Childhood photographs of Lord Attenborough released to mark anniversary of his death

This week marks the one year anniversary of the death of Richard Attenborough, who passed away on 24 August 2014.

To mark the anniversary of his death, previously unseen photographs of Lord Attenborough and his family have been released, showing him as a boy with his family and performing an early acting sketch with his brother, Sir David Attenborough.

The photos, as well as written tributes to Lord Attenborough, are available to view on the Daily Mail website and the Leicester Mercury website.

Lord Attenborough was raised with his brothers on the campus of the University where his father, Fred Attenborough, was the Principal of the University College – the forerunner to the University. Their former home, College House, is still located on the University site.

Lord Attenborough has a long-standing affiliation with the University. He was a frequent visitor to the University and a supporter of the institution. In 1970 he became an honorary graduate and in 2006 he was made a Distinguished Honorary Fellow – the highest award the University can bestow. You can watch a video of his response here.

A vocal supporter of the arts, Embrace Arts at the Richard Attenborough Centre, now the Attenborough Arts Centre, was named after him.