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Attenborough 'is making progress'

Lord Attenborough
Attenborough fell at his home in Richmond-upon-Thames in Surrey

Director and actor Lord Attenborough is "making progress" and remains in a stable condition, a spokesman for St George's Hospital in London has said.

The 85-year-old has been treated since he fell at his home a fortnight ago. After the accident he went into a coma, but later regained consciousness.

The highlight of Richard Attenborough's directorial career, Gandhi, won eight Academy Awards.

And he has starred in films including Jurassic Park and Brighton Rock.

Born in 1923 in Cambridge, he is the older brother of television wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough.

He married the actress Sheila Sim when he was 21 and they had three children, one of whom - Jane - died in the tsunami of 2004.

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