Richard Attenborough, British actor and director of Oscar winning ‘Gandhi’, dies at 90.

Richard Attenborough, the veteran actor and direct... more

Attenborough was warmly known as “Dickie Darling”. He was knighted in 1976, and acted in 45 movies before he turned to directing. AP
1/7Attenborough was warmly known as “Dickie Darling”. He was knighted in 1976, and acted in 45 movies before he turned to directing. AP
Attenborough in a still from the 1947 film ‘Brighton Rock’, in which he gave one of the best performances of his career as the teenage thug Pinkie Brown. Photo: IMDb
2/7Attenborough in a still from the 1947 film ‘Brighton Rock’, in which he gave one of the best performances of his career as the teenage thug Pinkie Brown. Photo: IMDb
As the eccentric developer John Hammond in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993). Photo: IMDb
3/7As the eccentric developer John Hammond in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park (1993). Photo: IMDb
Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin from the 1992 biopic directed by Attenborough. Photo: IMDb
4/7Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin from the 1992 biopic directed by Attenborough. Photo: IMDb
It was his 1982 cinematic tale about Mahatma Gandhi that won eight Academy Awards, including for best direction and best picture. Photo: IMDb
5/7It was his 1982 cinematic tale about Mahatma Gandhi that won eight Academy Awards, including for best direction and best picture. Photo: IMDb
Richard Attenborough with his two Oscars for “Gandhi” at the 55th Academy Awards in 1983. AP
6/7Richard Attenborough with his two Oscars for “Gandhi” at the 55th Academy Awards in 1983. AP
With his wife and actress Sheila Sim. The couple starred together in the original cast of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, a murder mystery that opened in 1952 and is still playing in London. AFP
7/7With his wife and actress Sheila Sim. The couple starred together in the original cast of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, a murder mystery that opened in 1952 and is still playing in London. AFP
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