Sir David Attenborough
Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has become synonymous with natural history and ecology through his career presenting and narrating wildlife programmes for the BBC.
A lifetime spent filming across all seven continents has seen him become one of the most widely travelled people in the world. At 83, he is still writing and producing documentaries as he continues to contribute to a rich and detailed legacy archiving our natural world.
In 2009 he became a patron of the Optimum Population Trust, a UK charity advocating sustainable human populations. This was also the year of Life, a 10-part series written and narrated by Sir David, examining extraordinary animal behaviour and the extremes to which animals and plants resort to survive.
Natures Great Events, narrated by Sir David, also aired in 2009. The BBC1 series used state-of-the-art filming techniques to reveal epic and spectacular wildlife dramas unfolding in iconic wildernesses. He is currently writing and filming two new series. The First Animals is the story of lifes origins, while The Frozen Planet, like many of Sir David's recent films, has a strong environmental focus as it investigates the impact of global warming on polar regions.
Sir David has countless credits, awards, accolades and honours bestowed to mark his prodigious achievements.