Richard Attenborough who was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England,is an English actor, film director and producer and entrepreneur. He is the former President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
As an actor he is best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, Miracle on 34th Street and Jurassic Park.
Attenborough started as a stage actor. His debut film was Which We Serve in 1942.
In the late 1950s, Attenborough formed a production company, Beaver Films, with Bryan Forbes.