Lord Richard Attenborough dies, aged 90

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Actor and film director Lord Richard Attenborough has died aged 90, the BBC reported tonight.

He died at lunchtime today, his son told the corporation.

Lord Attenborough enjoyed success as one of Britain's leading actors, before becoming a successful director.

His career highlights included directing 1982 film Gandhi and appearing in 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park and Christmas favourite Miracle on 34th Street.

Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to Lord Attenborough in a statement which read: "His acting in Brighton Rock was brilliant, his directing of Gandhi was stunning - Richard Attenborough was one of the greats of cinema.

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