Person of the month – August 2013


1923

Born Richard Samuel Attenborough in Cambridge, England on 29th August

1923

1943

First accredited film role as “Railway Worker” in “It Started at Midnight” (Original Title: Schweik’s New Adventure)

1943

1947

His breakthrough role as violent gangster, Pinkie Brown, in “Brighton Rock”

1947

1952

In original cast for “The Mousetrap”, the longest running stage show in the world.

1952

1963

Stars as “RAF Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett ("Big X")” in “The Great Escape”

1963

1969

His directorial debut “Oh! What a Lovely War”

1969

1976

Awarded a Knighthood and becomes Sir Richard Attenborough CBE

1976

1987

Directs Denzel Washington in Cry Freedom in which he wins an Oscar for Best Supporting Role

1987

1993

Made a Life-Peer and becomes The Rt. Hon. Lord Attenborough

1993

2002

Becomes President of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Awards)

2002

2003

Becomes President of RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)

2003

2012

The Richard Attenborough Stage opens at Pinewood Studios

2012