On This Day

April 2011 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Alan Rickman's last performance in "Seminar" on Broadway

Sport defeatWrestleMania

Apr 3 WrestleMania XXVII, Georgia Dome, Atlanta GA (71,617): Edge defeats Alberto Del Rio; The Undertaker downs Triple H; The Miz beats John Cena

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 17 "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 17 "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Apr 2 Grammy Awarded singer Michael Buble (34) weds Argentine actress-model Luisana Lopilato (22) at Villa Maria Paz private mansion near Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 17 Actress and model Torrey Devitto (26) weds actor Paul Wesley (28) in New York
  • Apr 20 "Hollywood Confidential" radio host Leeza Gibbons (54) weds Steven Fenton (41) at the rooftop of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills
  • Apr 22 American actor Eddie Cibrian (37) weds American country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (28) at a private home in California
  • Apr 30 Actor Lorenzo Lamas (53) weds model Shawna Craig at Casa Dorada Resort in Cabo, San Lucas

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Apr 4 Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (b. 1958)
  • Apr 7 Pierre Gauvreau, Canadian painter, television writer and producer, dies at 88
  • Apr 9 Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), dies at 86
  • Apr 14 Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), dies at 76
  • Apr 17 AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)
  • Apr 17 Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They), dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Elisabeth Sladen, British actress (b. 1946)
  • Apr 20 Madelyn Pugh, American television writer (I Love Lucy), dies at 90
  • Apr 22 Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor, dies at 60
  • Apr 23 John Sullivan, British comedy writer, dies at 64
  • Apr 24 Marie-France Pisier, French actress (b. 1944)
  • Apr 27 Marian Mercer, American actress & singer (Dean Martin Show), dies at 75
  • Apr 28 William Campbell, American actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty), dies at 87