Legendary naturalist and nature documentary producer who created 'Planet Earth,' 'The Life of Birds,' and many others.
He was an avid collector of fossils, stones, and other natural specimens as a child.
In 2005 he was awarded the Order of Merit (OM) by Queen Elizabeth.
He married Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel in 1950, and together they had two children.
His brother Richard played a scientist a lot like him, who created dinosaurs from DNA of insects trapped in amber, in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park."