Entertainment communities on both sides of the pond are mourning today’s passing of RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH. The actor/director/producer was 90 years old.
A veteran of almost 80 films, ATTENBOROUGH made his screen debut in NOEL COWARD’S 1942 war story IN WHICH WE SERVE. From there he went on to act in such familiar titles as I’M ALL RIGHT JACK, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, THE SAND PEBBLES, A BRIDGE TOO FAR and, of course, the JURASSIC PARK franchise (to name just a few). As a director and producer he won two Academy Awards for the 1983 biographical epic GHANDI and was nominated for several awards for his work on CHAPLIN, CRY FREEDOM and (the often derided) A CHORUS LINE. An enduring force in the world of entertainment, LORD
RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH will certainly be missed. During one of our many interview sessions, he talked about working both in front of and behind the camera and what it meant to him.
LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH 1923-2014
Posted by Bob Healy