July 2001 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

The Office

Jul 9 "The Office" mockumentary created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman premieres on BBC Two in the UK

Jurassic Park III

Jul 16 "Jurassic Park III", starring Sam Neill and William H. Macy, premieres in the US

  • Jul 19 34th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Film & TV History

Jul 20 "Spirited Away " written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki is released in Japan (Academy Award Best Animated Feature 2003)

The Princess Diaries

Jul 29 "The Princess Diaries", starring Anne Hathaway (in her film debut), featuring Julie Andrews, and directed by Garry Marshall, premieres at El Capitan theater in Hollywood

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • Jul 8 Riele Downs, Canadian actress (Henry Danger), born in Toronto, Ontario

Weddings in Film & TV

Jason Bateman

Jul 3 Actors Jason Bateman and Amanda Anka tie the knot

Drew Barrymore

Jul 7 "Charlie's Angels" star Drew Barrymore (26) weds actor-comedian Tom Green (29) in Malibu

Divorces in Film & TV

Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid

Jul 16 American "Kate & Leopold" actress Meg Ryan (38) divorces American "Great Balls of Fire!" actor Dennis Quaid (46) after 10 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jul 3 Johnny Russell, American country songwriter (Act Naturally; Let's Fall To Pieces Together), singer and comedian dies of complications from diabetes at 61
  • Jul 8 John O'Shea, New Zealand film director (b. 1920)
  • Jul 16 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • Jul 20 Werner Haentjes, German conductor and composer of operas and film scores, dies at 77
  • Jul 21 Sivaji Ganesan, South Indian Tamil actor (b. 1927)
  • Jul 21 Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)
  • Jul 22 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (Ding Dong School), dies at 94
  • Jul 26 Peter von Zahn, German journalist, writer, and film maker, dies at 88
  • Jul 27 Rhonda Singh, professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • Jul 29 Alex Nicol, American actor (The Screaming Skull, Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), dies of natural causes at 85