Tom Attenborough

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Tom Attenborough
Born (1986-10-13) 13 October 1986 (age 28)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Education St Paul's School
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge
Occupation Theatre director, voice actor
Years active 2000-present

Tom Attenborough (born 13 October 1986) is a British theatre director. He is the son of theatre director Michael Attenborough and the grandson of the late film actor and director Richard Attenborough.

Early life[edit]

Attenborough grew up in London and attended St Paul's School. He then went to Trinity College, Cambridge to study English Literature. He graduated in 2009 and became Artistic Director of Rhapsody of Words Productions in 2010.[1] In 2011 he won a runner-up prize for the JMK Award.,[2] and in 2012 was made an Associate Artist of HighTide Festival Theatre.


Voice acting[edit]

His career began as a voiceover artist. He voiced Christopher Robin in 'The Tigger Movie' and Harry Potter in the Harry Potter video games.[3]


Attenborough works as a freelance theatre director in and around London. His first job was as an assistant director to Rachel Chavkin on 'The American Capitalism Project'. Since then his career has included work at the National Theatre, the Minerva Theatre Chichester,[4] the Almeida Theatre,[5] MCS Oxford, The Old Vic, the Menier Chocolate Factory, the Hampstead Theatre and Theatre Royal Bath. He also worked in the West End on 'Butley' by Simon Gray, starring Dominic West,[6] as well as Alan Ayckbourn's 'Relatively Speaking' and Brecht's 'The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui' starring Henry Goodman. Other recent Productions include 'The Shape of Things' by Neil LaBute at The Gallery Soho in London, and the regional premiere of 'The Mountaintop' by Katori Hall for Derby LIVE.[7]

Rhapsody of Words presented a revival of Conor McPherson's play Port Authority at the Southwark Playhouse, starring Ardal O'Hanlon, John Rogan and Andrew Nolan. They then produced Rashid Razaq's new play, The President and the Pakistani, at the Waterloo East Theatre. Both productions were directed by Attenborough. Their most recent production was 'Cinderella and the Beanstalk', the world's first 3-man family pantomime, at Theatre503, which premiered in December 2014 to sell-out audiences and great critical acclaim.

Attenborough directed a new play by Rob Hayes, Step 9 (of 12), starring Blake Harrison, at London's Trafalgar Studios in May 2012.[8] He recently directed revivals of Abigail's Party and Noises Off, both of which toured the UK in the first half of 2013. In 2015 Attenborough directed Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's new play 'The Wasp' at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, starring Sinead Matthews and MyAnna Buring.



Year Title Role
2000 The Tigger Movie Christope Robi

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter
George Weasley
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


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