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Birth Date: 8 May 1926
Birth Place: Isleworth
Known as: | Sir David Attenborough | | David Frederick Attenborough | | Sir David Frederick Attenborough |
Sex: male
Depicted by: | Sir David Attenborough; Richard Attenborough |
Awards: | Commander of the Order of the British Empire | | Commander of the Royal Victorian Order | | Kalinga Prize | | Princess of Asturias Award for Social Sciences | | Bodley Medal | | Founder’s Medal | | Cherry Kearton Medal and Award | | Nierenberg Prize | | International Cosmos Prize | | Linnean Tercentenary Medal | | Natural World Book Prize | | Benjamin Franklin Medal | | Order of Merit | | Companion of Honour | | Michael Faraday Prize | | Fellow of the Zoological Society | | Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science | | Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries | | Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology | | Fellow of the Linnean Society of London | | AAAS Fellow | | Caird Medal | | Honorary member of the British Ecological Society | | Fonseca Prize | | Knight Bachelor | | Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator | | Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator | | Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator | | Crystal Award | | Champions of the Earth | | Scottish Geographical Medal | | Livingstone Medal | | Emmy Award |
Birth date: 8 May 1926
Birth place: Isleworth
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Father: Frederick Attenborough
Mother: Mary Clegg
Spouses: | Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel |
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Siblings: Richard Attenborough John Attenborough
Native languages: | English |
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All languages: | English |
American Academy of Arts and Sciences Society of Antiquaries of London Zoological Society of London
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Member of: Royal Society
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Movements: | environmentalism |
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Also known as: | Sir David Attenborough | | David Frederick Attenborough | | Sir David Frederick Attenborough |
Native name: David Frederick Attenborough (English)
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Family name: | Attenborough |
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Copyright: works protected by copyrights
Citizenship: | United Kingdom |
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Education: | University College London | | Clare College | | Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys |
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Website: | https://attenboroughfilm.com |
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davidattenborough/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3p3WtGCfeVRvt3ytWNHQAg
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/SirDavidBBC
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Work period start: 1952
Work period end: 2012
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Fields of work: | conservation | | environmental protection |
Occupation: | actor | | film director | | screenwriter | | autobiographer | | journalist | | biologist | | director | | presenter | | naturalist | | television presenter | | television director | | environmentalist | | wildlife filmer |
Employer: | BBC |
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David Attenborough Biography and Interesting Facts

Sir David Frederick Attenborough (; born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster, biologist, natural historian and author. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection, a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth. Attenborough was a senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s. First becoming prominent as host of Zoo Quest in 1954, his filmography as writer, presenter and narrator has spanned eight decades; it includes Natural World, Wildlife on One, the Planet Earth franchise, The Blue Planet and its sequel. He is the only person to have won BAFTA Awards in black and white, colour, high-definition, 3D and 4K resolutions. Over his life he has collected dozens of honorary degrees and awards, including 3 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Narration. While Attenborough's earlier work focused more on the wonders of the natural world, his later work has been more vocal in support of environmental causes. He has advocated for restoring planetary biodiversity, limiting population growth, switching to renewable energy, mitigating climate change, reducing meat consumption, and setting aside more areas for natural preservation. On his broadcasting and passion for nature, NPR stated he "roamed the globe and shared his discoveries and enthusiasms with his patented semi-whisper way of narrating". He is widely considered a national treasure in the UK, although he himself does not like the term. He is the younger brother of the late director, producer and actor Richard Attenborough, and older brother of the late motor executive John Attenborough.

Life and family

Attenborough was born on 8 May 1926 in Isleworth, Middlesex, and grew up in College House on the campus of the University of Leicester, where his father, Frederick, was principal. He is the middle of three sons; his elder brother, Richard (died in 2014), became an actor and director, and his younger brother, John (died in 2012), was an executive at Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo. During the Second World War, through a British volunteer network known as the Refugee Children's Movement, his parents also fostered two Jewish refugee girls from Germany.Attenborough spent his childhood collecting fossils, stones, and natural specimens. He received encouragement when a young Jacquetta Hawkes admired his collection. He spent much time in the grounds of the university. Aged around 11, he heard that the zoology department needed a large supply of newts, which he offered through his father to supply for 3d each. The source, which he did not reveal at the time, was a pond right next to the department. A year later, his adoptive sister Marianne gave him a piece of amber containing prehistoric creatures; some sixty years later, it would be the focus of his programme The Amber Time Machine ... Read full biography