"I think the world is a harder place now for young people. In the Forties and Fifties, life seemed much simpler, especially in terms of what was acceptable and what was not acceptable. The world is also, I think, more corrupt," the Daily Express quoted Lord Dickie as saying. He also talked about the state of his first love performing arts.
"I think the theatre is in better shape in that, for the most part, community and world have accepted that (it has) a contribution to make to our existence," he said. "But in the movies, and especially in television, we seem to have lost the passionate spirit and it's tragic," he added. Attenborough, who is stepping down as Sussex Uni's chancellor this year, also revealed his plans to launch his own drama project for students at the institution.