David Copperfield1970Mr. TungayTV Movie
The Magic Christian1969Oxford CoachMovie
Only When I Larf1968SilasMovie
The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom1968Robert BlossomMovie
Doctor Dolittle1967Albert BlossomMovie
The Sand Pebbles1966Frenchy BurgoyneMovie
The Flight of the Phoenix1965Lew MoranMovie
Guns at Batasi1964Regimental Sgt. Major LauderdaleMovie
Seance on a Wet Afternoon1964BillMovie
The Third Secret1964Alfred Price-GorhamMovie
The Great Escape1963Bartlett 'Big X'Movie
All Night Long1962Rod HamiltonMovie
Only Two Can Play1962Gareth L. ProbertMovie
Trial and Error1962Herbert FowleMovie
The Lemoine Affair1961Narrator (voice)TV Movie
The Angry Silence1960Tom CurtisMovie
The League of Gentlemen1960LexyMovie
Upgreen - And at 'Em1960Movie
Breakout1959Capt. 'Bunter' PhillipsMovie
I'm All Right Jack1959Sidney De Vere CoxMovie
Jet Storm1959Ernest TilleyMovie
SOS Pacific1959Whitey MullenMovie
Desert Patrol1958BrodyMovie
Dunkirk1958John HoldenMovie
The Man Upstairs1958The Man UpstairsMovie
Brothers in Law1957Henry MarshallMovie
Strange Affection1957Stephen LeighMovie
Private's Progress1956Private CoxMovie
The Baby and the Battleship1956Knocker WhiteMovie
PT Raiders1955George HoskinsMovie
Eight O'Clock Walk1954Tom ManningMovie
Glory at Sea1952Ordinary Seaman 'Dripper' DanielsMovie
Father's Doing Fine1952DougallMovie
The Magic Box1951Jack CarterMovie
Hell Is Sold Out1951Pierre BonnetMovie
Operation Disaster1950Stoker SnipeMovie
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1950FalderTV Show
Boys in Brown1949Jackie KnowlesMovie
The Lost People1949JanMovie
Dulcimer Street1948Percy BoonMovie
The Outsider1948Jack Read - The BoyMovie
Brighton Rock1948Pinkie BrownMovie
Dancing with Crime1947Ted PetersMovie
The Smugglers1947Francis AndrewsMovie
Secret Flight1946Jack ArnoldMovie
Stairway to Heaven1946An English PilotMovie
Journey Together1945David WiltonMovie
Think It Over1945I.O.Z.Short Film
The Hundred Pound Window1944Tommy DraperMovie
It Started at Midnight1943Railway workerMovie
In Which We Serve1942Young StokerMovie
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john setonDec 21, 2010

attenborough excellent actor throughout the years-one of britains best along with rex harrison,james mason and william powell

Bohemian_SweetieBohemian_SweetieOct 9, 2008

I didn`t that he dated Pier Angeli...he`s a good filmmaker! ;-D

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