The legendary naturalist and nature documentary producer who created the documentaries 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 is an actor and played a character similar to him in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park.
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