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David Attenborough Wishes Viewers Saw Late Brother's Funny Side

14th October 2014

Sir David Attenborough wishes the public got more opportunity to see the lighter side of his late brother Lord Richard Attenborough's character.The Jurassic Park star died in August (14) and his sibling, famed wildlife documentary...

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Angus Lennie Has Died Aged 84

15th September 2014

'The Great Escape' actor Angus Lennie has died. The 84-year-old star passed away at a nursing home in Acton, west London last night (14.09.14), the Daily Record newspaper reports. The Glasgow-born actor was best known...

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The Things They Say: 4360248

8th September 2014

"He was just such a sweet, nice man. A gentle person. And really gave me a lot of confidence at a young age. And that was my first Academy Award nomination, was Cry Freedom. Just...

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Richard Attenborough's Care Home Cancels Event After Death

28th August 2014

Bosses of the retirement home where Lord Richard Attenborough lived in his final years have cancelled their open day as a mark of respect for the late actor/director.The Jurassic Park star died on Sunday (24Aug14),...

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Morrissey Recalls Chats With Richard Attenborough And Lauren Bacall

27th August 2014

Singer Morrissey has detailed his fond memories of meeting Hollywood heavyweights Lord Richard Attenborough and Lauren Bacall as a tribute following the stars' deaths this month (Aug14).The former The Smiths frontman, who namechecked Attenborough's Brighton...

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The Things They Tweet: 4343134

26th August 2014

"Everybody loved DICkie Attenborough, and I did too. Warm - every moment fun. Lucky to know him, very privileged to work with a Cinema Legend." Richard Attenborough's Jurassic Park co-star Sam Neill pays tribute to...

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Richard Attenborough's Son: 'Dad Never Recovered From His Accident'

26th August 2014

Lord Richard Attenborough's son has opened up about his father's final years, revealing the late actor/director never fully recovered from a fall at his home in 2008.The Jurassic Park star passed away on Sunday (24Aug14)...

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Richard Attenborough's Family Planning Two Funerals

26th August 2014

Lord Richard Attenborough will be remembered at a private family funeral in the next week and a public memorial service later in the year (14).The Gandhi director passed away on Sunday (24Aug14) at the age...

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Richard Attenborough Could 'Barely Speak' After Stroke

26th August 2014

The late Lord Richard Attenborough was left 'barely able to speak' after suffering a stroke six years ago, claims his son.'Miracle on 34th Street' actor, Lord Attenborough passed away on Sunday August 24 after falling...

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Robert Downey Jr. Pays Tribute To Richard Attenborough

25th August 2014

Robert Downey Jr. has paid tribute to his Chaplin director Richard Attenborough, insisting he wouldn't be who he is today without the British movie icon's belief in his talent.The beloved actor/director/producer died, aged 90, on...

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The Things They Tweet: 4339461

25th August 2014

"I had great talks with Sir Richard Attenborough during Jurassic Park. Thanks for all his kindness & wisdom. R.I.P." Samuel L. Jackson remembers his Jurassic Park co-star Richard Attenborough following his death on Sunday (24Aug14).

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The Best Tributes To Lord Richard Attenborough

By Lenny Barksdale | 25th August 2014

As the world of cinema mourns the loss of one of its greats, tributes are rolling in for Lord Richard Attenborough, who passed away yesterday, aged 90 (August 24).Richard Attenborough and Carol Marsh in Brighton...

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Mia Farrow And Dylan Mcdermott Lead Tributes To Late Richard Attenborough

25th August 2014

Actors Mia Farrow and Dylan Mcdermott have led the tributes to their former co-star Lord Richard Attenborough, following the British movie icon's death on Sunday (24Aug14).The exact cause of death has yet to be revealed,...

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Cinema Legend Richard Attenborough Passes Away At The Age Of 90

By Holly Williams | 24th August 2014

After an incredible lifetime devoted to entertainment both in front of, and behind the camera, Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. The actor, director, CBE and Knight Bachelor was due to celebrate...

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Richard Attenborough Dies

24th August 2014

British movie legend Lord Richard Attenborough has died, aged 90.The actor/director/producer passed away on Sunday (24Aug14). While his exact cause of death has yet to be revealed, Attenborough had been living in a nursing...

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Richard Attenborough And Danny Glover To Be Honoured In South Africa

22nd April 2014

British movie veteran Lord Richard Attenborough and film star Danny Glover will be feted with South Africa's highest civil honour on Sunday (27Apr14).The pair will receive National Orders for their support of the anti-apartheid movement...

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The Dinos Are Back: 'Jurassic World' Will Hit Theatres June 2015

By Joe Wilde | 11th September 2013

Jurassic World will bring back dinosaurs to the big screen as the guys behind Jurassic Park have come back for a fourth time to release the exciting follow-up to 2001's Jurassic Park 3. The film...

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Richard Attenborough Is Still In Love After 72 Years

29th August 2013

Veteran actor/director Richard Attenborough and his wife Sheila Sim insist they still manage to keep their love alive, 72 years after they first met.The Oscar-winning moviemaker, who turns 90 on Thursday (29Aug13), has revealed the...

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Richard Attenborough Honoured At Film Fund Gala

12th June 2013

Lord Richard Attenborough was honoured by the likes of Sir Michael Caine and Steven Spielberg at a special charity gala in London on Tuesday (11Jun13).The actor/director was celebrated at the Entirely Up To You, Darling...

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Creative Genius Bryan Forbes, Director Of Stepford Wives, Dies Aged 86

By Michael West | 9th May 2013

Bryan Forbes, one of the most creative forces in the movie world for years, has died aged 86. The director, actor and writer was considered one of Hollywood's finest in the 1960s and he helmed...

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Legendary Director Richard Attenborough Moved To Care Home

By Jack de Aguilar | 26th March 2013

89-year-old director Richard Attenborough has been moved into a care home after house-care become impractical. He has actually been living in the house for elderly people from the theatrical profession for the last 15 months...

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Richard Attenborough Living In Care Home

24th March 2013

Lord Richard Attenborough has been moved into a care home in London as he battles ill health.The 89-year-old actor/director is wheelchair-bound after a 2008 fall, and last year (12) sold off the $18.4 million (£11.5...

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Robert Downey, Jr. Bonded With Ben Kingsley Over Richard Attenborough Connection

31st January 2013

Robert Downey, Jr. and his Iron Man 3 co-star Sir Ben Kingsley struck up a friendship over their shared experiences of working on Oscar-nominated movies with director Lord Richard Attenborough.The pair go head-to-head in the...

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Fascinating Fact: 3371332

13th November 2012

Michael Attenborough, son of film legend Sir Richard Attenborough, is stepping down as artistic director of London's famed Almeida Theatre after 11 years. He will retire from the role next year (13) to spend more...

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Richard Attenborough Selling Family Home As He Battles Health Issues

29th October 2012

Richard Attenborough has put his $18.4 million (£11.5 million) London home on the market after deciding it is not "practical" to keep the mansion as he and his wife battle health issues.The 89-year-old actor/director is...

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Lord Richard Attenborough's Wife Suffering From Dementia

27th July 2012

Lord Richard Attenborough has been dealt a personal blow as he copes with his own health issues - his actress wife has been diagnosed with senile dementia.The veteran actor/director, who turns 89 next month (Aug12),...

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Lord Richard Attenborough Struggling To Communicate Since 2008 Fall

31st May 2012

Veteran actor Lord Richard Attenborough "finds it hard" to communicate since becoming wheelchair-bound following his 2008 fall, according to his son.The 88 year old spent several months in hospital after an accident at his London...

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Fascinating Fact 13356

4th May 2012

Bosses at Britain's legendary Pinewood Studios have unveiled a new film and TV stage named after veteran actor Richard Attenborough. Tom Hooper's movie musical Les Miserables is the first production to shoot on the stage.

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It's A Wonderful Life Tops Christmas Movie List

29th November 2011

'It's a Wonderful Life' has been voted the best Christmas film of all time.The 1946 classic - which starred James Stewart as a man contemplating suicide before a guardian angel intervenes - beat off competition...

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Wheelchair-bound Attenborough Ends Film Career

12th May 2011

Veteran actor Lord Richard Attenborough "won't be making any more movies" after becoming wheelchair-bound following his 2008 fall, according to his brother Sir David Attenborough.The 87 year old spent months in hospital after an accident...

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