Richard Attenborough Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

8th September 2014

Quote: "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 a wonderful human being as well as filmmaker." Denzel Washington pays tribute to late actor/director Lord Richard Attenborough who he worked with on 1987 movie Cry Freedom. The legendary Brit passed away last month (Aug14).

26th August 2014

Tweet: "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 the late film icon.

25th August 2014

Tweet: "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).

13th November 2012

Fact: 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 time with his family.

4th May 2012

Fact: 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.

16th December 2008

Quote: "I always remember how he screeched up on his 500cc Triumph (motorbike) and looked me straight in the eyes before saying, 'Hey DICkie, wanna go for a ride?' Steve was a speed freak and although the events cemented our friendship, the 15 minutes on that bike are the worst I can remember." SIR Richard Attenborough on his friendship with late actor Steve McQueen.

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