As news spread Sunday that Richard Attenborough had died at age 90, the film world responded with remembrances of him as both an "amazing actor" and the Academy Award-winning director behind
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Writing for the Guardian, critic Peter Bradshaw declared Attenborough's death "a sad day for the British film industry." It speaks to the longevity and stature of his career that in 2010 he received a lifetime achievement prize at a ceremony known as the Richard Attenborough film awards.
As a director, Attenborough was best known for 1982's "Gandhi," which won him
On Twitter he was remembered Sunday by Mia Farrow, who appeared with Attenborough in 1964's "Guns at Batasi." Farrow called him "the kindest man I have ever had the privilege of working with. A Prince."
Gilles Jacob, president of the
While also saluting his lesser-known work, such his direction of 1978's "Magic" and his acting in 1975's "Brannigan" as an actor, director
British Prime Minister David Cameron issued a statement hailing Attenborough as "one of the greats of cinema."