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David Attenborough

Mostly Credited As: David Attenborough
Sometimes Credited As: Sir David Attenborough

Birth Name: David Frederick Attenborough
Date Of Birth: May 08, 1926 (Age 88)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: London, England
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

David Attenborough

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Attenborough's Paradise Birds (2015)As: Himself (Presenter)
V.E. Day: Remembering Victory (2015)As: Himself
Life Story (2014)As: Himself (Narrator)
David Attenborough's Life (2014)As: Himself (Presenter)
Bowerbirds: The Art Of Seduction (2014)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Galapagos with David Attenborough (2013)As: Presenter
Africa (2013)As: Presenter
Micro Monsters with David Attenborough (2013)As: Himself (Presenter)
Wild Cameramen at Work (2013)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Meerkats: Secrets of an Animal Superstar (2013)As: Himself (Presenter)
David Attenborough's Rise of Animals (2013)As: Himself (Presenter)
David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities (2013)As: Himself (Presenter)
Tales of Television Centre (2012)As: Himself
Attenborough's Ark (2012)As: Himself
Attenborough: 60 Years In The Wild (2012)As: Himself (Presenter)
Frozen Planet (2011)As: Presenter
Madagascar (2011)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
The Genius of Britain (2010)As: Himself (Presenter)
David Attenborough's First Life (2010)As: Presenter
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009)As: Presenter
Life (UK) (2009)As: Narrator
Nature's Great Events (2009)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Tiger - Spy In The Jungle (2008)As: Himself
Life in Cold Blood (2008)As: Presenter
Planet Earth (2006)As: Presenter -- [Voice]
Life in the Undergrowth (2005)As: Presenter
The Life of Mammals (2002)As: Presenter
The Blue Planet (2001)As: Narrator
State of the Planet (2000)As: Presenter
The Life of Birds (1998)As: Presenter
The Private Life of Plants (1995)As: Presenter
The Wildlife Specials (1995)As: Presenter
Life in the Freezer (1993)As: Presenter
The Trials of Life (1990)As: Presenter
Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives (1989)As: Presenter
The First Eden (1987)As: Presenter
The Living Planet (1984)As: Presenter
Life on Earth (1979)As: Presenter
Wildlife on One (1977)As: Presenter
The Tribal Eye (1975)As: Presenter
Eastward With Attenborough (1973)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
The Miracle Of Bali (1969)As: Presenter
Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (1966)As: Himself (Presenter 1973)
Quest under Capricorn (1963)As: Himself
The People Of Paradise (1960)As: Presenter
Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958 (1955)As: Presenter
Zoo Quest (1954)As: Presenter
Episode Cast Credits 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  David Attenborough, Jessica Chastain, Gary Lineker, Harry Hill, McBusted 16x15: (Jan/23/2015) As Himself 
  Cameron Diaz, David Attenborough, Kathy Burke, Scissor Sisters 11x07: (May/25/2012) As Himself 

Good Morning Britain (2014) 
  December 31, 2014 01x176: (Dec/31/2014) As Himself 

The One Show (2006) 
  December 1, 2014 09x78: (Dec/01/2014) As Himself 
  February 18, 2014 08x132: (Feb/18/2014) As Himself 
  October 23, 2012 07x52: (Oct/23/2012) As Himself 
  October 26, 2011 06x76: (Oct/26/2011) As Himself 

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  David Attenborough, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B, Steve Carrell, Paolo Nutini 07x01: (Oct/18/2014) As Himself 
  David Attenborough, Ray Winstone, John Bishop, Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Doherty, Rizzle Kicks 05x11: (Dec/28/2013) As Himself 
  Eddie Izzard, David Attenborough, Dolph Lundgren, Russell Brand, Pulp 04x05: (Feb/02/2013) As Himself 
  Daniel Radcliffe, Noel Fielding, David Attenborough, Seal 02x03: (Jan/21/2012) As Himself 

Natural World (1983) 
  Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs 34x11: (Aug/28/2014) As Himself 
  The Real Jungle Book Bear 31x13: (Apr/05/2012) Voiced  Narrator 
  Animal House 31x06: (Sep/07/2011) As Himself 

The BAFTA Television Awards (1954) 
  The 60th BAFTA Television Awards 60x01: (May/18/2014) As Himself (Winner - Specialist Factual) 
  The 57th BAFTA Television Awards 57x01: (May/22/2011) As Himself 

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games (2014) 
  Day 12 01x51: (Feb/19/2014) As Himself 

Daybreak (2010) 
  December 31, 2013 04x84: (Dec/31/2013) As Himself 
  May 3, 2011 01x172: (May/03/2011) As Himself 

Edwardian Insects on Film (2013) 
  Edwardian Insects on Film 01x01: (Mar/19/2013) As Himself, [Featuring]

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007) 
  Series 12, Episode 23 12x23: (Feb/20/2013) As Himself 
  Series 4, Episode 15 04x15: (Jan/30/2009) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  February 18, 2013 25x114: (Feb/18/2013) As Himself 
  July 26, 2012 24x223: (Jul/26/2012) As Himself 
  May 23, 2012 24x179: (May/23/2012) As Himself 
  December 12, 2011 24x71: (Dec/12/2011) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 3, Show 104 03x104: (Feb/04/2013) As Himself 

In Confidence (2010) 
  David Attenborough 03x01: (2012) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  December 7, 2011 12x341: (Dec/07/2011) As Himself 
  July 13, 2011 12x194: (Jul/13/2011) As Himself 
  February 9, 2011 12x40: (Feb/09/2011) As Himself 
  November 4, 2010 11x308: (Nov/04/2010) As Himself 

Horizon (1964) 
  How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? 48x07: (Dec/09/2009) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  A War on Science 42x13: (Jan/26/2006) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Peter Andre, Sir David Attenborough, Eva Herzigova, Jay-Z 17x03: (Sep/18/2009) As Himself 
  David Attenborough, Emily Blunt, Clive Owen, U2 16x06: (Feb/27/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Ringo Starr, Sir David Attenborough, Samantha Janus, Rita Simons, Hot Chip 14x02: (Jan/18/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  David Attenborough, Morrissey, Pink, Gavin Henson 10x01: (Mar/24/2006) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 13, Show 34 13x34: (Oct/16/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

NOVA (1974) 
  Lord of the Ants 35x17: (May/20/2008) As Himself 
  Jewel of the Earth 33x11: (Feb/14/2006) As Himself (Presented by), [Starring Roles]

Parkinson (2004) (2004) 
  David Beckham, Peter Kay, Billy Connolly, Sir Michael Caine, Sir David Attenborough, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Edna Everage, Jamie Cullen 07x11: (Dec/16/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  David Attenborough, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Piers Morgan, Amy Winehouse 06x06: (Jun/16/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Susan Sarandon, Chris Tarrant, David Attenborough, Jamie Cullum 03x03: (Oct/22/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Andrew Marr Show (2005) 
  05 March 2006 01x24: (Mar/05/2006) As Himself 

The Terry and Gaby Show (2003) 
  Series 1, Show 84 01x84: (Sep/25/2003) As Himself 

Robbie The Reindeer (1999) 
  Legend Of The Lost Tribe 01x02: (Dec/25/2002) Voiced  David Attenborough 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Nigella Lawson, Eddie Izzard, David Attenborough 08x05: (Oct/26/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Breakfast Time (UK) (1983) 
  Episode 515 03x04: (Jan/07/1985) As Himself 
  Episode 262 02x13: (Jan/19/1984) As Himself 
  Episode 115 01x115: (Jun/24/1983) As Himself 

Wogan (1982) 
  Series 3, Show 3 03x03: (Jan/28/1984) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew

Life in the Undergrowth (2005)• Staff Writer
Zoo Quest (1954)• Producer
Destruction Of The Indian (1962)• Producer
Eastward With Attenborough (1973)• Producer
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life (2009)• Written By

Episode Crew


He is the younger brother of director and actor Lord Richard Attenborough.

He is also an anthropologist and is on the advisory board of BBC Wildlife magazine.

Attenborough was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys.

After working briefly for a publishing company, Attenborough joined the BBC's newly formed television service in 1952.

In his series, Attenborough rarely explicitly speaks about the mechanisms of evolution, except in Life on Earth, which was an entire series explicitly on the evolution of life.

He is an Atheist.

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