Sheila Sim & Richard Attenborough

Sheila Sim and Richard Attenborough
1944 - 2014
Sheila Sim and Richard Attenborough  

Sheila Sim and Richard Attenborough were married for 69 years before Richard Attenborough died, leaving behind his partner and 3 children.

They had 3 children, Michael John (71), Jane (66) and Charlotte Isabel (62).


English Actress Sheila Sim was born Sheila Beryl Grant Sim on 5th June, 1922 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK and passed away on 19th Jan 2016 London, England, UK aged 93. She is most remembered for A Canterbury Tale (1944). Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

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.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1944 - 22nd Jan 1945 1 year
Married22nd Jan 1945 - 24th Aug 2014 69 years, 7 months
Total 1944 - 24th Aug 2014 70 years, 8 months

(22 January 1945 - August 24, 2014) his death (3 children) they were married for 69 years.
F1. Charlotte Isabel Attenborough
June 29, 1959 in London, England, UK
F2. Jane Mary Attenborough Holland September 30, 1955 - December 26, 2004
M3. Michael John Attenborough
February 13, 1950 in England, UK
Attenborough has been married to the English actress Sheila Sim since 1945. From 1949 until October 2012, they lived in Beaver Lodge on Richmond Green in London. The house was sold in October 2012 for £11.5 million, owing to the couple's deteriorating health.
On 26 December 2004, the couple's elder daughter, 49-year-old Jane Holland, as well as her mother-in-law, also named Jane and Attenborough's 15-year-old granddaughter Lucy, were killed when a tsunami caused by the Indian Ocean earthquake struck Khao Lak, Thailand where they were on holiday. A service was held on 8 March 2005 and Attenborough read a lesson at the national memorial service on 11 May 2005. His grandson Samuel Holland, who survived the tsunami uninjured and granddaughter Alice Holland, who suffered severe leg injuries, also read in the service. A commemorative plaque was placed in the floor of St. Mary Magdalen's parish church in Richmond. Attenborough later described the Boxing Day of 2004 as "the worst day of my life". Attenborough has two other children, Michael and Charlotte, an actress. Michael is a theatre director and the Artistic director of the Almeida Theatre in London and is married to actress Karen Lewis; they have two sons. Charlotte has three children.

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Relationship Timeline

August, 2014 - Breakup

29th June, 1959 - Child

30th September, 1955 - Child

13th February, 1950 - Child

22nd January, 1945 - Marriage

1944 - Hookup

Couple Comparison

Sheila Sim
Richard Attenborough
Sheila Sim
Richard Attenborough
Age (at start of relationship)
Hair Color
Eye Color
Brown - Dark


Michael JohnMale13th February, 195071 years old
JaneFemale30th September, 195566 years old
Charlotte IsabelFemale29th June, 195962 years old




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