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1923: Richard Attenborough: One of the Few Actors who Received the Title of Lord

1923: Richard Attenborough: One of the Few Actors who Received the Title of Lord
Photo Credit To flickr.com/ Richard Attenborough by BagoGames

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  • Historical event:
  • 29 August 1923
  • Richard Attenborough, one of the few people in the film industry who received the title of lord, was born on this day in 1923. Therefore, he was addressed as the "Baron Attenborough, of Richmond upon Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames". In the UK, barons, viscounts, counts and marquises are addressed as “lords”.
  • For example, Attenborough became famous for his role in Jurassic Park, i.e. the role of John Hammond, the rich man who founded the park with dinosaurs. Furthermore, Attenborough starred in about sixty films. He is also known as director, and won two Oscars for the film Gandhi in 1982 (the Best Director and the Best Film).
  • His younger brother is David Attenborough, who is known for his numerous documentaries about wildlife.
  • Laurence Olivier also received the title of lord in 1970. Only a few other actors have held this title (there were more knights, who held the title of sir, among actors).

Richard Attenborough, one of the few people in the film industry who received the title of lord, was born on this day in 1923.

Therefore, he was addressed as the “Baron Attenborough, of Richmond upon Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames”. In the UK, barons, viscounts, counts and marquises are addressed as “lords”.

For example, Attenborough became famous for his role in Jurassic Park, i.e. the role of John Hammond, the rich man who founded the park with dinosaurs.

Furthermore, Attenborough starred in about sixty films. He is also known as director, and won two Oscars for the film Gandhi in 1982 (the Best Director and the Best Film).

His younger brother is David Attenborough, who is known for his numerous documentaries about wildlife.

Laurence Olivier also received the title of lord in 1970. Only a few other actors have held this title (there were more knights, who held the title of sir, among actors).

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