John Attenborough

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John Attenborough
John Michael Attenborough

(1928-01-01)1 January 1928
Isleworth, London, England
Died 9 November 2012(2012-11-09) (aged 84)
Poole, Dorset, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Clare College, Cambridge
Occupation Executive, financial advisor
Janet Cleverdon (m. 1956)
Children 2
Parent(s) Frederick Attenborough
Mary Clegg
Relatives Richard Attenborough (brother)
David Attenborough (brother)
Michael Attenborough (nephew)
Charlotte Attenborough (niece)

John Michael Attenborough (/ˈætənbərə/; 1 January 1928 – 9 November 2012) was an English executive in the motor industry and then a financial advisor.[1] He was the younger brother of director and actor Lord Richard Attenborough and the naturalist Sir David Attenborough.[2]

Like his brothers, he was educated at Wyggeston Grammar School for Boys in Leicester.[3] After National Service, he studied modern languages at Clare College, Cambridge.[2][3] He worked in the motor trade and became a managing director of Mann Egerton, heading their Rolls-Royce division in Berkeley Street. He then became the head of the British operations of Italian car manufacturer, Alfa Romeo. He finally ran a distribution business for motor cars in Dorset before retiring from the motor trade and becoming a financial advisor.[4]

He had progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and died at home in Poole on 9 November 2012. He was survived by his wife Janet, his sons Nicholas and James and his two older brothers.[3]


  1. ^ "John Attenborough Video – Interviews". OVGuide. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Oliver Duff & Harry Stoneley (14 July 2006). "Brothers Reunited: The Fabulous Attenborough Boys". The Independent. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "John Attenborough, youngest brother of David and Richard Attenborough.(obituary)". Daily Echo (Bournemouth). 31 December 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  4. ^ "The Missing Link; ; We find Attenborough brother No. 3", Sunday Mirror, 26 November 2000, retrieved 25 August 2014

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