LORD ATTENBOROUGH (AUGUST 29, 1923 – AUGUST 24, 2014)
August 25, 2015 –British Film actor and director, Lord Richard Attenborough is dead. He was 90 years old. He died at lunch time on Sunday his son has announced.
Attenborough has been on wheelchair since he fell downstairs some six years ago and was in a nursing home with his wife before he died.
The film actor and producer had a career spanning six decades that saw him featuring in films such as Brighton Rock, World War Two prisoner of war thriller The Great Escape and later in Dinosaur.
In his tribute to the actor/producer, Prime Minister David Cameron said on his tweeter page that Attenborough’s acting in “Brighton Rock” was brilliant and that his directing of “Gandhi” was stunning. “Richard Attenborough was one of the greats of cinema.”
Notable actors who are well acquainted with him have continued to comment on his death. Leading the park is Steven Spielberg who described him as adorable and a dear friend. “I am standing in an endless line of those who completely adored him”, Spielberg said.
Sir Ben Kingsley who played Ghandi in one of his films said he will surely miss him.
“Richard Attenborough trusted me with the crucial and central task of bringing to life a dream it took him 20 years to bring to fruition. When he gave me the part of Gandhi it was with great grace and joy. He placed in me an absolute trust and in turn I placed an absolute trust in him and I grew to love him. He made a gift to the world with his emotional epic Gandhi and he was the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life as John Hammond in Jurassic Park,” he said.
He was also former President Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). He won twoAcademy Award for Ghandi, four BAFTA awards and four Golden Globe Award.