Richard Attenborough (born August 29, 1923 in Cambridge, England) is the Academy Award-winning director and producer of "Gandhi." He first began his film career as a character in actor in British classics such as "Ten Little Indians" and international hits like "The Great Escape". After graduating from the…more
Sir Richard received an Honorary Doctorate of Drama from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in November 2008.
Richard was awarded the Patricia Rothermere Award for his "lifelong service to theatre" at the 2003 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Richard was made a Fellow of King's College, in London, in the year 1993.
Richard was made a Freeman of the City of Leicester, in 1990.
The world-famous director, Steven Spielberg, has named him as an influence.
He was the first to person to star in Agatha Christie's stage version of "The Mousetrap" in 1952, now the longest-running play in the world.
Richard is the Chancellor of the University of Sussex, in England.
Richard is the Chariman of Capital Radio, a London radio station owned by GCap Media.
Richard won an Academy Award for Best Producer in 1982 for the movie Gandhi.
Richard was a close friend of the English actor Sir John Mills for many years, and gave the eulogy at his funeral in April 2005.
From 1971 to 1994 Richard was the vice-president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Richard is the president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), which is based in Bloomsbury, London.
In 1964 Richard won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie, Guns at Batasi.
Richard is the president of the British Academy of Film and Televison Arts (BAFTA).
Richard is actively involved in the project to develop a film industry in Wales, commonly referred to as "Valleywood".
Richard won the Golden Globe for Best Director in 1983 for his movie, Gandhi.
Richard has won two Golden Globe awards for Best Supporting Actor. These were back-to-back wins in 1967 and 1968 for the movies, The Sand Pebbles, and the original, Doctor Dolittle.
Richard has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Director twice. These were for the movies, A Choris Line and Cry Freedom.
Richard won the Academy Award in 1982 for Best Director in the movie Gandhi.
Richard has been married to British actress Sheila Sim since 1945.
In December 2004, Richard's eldest daughter, Jane Holland, as well as her daughter, Lucy, and her mother-in-law, also named Jane, were killed in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
Richard was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1976.
Richard was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1967.
Richard was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester.