Gandhi helmer Attenborough in hospital after fall

December 21st, 2008 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 21 (ANI): Lord (Richard) Attenborough, who directed Oscar-winning movie Gandhi, has been admitted to hospital after an accident at his home.

He is being treated at St George’’s Hospital in Tooting, South West London, where he is said to be in stable condition.

“Richard Attenborough suffered a fall at his home and is receiving care at St George’’s Hospital. He is currently in a stable condition,” the Daily Star quoted a spokesman, as saying.

Attenborough had been due to honour Brief Encounter star Dame Celia Johnson on the centenary of her birth.

A spokeswoman for the event said: “He had a fall and he wasn”t able to do it.”.

Attenborough has championed the British film business through its triumphs and trials for more than 60 years as actor, Oscar-winning director and prolific movie-maker.

Gandhi is the highlight of his remarkable career, clinching eight Oscars, including best film and best director. (ANI)

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