Richard Attenborough dies aged 90

Actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died aged 90.

Lord Attenborough enjoyed success as an actor and a director. Picture: PA
Lord Attenborough enjoyed success as an actor and a director. Picture: PA

He died at lunchtime on Sunday, his son told the BBC.

Lord Attenborough enjoyed success as one of Britain’s leading actors, before becoming a successful director.

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His career highlights included directing 1982 film Gandhi and appearing in 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park.

Lord Attenborough enjoyed success as an actor and a director. Picture: PA

Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to Lord Attenborough in a statement which read: “His acting in Brighton Rock was brilliant, his directing of Gandhi was stunning - Richard Attenborough was one of the greats of cinema.”