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

Stairway to Heaven
Hamlet
Young Scarface
The Great Escape
Jurassic Park
The Chess Players
In Which We Serve
The Sand Pebbles

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
32% 58% Closing the Ring Director - 2007
No Score Yet 50% Puckoon Writer-Director (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 82% 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 - 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) $401.8M 1993
60% 81% Chaplin Director,
Producer
$8.3M 1992
74% 87% Cry Freedom Director $4.9M 1987
40% 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% 26% The Human Factor Colonel John Daintry (Character) - 1979
86% 64% Magic Director - 1978
91% 85% The Chess Players General Outram (Character) - 1977
63% 86% 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
67% 39% Conduct Unbecoming Maj. Lionel E. Roach (Character) - 1975
18% 41% Brannigan Cmdr. Swann (Character) - 1975
50% 53% Young Winston Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Loot...Give Me Money, Honey! Unknown (Character) - 1972
62% 85% 10 Rillington Place John Reginald Christie (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Severed Head Palmer Anderson (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Grenade Gen. Charles Whiteley (Character) - 1970
59% 68% The Magic Christian Oxford Coach (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 35% Loot Inspector Truscott (Character) - 1970
79% 72% 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
89% 88% The Sand Pebbles Frenchy Burgoyne (Character) - 1966
87% 81% The Flight of the Phoenix Lew Moran (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 43% The Third Secret Alfred Price-Gorham (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 79% Guns at Batasi Regimental Sgt. Major Lauderdale (Character) - 1964
78% 82% 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
No Score Yet 60% Only Two Can Play Gareth L. Probert (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 38% 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% 76% I'm All Right, Jack Sidney De Vere Cox (Character) - 1960
80% 79% The Angry Silence Tom (Character),
Producer
- 1960
86% 84% 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% 71% Dunkirk Holden (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 57% 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 50% The Ship That Died of Shame George Hoskins (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 79% Private's Progress Pvt. Percival Henry Cox (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight O'Clock Walk Tom Manning (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 33% 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
No Score Yet 20% London Belongs to Me Percy Boon (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing with Crime Ted Peters (Character) - 1947
95% 85% Young Scarface Pinkie Brown (Character) $10.6K 1947
97% 93% Stairway to Heaven 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% 75% In Which We Serve Midshipman (Character) - 1942