Actors pay tribute to Lord Attenborough at the Emmys

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

The former Bafta president died at lunchtime on Sunday, his son told the BBC.

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Attenborough 'believed passionately in social justice'

Labour has released a full statement in tribute to peer Lord Richard Attenborough, who was a supporter of the party for most of his life.

Lord Attenborough made an enormous contribution to our country and to the film industry both as an actor and a director. His films will be loved for generations to come.

He believed passionately in social justice and the Labour Party and was a vocal campaigner against apartheid.

He will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

– The Labour Party

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