December 2003 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 "The Return of the King", 3rd and final film in the Lord of the Rings series, directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in Wellington, New Zealand

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Elijah Wood
Actor
Elijah Wood
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • Dec 17 "The Return of the King" 3rd Lord of the Ring films is released. Makes US$72 million opening weekend, 2nd film to gross over 1 billion worldwide.
  • Dec 29 50th National Film Awards (India): "Mondo Meyer Upakhyan" wins the Golden Lotus

Weddings in Film & TV


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 5 Coldplay lead vocalist Chris Martin (35) weds actress and singer Gwyneth Paltrow (39) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress
Gwyneth Paltrow

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Suzanne Cloutier, Canadian film actress (Othello), dies at 80
  • Dec 3 David Hemmings, English actor (b. 1941)
  • Dec 3 Ellen Drew [Esther Loretta Ray], American actress (Isle of Dead, Christmas in July), dies at 88
  • Dec 6 Jerry Tuite, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Dec 10 Sean McClory, Irish actor (The Californians, My Chauffeur), dies at 79
  • Dec 14 Jeanne Crain, American actress (Man Without a Star, Pinky), dies at 78
  • Dec 17 Ed Devereaux, Australian actor (b. 1925)
  • Dec 19 Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)
  • Dec 19 Lester "Les" Tremayne, British radio, film and television actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), dies of heart failure at 90
  • Dec 22 Rose Hill, British actress and operatic soprano ('Allo 'Allo!, Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark), dies at 89
  • Dec 27 Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)
  • Dec 29 Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942)
  • Dec 29 Dinsdale Landen, English actor (b. 1932)
  • Dec 29 Bob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (b. 1928)
  • Dec 30 Anita Mui, Hong Kong singer and actress (b. 1963)
  • Dec 31 Paula Raymond, American actress and model (The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms), dies at 79