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Richard Attenborough

Director, Actor

MagicMagic (1978)
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith
Anthony Hopkins is tormented by his evil ventriloquist dummy in an off–kilter thriller, that misses a little screen magic. Scripted by William…
Human Factor, TheHuman Factor, The (1979)
Dir. Otto Preminger
Feat. Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi
Otto Preminger last film is a mild espionage affair, concerning a low–level British informant suspected of being a double agent. A hefty cast…
GandhiGandhi (1982) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox
Epic retelling of the life of the inspirational Indian leader with Ben Kingsley as 'The Mahatma'. Won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture.
A Chorus LineA Chorus Line (1985)
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas plays the cantankerous Broadway director in Sir Richard Attenborough's perfunctory adaptation of the highly successful stage musical.…
Cry FreedomCry Freedom (1987) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline
Potent political cinema based on the story of black South African activist Steve Biko (Denzel Washington), whose suspicious death was investigated by…
ChaplinChaplin (1992) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Hopkins
A reverent yet captivating biopic of comic genius Charlie Chaplin, boasting an uncanny central performance from Robert Downey Jnr. Commendably…
ShadowlandsShadowlands (1993) Recommended
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger
Anthony Hopkins is terrific as academic and children's author C.S. Lewis, who discovers a well of unfathomable emotion when his American divorcee…
Jurassic ParkJurassic Park (1993) Recommended
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum
All–time world box–office champ will be most remembered for the breakthrough computer effects that bring the Dinos to astonishing life.…
Miracle On 34th StreetMiracle On 34th Street (1994)
Dir. Les Mayfield
Feat. Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott
Richard Attenborough plays Kris Kringle, a department store Santa who defiantly thinks he's the real thing. Sweet remake of classic Christmas tale…
In Love and WarIn Love and War (1996)
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Chris O'Donnell, Sandra Bullock, Margot Steinberg
Semi–biographical account of the young, manful Ernest Hemingway's WWI romance/Florence Nightingale complex, based on Agnes von Kurowsky's…
Lost World, TheLost World, The (Jurassic Park 2) (1997)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite
Spielberg steals a few licks from KING KONG for this perfunctory JURASSIC PARK sequel. Yup, its more of the same, really, so its no surprise that the…
ElizabethElizabeth (1998) Recommended
Dir. Shekhar Kapur
Feat. Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Joseph Fiennes
Attended by much ballyhoo, Australian actress Cate Blanchett fruitfully represents England's famous Queen as a key player in the sex…
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatJoseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (1999)
Dir. Steven Pimlott, David Mallet
Feat. Donny Osmond, Joan Collins, Richard Attenborough
Early, Bible–story musical from the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice team and taken from the London Palladium production.
Grey Owl (1999)
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Pierce Brosnan, Annie Galipeau
True–story of Englishman Archie Belany, whose obsession with all things Native American led to his emigration to the North American wilderness,…
Railway Children, TheRailway Children, The (2000)
Dir. Catherine Morshead
Feat. Jenny Agutter, Michael Kitchen, Richard Attenborough
Reviving Edith Nesbit’s classic turn–of–the–century tale of three siblings displaced to the English countryside is this freshly…
Jack and the Beanstalk - The Real StoryJack and the Beanstalk - The Real Story (2001)
Dir. Brian Henson
Feat. Matthew Modine, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave
TV sequel to the fairytale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in which a descendant of Jack (Modine) must lift a family curse by returning the world of the…
PuckoonPuckoon (2002)
Dir. Terence Ryan
Feat. Elliott Gould, John Lynch, Griff Rhys-Jones
A flawed but unique adaptation of Spike Milligan's 1963 satirical novel set on the troubled borders of Northern Ireland in the 1920s. With a plot…
Closing the RingClosing the Ring (2007)
Dir. Richard Attenborough
Feat. Shirley Maclaine, Christopher Plummer, Mischa Barton
Richard Attenborough–directed romance set both in the '40s and present–day, following the wartime history of a ring and an unbreakable…

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