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Richard Attenborough

Actor, Director, Producer
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Net worth 2018: $20 Million
Residence: Cambridge, England
Country: British
BirthDay: 29 August 1923
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: August 24, 2014

Richard Attenborough was bornon 29 August 1923 in Cambridge, England, British, is Actor, Director, Producer. The man who brought to life on screen the life and teachings of the great leader of the Indian nationalist movement, Mohandas Gandhi, in the movie ‘Gandhi’, Richard Attenborough was an actor, film director and producer. Attenborough as an actor had already made a mark for himself in Hollywood, but when he directed the film, ‘Gandhi’, he became a legend of sorts. He began his acting career as a theatre artist before moving on to work in films. A prolific actor, he worked tirelessly and was one of the most talented British actors ever to grace the silver screen. Born to a scholar and academician father, young Richard chose an unlikely profession for himself. But he definitely imbibed his parents’ dedication towards their respective professions, their idealism and sense of social responsibility. Starting out as an actor, he was initially stereotyped as someone who played cowards. But Attenborough was no coward in real life and lived the life of a highly principled man. After a successful stint as an actor he took to direction and made several successful movies like ‘Gandhi’ and ‘Cry Freedom’, both based on the lives of social activists.


$20 Million


He breathed his last on 24 August, 2014, shortly before his 91st birthday


He directed his last movie, ‘Closing the Ring’ in 2007


His daughter Jane perished in the Asian tsunami in 2004


The movie which became a super hit spawned a sequel, ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ in 1997 in which he reprised the role


He played the role of John Hammond in the 1993 science fiction ‘Jurassic Park’


He directed the film, ‘Cry Freedom’ in 1987 which was a movie based on the activities of the black social reformer Steve Biko, set in the apartheid era of South Africa


The 1982 movie ‘Gandhi’ is considered to be his masterpiece


Over the 1980s he took acting roles less frequently and focused more on direction


In 1977, he played a role in an Indian film directed by Satyajit Ray


He made his directorial debut with ‘Oh! What a Lovely War!’ in 1969


In 1966, he starred along with Steve McQueen and Richard Crenna in the period war film, ‘The Sand Pebbles’ which was the story of a rebellious U


He got the chance to appear in the ensemble cast of ‘The Great Escape’ in 1963 as Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett


Over this decade he appeared in several comedies like ‘Private’s Progress’ (1956) and ‘I’m All Right Jack’ (1959)


The 1950s were a very productive time for Attenborough who had by now become a popular actor


His breakthrough role came in 1947 when he played Pinkie Brown in the film noir, ‘Brighton Rock’ based on Graham Greene’s novel


His first film appearance was in 1942 though in an uncredited role


His parents adopted two German Jewish refugee orphan girls in 1939 and raised them in addition to their own three boys

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