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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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."

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