Obituary: Richard Attenborough

Richard Attenborough, one of Britain’s best known actors and film directors, has died aged 90.

In a career spanning more than six decades, Attenborough appeared in dozens of films including World War II classic The Great Escape, the dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park and period drama Elizabeth.

The older brother of renowned documentary maker David won two Academy Awards as producer and director of 1983’s Gandhi.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed filmmaker and former BAFTA president, Lord Attenborough, the organisation wrote on Facebook.

His passionate support of BAFTA for more than 50 years was integral to who we are today. He will be sorely missed — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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