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Remembering Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall, Sir Richard Attenborough and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in August

2 September 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Sir Richard Attenborough (1923-2014) - Actor and Filmmaker. He won Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture for Gandhi and also directed Chaplin, A Bridge Too FarCry Freedom and A Chorus Line. He'd been an actor first, earning Golden Globes for supporting in Doctor Dolittle and The Sand Pebbles. He also starred in Jurassic Park (see below), Lost World: Jurassic Park, the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street, The Great...

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Richard Attenborough's 8 Most Beloved Roles

25 August 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Honored and adored, British actor and director Richard Attenborough died Sunday, leaving a void in the world of entertainment. Over the course of his 60-year-plus career that took him both behind (as a director and producer, of Gandhi, Shadowlands and Chaplin) and in front (as an actor) of the camera, Attenborough notched a considerable number of indelible roles. Here are some of the finer examples of his acting. The Great Escape (1963) Attenborough made a number of films with Steve McQueen, but probably none better remembered than this WWII adventure classic, largely responsible for the "motley crew of outcasts band together »

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R.I.P. Lord Richard Attenborough

24 August 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Oscar-winning British actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. Attenborough passed away at lunchtime on Sunday.

Lord Attenborough had been in a nursing home with his wife for a number of years and had been in a wheelchair since falling down stairs six years ago.

Attenborough's career spanned six decades. Acting wise he's best remembered for the likes of "The Great Escape," "Jurassic Park," "Brighton Rock," "Flight of the Phoenix," "Miracle on 34th Street," "Elizabeth" and "Doctor Dolittle".

As a director his most well-known works included "Gandhi," "Chaplin," "Cry Freedom," "Shadowlands" and "A Chorus Line".

His family, including his equally famous brother David Attenborough, are expected to make a full statement on Monday.

Source: The BBC »

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Richard Attenborough Appreciation: A True Filmmaking Giant On Both Sides Of The Camera

24 August 2014 4:37 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Lord Richard Attenborough was an Oscar winner. In fact he had two Oscars for both producing and directing 1982’s elegant epic biopic, Gandhi. But considering the breadth of his career not only in those capacities, but particularly as an actor, it is astounding to me that the Gandhi wins represented his only nominations in a six-decade career that memorably started with the British World War II classic In Which We Serve in 1942. As an actor, Attenborough deserved far better than he got from the Academy.

It’s almost criminal, for instance, that he was overlooked in 1964 for his creepy performance in Seance on a Wet Afternoon as Billy, the weak, complicit husband who gets involved in a kidnapping so his wife, played by the great Kim Stanley, could become famous as a psychic.

Stanley got a richly deserved Best Actress nomination that year but Attenborough, who also produced the film, »

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Richard Attenborough has Died at the Age of 90

24 August 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Another sad passing in a long line of them lately as word has arrived Richard Attenborough, Oscar-winning director of Ghandi and probably best known to the current generation as John Hammond, founder of Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park, has died at the age of 90, five days shy of his 91st birthday. Attenborough hadn't been in a film or television series since 2004. As of right now there is no official word on his death, but he'd been in a nursing home with his wife for a number of years according to the BBC as well as having been confined to a wheelchair since falling down stairs six years ago. As an actor, Attenborough starred in films such as The Great Escape, The Flight of the Phoenix, Doctor Dolittle, The Sand Pepples, 1994's Miracle on 34th Street, Hamlet (1996) and 1998's Elizabeth. As a director, Ghandi is obviously his most well known work, »

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R.I.P. Richard Attenborough (1923 – 2014)

24 August 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Academy Award-winning British filmmaker and actor Richard Attenborough has passed away aged 90, his son has revealed today.

Born in Cambridge in 1923, Attenborough began his career in his teens, working on the stage before making his screen debut in 1942′s In Which We Serve. After his breakthrough in 1947′s Brighton Rock, he would go on to become one of Britain’s most celebrated actors with roles in films such as The Great Escape, The Flight of the Phoenix, The Sand Pebbles and Doctor Dolittle – with the latter two providing him back-to-back Golden Globes for Best Supporting Actor.

In the 1960s, Attenborough branched out into producing and made his directorial debut with 1969′s Oh! What a Lovely War. Following the all-star war film A Bridge Too Far, he enjoyed Academy Awards success with the historical epic Gandhi, winning Best Director and Best Picture, as well as a further two Golden Globes. His »

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R.I.P. Sir Richard Attenborough (1923 – 2014)

24 August 2014 3:37 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

There is a great sadness in knowing that those we have come to love across generations have parted with us. It is with this in mind that we are saddened to report that Sir Richard Attenborough, skilled actor turned director, producer and entrepreneur passed away this afternoon at the age of 90, told his son to the BBC this evening. Today we remember the countless contributions Attenborough made to the world, and it is with those contributions that he instilled a sense of wonder that captivated billions. Though it is not yet fully understood the circumstances of Attenborough’s passing, reports indicate that his family will be issuing a full statement to the press come Monday.

Though the four-time BAFTA and Golden Globe winner is perhaps most well-known for his acting roles in films such as Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, Miracle Of 34Th Street and Jurassic Park, he first started »

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Director-Actor Sir Richard Attenborough Dies at Age 90

24 August 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Brighton Rock, The Sand Pebbles, The Great Escape. A giant of the cinema world has passed away.

Lord Richard Attenborough, the Oscar winning director/producer of Gandhi (1982), died on Sunday according to BBC News. “His son told the BBC that Lord Attenborough died at lunchtime.”

According to the BAFTA biography:

His directorial debut was a screen version of the hit musical Oh! What A Lovely War (1969) and later directed two epic period films: Young Winston (1972) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). He won two BAFTAs and two Oscars in 1982 for producing and directing the historical epic, Gandhi, his life’s ambition. He received a BAFTA Fellowship in 1983.

His other films as director and producer include Chaplin (1992) and Shadowlands (1993). Both films starred Anthony Hopkins, who appeared in another three films for Attenborough. He also directed the screen version of musical A Chorus Line (1985) and the apartheid drama Cry Freedom (1987). He was nominated »

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Richard Attenborough, Oscar-winning director of 'Gandhi,' dies at 90

24 August 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Oscar-winning filmmaker and actor Richard Attenborough, who delighted cinema audiences across some six decades, has died, according to his son. He was 90 years old. According to the BBC, Attenborough had been in a nursing home with his wife for a number of years, and he had been bound to a wheelchair following a fall six years ago. Attenborough began his career in front of the camera, drawing raves for work in films like John Boulting's "Brighton Rock" in 1947, John Sturges' "The Great Escape" and Robert Wise's "The Sand Pebbles" opposite Steve McQueen, as well as Richard Fleischer's Oscar-nominated "Doctor Dolittle" opposite Rex Harrison. He transitioned to directing with ease with the Golden Globe-winning "Oh! What a Lovely War" in 1969 and developed a keen interest in history and biopics with his work. More accolades came for the Winston Churchill early years tale "Young Winston" in 1972, star-studded World »

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Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies, aged 90

24 August 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough has died, aged 90.

The legendary filmmaker passed away on Sunday (August 24), his son has confirmed.

Lord Attenborough began his carer as an actor in the early 1940s, making his first screen appearance in In Which We Serve in 1942, and five years later had his career breakthrough in Brighton Rock.

His career blossomed in the 1950s and beyond, as he became a fixture of the cinema with roles in The Great Escape, Doctor Dolittle and Ten Little Indians.

Lord Attenborough also gained acclaim for playing Kris Kringle in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street, and for portraying bioengineering magnate John Hammond in the Jurassic Park series.

His work as a director began with Oh! What a Lovely War in 1969 and Young Winston in 1972.

Gandhi earned Lord Attenborough two Academy Awards - for Best Picture and Best Director - in 1983.

His other high-profile directorial credits include A Bridge Too Far, »

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Jurassic Park star and director Richard Attenborough dies, aged 90

24 August 2014 2:31 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough has died, aged 90.

The legendary filmmaker passed away on Sunday (August 24), his son told BBC News.

Lord Attenborough began his carer as an actor in the early 1940s, making his first screen appearance in In Which We Serve in 1942, and five years later had his career breakthrough in Brighton Rock.

His career blossomed in the 1950s and beyond, as he became a fixture of the cinema with roles in The Great Escape, Doctor Dolittle and Ten Little Indians.

Lord Attenborough also gained acclaim for playing Kris Kringle in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street, and for portraying bioengineering magnate John Hammond in the Jurassic Park series.

His work as a director began with Oh! What a Lovely War in 1969 and Young Winston in 1972.

Gandhi earned Lord Attenborough two Academy Awards – for Best Picture and Best Director – in 1983.

His other high-profile directorial credits include A Bridge Too Far, »

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Richard Attenborough, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Gandhi,’ Dies at 90

24 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Richard Attenborough, who was honored for his helming and production of the 1982 Oscar best picture “Gandhi” but was best known to American audiences for his role in Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” and its first sequel as park creator John Hammond, died on Sunday, his son tells BBC News. He was 90.

The stocky British filmmaker was awarded a life peerage by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for his stage work and for his efforts behind and in front of the camera to promote British cinema.

While Attenborough had been a prominent character actor in his native country since the early 1940s, he also achieved much as a producer, motion picture executive and cultural impresario. At various times he was chairman of the British Film Institute, Channel 4, Goldcrest Films, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Capital Radio and a director of the Young Vic and the British Film Institute. In the late ’70s, »

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Den Of Geek Book Club: Pictures At A Revolution

30 June 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

This month's film and TV non-fiction book choice is Mark Harris' Pictures At A Revolution...

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Liking a film is a really subjective business. No top ten lists are the same, and one person's masterpiece is another person's numb posterior. But since 1927 Hollywood has awarded one film the Academy Award for Best Picture. The surprise is not so much that they like to hand out such prizes than that anyone can get seriously fired up over the result. We all know the Oscars don't often get it right, but the reasons why they get it wrong are so varied and interesting that Pictures At A Revolution is a fascinating read. Mark Harris peels back the layers of Hollywood studio tactics and reveals something so messy and frenetic that you wonder how any films get made at all.

In 1967 five films were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. They were The Graduate, »

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The acting roles of Richard Attenborough

1 April 2014 2:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Aliya Whiteley 3 Apr 2014 - 07:22

Tend to think of Richard Attenborough as a kindly old man? Aliya digs into his early career to find some far nastier roles...

British cinema has always liked its angry young men: Richard Burton, Albert Finney, Laurence Harvey and others all played the 1950s and 60s social animal, raging against the class system and the staid attitudes of post-war Britain.

But they weren’t the first angry young man on the screen. Maybe that crown could be claimed by an unlikely actor – Richard Attenborough. Attenborough is best known now as a director and producer, for films such as Gandhi, Chaplin and Shadowlands. When he gets thought of as an actor, it’s often as a kindly old man with a white beard. Misguided, sometimes, as when he played John Hammond, the owner of Jurassic Park, but not downright nasty. A lot of his earlier »

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