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Mar 17, 2015 11:50 AM

Star-studded memorial held for director Richard Attenborough

The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) A star-studded memorial to film legend Richard Attenborough has been held in the majestic quarters of Westminster Abbey in central London.

The actor and Oscar-winning director died in August last year.

His brother, acclaimed television host David Attenborough, was joined Tuesday by actors Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, John Hurt, the model Twiggy and others.

"It was brilliant. So beautiful," Caine said after the hour-long event. Dench called the memorial "absolutely perfect."

Richard Attenborough enjoyed a long career in film, acting in "The Great Escape," ''Brighton Rock" and many others and won the Academy Award for best director for his 1982 film, "Gandhi."


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