David Attenborough

David Attenborough

Who is David Attenborough?

David Attenborough (born 8 May 1926) is an English broadcaster, screenwriter, actor, and natural historian. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitutes a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth. He is 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 only person to have won BAFTAs for programs in each of black and white, color, HD, 3D, and 4K. In 2018 and 2019 he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator.

What is David Attenborough famous for?

He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitutes a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth. Attenborough is also considered a national treasure in the UK. Attenborough started from Radio Presenter after he joined the ‘BBC’ in 1952 and worked as a producer for the Talks department. His earliest projects included a series titled ‘Animal, Vegetable, Mineral? and Song Hunter.’ He produced an animal-collecting expedition series, like ‘The Pattern of Animals', ‘Zoo Quest’, first broadcasted in 1954 under the ‘BBC Natural History Unit’. In 1957, he constructed the ‘Travel and Exploration Unit’ to promote ‘Zoo Quest’,‘Travellers' Tales’ and ‘Adventure’ series. In 1965, he became the controller of ‘BBC Two.’ The programs included music, arts, entertainment, archaeology, experimental comedy, travel, drama, sport, business, science, and natural history. In 1969, he was promoted as director of programs, responsible for the output of both ‘BBC’ channels. However, he stayed in broadcasting only.

In 1976,‘BBC’ signed a co-production deal with ‘Turner Broadcasting’ to move ‘Life on Earth’ into production thereby marking his name in broadcasting history and generating huge international sales for the ‘BBC.’ In the early 1990s, he presented ‘Life in the Freezer’ and ‘The Private Life of Plants.’ He broadcasted ‘The Life of Mammals',‘Life in the Undergrowth’ in 2002, and ‘Life in Cold Blood,’ in 2008. He has also worked on 3D documentaries like ‘Sky 3D,’ and ‘Conquest of the Skies,’ He has been a part of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Tweet of the Day’ as a presenter since 2014. He also presented the popular documentary series ‘Blue Planet II’ (2017). He was the narrator of the five-part series ‘Dynasties.’ He also narrated Netflix’s eight-part documentary series ‘Our Planet’ (2019). The same year, he narrated the natural history documentary ‘Wild Karnataka.’ Due to his outstanding work in the field of broadcast and history, he has been awarded many great honors and praises.

Who is David Attenborough wife?

In 1950, Attenborough married Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel, unfortunately, she died in 1997. The couple had two children, Robert and Susan. Robert is a senior lecturer in bioanthropology for the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University in Canberra. Susan is a former primary school headmistress.

What age is David Attenborough?

David Attenborough is now 93 years old. His full name is Sir David, Frederick Attenborough. His nationality is English and belongs to White ethnicity. His zodiac is Taurus and his religion is Christianity. David Attenborough was born on May 8, 1926, in Isleworth, Middlesex, England, to parents, Mary, and Frederick Attenborough. He grew up in College House on the campus of the University College, Leicester, where his father was principal. He is the middle son among the three sons of his parents. His elder brother, Richard who died in 2014 and his younger brother John died in 2012. Attenborough spent his childhood collecting fossils, stones, and natural specimens. He was educated at the ‘Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys.’ In 1945, he won a scholarship to ‘Clare College’ of ‘Cambridge University’ from where he graduated with a degree in natural sciences. In 1947, he was called up for national service in the ‘Royal Navy’ and spent two years stationed in North Wales and the Firth of Forth.

How tall is David Attenborough?

David Attenborough stands 5feet and 10inches tall. He had blue eyes and blonde hair. His weight and other body measurements are still not known. During his youth times, he was a very hot and handsome looking guy. Attenborough has married a beautiful lady named Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel. Attenborough has straight sexuality.

What is the net worth of David Attenborough?

David Attenborough's net worth is estimated at $35 million as of 2019. His major source of income is his profession of broadcasting varieties of shows, documentaries, related to life, animals, plants and their history and habitation on BBC TV channel. His salary is still not revealed. Other information regarding his cars, houses, businesses and other assets are still not reported.


David Attenborough
Quick Facts of David Attenborough
Celebrated Name David Attenborough
Age -1 years old
Nick Name David Attenborough
Birth Name David Frederick Attenborough
Birth Date 1926 -05-08
Gender Male
Profession Broadcaster
Nationality British
Place of Birth Isleworth, United Kingdom
Education Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Clare College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and University College London
Father Frederick Attenborough
Mother Mary Attenborough
Brother Richard Attenborough and John Attenborough
Sister Irene Bejach and Helga Bejach
Marital Status Divorced
Wife Ex-Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel
Ethnicity white
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Taurus
Net Worth $35 million
Height 5 ft and 10 inches
Hair Color blonde
Eye Color blue
Famous for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, the nine natural history documentary series forming the Life collection that together constitutes a comprehensive survey of animal and plant life on Earth
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