Veteran British Actor, Director Sir Richard Attenborough Dead At 90
Aug. 24, 2014
(London) -- Sir Richard Attenborough, the Oscar winning director and producer of "Gandhi," has died at the age of 90. Attenborough's son told the BBC the veteran British director and actor passed away Sunday. Known for moving dramas on war, pacifism and apartheid, Attenborough spent decades working as a character actor before winning the Best Director Oscar in 1982 for "Gandhi," starring Oscar winner Ben Kingsley in the title role. Attenborough also delivered a number of memorable supporting roles as an actor. He earned back-to-back Golden Globes in 1966 and 1967 for "The Sand Pebbles" and "Doctor Dolittle." He also played eccentric developer John Hammond in Steven Spielberg's 1993 blockbuster "Jurassic Park" and Kris Kringle in a 1994 remake of "Miracle on 34th Street."