From politicians, fellow actors and directors to the Chelsea Football Club, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA), a wide range of people acknowledged his contribution to cinema.
His acting in "Brighton Rock" was brilliant, his directing of "Gandhi" was stunning - Richard Attenborough was one of the greats of cinema.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) August 24, 2014
Greatly saddened to hear the great Richard Attenborough has left us. Such a wonderful and talented man.
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) August 24, 2014
So saddened to hear we have lost Sir Richard Attenborough. Great actor, great director, - funny, flirtatious, intelligent, a true gentleman
— Samantha Bond (@SamanthaBond) August 24, 2014
— BAFTA (@BAFTA) August 24, 2014
"I believe we need heroes...we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by." - Richard Attenborough
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 24, 2014
Tributes to World War II veteran Richard Attenborough who brilliantly recreated 'Gandhi' on celluloid. His demise is a great loss to cinema
— Peter Hain (@PeterHain) August 24, 2014
Richard Attenborough's unstinting and passionate support for the anti - apartheid struggle here and in South Africa will stand test of time
— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) August 24, 2014
— Alastair Stewart (@alstewitn) August 24, 2014
RIP Richard Attenborough. One of the true greats of the silver screen.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) August 24, 2014
Richard Attenborough was the kindest man I have ever had the privilege of working with. A Prince. RIP 'Pa' - and thank you
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 24, 2014
Sad to hear of Dickie Attenborogh. Family secret - he was Richard and David Dave. True story. He did so so much in so many arenas.
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 24, 2014
Sir Richard Attenborough was the only Santa Claus I ever believed in. A wonderful man. Still in shock right now. May he rest in peace.
Beautiful memories of #RichardAttenborough as Lord Cecil in Elizabeth. Amazing director. Amazing actor to work with. Amazing human being.
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) August 25, 2014
Dear dear Dickie: a true legend of the screen and a delightful man. Very sad news. RIP. #RichardAttenborough
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 24, 2014
— BFI (@BFI) August 24, 2014
Lord Attenborough was a much-loved figure at Chelsea, where he trained with the team, supported from the stands and became a director.
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) August 24, 2014
Sad demise of #RichardAttenborough, Academy Award-winning director of 'Gandhi'. He spread the Gandhian thought & ideology to the world. RIP
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