Richard Attenborough

Director and Actor Richard Attenborough Full Name: Richard Attenborough


Profession: Director and Actor
Why Famous: Attenborough, the brother of naturalist David Attenborough, is best known for directing the landmark 1983 film Gandhi, which won him the Academy Award for Best Director; the film also won Best Picture.

As an actor he was known for starring in films such as Jurassic Park (1993) and The Great Escape (1963).

Born: August 29, 1923
Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: August 24, 2014 (aged 90)

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