Award ceremony to be named after Lord Richard Attenborough

December 14th, 2007 - 5:02 pm ICT by admin  

London, Dec 14 (ANI): An awards ceremony will be named in honour of veteran film director Lord Richard Samuel Attenborough.

The Richard Attenborough Film Awards, which were earlier known as the UK Regional Critics’ Film Awards, will take place in January next year.

“I have always believed that the cinema’s astonishing power to surprise, move, amuse and, above all, entertain can only be fulfilled when films are experienced by audiences,” the Daily Snack quoted Lord Attenborough, as saying.

“Critics can highlight and champion new films they admire, contributing to the all-important word of mouth on their release.

“As three-quarters of UK cinema admissions take place outside the London area, I am only too pleased to support the regional critics in their appreciation and celebration of the finest film-making, he added.

The organisers of the awards said that Lord Attenborough was “a vital part of the backbone of the British film industry as actor, producer, director and public servant”.

The British directors own awards include the best picture and best director Oscars for Gandhi. (ANI)

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