David Attenborough

David Attenborough

Known for: Acting
Biography: 1926-05-08 (98 years old)

Biography

Sir David Attenborough (8th May 1926) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine "Life" series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all life on the planet. He is also a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s.


He is the younger brother of director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough.

Filmography

all 265

self 219

Movies 156

TV Shows 109

Narrator 29

Writer 2

Producer 1

Self (archive footage)
The Deepest Breath

The Deepest Breath (2023)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Satoyama

Satoyama (2022)

TV
Self - Presenter & Narrator
The Green Planet

The Green Planet (2022)

TV
Self - Narrator
Our Planet

Our Planet (2019)

TV
10
Self - Narrator
Dynasties

Dynasties (2018)

TV
Self - Narrator / Casting
Planet Earth II

Planet Earth II (2016)

TV
6.64
Self - Special Contributor
A Plastic Ocean

A Plastic Ocean (2016)

Movie
Narrator / Presenter
Wild City

Wild City (2016)

TV
Self - Narrator
The Hunt

The Hunt (2015)

TV
6.33
Self - Narrator
Deep Ocean

Deep Ocean (2015)

TV
Self - Presenter
Life Story

Life Story (2014)

TV
6
Self - Opening sequence voice
Björk: Biophilia Live

Björk: Biophilia Live (2014)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Africa

Africa (2013)

TV
6.67
Self - Director of Programmes
Tales of Television Centre

Tales of Television Centre (2012)

Movie
Self - Narrator
Madagascar

Madagascar (2011)

TV
6
Self - Presenter
First Life

First Life (2010)

TV
6
Self - Guest Presenter
Genius of Britain

Genius of Britain (2010)

TV
Self - Narrator
Life

Life (2009)

TV
3.67
Self - Guest
Skavlan

Skavlan (2009)

TV
Self - Narrator
Superfish

Superfish (2008)

Movie
himself / Script Consultant
Desert Lions

Desert Lions (2006)

Movie
Himself - Presenter / Screenplay
The Lost Gods of Easter Island

The Lost Gods of Easter Island (2000)

Movie
Self - Presenter / Writer
The Private Life of Plants

The Private Life of Plants (1995)

TV
Self - Presenter
The First Eden

The First Eden (1987)

TV
Himself - Documentary Narrator (voice)
A Zed & Two Noughts

A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

Movie
Self - Presenter
Nature

Nature (1982)

TV
1
Self - Presenter
Life on Earth

Life on Earth (1979)

TV
Self - Presenter
The Tribal Eye

The Tribal Eye (1975)

TV
Narrator / Writer
NOVA

NOVA (1974)

TV
4.75
Himself / Narrator / Self
Horizon

Horizon (1964)

TV
5.5
Self - Presenter
Science Is News

Science Is News (1959)

TV
Self / Producer / Writer
Zoo Quest to West Africa

Zoo Quest to West Africa (1955)

Movie
Self - Presenter
Zoo Quest

Zoo Quest (1954)

TV
Self - Guest
In Confidence

In Confidence

TV
Self - Presenter
Blue Planet III

Blue Planet III

TV

Ratings

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Information

Known For
Acting

Gender
Male

Birthday
1926-05-08 (98 years old)

Birth Place
London, England, UK

Height

Spouse
Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel

Father
Frederick Attenborough

Mother
Mary Clegg

Siblings
Richard Attenborough, John Attenborough

Citizenships
United Kingdom

Also Known As
David Frederick Attenborough, Sir David Attenborough, Дэвид Фредерик Аттенборо, Девід Аттенборо, 大卫·爱登堡, 大衛·艾登堡, デヴィッド・アッテンボロー, 大衛·艾登伯祿

Awards
Caird Medal, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Founder’s Medal, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, Scottish Geographical Medal, Cherry Kearton Medal and Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator, Natural World Book Prize, Companion of Honour, Crystal Award, Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science, Honorary member of the British Ecological Society, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Livingstone Medal, Linnean Tercentenary Medal, Fonseca Prize, Bodley Medal, International Cosmos Prize, Nierenberg Prize, Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences, Michael Faraday Prize, Champions of the Earth, Knight Bachelor, Benjamin Franklin Medal, Kalinga Prize, Emmy Award, Order of Merit

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