Richard AttenboroughRichard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, (; 29 August 192324 August 2014) was an English actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He was the president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), as well as the life president of Chelsea FC. He joined the Royal Air Force during the Second World War and served in the film unit, going on several bombing raids over Europe and filming the action from the rear gunner's position. He was the older brother of broadcaster Sir David Attenborough and motor executive John Attenborough. He was married to actress Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death.
For his directorial debut, 1969's ''Oh! What a Lovely War'', Attenborough was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction and would be nominated again for his films ''Young Winston'', ''A Bridge Too Far'', and ''Cry Freedom''. He won two Academy Awards for ''Gandhi'' in 1983: Best Picture and Best Director. The BFI ranked ''Gandhi'' the 34th greatest British film of the 20th century. Attenborough also won four BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and the 1983 BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement. As an actor, he is best remembered for his roles in ''Brighton Rock'' (1948), ''I'm All Right Jack'' (1959), ''The Great Escape'' (1963), ''The Sand Pebbles'' (1966), ''Doctor Dolittle'' (1967), ''10 Rillington Place'' (1971), ''Jurassic Park'' (1993), and ''Miracle on 34th Street'' (1994). Provided by Wikipedia