On This Day

December 2014 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 2 Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 17 Sony Pictures cancels the release of "The Interview", starring Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, and James Franco, after a cyber attack on the studio

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen

Film release premierFilm Release

Dec 25 "Unbroken", drama film directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O'Connell and Domhall Gleeson, released in the United States


Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 5 Actress and model Amber Stevens (28) weds "The Walking Dead" actor Andrew J. West (28) in Los Angeles, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 15 "Theory of Everything" actor Eddie Redmayne (32) weds Hannah Bagshawe at Babington House in Somerset, England


Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 12 Actor and comedian Nick Cannon (37) files for divorce from singer Mariah Carey (48) after 6 years of marriage

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 7 Ken Weatherwax, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • Dec 7 John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), dies at 84
  • Dec 9 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, dies from breast cancer at 77
  • Dec 14 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), dies at 90
  • Dec 18 Virna Lisi, Italian actress (Assault on a Queen, Bluebeard), dies at 78
  • Dec 20 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host, dies at 99
  • Dec 21 Billie Whitelaw, British actress (Omen, Adding Machine), dies at 82
  • Dec 30 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), dies at 94

Person of interestLuise Rainer

Dec 30 Luise Rainer, German-American actress and 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (The Great Ziegfeld 1936, The Good Earth 1937), dies at 104

Actress Luise Rainer
Actress
Luise Rainer
  • Dec 30 Patrick Gowers, British film scores composer (Hamlet), dies at 78