David Attenborough

David Attenborough

Actor, Writer, Screenplay

BIO

Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 8 May 1926 in London, England) 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.

Birthday

May 8, 1926

Place of birth

London, England, UK

Known for

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Deep Blue

Deep Blue is a major documentary feature film shot by the BBC Natural History Unit. An epic cinem... Read more

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Hummingbirds: Jewelled Messengers

David Attenborough narrates this close up look at these tiny pollinators captured in flight as ne... Read more

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The Life of Birds

The definitive miniseries on the most colorful, popular and perfectly adapted creatures on earth,... Read more

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Attenborough and the Sea Dragon

Sir David Attenborough investigates the discovery of a 200 million year old Ichthyosaur on the Ju... Read more

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The Trials of Life

Each of the twelve 50-minute episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, fr... Read more

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Africa

Africa, co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and the Discovery Channel, focuses on wildlif... Read more

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Natural History Museum Alive

Regular opening times do not apply as we accompany Sir David Attenborough on an after-hours journ... Read more

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The Life of Mammals

The Life of Mammals is a nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenborough. A... Read more

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Gorillas Revisited with Sir David Attenborough

David Attenborough recounts his very personal experiences with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. E... Read more

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Nature: Fabulous Frogs

Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shed... Read more

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Planet Earth: The Future

Planet Earth: The Future is a 2006 BBC documentary miniseries on the environment and conservation... Read more

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Planet Earth II - Jungles

Jungles provide the richest habitats on the planet - mysterious worlds of high drama where extrao... Read more

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Madagascar

On the east side of the island, rugged mountains rise dramatically from the palm fringed Indian O... Read more

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Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough

Following his visit to the Great Barrier Reef in 1957, naturalist and broadcaster David Attenboro... Read more

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Legends of the Deep: Deep Sea Sharks

Groundbreaking documentary which follows a Japanese-led team of scientists as they attempt to she... Read more

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Planet Earth II - Deserts

The world's deserts force animals to come up with ingenious ways of coping with hostile condition... Read more

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8.3

Life

David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in this... Read more

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Planet Earth II - Islands

Wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough, beginning with a look at the remote islands ... Read more

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State of the Planet

David Attenborough investigates the latest scientific research to discover whether or not there i... Read more

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The Tribal Eye

Fascinating series of documentaries about tribes and the artifacts that they create as part of th... Read more

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The Blue Planet - Ocean World

The ocean's influence dominates the world's weather systems and supports an enormous range of lif... Read more

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The Blue Planet - Seasonal Seas

Shafts of sunlight are the vital source of energy used by the countless billions of plankton that... Read more

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A War on Science

When Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution nearly 150 years ago, he shattered the domi... Read more

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The Truth About Climate Change

Some extraordinary phenomena have taken place in recent times; Hurricane Katrina, the heat wave o... Read more

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The Blue Planet - Open Ocean

Endless blue stretches in every direction. The sea bed is a staggering eight kilometers deeper do... Read more

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The Blue Planet - Coral Seas

Coral reefs are the rainforests of the sea; fish compete for food, territory and mates within thi... Read more

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The Blue Planet - Tidal Seas

Tidal marshes are one of the most productive parts of the world. Numerous plants support numerous... Read more

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Great Natural Wonders of the World

David Attenborough sets out on a journey across the seven continents in search of the most impres... Read more

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The Penguin King

South Georgia - alone in a vast ocean. 900 miles from Antarctica, and a mere 100 miles long. A wi... Read more

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The Blue Planet - Coasts

The boundary between land and sea is an exciting place, with seabirds, turtles, and marine mammal... Read more

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Nature: Birds of the Gods

Living in the depths of the New Guinean Rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. Wh... Read more

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The Blue Planet - The Deep

The deep sea, which gets darker till no more sunlight penetrates at about a kilometer depth, and ... Read more

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Life in the Freezer

Series exploring the natural history of Antarctica. Read more

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The Blue Planet - Deep Trouble

For years man has ploughed the ocean in search of food and riches, but now we may be about to use... Read more

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Africa

Africa: Eye to Eye with the Unknown Read more

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David Attenborough Meets President Obama

On his 89th birthday, renowned English broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough pays his... Read more

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Planet Earth II - A World of Wonder

A compilation episode of the wildlife documentary series presented by David Attenborough, uncover... Read more

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Life Story

David Attenbourough narrates on the greatest of all adventures - the journey through life. Read more

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Planet Earth II - Cities

Cities are the newest habitat on Planet Earth. The series documents the wildlife in our cities. Read more

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Planet Earth II - Grasslands

Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the vast gatherings of wildlife, but to surv... Read more

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IMAX - Survival Island

Standing almost alone in the great Southern Ocean, South Georgia island plays host to some of the... Read more

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Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild

Over three very personal films, Sir David Attenborough looks back at the unparalleled changes in ... Read more

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Planet Earth II - Mountains

The wildlife documentary series with David Attenborough continues with a unique and intimate glim... Read more

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Flying Monsters 3D with David Attenborough

220 million years ago dinosaurs were beginning their domination of Earth. But another group of re... Read more

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Attenborough and the Giant Egg

David Attenborough returns to the island of Madagascar on a very personal quest. In 1960 he visi... Read more

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The Private Life of Plants

In The Private Life of Plants, David Attenborough takes us on a guided tour through the secret wo... Read more

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The Lost Gods of Easter Island

A simple, carved figure bought at an auction in New York leads David Attenborough on a global jou... Read more

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Planet Earth II

A decade ago, Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait ... Read more

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Attenborough's Journey

Following David Attenborough as he travels the globe to film his series, David Attenborough's Fir... Read more

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Life in Cold Blood

David Attenborough hosts this compelling documentary series that explores the world of reptiles a... Read more

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A Blank on the Map

In his now well-known role of narrator of wildlife expeditions, Attenborough accompanies a govern... Read more

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First Life

First Life is a 2010 British nature documentary series written and presented by David Attenboroug... Read more

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Blue Planet II

New stories from the greatest, yet least known parts of our planet – the oceans. Read more

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Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life

Darwin's great insight – that life has evolved over millions of years by natural selection – has ... Read more

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Darwin's Struggle: The Evolution of the Origin of Species

Documentary telling the little-known story of how Darwin came to write his great masterpiece, On ... Read more

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Attenborough at 90: Behind the Lens

As Sir David Attenborough turns 90, this intimate film presents new interviews, eye-opening behin... Read more

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Planet Earth

A documentary miniseries described by its makers as "the definitive look at the diversity of our ... Read more

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Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur

David Attenborough tells the story of the discovery and reconstruction in Argentina of the world'... Read more

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The Living Planet

David Attenborough discusses the biomass and life in a variety of eco-systems spanning many of th... Read more

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Planet Earth - From Pole to Pole

"Planet Earth" travels around the Earth, finding where the sun always shines and where it's rarel... Read more

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Superfish Bluefin Tuna

Rick Rosenthal goes on a quest that plumbs the secrets of the legendary bluefin tuna. This fish c... Read more

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The First Eden

Sir David Attenborough reviews the history of mankind's relationship with the natural world in th... Read more

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David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive

In this stunning new project Attenborough takes us on a journey through the world-famous Natural ... Read more

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Galapagos with David Attenborough

Two hundred years after Charles Darwin set foot on the shores of the Galápagos Islands, David Att... Read more

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Tales of Television Centre

Various actors, presenters, directors and other staff who have worked at the iconic BBC Televisio... Read more

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Life in the Undergrowth

David Attenborough's ground-breaking exploration of a group of organisms that are vast in number,... Read more

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Trek - Spy on the Wildebeest

Each year over 1.2 million wildebeest travel across the vast Serengeti plains and Kenya's Masai M... Read more

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Frozen Planet

Frozen Planet takes you on the ultimate polar expedition. This landmark 7-part series brings to t... Read more

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The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor

Explores the story behind the discovery of an early primate fossil, Darwinius masillae, nicknamed... Read more

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Life on Earth

David Attenborough's groundbreaking study of the evolution of life on our planet. Read more

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The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet, the definitive exploration of the Earth's final frontier is now over. From the d... Read more

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The Blue Planet - Frozen Seas

Life on the edge of a frozen sea is tough. Ice at both poles is constantly moving, and in winter ... Read more

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Attenborough and the Giant Elephant

David Attenborough investigates the remarkable life and death of Jumbo the elephant - a celebrity... Read more

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Nature's Great Events

Each year over one million wildebeest and zebra invade the Serengeti grasslands, making it a para... Read more

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The Blue Planet - Making Waves

The program takes a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of this epic series. High ad... Read more

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Zoo Quest in Colour

Thanks to a recent remarkable discovery in the BBC's Film Vaults, the best of David Attenborough'... Read more