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

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

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

Kirk Douglas

9 December 1916 – 5 February 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

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

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Albert Uderzo

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

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

Honor Blackman

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

Luis Sepúlveda / Bridgeman Images

Luis Sepúlveda

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

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

Florian Schneider

​7 April 1947 – 21 April 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

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

Everett Collection / Bridgeman Images

Dame Vera Lynn

20 March 1917 – 18 June 2020. British singer.

© Basso Cannarsa / Opale / Bridgeman Images

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

25 September 1964 – 19 June 2020. Spanish scriptwriter.

© John Haynes / Bridgeman Images

Ian Holm

12 September 1931 – 19 June 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

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

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Olivia de Havilland

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

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

Dame Diana Rigg

20 July 1938 – 10 September 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

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

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

Eddie Van Halen

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

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

Sean Connery

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

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

Alex Trebek

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

 Diego Maradona / Bridgeman Images

Diego Maradona

30 October 1960 – 25 November 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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