“Gandhi” director: Oscar winner British actor Lord Richard Attenborough is dead age 90 / Artistry News

Richard Attenborough dominated for decades the world of British film. For “Gandhi”, he received two Oscars. Now the actor and director died. He was 90 years old.

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Richard Attenborough dominated for decades the world of British film. For “Gandhi”, he received two Oscars. Now the actor and director died. He was 90 years old.

The British actor and director Sir Richard Attenborough’s dead., This the BBC reported Sunday night, citing his son.

Attenborough dominated for decades the world of British film. Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted: “His acting in ‘Brighton Rock’ was brilliant, his director in ‘Gandhi’ was impressive – Richard Attenborough was one of the greatest of cinema.”

The British Film and Television Academy (BAFTA) revealed in a statement on Monday night “deeply saddened” at the loss of the “esteemed filmmaker ‘. Attenborough was previously president of the Academy itself.

Richard Samuel Attenborough was born on August 29, 1923 in Cambridge. Already at the age of 18 he made his debut at the theater, then went to the movie. Almost three decades he worked as an actor, then Attenborough himself began to realize films.

Attenborough is one of the most influential representatives of the British film. As an actor he caught in 1947 in the role of the villain in the film adaptation of Pinky Graham Greene’s novel “Brighton Rock” attention. On the side of Steve McQueen succeeded Attenborough in 1963 in the prisoner classic “The Great Escape” (“Escape”), directed by John Sturges the big breakthrough.

Richard Attenborough Dead:International success with “Gandhi”

Richard Attenborough death

Richard Attenborough death

In 1977, Attenborough realized the war movie “A Bridge too Far” (“A Bridge Too Far”). He celebrated his biggest international success in 1982 with the screen epic “Gandhi” about the Indian freedom fighter. The work was, inter alia, with eight Oscars, including the award for Best Director and Best Film Award.

1985 Attenborough directed the film drama “A Chorus Line” on the eponymous hit Broadway musical about the dark side of show business. An impressive and moving work he succeeded by critics opinion even with the anti-apartheid film “Cry Freedom” (1987). In South Africa, the film was banned for “endangering public safety”.

For Steven Spielberg Attenborough joined in 1993, once again before the camera and played the inventor of the “Jurassic Park” in the eponymous film.

Richard Attenborough death

In 1976 Queen Elizabeth II opened. Attenborough knighted for his services. In 1993 he received the title of Lord.
Attenborough’s health had deteriorated in late 2008 after a fall at his home in London. Most recently, he lived with his longtime wife Sheila, he had already married at age 21, in a nursing home.

Richard Attenborough died on Sunday afternoon. He was 90 years old.

 

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