Returning to their biggest hit, and returning to a spiritual home, Richard Attenborough’s Jurassic Park co-stars have paid tribute to the late actor on the set of the latest sequel. Lord Attenborough passed away at the age of 90 in 2014. He played wealthy businessman and park founder John Hammond in the 1993 smash-hit. He also returned for a small cameo in the sequel, The Lost World.
Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are reprising their roles for Jurassic World: Dominion, which is shooting at Pinewood Studios, near Slough.
During a break in filming on the Richard Attenborough Stage and shared a tribute on Instagram. Neill posted a selfie of the trio and said:
“Today, here we are, thinking about our old pal and colleague, dear old Dickie Attenborough. Completely appropriately, we face our greatest dinosaur terror yet today, on a great soundstage named for the great man himself.”
Neill said the cast should make it out okay from their encounter, adding:
“As Dickie would say ‘Darling , I lived through the Blitz.’”
Attenborough is the brother of respected naturalist Sir David Attenborough and was a well known and successful actor in his won right before becoming a director. His film roles included Brighton Rock and The Great Escape. He went on to win the best director Academy Award for 1982’s Gandhi.
Jurassic World: Dominion also stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and is set for release in June 2022, having been delayed twice by the COVID19 pandemic.