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Our film industry's debt to screen legend Dickie

Editor's Viewpoint

The film industry in Northern Ireland owes much to the late Lord Dickie Attenborough. He came here to film when the industry was still in its infancy. There is no doubt that the choice of Northern Ireland by such a respected and influential director led others to cast their eyes over the province as a potential movie location. The results are clear.

In an industry where egos often run riot, Lord Attenborough, for all his talent in front of as well as behind the camera, was a man who championed the causes of others rather than pushing his own reputation. He was also a man who endeared himself to people in many walks of life and this is reflected in the sincerity of the tributes to him from a wide spectrum of society. For once the phrase "he will be dearly missed" rings entirely true.

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