Monday, August 25, 2014

Vale Richard Attenborough

Lord Richard Attenborough, elder statesman of the British film industry, has died aged 90 after a long illness.

Attenborough had a long and illustrious career, appearing as an actor in such films as In Which We Serve (1942), The Great Escape (1963), and Jurassic Park (1993), among many others.

He was also the director of such acclaimed films as the Academy Award winning Gandhi (1982), Cry Freedom (1987), Chaplin (1992), and Shadowlands (1993).

By all accounts he was a kind and generous man, too. He wasn't religious, but I don't know if he was an atheist like his brother, eminent naturalist Sir David Attenborough. He strikes me as the sort of person I would have liked to have met and talked to if I had the opportunity. Vale Richard Attenborough.

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