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Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies

richard-attenborough-1975 Richard Attenborough in 1975. Photo: Verhoeff/Bert/Anefo/Dutch National Archives
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Richard Attenborough, best known for his work as an actor and film director, has died shortly before his 91st birthday.

He attended RADA, where he later became president, and his stage career included a starring role in the West End production of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, which would go on to set the record for the world’s longest running production. Attenborough’s prolific film career included directing Gandhi in 1983. The film won eight Academy Awards, the most ever collected by a British production. He died, aged 90, on August 24.

Obituary: Richard Attenborough