January 2011 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

People's Choice Awards

Jan 6 37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)

The King's Speech

Jan 7 "The King's Speech", starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter, is released in the UK

Film & TV History

Jan 10 Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

  • Jan 14 16th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Social Network wins Best Film
  • Jan 16 68th Golden Globes: The Social Network, Colin Firth, & Natalie Portman win
  • Jan 30 27th Sundance Film Festival: "Like Crazy", directed by Drake Doremus, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Weddings in Film & TV

Valerie Bertinelli

Jan 1 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (50) weds financial planner Tom Vitale at their home in Malibu, California; divorce in 2022

  • Jan 14 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor James Marsters (48) weds longtime girlfriend Patricia Rahman in Los Angeles
  • Jan 30 American "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California

Divorces in Film & TV

  • Jan 21 Actress Jaime Pressly (35) divorces entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 1 year of marriage

Eva Longoria

Jan 28 "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (36) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (29) due to irreconcilable differences 3 years after a storybook wedding

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Jan 2 Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), dies at 80
  • Jan 2 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (In the Name of the Father, Inception), dies of pancreatic cancer at 64
  • Jan 3 Fadil Hadžić, Croatian film director, dies at 88
  • Jan 9 Peter Yates, English film director (Breaking Away, Bullitt), dies at 81
  • Jan 11 David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 74
  • Jan 12 Paul Picerni, American actor (The Untouchables), dies at 88
  • Jan 13 Ellen Stewart, American actress, director and founder of La Mama Theatre Group, dies at 91
  • Jan 14 Ben Wada, Japanese television producer (NHK), dies at 80
  • Jan 20 Bruce Gordon, American actor (The Untouchables), dies after long illness at 94
  • Jan 21 E. V. V. Satyanarayana, Indian Telugu Film Director, screenwriter and producer, dies at 54
  • Jan 24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director, dies at 61
  • Jan 30 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), dies at 77