May 2013 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • May 3 60th National Film Awards (India): "Paan Singh Tomar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 12 59th British Academy Television Awards: "The Revolution Will Be Televised" Best Comedy, "Last Tango in Halifax" Best Drama

Historic Publication

May 14 Dan Brown's fourth novel starring Robert Langdon (The Da Vinci Code), titled "Inferno", is released and instantly becomes a bestseller

  • May 21 Microsoft announces the release of Xbox One
  • May 26 66th Cannes Film Festival: "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" directed by Abdellatif Kechiche wins the Palme d'Or. The two main actresses in the film, Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux also awarded

Weddings in Film & TV

Keira Knightley

May 4 British actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

  • May 10 "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shenae Grimes (23) weds model and musician Josh Beech at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent

Aaron Paul

May 26 "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul (33) weds Lauren Parsekian at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California


Divorces in Film & TV

Courteney Cox

May 28 Actress Courteney Cox and actor David Arquette divorce after 13 years of marriage

Deaths in Film & TV

  • May 7 Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), dies at 92
  • May 8 Brian Forbes, English director and actor, dies at 86
  • May 8 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), dies at 84
  • May 9 Alfredo Landa, Spanish actor (The Crach, Sinatra), dies at 80
  • May 16 Paul Shane, English comedian and actor, dies at 72
  • May 17 Ken Venturi, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1964), dies from multiple infections at 82
  • May 18 Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), dies at 87
  • May 27 Bill Pertwee, British actor (Dad's Army), dies at 86
  • May 29 Fran├žoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58
  • May 31 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), dies at 90
  • May 31 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress (La Divina Infiel; The Shadow of the Bat), and singer ("Es tarde ya" (It's Too Late Now)), dies at 85