Will Attenborough

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Will Grant Oliver Attenborough (born 26 June 1991) is a British actor. He played the lead role in Jeremy Herrin's production of Another Country in the West End, and starred opposite Nicole Kidman in Michael Grandage's production of Photograph 51.[1]

He has had roles in Sam Mendes-produced The Hollow Crown, Channel 4's Utopia, Home Fires, Denial starring Rachel Weisz, and the Oscar-winning Dunkirk.[2] His grandfather, actor-director Richard Attenborough, appeared in Dunkirk (1958).

Attenborough won the London storytelling Championship of The Moth in 2018.[3]

In 2019, he took the role of Ed Faulkner Jr - a veteran of the Battle of Kamdesh who died of an accidental overdose - in The Outpost, an adaptation of Jake Tapper's book on the War in Afghanistan.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of theatre director Michael Attenborough and actress Karen Lewis. He is the grandson of actor-director Richard Attenborough and actress Sheila Sim, as well as the great-nephew of naturalist David Attenborough.[5]

Politics[edit]

In 2017, Attenborough launched a campaign, along with actor Leila Mimmack and Academy Award winner Mark Rylance, for Equity, the performer's union, to move its fossil fuel investments into clean energy.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Will Attenborough shines in the Cambridge spies drama" The Guardian, 6 April 2014; "Will Attenborough in revival of Another Country" Evening Standard, 4 Feb 2014;"Introducing... Will Attenborough" Official London Theatre, 4 April 2014; "Another Country, Review" Daily Telegraph, 4 April 2014; "Cambridge spies play impresses critics" BBC News, 4 April 2015; "Nicole Kidman a chilly force at center of 'Photograph 51' in London" Chicago Tribune, 15 September 2015; "Will Attenborough says Rosalind Franklin deserves a bigger place in history" GetWestLondon 6 Oct 2015; "Nicole Kidman's return to the London stage in Photograph 51 reviewed" Daily Mail 15 Sept 2015; "Nicole Kidman in the ecstasy of scientific discovery" The Guardian 14 Sept 2015
  2. ^ "20 Questions: Another Country's Will Attenborough" WhatsOnStage, 28 March 2014; "Daniel Ryan: ‘Will kept leaving Home Fires to get on a train and go back to Nicole Kidman’" What's On TV, 21 April 2015; "Dunkirk" Empire, 29 Dec 2016; "Will Attenborough brings 'Dunkirk' to life on Film-ish" FUBAR Radio, 6 Feb 2018
  3. ^ "Ian Boldsworth Show: Andy Bell, Will Attenborough and Ruby Bentall" FUBAR Radio, 18 Mar 2019
  4. ^ "Ed will live on now" Times-News, Oct 10 2013; "Jake Tapper's 'Outpost' Film Enlists Scott Eastwood, Orlando Bloom to Star" The Hollywood Reporter May 3rd 2018
  5. ^ "Richard Attenborough's grandson to make West End debut" Daily Express 4 Feb 2014
  6. ^ "Mark Rylance among actors to press Equity over fossil fuels" Financial Times 22 Oct 2017

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