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Prince pays tribute to late Lord Attenborough at Baftas

Prince William led tributes to former Bafta president and filmmaker Lord Attenborough. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former Bafta president and filmmaker Lord Attenborough, who died last year, was remembered with tributes from the Duke of Cambridge and actor Robert Downey Jr at the ceremony tonight.

The Duke described him as "inclusive" and "a leader with a vision" and praised his "passion for nurturing, supporting and developing talent".

He said: "I hope that everyone who watches his films and learns about him as a person will be encouraged to follow his example."

Downey Jr, who played the title role in Attenborough's film Chaplin, said: "I'm sad. I miss you Dickie."

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Tributes to 'absolute gentleman' Richard Attenborough

British actors paid tribute to late actor and director Richard Attenborough at the Emmy Awards last night.

Chiwetel Ejiofor said his death was "tragic", adding that he was a "great champion of so many causes".

Downton Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt described Attenborough as an "absolute gentleman", while Minnie Driver said the director was one of "our British treasures" and "will be missed greatly".

John Terry remembers 'true legend' Attenborough

Chelsea footballer John Terry has described the late actor Richard Attenborough as a "true legend and a real gentleman".

Attenborough was a dedicated fan of the club and Terry says he would "often come over after games and say 'hi' and 'well done' and 'congratulations'."

Attenborough 'changed the lives of countless children'

The head of Unicef, the United Nations agency for children, has paid tribute to Richard Attenborough describing him as a "great soul".

Attenborough worked with the organisation as a Goodwill Ambassador:

With the passing of Lord Richard Attenborough, the world has lost not only a great voice, but a great soul.

Lord Attenborough touched the lives of millions of people through his remarkable films, and through his travels and work as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, he changed the lives of countless children.

We join his many admirers in honouring his life and mourning his loss.

– Anthony Lake, executive director, unicef

Richard Attenborough 'was like a grandfather to me'

Ariana Richards, the actress who played Richard Attenborough's granddaughter in Jurassic Park, has said the late actor was a "light in my life".

She told ITV News that he used to spend breaks in filming telling her stories, and that she saw him as a grandfather figure off as well as on the screen.

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Chelsea FC: Attenborough 'was a force for good'

Lord Attenborough with Jose Mourinho. Credit: Chelsea FC.

Lord Richard Attenborough "was a force for good" who stuck with Chelsea Football Club through dark times, a statement from the club said.

He led a long and successful life and always found time for the things in life he loved most, one of which was Chelsea FC.

Renowned throughout the world for his work in cinema which honoured him with awards for acting, directing and producing, football - and Chelsea in particular - was never far from his thoughts.

His personality was woven into the tapestry of the club over seven decades. He was a consistent force for good at the club, even in dark times.

He will be greatly missed, and the thoughts of everyone at Chelsea FC are with his family and friends at this sad time.

– Chelsea Football Club

Miliband: Attenborough death a sad for the film world

Labour leader Ed Miliband has described Richard Attenborough's death as a "sad day for the film world and the Labour movement".

Kingsley on Attenborough: 'I will miss him dearly'

Richard Attenborough, the director of Gandhi, Ben Kingsley and John Mills ahead of the premiere for Gandhi in 1982. Credit: PA

Sir Ben Kingsley, star of Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning epic Gandhi, has revealed his sadness at the death of the filmmaker.

"He placed in me an absolute trust and in turn I placed an absolute trust in him and grew to love him," said Sir Ben.

"I along with millions of others whom he touched through his life and work will miss him dearly."

Spielberg: Attenborough 'passionate about everything'

Spielberg and Attenborough at the premiere of Jurassic Park. Credit: PA Wire

Steven Spielberg says Richard Attenborough was "passionate about everything in life" after his fellow filmmaker died aged 90.

The Jurassic Park director, who chose Lord Attenborough to be "the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life" in the films, said he is just one person in a long line of "Dickie's" fans.

Dickie Attenborough was passionate about everything in his life - family, friends, country and career.

He made a gift to the world with his emotional epic Gandhi and he was the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life as John Hammond in Jurassic Park.

He was a dear friend and I am standing in an endless line of those who completely adored him.

– Steven Spielberg
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