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Film legend Attenborough dies aged 90

Oscar-winning director Sir
Richard Attenborough has
died just five days short of
his 91st birthday.

Sir Richard, who turned to
directing after a long career
as an actor, which began
playing a young stoker in
Noel Coward and David
Lean’s 1942 naval drama
In Which We Serve
and included his 1947
breakthrough role as Pinkie Brown in Brighton Rock and the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park.

His directing credits include Gandhi, which won eight Oscars in 1982, A Bridge Too Far, Cry Freedom and Chaplin. His last film was the romantic drama Closing the Ring in 2007.

Sir Richard also gave his name to the RAFAs
– the Richard Attenborough Film Awards –
which pays tribute to the work of regional film critics.

Lucy beats Inbetweeners

The Scarlett Johansson sci-fi adventure Lucy soared into the UK box office at No 1 over the weekend of August 22-24, taking more than
£3 million to knock The Inbetweeners 2 off the top spot.

Other new releases in the top 15 were Into
the Storm, Deliver US from Evil
and What If at
4, 5 and 6 respectively, the live cinema telecast
of Doctor Who: Deep Breath at 8 and 2 Days,
1 Night
at 14.

The Inbetweeners 2, the sequel to the highest-grossing British comedy ever, is already over halfway to beating its predecessor at the UK box office after taking more than £27 million in its first three weeks on release.

In the US the top film was Guardians of the Galaxy.

Box office charts: Click here

Famous Five go filming

The adventures of Enid Blyton's beloved
Famous Five, Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog, are to hit the big screen after the theatrical rights to the 20-plus books were acquired by the British production company Working Title, which intends to launch a live action film franchise.  

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