Memorial Held For Lord Attenborough
Some of Britainâ€™s best-known actors and directors gather in central London for a service to remember Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough.
15:45 18 March 2015
A memorial held for Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough was attended by some of Britain’s brightest personalities. Among them are Dame Judi Dench, Alan Rickman, Jane Seymour, Sir Michael Caine, and Sir John Hurt.
Lord Attenborough died last year at the age of 90.
The ceremony which was held at Westminster Abbey, was led by reverend Dr John Hall. Among the people who spoke during the event was Sir Ben Kingsley and Lord Attenborough’s brother, TV wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough.
Paying tribute to Lord Attenborough, Dr Hall said: "We come to celebrate the life and achievement of Richard Attenborough, a truly great man: Certainly a star of stage and screen, but also a pioneer film-maker, an exemplary leader of his profession, a man of deep commitment, of great generosity of spirit, and of personal warmth."
"We shall also pray that his story might continue to inspire and inform others to follow his example, that our world might become a little brighter and better."
Lord Attenborough was born in Cambridge in 1923 and appeared in films such as Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, and 1993 dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park.