David Attenborough  

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"David Attenborough 's accent and hushed, excited delivery have been the subject of frequent parodies. Especially apt for spoofing is Attenborough's pronunciation of the word "here" when using it to introduce a sentence, as in, "He-eah, in the rain forest of the Amazon Basin...""--Sholem Stein

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Sir David Frederick Attenborough (pronounced Atten-burruh) OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS (born 8 May 1926 in London, England) is a broadcaster and naturalist. His career as the respected face and voice of British natural history programmes has endured for more than 50 years. He is best known for writing and presenting the nine "Life" series, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit, which collectively form a comprehensive survey of all terrestrial life. He is also a former senior manager at the BBC, having served as controller of BBC Two and director of programming for BBC Television in the 1960s and 1970s.

He is the younger brother of director and actor Richard Attenborough. He considers his 2020 documentary film, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet, his personal witness statement of his life and the future.

Attenborough is widely considered a national treasure in the UK, although he himself does not like the term.

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