Film and TV

Lord Richard Attenborough, 1923 – 2014

by on 24/08/2014


Sad news as it’s been announced that Lord Richard Attenborough, the actor and film director, has died just mere days before his 91st birthday.

Lord Attenborough forged a lengthy career both as an actor and director in film, making a big impression in Brighton Rock and The Great Escape amongst others before going behind the camera for the award winning Gandhi in 1983 and Chaplin in 1992. For many though he will be remembered as John Hammond the affable industrialist in Steven Spielberg’s smash hit Jurassic Park.

He was the older brother of Sir David Attenborough known for his work on the BBC’s nature programming.