February 2002 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Feb 6 52nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Spirited Away" and "Bloody Sunday" win the Golden Bear (tie)

Film tv awardsBAFTA Awards

Feb 24 55th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" Best Film, Peter Jackson Best Director

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actress Liv Tyler
Actress
Liv Tyler
Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Feb 17 Actress Joan Collins (68) weds theater company manager Percy Gibson at Claridge's Hotel in London

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Feb 1 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), dies at 76
  • Feb 1 Irish McCalla, American actress and artist (Sheena Queen of Jungle), dies of a brain tumor and stroke complications at 73
  • Feb 4 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), dies at 80
  • Feb 11 Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931)

Person of interestKevin Smith

Feb 15 Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (Ares-Hercules), dies at 38 after falling from a prop tower

  • Feb 21 John Thaw, English actor (Inspector Morse), dies of cancer at 60
  • Feb 21 Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), dies of a drug overdose at 32
  • Feb 26 Lawrence Tierney, American actor (Abduction, Dillinger, Reservoir Dogs), dies of pneumonia at 82

Person of interestSpike Milligan

Feb 27 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), dies of kidney failure at 83

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • Feb 28 Mary Stuart, American actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow), dies at 75