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Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Frederick Attenborough is an English broadcaster and naturalist, narrating BBC series such as Planet Earth.

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Famous Facts

  • Sir David Attenborough is a much-loved and respected broadcaster and the face and voice of British natural history television programmes
  • He spent his childhood collecting fossils and specimens, including a piece of amber with prehistoric creatures trapped inside, which many years later inspired his programme The Amber Time Machine
  • Attenborough's presenting style has been parodied many times by comedians. In a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch Michael Palin played Attenborough searching in the jungle for the legendary 'Walking Tree of Dahomey' (Quercus Nicholas Parsonus)
  • He wrote and presented nine series of a programme called Life. Together they form a comprehensive exploration of all life on Earth. Other landmark series include Blue Planet and Planet Earth.