The long awaited autobiography by one of the world's best-loved actors and directors.
The story begins in 1983 with a famously weeping Attenborough accepting two Oscars when his film" Gandhi "broke all previous records to win a total of eight Academy awards. Hawkins, 67, is Attenborough's publicist, confidante, co-producer and long-term business partner.
Attenborough will reflect on the highs and lows of a long life both in and out of the public gaze. Few know, for instance, that he once risked prison on a matter of conscience or that, as an air-gunner cameraman, he took part in bombing raids over Germany during the war. More poignantly, Attenborough will finally break his silence about his long-running friendship with Princess Diana, and the tsunami tragedy that robbed him of his eldest daughter and granddaughter in December 2004.
At 82, Richard Attenborough is the celebrity peer, happily married since 1945, reflecting on a lifetime of ceaseless activity as a film-star, director, producer, company chairman and charitable campaigner.
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The long awaited autobiography by one of the world's best-loved actors and directors.About the Author:
Famous for more than sixty film performances, beginning in wartime with In Which We Serve and continuing with such classics as Brighton Rock, The Angry Silence, 10 Rillington Place, The Great Escape, Miracle on 34th Street and Spielberg's Jurassic Park, Richard Attenborough has always fought tenaciously for the survival of British cinema.As a producer/director he has also been the driving force behind Gandhi, Oh! What a Lovely War, A Bridge Too Far, Cry Freedom and Shadowlands.
The elder brother of eminent naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, and husband of actress, Sheila Sim, he was knighted in 1976, appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in 1987 and became a life peer in 1993.He has chaired numerous professional organisations including Channel 4 Television and the British Film Institute and, over the years, has worked tirelessly for a wide range of British and international charities.
Diana Hawkins, formerly a broadcaster and latterly a film producer, wrote the storyline for Chaplin and, as Diana Carter, three novels and a children's book.She is currently an executive director of Dragon International Studios, a company chaired by Richard Attenborough, which is building a new film making facility in South Wales.
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