Emeritus Fellow Lord Attenborough Dies

Emeritus Fellow Lord Attenborough Dies

The College was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Emeritus Fellow, acclaimed actor, and Oscar-winning director, Lord Attenborough, who passed away on 24 August 2014 at the age of 90.

Richard Attenborough held the Cameron Mackintosh Chair of Contemporary Theatre in 1996. He generously invited students on to a film set during his time as Visiting Professor, as well as giving them access to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), of which he was President.

His career spanned six decades, and he was one of Britiain's leading actors before becoming an award-winning director. He is perhaps best know for his epic Gandhi (1982), which won eight Oscars.

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