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Broadcaster, Naturalist
$35 Million
Net worth 2018
$200 Million
Miscellaneous
Industry
Film & Theater Personalities
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Residence
Memphis
British
Country
United States
08/05/1926
BirthDay
01/06/1937
1.78 m
Height
1.88 m
University of Cambridge, Clare College, Cambridge, University College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College
Education
Los Angeles City College - New York University,
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2008

Life in Cold Blood, broadcast in 2008, completed his collection of programmes on all the major groups of terrestrial animals and plants by showcasing reptiles and amphibians

2005

In 2005 and 2006, he backed a BirdLife International project to stop the killing of albatross by longline fishing boats, and gave public support to WWF's campaign for Borneo's rainforest

2002

Life on Air, his autobiography, was published in 2002 and is one of a number of his works which is available as a self-narrated audiobook

1990

In the early 1990s, he presented Life in the Freezer and The Private Life of Plants

1979

The ‘Life’ series, begun in 1979, forms a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet - the 96 natural history programmes written, presented, narrated and produced are immeasurable in terms of sales or impact

1977

He narrated every episode of Wildlife on One, a BBC One wildlife series which ran for 253 episodes between 1977 and 2005

1975

In 1975, he presented The Tribal Eye, The Explorers and Fabulous Animal

1969

In 1969, he was promoted as director of programmes responsible for the output of both BBC channels, but quit to answer the call to return to his first love—broadcasting

1967

In 1967, when BBC Two began its color broadcast, he introduced televised snooker and the BBC2 Floodlit Trophy to Television

1965

In 1965, he became the controller of BBC Two; he included music, arts, entertainment, archaeology, experimental comedy, travel, drama, sport, business, science and natural history in the schedule

1960

In the early 1960s, he resigned from the BBC to study social anthropology at the London School of Economics, but returned to the BBC as controller of BBC Two

1957

Following the establishment of the BBC Natural History Unit in 1957, he formed the Travel and Exploration Unit, to help him front Zoo Quest as well as Travellers' Tales and Adventure series

1954

Zoo Quest was first broadcast in 1954 and became the first of his many BBC Natural History Unit’s productions

1952

After his stint in the Navy, he joined the BBC in 1952 and subsequently became a producer for the Talks department - his earliest projects included Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? and Song Hunter

1950

In 1950, he married Jane Elizabeth EbsworthOriel; the couple had two children, Robert and Susan

1947

In 1947, he was called up for national service in the Royal Navy and spent two years stationed in North Wales and the Firth of Forth

1945

In 1945, he won a scholarship to Clare College of Cambridge University from which he obtained a degree in natural sciences

1926

David Attenborough was born on May 8, 1926 to Frederick Attenborough, the Principal of the University College, Leicester

2009

In 2009, he portrayed South African president Nelson Mandela in the Clint Eastwood directed sports drama ‘Invictus’

2007

He reprised this role in the sequel ‘Evan Almighty’ in 2007

2004

He acted in the sports drama film ‘Million Dollar Baby’ in 2004 in which he played Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, an elderly boxer

2003

He played God in the 2003 super-hit film ‘Bruce Almighty’ which also starred Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, and Jennifer Aniston

1995

He portrayed the South African president Nelson Mandela in the film ‘Invictus’ which was based on the events in South Africa before and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup

1994

The most notable among these was ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ (1994) which was based on the Stephen King novella ‘Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption’

1990

The prolific actor appeared in several movies over the 1990s

1989

In 1989, he starred in the comedy drama ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ which had been adapted from a play of the same name

1987

He got his first big film break in 1987 when he was cast as the violent pimp Fast Black in the film ‘Street Smart’

1984

His second marriage was to Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984

1980

Initially he could find only small roles in films like ‘Brubaker’ (1980), ‘Eyewitness’ (1981), ‘Harry & Son’ (1984) and ‘Marie’ (1985)

1971

Starting from 1971 he began appearing regularly on the television program for children, ‘The Electric Company’ which was an educational program aimed at teaching children how to read

1968

This led to his Broadway debut in 1968 in an all-black version of ‘Hello Dolly!’ also starring Pearl Bailey

1967

He made his off-Broadway debut in 1967 in the play ‘The Nigger Lovers’ which also starred Viveca Lindfors

1960

During the mid 1960s he joined the Opera Ring musical theater group and acted with a touring company version of ‘The Royal Hunt of the Sun’

1959

He quit his military career in 1959 on realizing that this was not what he wanted to do