Attenborough's Identity Issues12 February 2008
Attenborough's Identity Issues
The 84-year-old Jurassic Park star is frequently accosted by members of the public who praise him for his TV nature documentaries - which are actually the work of his younger brother, Sir David Attenborough.
However, Richard - who presented Sir Anthony Hopkins with a fellowship at Sunday's (10Feb08) BAFTA awards - admits he takes great delight in being praised for his sibling's prize-winning TV series.
He says, "They (film awards events) are about the only place where one's peers and colleagues recognise me for who I am and not that other close relative, and where people don't come up and congratulate me on 'that series on lizards'.
"I never correct anyone, however. I just say, 'Thank you very much,' and smile benignly. I still take a deal of pleasure in basking in David's limelight."
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