On Thursday 16 April 2020, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, see Sir David Attenborough in a remarkable new film, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet. Produced by award-winning wildlife film-makers Silverback Films and global environmental organisation WWF, this unique feature documentary tells the story of life on our planet by the man who has seen
more of the natural world than any other. In his 93 years, Attenborough has visited every continent on the globe, exploring the wild places of our planet and documenting the living world in all its variety and wonder. As he says in the film, “I’ve had the most extraordinary life. It’s only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.” But during his lifetime, Attenborough has also seen first-hand the monumental scale of humanity’s impact on nature.
Now, for the first time ever, he reflects upon both the defining moments of his lifetime as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen. Honest, revealing and urgent, this is Attenborough’s witness statement for the natural world. Addressing the biggest challenges facing life on our planet, the film offers a powerful message of hope for future generations. This will be brought to the forefront of the premiere event, with 500 of the best seats reserved for inspiring young people from across the UK who are working to tackle climate change and nature loss. The world premiere event will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 16 April 2020, broadcast LIVE to cinemas across the UK as well as the Netherlands, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, with screenings to follow in Australia and New Zealand. Attenborough will be joined live on stage by very special guests for a discussion on some of the most prevalent issues raised in the film.
Viewers of the film will hear Attenborough talk about his lifelong passion to explore, to have adventures and to learn about the wilds beyond – he himself cannot imagine his life any other way. He reflects on how at the start of his broadcasting career, aged 28, the advent of global air travel opened up exciting new possibilities, but he now recognises how little we knew about the problems that lay ahead for the natural world.
- Tickets to the premiere of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet are on general sale tomorrow at 10am from www.royalalberthall.com, priced from £15. There’s a pre-sale for the Hall’s Friends and Patrons today, from 10am.
- Five hundred of the best seats will be reserved for young people from across the UK who are working to tackle climate change and nature loss.
- David Attenborough first spoke at the Royal Albert Hall in 1963. Since then his appearances at the venue have included narrating a collection of the nation’s favourite music, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Sir Charles Darwin’s birth with a themed concert for children, and playing a floor polisher as a musical instrument at the Last Night of the Proms.