On This Day

May 2007 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

Film & TV History

May 1 British model Kate Moss launches a clothing line with chain Topshop

Film Premiere

May 6 "Shrek the Third" directed by Chris Miller and Raman Hui with voices by Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy premieres in Westwood Ca.

Film Premiere

May 19 "Sicko" a documentary on the US health care system, directed by Michael Moore has its premiere at the Cannes Film festival.

Film Premiere

May 19 "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End", directed by Gore Verbinksi, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom premieres in Anaheim - most expensive film ($300 million) made at the time

  • May 19 Coen brothers film "No Country for Old Men", based on the Cormac McCarthy novel, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (Best Picture 2008)
  • May 20 53rd British Academy Television Awards: "That Mitchell and Webb Look" Best Comedy, "The Street" Best Drama
  • May 27 60th Cannes Film Festival: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" directed by Cristian Mungiu wins the Palme d'Or

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 5 Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

Neve Campbell

May 5 "Scream" actress Neve Campbell (33) married British actor John Light (32) in Malibu, California; divorce in 2010

  • May 6 "The Fast and the Furious" actress Jordana Brewster (27) weds movie producer Andrew Form (38) in Bahamas

Divorces in Film & TV

Billie Piper

May 31 Actress Billie Piper and radio DJ Chris Evans divorce after 6 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 2 Brad McGann, New Zealand film director and screenwriter (b. 1964)
  • May 3 Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician (b. 1932)
  • May 6 Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
  • May 6 Đorđe Novković, Croatian pop singer-songwriter (Pro Arte), and television personality (Hrvatski Idol), dies at 63
  • May 12 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), dies at 70
  • May 15 Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1955)
  • May 18 Yoyoy Villame, Philippine novelty singer & movie actor, dies at 74
  • May 20 Norman Von Nida, Australian golfer, coach, broadcaster (British Open 1948 3rd), dies at 93
  • May 25 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian and gameshow panelist (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies at 76
  • May 27 Gretchen Wyler, American actress, dancer (Silk Stockings), and animal rights activist dies at 75
  • May 30 Jean-Claude Brialy, Algerian actor and director (Églantine, Circle of Love, Cousins), dies of cancer at 74