Madame Tussauds is continuing on in their mission of bringing some of the most beloved figures to their waxwork museum. Following the recent international series of Harry Styles waxworks, another Brit that we all adore is getting a new waxwork: none other than Sir David Attenborough himself.
The new likeness is the second waxwork of Attenborough, with the last having been unveiled all the way back in 1992. The new waxwork is the result of artists poring over “hundreds of reference photographs and hours of footage”.
It’s set to take pride of place in a new, soon-to-be-revealed zone in Madame Tussauds that focuses on British cultural icons. There, Attenborough will be joined by the likes of Princess Diana, Shakespeare, Stormzy, Lewis Hamilton, and Emmeline Pankhurst.
Fittingly, the new likeness was revealed at London’s Barbican Conservatory – a lush, greenery-filled background very much suited to the famed nature lover. The Sir David Attenborough waxwork is kitted out in his signature short-sleeved shirt and khaki chinos, and Madame Tussauds have worked hard to “capture the natural historian’s trademark inquisitive and kind expression”.
Said Tim Waters, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London:
“Sir David Attenborough is a true national treasure and living legend. The king of the modern-day documentary, his voice is instantly recognisable by generations globally and our creation of a second figure 31 years later is testament to his enduring role in British culture. His work in the field of conservation is unrivalled and the immensely powerful mark he’s made on millions of people, by bringing the wonders of the world into our living rooms, through his ground-breaking broadcasting is profound.
“Sir David is a cherished cultural British gem, admired worldwide and we know all of our guests, young and old alike will love getting the chance to meet the figure of the man behind that iconic voice.”
The new David Attenborough waxwork will go on display at Madame Tussauds London on October 20. No word yet on what will happen to the old waxwork… Does it just end up in a skip somewhere?
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