Wednesday, 27 August 2014

OBIT - RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH


Beloved actor, director and producer Richard 'Dickie' Attenborough has died. He passed away on Sunday the 24th of August 2014 at age 90. The recipient of two Oscars, four Golden Globes and four BAFTAs, he will be remembered as one of British cinema's key figures over seven decades in film. The star of In Which We Serve, Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place, The Chess Players and Jurassic Park, he was also very well regarded as a director, particularly for his 1982 epic Gandhi. Among his many titles were Honorary Life President of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, patron of the United World Colleges, Chancellor of the University of Sussex, director of Chelsea Football, a CBE, a Knight Bachelor, a life peer in the House of Lords as Baron Attenborough and president of both RADA and BAFTA. He is survived by his wife, actor Sheila Sim, and two of their three children, Michael and Charlotte.