The life and times of Richard Attenborough, in pictures

One of the icons of British cinema, actor and film director Richard Attenborough, died yesterday, just short of his 91st birthday.

As an actor he was best known for his roles in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape and Jurassic Park.

He then went on to become an accomplished director, most notably for A Bridge Too Far, Gandhi, for which he won Academy Awards as director and producer, in 1982, and Cry Freedom.

Playing marbles with with some of the cast during a break from filming The Guinea Pig at Elstree Studios, April 1948.

At his London home in 1948.

On the set of 'The Last Grenade' at Shepperton Studios, Surrey, in 1969.

Pictured with his wife and fellow actor Sheila Sim in 1970.

Speaking at the Capital Radio music awards 1977.

During filming of Magic in 1979.

With his brother Sir David Attenborough

Lord Attenborough was presented the award for the Outstanding category by Sir Ian McKellen at 2006 South Bank Show Awards.

Directing US actress and journalist Candice Bergen during the making of Gandhi in 1985.

Lord Attenborough 29 Aug 1923 - 24 Aug 2014
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