You probably remember Richard Attenborough, brother of wildlife documentary narrator David Attenborough, from his role in Jurassic Park. Of course, that’s far from all he’s ever done, but it is his most popular role, without a doubt. Unfortunately, Richard passed away over the weekend at the age of 90.
Lord Richard Attenborough — the English actor who made dinosaurs come to life in “Jurassic Park” — has died after years of poor health.
Attenborough was one of England’s leading actors … but was also a director and producer. He’s probably best known for “Jurassic Park” … but also starred as Santa Claus in the remake of “Miracle On 34th Street”
His 70-year career also included “The Great Escape” with Steve McQueen … and he directed “Gandhi” — which won 8 Oscars.
Attenborough’s son told the BBC his father died Sunday at lunchtime — he’d been living in a nursing home with his wife for the past few years.
RIP, Richard! May you be walking with the dinosaurs in the sky.