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)
  • Feb 15 Walt Disney releases "Return to Never Land", an animated film sequel to 1953's "Peter Pan"

BAFTA Awards

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

Birthdays in Film & TV

Sophia LillisSophia Lillis (21 years old)

Feb 13 born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Feb 23 Emilia Jones, English actress (CODA), born in London, England

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 & 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)

Kevin SmithKevin Smith (1963-2002)

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

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

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan (1918-2002)

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

  • Feb 28 Mary Stuart, American actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow), dies at 75