LORD Attenborough's family have asked fans who want to pay tribute to the Oscar winner to make a donation to the care home where he spent his final years.

They said a memorial service for the actor and director, who died on Sunday aged 90, was being planned for later this year.

A spokeswoman for the family said: "Lord Attenborough's funeral will be a strictly private family funeral. The family have asked for no flowers but, if people wish, charitable donations can be made to Denville Hall."

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He moved to the rest home for retired actors, in north-west London, in 2008 and his widow still lives there. News of his death sparked tributes from politicians, Hollywood stars and industry leaders.