August 2001 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

The Princess Diaries

Aug 3 "The Princess Diaries", starring Anne Hathaway in her film debut, is released nationwide

Film & TV History

Aug 27 Angelina Jolie is named a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador at UNHCR headquarters in Geneva

  • Aug 29 58th Venice Film Festival: "Monsoon Wedding" directed by Mira Nair wins Golden Lion

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Aug 6 Ty Simpkins, American actor (Insidious; Jurassic World), born in New York City

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Aug 4 "The Young and the Restless" actor Joshua Morrow (27) weds Tobe Keeney

Pierce Brosnan

Aug 4 Irish "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

  • Aug 10 American "The Chicks" singer and fiddler Martie Maguire (31) weds Northern Irish actor Gareth Maguire (27) in Kailua, Hawaii: divorce in 2013

Divorces in Film & TV

Nicole Kidman

Aug 8 Actor Tom Cruise and actress Nicole Kidman divorce after 10 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Aug 3 Christopher Hewett, British actor (Mr. Belvedere; The Producers) and theater director, dies of complications from diabetes at 80
  • Aug 4 Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Rhoda - "Carlton, the doorman"; Garfield), dies at 64
  • Aug 6 Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Ernest, Cromwell), dies at 71
  • Aug 20 Kim Stanley [Patricia Reid], American actress (Séance on a Wet Afternoon, The Chase, Right Stuff), dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Kathleen Freeman, American actress (Beverly Hillbillies, 3 Ring Circus), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • Aug 24 Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), dies at 76
  • Aug 25 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • Aug 25 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • Aug 29 (Graeme) "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks - "Ego Is Not A Dirty Word"; "Jukebox in Siberia"), TV host (Shirl's Neighbourhood), and carpenter (Our House), dies as pilot in a helicopter crash at 49
  • Aug 29 Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
  • Aug 30 Julie Bishop [Jacqueline Wells], American actress (My Hero, Northern Pursuit, Threat), dies of pneumonia at 87