Richard Attenborough Overview:

Legendary actor, Richard Attenborough, was born Richard Samuel Attenborough on Aug 29, 1923 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Attenborough died at the age of 91 on Aug 24, 2014 in London, England .

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Richard Attenborough was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Director for Gandhi in 1982.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1982Best DirectorGandhi (1982)N/AWon
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Richard Attenborough Quotes:

Bill Randall (skipper of 1087: But don't forget I'm in this with you and Birdie.
George Hoskins: Look, let me deal with the sordid details. They're right my street. You're happy with the ship. I'll leave that to you.
Bill Randall (skipper of 1087: Okay, I'm responsible for 1087. Then I'd better know what she's expected to do.
George Hoskins: Oooh! For Pete's sake, is the ship goin' to have a say in the kinds of jobs we take on?
Bill Randall (skipper of 1087: She won't ask any questions certainly.
George Hoskins: Like the ideal woman, aay? She does what you want when you want it. If we knew the way and could set a course for Hell, she'd go!


Pinkie Brown: [on the record he made earlier] You wanted a recording of my voice, well here it is. What you want me to say is 'I love you'...
Pinkie Brown: [the record - scratched when he tried to destroy it - suddenly jumps] ... I love you... I love you... I love you... I love you...
[Fin. Last lines]


Lew Moran: If you marched a hundred and six miles by the stars and your calculations were just one per cent out, you could pass the Eiffel Tower in daylight and never even see it.


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Richard Attenborough Facts
2002-: Third president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Created an honorary D.Litt of the Universities of Leicester, Kent and Sussex in 1970, 1981 and 1987 respectively.

He was a close friend of Diana, Princess of Wales, and he coached her privately to help her become more confident about speaking in public in the early years of her marriage. She always called him "Dickie".

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