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Heritage Features

Tributes, timelines and the best bits of BAFTA's archive, explore these features to learn more about the Academy's history and how we're building our archive of the future.

The BRITISH FILM ACADEMY AWARDS in 19The BRITISH FILM ACADEMY AWARDS in 1955

The BRITISH ACADEMY of FILM and TELEVISION ARTS AWARDS in 1993

BEHIND THE MASK EXHIBITION SET 2014


Richard Attenborough and Audrey Hepburn.

Lord Attenborough Biography

29 May 2008

An esteemed and profoundly committed filmmaker, Lord Attenborough was a tireless supporter of BAFTA's charitable and educational causes for several decades.

David Lean with Cornell Borchers and Anthony Havelock-Allan in 1954

A Man with Intent

28 May 2008

Famed producer, Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan recollects a long association with Sir David Lean in an edition of BAFTA News from June 1991.

David Lean being presented with an Award by Princess Anne at the Film and Television Awards in the Royal Albert Hall on 6 March 1974. Sir Sidney Samuelson looks on.

Sir David Lean (1908-1991)

28 May 2008

A master of visual storytelling and one of the early champions of the Academy in the 1940s, David Lean retains a special place in the history of British Film.

Producer/Director Richard Attenborough and Actor Ben Kingsley on the set of Gandhi (1982)

Lord Attenborough Filmography

28 May 2008

From The Angry Silence and Guns of Batasi to Gandhi and Cry Freedom, Richard Attenborough has excelled as an actor, director and producer in a superlative career.

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