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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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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