Here you can read an article about the actor and film director Richard Attenborough who passed away in London yesterday. He was 90 years old.
Among his many films, my favourite ones are Gandhi (1982) and Shadowlands (1993), an emotionally moving romantic drama, based on the real-life romance, during the 1950s, between the British writer C.S. Lewis and a divorced American poet named Joy Gresham.
Internationally as well as at home, Richard Attenborough was the personification of British cinema. Whether as actor or director — he liked to call himself “actor-manager”, in the old stage style — he remained a star for well over half a century. He was also the fiercest political champion of British cinema, defending it throughout the endless economic and artistic crises that his long career witnessed.