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Richard Attenborough

(1923-2014), Actor, producer and director; brother of Sir David Attenborough

Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough

Sitter in 10 portraits
Actor, director, producer Richard Attenborough made his film debut in In Which We Serve (1942) and played leading roles and character parts throughout the next two decades in films such as Brighton Rock (1947). In 1959 he also turned to producing forming a partnership with Bryan Forbes. In 1969 he directed his first film, Oh What a Lovely War!. Gandhi (1982) was his greatest success for which he received Academy Awards for Best Film and Best Director. Knighted in 1976 and created a Life Peer in 1993.

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Richard Attenborough; Sheila Sim, by Reuben Saidman - NPG x198285

Richard Attenborough; Sheila Sim

by Reuben Saidman
bromide press print, 1950
NPG x198285

Richard Attenborough, by Unknown photographer - NPG x342

Richard Attenborough

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1971
NPG x342

Ben Kingsley; Richard Attenborough, by Lord Snowdon - NPG x34553

Ben Kingsley; Richard Attenborough

by Lord Snowdon
chromogenic print, 1982
NPG x34553

Richard Attenborough, by Cornel Lucas - NPG x127247

Richard Attenborough

by Cornel Lucas
bromide print, 1982
NPG x127247

Richard Attenborough, by Jillian Edelstein - NPG x31005

Richard Attenborough

by Jillian Edelstein
bromide fibre print, 1985
NPG x31005

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