May 2011 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Flavor Flav is arrested on four outstanding misdemeanor warrants for various driving offenses

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 7 "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, premieres in - opening weekend makes $350.6m

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 15 "The Artist" directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo premieres at the Cannes Film festival (Best Picture 2012)

Actor and Comedian Jean Dujardin
Actor and Comedian
Jean Dujardin
  • May 22 64th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 22 57th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry & Paul" Best Comedy, "Sherlock" Best Drama

Weddings in Film & TV

  • May 12 Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge (25) weds Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill (29) at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California
  • May 15 Actress Tamera Mowry (32) weds Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley (39) at Villagio Inn & Spa in Napa, California
  • May 20 Actor Doug Hutchison (51) weds country singer Courtney Stodden (16) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 21 TV actress Sara Rue (33) weds Kevin Price (35) at Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California
  • May 28 Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas
  • May 28 Actress and former "Clean House" host Niecy Nash (41) weds electrical engineer Jay Tucker at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 3 Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (b. 1927)
  • May 3 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), dies at 88
  • May 7 Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter
  • May 7 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • May 16 Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)
  • May 20 Randy Savage, American Pro-Wrestler (b. 1952)
  • May 27 Jeff Conaway, American actor (b. 1950)
  • May 30 Clarice Taylor, American actress (b. 1917)