September 2009 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Sep 2 66th Venice Film Festival: "Lebanon" directed by Samuel Maoz wins Golden Lion

Film & TV History

Sep 14 David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881

  • Sep 18 The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.

Toronto Film Festival

Sep 19 34th Toronto International Film Festival: "Precious" directed by Lee Daniels wins the People's Choice Award

Television Premiere

Sep 22 Crime drama "NCIS LA" starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, and Daniela Ruah premieres on CBS

Television Premiere

Sep 23 TV comedy "Modern Family" premieres on ABC, starring Ed 'Neill and Sofia Vergara


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Sep 4 Singer and actress Christina Milian (27) weds singer-songwriter The-Dream (31) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, divorce in 2007
  • Sep 12 Financial analyst and only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor (30) weds actress Sophie Winkleman (29) at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey, England

Zooey Deschanel

Sep 19 "500 Days of Summer" actress Zooey Deschanel (29) weds "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (33) in Seattle, Washington

  • Sep 26 "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) at a private estate in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 26 "Half and Half" actress Essence Atkins (37) weds football free safety Jaime Mendez (38) at Ambassador Mansion and Gardens in Pasadena, California
  • Sep 26 Actress and model Jaime Pressly (35) weds entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) at Dick Clark estate in Malibu

Khloé Kardashian

Sep 27 Businesswoman and TV personality Khloé Kardashian (28) weds NBA basketball forward Lamar Odom (32) in Beverly Hills, California

  • Sep 29 American Idol's first runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Divorces in Film & TV

Peter Andre

Sep 8 90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (36) divorces glamour model Katie Price (31) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 1 Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress (b. 1974)
  • Sep 4 Iain Cuthbertson, Scottish actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB), dies at 79
  • Sep 8 Mike Bongiorno, Italian television host (b. 1924)
  • Sep 8 Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 82
  • Sep 13 Paul Burke, American actor (Naked City, Thomas Crown Affair, Neal-Dynasty), dies at 83
  • Sep 14 Henry Gibson, American actor and comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet), dies at 73
  • Sep 14 Patrick Swayze, American actor (Ghost), dancer (Dirty Dancing), and songwriter, dies of pancreatic cancer at 57
  • Sep 19 Eduard Zimmermann, German broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • Sep 20 John Hart, American actor (The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Captain Africa), dies from complications of dementia at 91
  • Sep 27 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • Sep 28 Ulf Larsson, Swedish actor (b. 1956)
  • Sep 29 Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)