Richard Attenborough, maker of Gandhi, in care home
London, March 25, 2013
First Published: 10:36 IST(25/3/2013)
Last Updated: 10:41 IST(25/3/2013)
British actor-filmmaker Richard Attenborough, who is battling ill health, has been moved into a care home here.
Gandhi (1982) is a multi-award-winning biopic film about the life of Mahatma Gandhi. The film was directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Ben Kingsley as Gandhi, a role for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
The 89-year-old is wheelchair-bound after a 2008 fall, and in 2012, he sold off the $18.4 million home he shared here with his wife Sheila Sim after deciding it was not
"practical" to keep the mansion.
Sim was moved to a care home after she diagnosed with senile dementia, and now Attenborough has joined her in the facility, reports contactmusic.com.
"The family home has been sold and he has been at a care home with his wife since then," their son Michael told Britain's Sunday Mirror.