May 2006 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 7 52nd British Academy Television Awards: "Help" Best Comedy, "Doctor Who" Best Drama
  • May 28 59th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 6 Former WWF Women's Champion Sable (38) weds IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (28) in Medina, Minnesota
  • May 6 "Scooter" techno rocker lead singer H.P. Baxxter (40) weds model Simone Mustert at Tremsbuttel Castle near Hamburg
  • May 6 Duchess of Cornwall's daughter Laura Parker-Bowles (28) weds former Calvin Klein model Harry Lopes (28) at Church of Saint Cyriac in Lacock, Wiltshire
  • May 6 "Coronation Street" actress Julia Haworth (26) weds Jon Wormald at St. Stephen's CE Church in Burnley, Lancashire
  • May 7 Actress Tori Spelling (32) weds actor Dean McDermott (39) at Wakaya Club in Wakaya Island, Fiji
  • May 13 Actress Sara Bakker weds Sloan Alexander at the United Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut
  • May 20 "Dog the Bounty Hunter" TV personality Duane Dog Chapman (53) weds Beth Smith at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii
  • May 20 Comedian-actress Mo'Nique (38) weds actor Sidney Hicks in an idyllic island ceremony
  • May 28 "Average Joe" actor Adam Mesh (30) weds Jessica Malca in Miami, Florida
  • May 29 "America's Next Top Model" first winner Adrianne Curry (23) weds "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (48) in Joliet, Illinois
  • May 29 Award-winning English actress Tamzin Outhwaite (35) weds former "EastEnders" actor Tom Ellis (26) at All Saints Church in Lullington, Somerset

Divorces in Film & TV

  • May 6 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (56) divorces plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (63) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 21 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 7 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend (b. 1943)
  • May 10 Val Guest, British film director (b. 1911)
  • May 11 Frankie Thomas, American actor and author (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), dies of a stroke at 85
  • May 14 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • May 14 Eva Norvind, Norwegian-Mexican actress, dies from drowning at 62
  • May 21 Cherd Songsri, Thai film director (b. 1931)
  • May 27 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • May 27 Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Indian actor (b. 1944)
  • May 30 Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (b. 1926)
  • May 30 Robert Sterling, American actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper), dies at 88