On This Day

Events in Film & Television in July 2001

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 9 "The Office" mockumentary created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais and Martin Freeman premieres on BBC Two in the UK

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jul 16 "Jurassic Park III", starring Sam Neill and William H Macy, premieres in the US

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill
  • Jul 19 34th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 20 "Spirited Away " written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki is released in Japan (Academy Award Best Animated Feature 2003)

Animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki
Animated filmmaker
Hayao Miyazaki