HE was recently back on our screens in the epic new Blue Planet series and his voice is one of the most recognisable on the planet. But how old is David Attenborough and who were his brothers? Here's what you need to know. How old is David Attenborough and what series has he presented? Sir David Attenborough is a 91-year-old veteran broadcaster, who was born on May 8, 1926, in Isleworth, London. He is best known for presenting the nine Life series – which surveyed animal and plant life on planet earth. David, who was born in Isleworth, west London, is also known for narrating Wildlife On One (1977 - 2005), and over 50 episodes of Natural World. He later narrated The Blue Planet (2001), Planet Earth (2006) and Frozen Planet (2011). He is the only person to have won BAFTAs for programmes in black and white, colour, HD, and 3D. More recently, he has been narrating BBC One’s first 4K Ultra HD production, Life Story, since October 2014 - as well as Waking Giants. He also … [Read more...] about How old is Sir David Attenborough, what documentaries has he presented and who were his wife and brothers?
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YOU might think that at the ripe old age of 91, veteran naturalist David Attenborough would be ready to retire from the documentary game. But there are strong signs at the BBC that Sir David, recently voted Britain's best-loved celebrity, could be back on our screens in 2021, fronting a sequel to Frozen Planet. In 2011, the original series took viewers to Earth's most hostile, wintry landscapes, shining a light on freezing seas beneath Arctic glaciers and filming the creatures living at the peaks of snow-capped mountains. And The Times reports that after the phenomenal success of Blue Planet II, we can now expect a blockbuster second series of Frozen Planet in 2021, accidentally revealed by the BBC in a job ad for a producer with ice-diving experience. In the tell-tale listing, the BBC's Natural History Unit says it's after staff for a "new and ambitious" project which will showcase "the wonder and majesty of the frozen third of our planet". The new Frozen Planet will aim to raise … [Read more...] about Waterfalls of blood, fish with anti-freeze in their veins and fluorescent worms… are these the incredible sights we can expect from David Attenborough’s Frozen Planet II?
Sir David Attenborough opening Jurassic World 0 Have your say With a world to explore, Sir David Attenborough has seen the greatest of nature’s wonders A master at his craft, he is even at 91 setting a worldwide agenda on climate change and inspiring entire generations to change aspects of their everyday life. And while a world of new technology in the hands of today’s youth can bring ancient discoveries to life in a way that has never been seen before, he says there is more to it. Opening York’s new Jurassic World exhibition yesterday, he said what the city now has to offer is now something far greater – for not only does it recreate something spectacular but it also houses the real thing. “It’s thrilling to see this interactive 3D,” he said, having trialled new technologies reimagining great sea-beasts, discovered near Whitby in the 1850s. “It’s a marvellous piece of technology. But what is really important is that … [Read more...] about Sir David Attenborough opens Jurassic World exhibition in York
SIR David Attenborough has teed up a booming Easter for York by opening a ‘thrilling’ new dinosaur exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum. The 91-year-old naturalist and television presenter took a guided tour of Yorkshire’s Jurassic World today before meeting local schoolchildren, and spoke enthusiastically about the new technology which is giving visitors an immersive experience. The exhibition has opened just in time for the hordes of tourists expected to descend on the city for the Easter holidays - one of York’s busiest times for tourists. Excited pupils from Westfield Primary School used a virtual reality device to 'feed' branches to a sauropod at the Jurassic World exhibition, while an augmented reality ipad showed them how huge fossilised sea dragons, found on the Yorkshire Coast in the 19th century, would have looked when swimming around in their day. Sir David, who presented the most watched programme of last year, Blue Planet 2, said he had been … [Read more...] about Sir David Attenborough opens ‘thrilling’ dinosaur exhibition in York
TELEVISION legend Sir David Attenborough indulged himself in his childhood fascination with dinosaurs on a trip to the ancient city of York. The 91-year-old naturalist and television presenter formally opened the major new blockbuster exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum, Jurassic World, and described what he had seen as “thrilling”. Sir David took a guided tour of the spectacular show before meeting local schoolchildren, and spoke enthusiastically about the new technology which is giving visitors an immersive experience. Pupils from a local school used a virtual reality device to feed branches to a sauropod, while an “augmented reality” iPad showed them how huge fossilised sea dragons, found on the Yorkshire Coast in the 19th-century, would have looked when swimming around in their day. Sir David, who presented the most watched programme of last year, Blue Planet 2, said: “I have been interested in palaeontology and the world of dinosaurs and sea … [Read more...] about Sir David Attenborough goes face-to-face with dinosaurs