'Gandhi' director Attenborough seriously ill

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Lord Richard Attenborough, the doyen of British film industry who directed Oscar winning movie “Gandhi”, is seriously ill after a fall at his home.

Dailymail.co.uk reports that Attenborough, 85, collapsed at his house in Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, last week and fell into a coma. He is being treated at St George's Hospital in Tooting, South West London, where he is said to be in stable condition and has regained consciousness.

The veteran director, known affectionately as Dickie, is the older brother of naturalist and wildlife presenter Sir David Attenborough, who also lives in Richmond.

Attenborough's niece Susan confirmed the news saying: “My uncle is still in hospital but doctors say there's no caus