Richard Attenborough

Born: 29 August 1923, Cambridge, Cambs.

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  • Gandhi

    Gandhi

    The icon of India’s independence movement was described in newsreels as “the little man”, but the ambition and scale of Richard Attenborough’s biopic are nothing short of colossal.

  • Brighton Rock

    Brighton Rock

    Nastier than anything else in 1940s British cinema, Richard Attenborough’s intense performance as teenage gangster Pinkie Brown elevates this adaptation of Graham Greene’s novel.

  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape

    A true-life WWII POW story gets all-star Hollywood treatment, topped by Steve McQueen’s iconic (and fictional) motorbike ride towards freedom.

  • I'm All Right Jack

    I'm All Right Jack

    Factory bosses’ scheming greed and their employees’ stubborn self-interest collide in this satire on the British at work and on strike.

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    In Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s audacious Technicolor fantasy, WWII airman David Niven finds himself summoned to heaven after surviving a plane crash that should have killed him.

  • In Which We Serve

    In Which We Serve

    In this wartime tribute to the courage of the British Navy, Noël Coward traces turbulent experiences across the ranks on an ill-fated destroyer.

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