The glittering career of Sir David Attenborough

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Although he may be ninety-six years old, David Attenbourhg shows no sign of retiring and taking a back seat from presenting. This is a good thing as he is one of the most consistent and constant faces and voices on our screen. From a young age, he was interested in conservation and making sure that awareness of our natural world was paramount in the UK’s consciousness. He holds the record for winning BAFTAs in presentations in Black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4k, He’s seen camera crews go from small hand-wound cameras to the use of Drone Filming like that from

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Sir David started out with a love of nature from an early age. He collected examples of stones, fossils and even newts (for a price) for the local university.  This kind of ingenuity was soon to be rewarded at University, his father, being a lecturer, was able to let him attend seminars on the natural world, He was deeply influenced by the early conservationists Grey Owl. In the 1930s he was one of the first people to start campaigning for the environment.

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His example set Attenborough on a path to presenting the Natural world to us all. He is now a strong advocate for the need for action on climate change. His programmes have been persuasive and shown how dramatically our world is being massively affected by our actions.


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