Richard Attenborough's career in pictures

  • 24 August 2014
  • From the section UK

British actor and film director Lord Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. Here are images from his illustrious career.

Lord Attenborough in the stage play Brighton Rock
Before becoming a renowed director, Lord Attenborough enjoyed success as an actor in roles such as Pinkie in Brighton Rock
Lord Attenborough in The Great Escape
He had the role of an RAF squadron leader in the star-studded 1960s war film The Great Escape
Lord Attenborough with his wife Sheila Sim
Lord Attenborough with his wife Sheila Sim in 1983
Lord Attenborough with Prince Charles
Lord Attenborough received a Royal Charter on behalf of the British Film Institute from the Prince of Wales
Lord Attenborough with Gandhi Oscars
A jubilant Lord Attenborough, at Heathrow after returning from Hollywood, clutches the Oscars he won for the biopic Gandhi
Lord Attenborough with Chelsea FC directors
Lord Attenborough had a long association with Chelsea FC. He was a club director when they won the FA Cup in 1970 and later life president
Lord Attenborough with Princess Diana
Here Lord Attenborough is in deep conversation with Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997
Lord Attenborough and Sir David Attenborough
His brother is the naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough
Lord Attenborough at the premiere of the Mary Poppins musical
Lord Attenborough and Sheila Sim attended the premiere of the stage musical Mary Poppins in London in 2004
Lord Attenborough shooting Magic
In his role as a director, Lord Attenborough is shown on the set of the film Magic
Lord Attenborough and James McAvoy
Lord Attenborough, along with James McAvoy, was honoured by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow in 2008
Lord Attenborough meeting the Queen
Here he is seen meeting the Queen at a gala performance of The Mousetrap in London in 2002
Lord Attenborough with Steven Spielberg
Lord Attenborough starred in the dinosaur adventure Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg