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A sad moment was announced today (24th August) that Richard Attenborough has Died after a long illness at the age of 90. Richard Attenborough was a great Actor, director and campaigner, he was one of the best and he will be sadly missed, he will never be replaced, Rest In Peace Richard Attenborough.

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Sympathies to the family, but "Dickie" is/was the lesser of the brothers I think.  A loss to the British film industry to now be missing the chief luvvie, but - in later years at least - he was just a bit too PC for me to think of as entirely "genuine".  With David you are left in no doubt that the person talking is the person inside, but with Richard there was always the puzzlement of where the divide between actor and private personality might be.

 

That's not to minimise some of the good work he did.  I though his portrayal of Christie was pretty good, but there's the tiny suspicion that he may have been drawing a bit on his own character in that part.  Not one of the all-time greats, but often passably good, and will still be missed.

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