December 2015 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 14 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Harrison Ford has its world premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

  • Dec 19 Third Democratic presidential candidates debate, broadcast by ABC, held in Goffstown, New Hampshire

Weddings in Film & TV

  • Dec 20 Broadcaster Christine Bleakley (36) weds footballer Frank Lampard (37) at Saint Paul's Church in Knightsbridge, London
  • Dec 23 TV Host Carson Daly (42) weds Siri Pinter in a church ceremony
  • Dec 23 Musician Richard Marx (53) weds TV host and model Daisy Fuentes (50) in Aspen, Colorado
  • Dec 31 TV presenter Alex Jones (38) weds Charlie Thomson in a magical ceremony at Cardiff Castle

Divorces in Film & TV


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 4 Actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas divorce after 19 years of marriage


Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 2 Anthony Valentine, British actor (Colditz), dies at 76
  • Dec 4 Salvatore "Robert" Loggia, American actor (Jagged Edge, Big, Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 85
  • Dec 5 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress (Better Days Ahead, Pixote), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Dec 6 Holly Woodlawn, transgender Puerto Rican actress (Warhol films), dies at 69
  • Dec 15 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), dies of cancer at 81
  • Dec 19 Douglas Dick, American actor and psychologist (Rope, Waterfront), dies at 95
  • Dec 20 Patricia Elliott, American actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), dies at 77
  • Dec 27 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, dies at 93
  • Dec 31 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), dies at 82
  • Dec 31 Beth Howland, American actress (Vera - Alice, Company), dies at 74