MICHAEL Stanley Evans, the producer of Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning film Gandhi, has died at his home in Soller. He was 85.
Stanley-Evans moved to Soller in 1982 and has lived in Majorca ever since. Born in Portsmouth in 1919, the British film producer teamed up with Attenborough to make four of the best films in Britain's movie history.
Together they first made the anti-war film Oh What a Lovely War in 1969, they then went on to make Young Winston in 1972 which won the Oscar for Best Original Script.
In 1977, together they co-produced A Bridge Too Far with an all-star cast and then, finally, in 1985, Stanley-Evans produced Gandhi which was directed by Richard Attenborough.
The film won eight Oscars and Stanley-Evans decided to retire from film production.
The award-winning producer was a regular summer visitor to Pollensa and in the 60*s bought a plot of land in Sa Muleta, between Soller and Deya. After the huge success of Gandhi he decided to relocate to Majorca and build a house on his plot of land. He called the house The peacocks which reminded him of his childhood.
Michael Stanley-Evans died on Wednesday after a long illness and was cremated at Bon Sosec yesterday.