Annual Review 2020

In 2020, we said goodbye to a number of celebrities from across the world. Join us as we remember them.

 

Terry Jones - portrait / © Kathy De Witt / Bridgeman Images

Terry Jones

February 1, 1942 – January 21, 2020. Welsh comic actor, writer and director.

Kirk Douglas In The 40's / Diltz / Bridgeman Images

Kirk Douglas

December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020. American director, actor, producer and author.

Swedish actor Max von Sidow. Venice Lido, Venice Film Festival, about 1980.
© Marcello Mencarini / Bridgeman Images

Max Von Sydow

April 10, 1929 – March 8, 2020. Swedish-born actor who appeared in more than 100 films and TV series.

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Albert Uderzo

April 25, 1927 – March 24, 2020. French illustrator who worked on the Asterix comic series.

Goldfinger, Honor Blackman, 1964 / Everett Collection / Bridgeman Images

Honor Blackman

August 22, 1925 – April 5, 2020. English actress known as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger as well as Cathy Gale in The Avengers.

Luis Sepúlveda / Bridgeman Images

Luis Sepúlveda

October 4, 1949 – April 16, 2020. Chilean writer who sadly passed away due to coronavirus.

Kraftwerk, 1970s (detail) / CSU Archives / Everett Collection
/ Bridgeman Images

Florian Schneider

April 7, 1947 – April 21, 2020. German musician who was one of the two founding members of experimental music group Kraftwerk.

La Passante du Sans Souci / © George Pierre / Bridgeman Images

Michel Piccoli

December 27, 1925 – May 12, 2020. French producer, film director and actor with a career spanning 70 years.

Everett Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dame Vera Lynn

March 20, 1917 – June 18, 2020. British singer.

© Basso Cannarsa / Opale / Bridgeman Images

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

September 25, 1964 – June 19, 2020. Spanish scriptwriter.

© John Haynes / Bridgeman Images

Ian Holm

September 12, 1931 – June 19, 2020. English actor particularly famous for his roles as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins in Lord of the Rings and android Ash in Alien.

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Ennio Morricone

November 10, 1928 – July 6, 2020. Italian composer Ennio Morricone was the composer for film classics such as "The Untouchables" and "Once upon a time in America".

Diltz / Bridgeman Images

Olivia de Havilland

July 1, 1916 – July 26, 2020. British-American actress who died aged 104.

The Avengers, Diana Rigg, (1965-68), 1961-1969. Everett Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dame Diana Rigg

July 20, 1938 – September 10, 2020. British actress perhaps best known for playing Emma Peel in The Avengers or Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones.

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Juliette Gréco

February 7, 1927 – September 23, 2020. French actress and cabaret singer.

Eddie Van Halen (Edward Lodewijk Van Halen) / © Fryderyk Gabowicz
/ Picture Alliance / Bridgeman Images

Eddie Van Halen

January 26, 1955 – October 6, 2020. American musician and songwriter.

Actor Sean Connery c. 1964 / Photo © LIMOT / Bridgeman Images

Sean Connery

August 25, 1930 – October 31, 2020. Scottish actor perhaps best known for playing James Bond.

Alex Trebek 1991 / Photo © Michael Ferguson / PHOTOlink /
Everett Collection / Bridgeman Images

Alex Trebek

July 22, 1940 – November 8, 2020. Canadian-American television personality and game show host.

 Diego Maradona / Bridgeman Images

Diego Maradona

October 30, 1960 – November 25, 2020. The captain of the Argentina national team when it won the 1986 world championship.

 

Dame Barbara Windsor
Barbara Windsor (b/w photo) / © Neil Libbert / Bridgeman Images

Dame Barbara Windsor DBE

 6 August 1937 - 10 December 2020. English actress, known for her appearances in the Carry On films and for playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.

 

 

 

portrait of John Le carre
John Le Carré © Sophie Bassouls / Bridgeman Images

 

John Le Carré

19 October 1931 - 12 December 2020. British writer and former secret intelligence agent.

 

 

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