David Attenborough

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Born: 05/08/1926 in Isleworth, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (39)

Planet Earth II 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Hunt 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Narrator

Life Story 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Narrator

Life 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Narrator

Survival Island 2014 (Movie)

(Narrator)

The Bachelor King 3D 2012 (Movie)

(Narrator)

First Life with David Attenborough 1997 - 1999, 2007 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Flying Monsters 3D 2011 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Life in Cold Blood 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Host

Nova 1997 - 1999, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Planet: Seas of Life 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Flying Casanovas 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Song of the Earth With David Attenborough 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Japan's Secret Garden 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

State of the Planet With David Attenborough 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Human Face With John Cleese 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

David Attenborough's Natural World 1994 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Secret Life of Sharks 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Crocodiles! 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Attenborough in Paradise 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Wings Heading South 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Antarctica: Life in the Freezer 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Clive James 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Trials of Life 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Zed and Two Noughts 1988 (Movie)

of Wild-Life Footage (Narrator)

The First Eden 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Saving the Wildlife 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Attenborough's Big Birds (TV Show)

Host

Leopards of the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Planet Earth (TV Show)

Narrator

The Private Life of Plants (TV Show)

Actor

VE Day: Remembering Victory (TV Show)

Interviewee

Wild Wolves (TV Show)

Narrator
Writer (4)

Survival Island 2014 (Movie)

(Writer)

The Bachelor King 3D 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Flying Monsters 3D 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dragons of Galapagos 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Writer

Relationships

Richard Attenborough Actor

Brother
Born Aug. 29, 1923

Sheila Sim Actor

Sibling-In-Law

EDUCATION

Clare College, University of Cambridge

Natural Sciences Major.

Milestones

2011

Narrates "Frozen Planet"

2009

Narrates "Planet Earth"

2001

Narrates "The Blue Planet"

1990

Writes, produces and narrates "The Trials of Life"

1985

Writes, produces and narrates "The Living Planet"

1979

Writes, produces and narrates "Life on Earth"

1968

Oversees, among many other series, "Monty Python's Flying Circus"

1964

Becomes controller of BBC 2

1954

Launches "Zoo Quest" - first on-air appearance

1953

Produces first series, "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?"

1952

Joins the BBC's new television division

Bonus Trivia

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Was initially discouraged from appearing on camera because his employers thought his teeth were too big.

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Holds more than 31 degrees from British universities, the most of any single individual.

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Was the subject of two documentaries, "Life on Air" (2002) and "Attenborough The Controller" (2002)

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Named the most trusted celebrity in Britain in a 2006 Reader's Digest poll.

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Has numerous animals named for him, including a form of pleisosaur, a prehistoric fish, a flowering tree and a spider.

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London's Natural History Museum opened the Attenborough Studio as part of its Darwin Centre in 2009.

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Has been awarded, among many honors, the Michael Faraday Prize (2003), the Descartes Prize for Outstanding Science Communications Actions (2004), the National Television Awards' Special Recognition Award (2006), and the British Naturalists' Association Peter Scott Memorial Award (2007).

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