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September 2020 in Film & Television

Events in Film & TV


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Sep 3 Actor Robert Pattinson tests positive for COVID-19, shutting down production of the Batman film he is shooting

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Sep 12 Chloé Zhao's "Nomadland" starring Frances McDormand wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival

  • Sep 20 72nd Emmy Awards held virtually: "Succession" best drama, "Schitts Creek" wins record nine awards for a comedy, "Watchman" best limited series

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Sep 24 David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's record as the fastest person to reach 1 million followers on Instagram

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough

Deaths in Film & TV

  • Sep 5 Jiří Menzel, Czech film director (Closely Watched Trains), dies at 82
  • Sep 6 Kevin Dobson, American actor (Kojak, Knots Landing, Shannon), dies at 77
  • Sep 8 Ronald Harwood, South African playwright and screenwriter (The Dresser), dies at 85
  • Sep 10 Diana Rigg, English actress (Emma Peel-Avengers, Game of Thrones), dies at 82
  • Sep 12 Barbara Jefford, British stage actress (James Joyce's Ulysses), dies at 90
  • Sep 21 Michael Lonsdale, French actor (The Day of the Jackal, Moonraker), dies at 89
  • Sep 22 Road Warrior Animal [Joseph Laurinaitis], American pro wrestler (3 x WWE Tag Team C'ship; WWE Hall of Fame), dies at 60
  • Sep 23 Juliette Gréco, French singer (Sous le ciel de Paris) and actress, dies at 93
  • Sep 24 Dean Jones, Australian cricket batsman and broadcaster (52 Tests @ 46.55; 164 ODIs; Victoria), dies from cardiac arrest at 59
  • Sep 27 Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress (Miss Sherlock), dies at 40
  • Sep 29 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter (Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me) and actor (North Dallas Forty) dies following heart surgery at 78
  • Sep 30 Quino [Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón], Argentine cartoonist (Mafalda), dies at 88