#312 Richard Attenborough / Marmaduke Hussey – 29 August 1923

Richard Attenborough

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Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE (born 29 August 1923) is an English actor, director, producer and entrepreneur. Attenborough has won two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes. He is the older brother of naturalist and wildlife filmmaker Sir David Attenborough. His breakthrough role was as a psychopathic young gangster in the film of Graham Greene’s novel Brighton Rock (1947). Attenborough worked prolifically in British films including Private’s Progress (1956) and I’m All Right Jack (1959), Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) and Guns at Batasi (1964), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He won the 1982 Academy Award for Best Director for his historical epic, Gandhi.

Marmaduke Hussey

Marmaduke James Hussey, Baron Hussey of North Bradley (29 August 1923 – 27 December 2006) was managing director at Associated Newspapers, before joining Times Newspapers as chief executive and managing director, a post he held from 1971-1980. He was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the BBC from 1986 to 1996, fulfilling two terms in that role.


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