8 of 9 portraits of Richard Attenborough
by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1971
9 5/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (243 mm x 190 mm) image size
Bequeathed by David Dean, 1976
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Sitterback to top
- Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough (1923-2014), Actor, producer and director; brother of Sir David Attenborough. Sitter in 9 portraits.
Events of 1971back to top
Current affairsThe United Kingdom changes to the Decimal System for currency, getting rid of shillings, and guineas and simplifying the denomination of pounds into 100 pence. This brought the British pound sterling in line with other currencies and made computer calculation easier.
Art and scienceMichael Caine stars in the filmGet Carter, a British crime classic about a man who sets out to get bloody revenge on the gangsters that killed his brother.
InternationalThe Immigration Act consolidated previous legislation in order to limit immigration, by requiring applicants to hold a work permit and introduced the concept of right of abode.In Uganda, Idi Amin overthrows President Milton Obote and becomes dictator.
Exhibitions and displays
- Conscientious Objectors of the First World War
Until 5 February