Richard Attenborough and Ben Kingsley combined their legendary talents to create a film so epic in scope and theme that formidable talents like John Mills, Martin Sheen, and Candice Bergen were cast in secondary, supporting roles. More importantly, this amazing film is so epic and so very well made that it manages to capture the essence of Mahatma Gandhi: One of the most important men ever to walk this Earth.
Richard S. Attenborough (1923–2014) was an actor, director & producer, entrepreneur and President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Memorable performances in Miracle on 34th Street, and in Jurassic Park decades later. As a director & producer, he won 2 Academy Awards for Gandhi in 1983. Brother of naturalist film maker, David Attenborough.
Sir Ben Kingsley, CBE (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has won an Oscar, Grammy, BAFTA, two Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards. He is perhaps most well known for his starring role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.