, who moved to a care home in 2008, died at lunchtime on Sunday, aged 90, his son Michael said.
Baby-faced as a young actor and whitely bearded in his older age, Attenborough
-- warmly known as "Dickie Darling'' -- presided over six decades of British moviemaking as both an actor and filmmaker with a genial warmth that endeared him to his fans and fellow actors.
Richard Samuel Attenborough
was born on August 29, 1923 in Cambridge, England.
Prime Minister David Cameron paid tribute to Lord Attenborough
in a statement which read: "His acting in Brighton Rock was brilliant, his directing of Gandhi was stunning - Richard Attenborough
was one of the greats of cinema.
I'm delighted that our collaboration with David Attenborough
can be shown to the Glastonbury audience on this exciting new glasses free 3D television," comments Anthony Geffen, CEO of Atlantic Productions.
Earlier it had been reported that Attenborough
, 89, and his actress wife Sim, 90, had sold their house in Richmond, south-west London, for 11.
His younger brother, TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough
, said of the decision to sell the family home: "It simply isn't practical to keep it.
is famous for getting up close to wildlife and cuddling gorillas, but he doesn't seem to have much affection for the human race.
children have More than 150 years after Charles Darwin formulated the theory of evolution on the remote archipelago, Attenborough
investigates life on the island, which has continued to evolve in biological isolation.
Prethopalpus is commonly known as a goblin spider, making this species Attenborough
s goblin spider," public broadcaster ABC reported Coles as saying.
I had lunch yesterday with a guy who got in touch with us in Singapore, and over lunch he signed his contract for not just a seat, but for a whole flight," explained Attenborough
You may think that Attenborough
did nothing more than narrate each edition of the seven-part run from the safety of a studio in London, but that's not his style.