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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Actor/Director Sir Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Just breaking news.
Richard Attenborough Richard Attenborough was one of Britain's best-known actors 
 
British actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90.

He died at lunchtime on Sunday, his son told BBC News.

Lord Attenborough was one of Britain's leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director.
In a career that spanned six decades, he appeared in films including Brighton Rock, World War Two prisoner of war thriller The Great Escape and later in dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park.

As a director he was perhaps best known for Gandhi, which won two Oscars.

Lord Attenborough had been in a nursing home with his wife for a number of years, BBC arts editor Will Gompertz said.

He had also been in a wheelchair since falling down stairs 6 years ago, our correspondent added.

His family is expected to make a full statement tomorrow.

A brilliant director and a great actor -Brighton Rock was a classic movie.

Tempus fugit

2 comments:

  1. Yeah. Brighton Rock, Attenborough and William Hartnell. One of my all time favourite movies. This is another tragedy.

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  2. But William Hartnell as "Dallow" -one of the most scary evil bastards in early British movies. Slashes a man with his open razor and when the man is on the floor kicks him then does a big "gob on you". I watched that scene and was stunned. Both great actors.

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