Richard Attenborough, the older brother of naturalist Sir David Attenborough, has died at the age of 90.
Lord Attenborough, who won two Academy Awards for directing Gandhi in 1983, died at lunchtime on Sunday.Gandhi was the highlight of his career, clinching eight Oscars, including best film.Lord ‘Dickie’ Attenborough, as he was fondly known, was born in Cambridgeshire in 1923 and educated at Wyggeston Grammar School and Emmanuel College Cambridge.
Richard Attenborough in 1939 and today
Outbreak is the story of events hour by hour on September 3rd, 1939, the day that would change the world forever.
It was the day that saw the bombing of Warsaw, the birth of Britain’s first war baby, the shock of the first air raid sirens and the torpedoing of innocent civilians aboard a Photo : Rex passenger ship.
‘In Which We Serve’ Film – Richard Attenborough
A special Academy Award was given to Noel Coward for this star-studded World War II epic. It is the story of a Royal Navy destroyer – based on Lord Louis Mountbatten’s sailing career during the war – which is dive-bombed in the battle of Crete. As survivors cling to the life rafts, the story of the ship and its crew unfolds from the perspective of the Captain (Noel Coward), Petty Officer (Bernard Miles) and an ordinary seaman, Shorty (Sir John Mills). With Celia Johnson and the first screen appearance by Photo by ITV/REXRichard Attenborough.