- Special Features
Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
On Sunday, Aug. 24, film director and actor Richard Attenborough died at the age of 90. Movies such as Gandhi, Jurassic Park and The Great Escape earned him Academy Awards, Golden Globes and other awards in his lifetime.
People from all over the globe are grieving the loss of this talented man. A previous article on TheCelebrityCafe.com reports the details of this sad event. Here are a few responses from celebrities that were touched by this director.
Some focused on the movies and skills of Attenborough. For example, Smash actor Andy Mientus remembered being inspired by the actor at a young age.
RIP Richard Attenborough. I was inspired by you from such a young age.
— Andy Mientus (@andymientus) August 24, 2014
Gemma Arterton, an actress in films such as Prince of Persia and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, also acknowledged the legendary status of Attenborough.
Rest in Peace Richard Attenborough. A true legend of British theatre and film. http://t.co/xVMGKextKh
— Gemma Arterton (@GemmaArterton) August 25, 2014
Image via Twitter from Gemma Arterton
With the recent deaths of so many talented celebrities, stage actor Danny-Boy Hatchard mourned the loss of another one.
Incredibly sad news to hear about Richard Attenborough's passing. Another legend laid to rest.
— Danny-Boy Hatchard (@1danboy) August 25, 2014
Others acknowledged Attenborough’s films but also addressed his kindness and generosity. Actor Johnny Lee Miller appreciated his grandfather’s relationship with Attenborough while acknowledging his talent.
Richard Attenborough was a true friend to my Grandfather and a kind, kind man. RIP. #legend
— Jonny Lee Miller (@jonnyjlm) August 25, 2014
Luke Pritchard, singer from the Kooks, also noted the good-heartedness of Attenborough.
Just heard that Richard Attenborough has passed. What a man, anyone I ever spoke to who met him loved and felt deeply inspired by him RIP
— luke pritchard (@lukekook) August 25, 2014
Finally, tweeters reminisced on their experiences with him. Outlander star Sam Heughan remembered a good audition and Attenborough’s kind response.
I auditioned for Richard Attenborough in his wonderful house in London. A gentle gentleman. Sent me a lovely note afterwards. Cheers Dickie!
— Sam Heughan (@Heughan) August 25, 2014
The outpouring of tweets about Attenborough highlighted both his award-winning career, interest in politics and kindness to all that he met. Even those who briefly met him mourned this great man and wanted for him to rest in peace.
image courtesy of Walter McBride/INFphoto.com