At lunchtime today the BBC were informed that Richard Attenborough had sadly passed away.
We know the veteran actor had been ill for many years now and was living in a nursing home with his wife Sheila Sim.
Attenborough was a great actor, director and lovely person who will be remembered for his serious performances in many war classics like The Great Escape to his heartfelt performance as Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street.
He will be missed by actors, directors and fans old and new but thankfully his film talents will live on forever.
Our thoughts are with his family at this time.