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Sir David Attenborough's Biography

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Sir David Attenborough has been one of the world’s leading natural history documentary makers for over 60 years.

He was born in Isleworth, west London on 8 May 1926.

His brother Richard Attenborough was an acclaimed actor and director.

David Attenborough was knighted in 1985 and was given Britain’s highest honour, the Order of Merit.

David Attenborough joined the BBC in 1952.

Much of his time at the BBC has been spent programme making but he had a long stint in management including being controller of BBC Two.

Attenborough's highly regarded natural history television series include Life On Earth, Life in the Freezer, The Private Life of Plants, The Life of Birds, State Of The Planet, The Blue Planet, Life of Mammals, Life in the Undergrowth, Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, First Life, Flying Monsters 3D, Natural History Museum Alive 3D, Africa, Life Story, and Birds of Paradise.

In 2017, the BBC announced that Sir David Attenborough was to present a seven-part series Blue Planet II.

In January 2019, it was revealed that he was to present a series on BBC One entitled Seven Worlds, One Planet.

In June 2019, Sir David Attenborough appeared at Glastonbury to launch the series.

In August 2019, it was revealed that he would present a documentary Extinction: The Facts.

In October 2019, his Seven Worlds, One Planet received very positive reviews.

In 2020, at the age of 94, Sir David Attenborough broke Jennifer Aniston's record for the fastest time to reach a million followers on Instagram.

in the same year he was made a GCMG in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

In 2023, he hosted a BBC natural history series called Wild Isles.

In one of the episodes, Hamza Yassin was a cameraman filming golden eagles.

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