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December 2018 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Egyptian actress Rania Youssef charged for "inciting debauchery" after wearing see-through dress to Cairo film festival

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 1 Ariana Grande releases the music video to her single "Thank U Next", biggest ever launch on Youtube Premiere

  • Dec 1 World's first super-high definition 8K television channel by Japanese broadcaster NHK launches

Film release premierFilm Premier

Dec 1 Computer-animated film "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" premieres in Los Angeles (Academy Award Best Animated Film 2019)

Actress and Singer Hailee Steinfeld
Actress and Singer
Hailee Steinfeld

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

Dec 3 David Attenborough warns collapse of civilisation and the natural world on the horizon at UN climate summit in Poland

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • Dec 3 7-year old Ryan of Ryan Toysreview is the year's highest-paid YouTube star earning $22 million
  • Dec 4 Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger wins the 2018 Turner Prize with film shot on her iPhone

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 7 Comedian Kevin Hart steps down as 2019 Oscars host after his history of homophobic statements is revealed

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Dec 13 Actress Eliza Dushku revealed received $9.5 million settlement from CBS after sexual harassment on set of "Bull" from actor Michael Weatherley
  • Dec 17 CBS announces former Chief Executive Les Moonves will not receive his $120 million exit payout
  • Dec 17 US poacher sentenced to watch the film "Bambi" repeatedly during year in prison, for killing hundreds of deer in Missouri

KnightedKnighthood

Dec 28 British New Year's honours list include Knights for author Philip Pullman and comedian Michael Palin, a Dame for Twiggy and a Order of the Companions of Honour for Margaret Atwood

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
Author Margaret Atwood
Author
Margaret Atwood

Weddings in Film & TV


LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 1 Singer Nick Jonas (26) and actress Priyanka Chopra (36) marry at Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, India

Actor Priyanka Chopra
Actor
Priyanka Chopra
Singer-songwriter Nick Jonas
Singer-songwriter
Nick Jonas

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 30 Singer Miley Cyrus (26) marries actor Liam Hemsworth (28) in Franklin, Tennessee

Actress and Singer Miley Cyrus
Actress and Singer
Miley Cyrus
Actor Liam Hemsworth
Actor
Liam Hemsworth

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Dec 1 Kenneth "Ken" Berry, American actor (F Troop, Mayberry RFD, Mama's Family), dies at 85
  • Dec 3 Philip Bosco, American actor (Trading Places, Lend Me a Tenor), dies at 88
  • Dec 16 Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), dies at 89

Person of interestPenny Marshall

Dec 17 Penny Marshall, American actress and director (Laverne & Shirley, Big), dies at 75

Actor and Director Penny Marshall
Actor and Director
Penny Marshall
  • Dec 20 Donald Moffat, British actor (Logan's Run), dies at 87
  • Dec 26 Sono Osato, American Japanese ballet dancer and actress, dies at 99
  • Dec 28 June Whitfield, English comedian and actress (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), dies at 93
  • Dec 30 Mrinal Sen, Bengali film director (In Search of Famine), dies at 95