April 2009 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 5 WrestleMania XXV, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX (72,744): The Undertaker defeats Shawn Michaels; John Cena beats Edge and The Big Show; Triple H downs Randy Orton

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 6 "Star Trek" film reboot directed by J.J. Abrams, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto premieres in Austin, Texas

Director, Producer and Writer J. J. Abrams
Director, Producer and Writer
J. J. Abrams
  • Apr 9 Mockumentary "Parks and Recreation" starring Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari debuts on NBC in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 25 Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival

  • Apr 26 55th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry and Paul" Best Comedy, "Wallander" Best Drama

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 13 Actor Michael Biehn (52) weds actress Jennifer Blanc (35)

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 17 World's no. 1 professional tennis player Andy Roddick (29) weds fashion model and actress Brooklyn Decker (25) in Austin, Texas

Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion Andy Roddick
Tennis Player and U.S. Open Champion
Andy Roddick
  • Apr 25 TV personality Spencer Pratt (28) weds media personality and singer Heidi Montag (25) at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 15 Clement Freud, British writer, broadcaster and former liberal MP, dies at 84
  • Apr 18 Stephanie Parker, Welsh actress (b. 1987)
  • Apr 22 Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer (Black Narcissus), dies at 94
  • Apr 25 Bea Arthur, American comedian, singer and actress (All in the Family, The Golden Girls), dies at 86
  • Apr 27 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), dies at 69
  • Apr 27 Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean actress and model (b. 1983)