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British PM leads tributes for UK film veteran Richard Attenborough

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British Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes on Monday (August 25) for actor and director Richard Attenborough who died aged 90 after a career in the film industry spanning over six decades. Attenborough died on Sunday (August 24). His agent described him as a "truly great man of both the cinema and the arts" and tributes poured in from the worlds of entertainment, sports and politics. Cameron said Attenborough's acting in the 1947 film "Brighton Rock", in which he played psychopathic teenager Pinkie Brown, was brilliant and his directing of "Gandhi" stunning. Actress Mia Farrow described Attenborough as "a prince", while comedian and actor Ricky Gervais called him "one of the true greats of the silver screen". The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) tweeted "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of esteemed filmmaker and former BAFTA President Lord Attenborough." One of Attenborough's greatest achievements was making the cinematic tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in 1982 with the 22 million US dollar epic "Gandhi" winning eight Academy Awards, including a best director Oscar for Attenborough. He also won acting fame for a list of movies including playing a theme park owner in "Jurassic Park", Kris Kringle in the 1994 Christmas fantasy film "Miracle on 34th Street", and Big X in "The Great Escape". Attenborough, the elder brother of naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough, suffered a stroke in 2008 and used a wheelchair. He had been living in a care home for those in the theatrical profession. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntdtv.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C