Milos Forman Two-Time Oscar Winning Director Of ‘Amadeus’ & ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’ Dead At 86

Two-time Oscar winning Czech director Milos Forman has died at the age of 86 according to Reuters and reports. Forman’s wife Martina informed Czech news agency CTK that the filmmaker passed after a brief illness in the U.S.
Part of the Czech new wave, Forman graduated from the Prague Film Faculty of the Academy of Dramatic Arts, and caught global attention with such titles as Black Peter (1964), The Loves of a Blonde (1965) and The Firemen’s Ball(1967), the latter two…

Two-time Oscar winning Czech director Milos Forman has died at the age of 86 according to Reuters and reports. Forman’s wife Martina informed Czech news agency CTK that the filmmaker passed after a brief illness in the U.S. Part of the Czech new wave, Forman graduated from the Prague Film Faculty of the Academy of Dramatic Arts, and caught global attention with such titles as Black Peter (1964), The Loves of a Blonde (1965) and The Firemen's Ball(1967), the latter two…

Barbara Stone Dies: Founder Of London’s Iconic Gate Cinema Was 83

U.S. industry veteran Barbara Stone, producer, distributor and founder of London’s iconic Gate Cinema, has died aged 83 in the UK capital. Stone and her late husband David worked in the film business most of their lives, both in the U.S. and in the UK, playing an important role in distributing independent and avant-garde movies during the 1970s and 80s.
In 1974, the husband and wife partnership acquired the Classic cinema in Notting Hill Gate, west London, turning it into…

U.S. industry veteran Barbara Stone, producer, distributor and founder of London’s iconic Gate Cinema, has died aged 83 in the UK capital. Stone and her late husband David worked in the film business most of their lives, both in the U.S. and in the UK, playing an important role in distributing independent and avant-garde movies during the 1970s and 80s. In 1974, the husband and wife partnership acquired the Classic cinema in Notting Hill Gate, west London, turning it into…

Peter Mayle Dies; ‘A Year In Provence’ & ‘A Good Year’ Author Was 78

Peter Mayle, the author of A Year In Provence and A Good Year — the latter the basis for Ridley Scott’s 2006 film — has died. The writer who was best known for chronicling his life as a British expat in the south of France passed away on Thursday after a short illness, his publisher Alfred A Knopf said. He was 78.
A Year In Provence was published in 1989 and became an international bestseller and one of the most popular travel books of all time. It was later turned into a…

Peter Mayle, the author of A Year In Provence and A Good Year — the latter the basis for Ridley Scott’s 2006 film — has died. The writer who was best known for chronicling his life as a British expat in the south of France passed away on Thursday after a short illness, his publisher Alfred A Knopf said. He was 78. A Year In Provence was published in 1989 and became an international bestseller and one of the most popular travel books of all time. It was later turned into a…

Lila Cazès Dies: Produced ‘Leaving Las Vegas’

Lila Cazes, producer of Mike Figgis’ Oscar-winning Leaving Las Vegas, has died in Buenos Aires following a brief illness, it was announced today by her family.
A native of Argentina, Cazès settled in Paris with her husband Jean Cazès and in 1987 co-founded production and distribution company Initial Groupe. The company produced such features as Phillipe Galland’s 1991 La Thune from a script by Catherine Breillat; Alexandre Rockwell’s Somebody To Love, written by Sergei…

Lila Cazes, producer of Mike Figgis' Oscar-winning Leaving Las Vegas, has died in Buenos Aires following a brief illness, it was announced today by her family. A native of Argentina, Cazès settled in Paris with her husband Jean Cazès and in 1987 co-founded production and distribution company Initial Groupe. The company produced such features as Phillipe Galland’s 1991 La Thune from a script by Catherine Breillat; Alexandre Rockwell’s Somebody To Love, written by Sergei…

Shashi Kapoor Dies: Bollywood Star & Merchant Ivory Regular Was 79

Bollywood legend and Merchant Ivory collaborator Shashi Kapoor has died. The Heat And Dust star had been admitted to hospital on Sunday night and passed away Monday in Mumbai, his nephew, Randhir Kapoor, confirmed to Indian news agency PTI. A member of the Kapoor filmmaking dynasty, he was 79.
Beginning as a child actor in the 1940s and 50s, Kapoor went on to make more than 150 films. His Bollywood debut as leading man was in 1961’s Dharmputra directed by Yash Chopra…

Bollywood legend and Merchant Ivory collaborator Shashi Kapoor has died. The Heat And Dust star had been admitted to hospital on Sunday night and passed away Monday in Mumbai, his nephew, Randhir Kapoor, confirmed to Indian news agency PTI. A member of the Kapoor filmmaking dynasty, he was 79. Beginning as a child actor in the 1940s and 50s, Kapoor went on to make more than 150 films. His Bollywood debut as leading man was in 1961’s Dharmputra directed by Yash Chopra…

Patricia Llewellyn Dies: Gordon Ramsay Producer & Former Optomen Boss Was 55

Patricia Llewellyn, the influential producer who discovered Britain’s Jamie Oliver and transformed him into The Naked Chef, while also kick-starting the TV career of Gordon Ramsay, has died. The former chief of Optomen stepped down in 2016 and had been battling a long illness. She passed away over the weekend at age 55.
Llewellyn joined UK indie Optomen in 1994 and in 1996 introduced the now classic cooking show Two Fat Ladies presented by Clarissa Dickson Wright and…

Patricia Llewellyn, the influential producer who discovered Britain’s Jamie Oliver and transformed him into The Naked Chef, while also kick-starting the TV career of Gordon Ramsay, has died. The former chief of Optomen stepped down in 2016 and had been battling a long illness. She passed away over the weekend at age 55. Llewellyn joined UK indie Optomen in 1994 and in 1996 introduced the now classic cooking show Two Fat Ladies presented by Clarissa Dickson Wright and…

Danielle Darrieux Dies: Grande Dame Of French Cinema Was 100

Danielle Darrieux, who made more than 100 films in a career that spanned eight decades, has died. The French actress and singer’s passing was reported by AFP citing her companion Jacques Jenvrin who said she died at her home in Bois-le-Roi, France on Tuesday. She turned 100-years-old on May 1.
Over the course of her long career, Darrieux worked with such directors as Max Ophuls, Jean Cocteau, Claude Chabrol, Henri Ducoin, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Jacques Demy, André Téchiné…

Danielle Darrieux, who made more than 100 films in a career that spanned eight decades, has died. The French actress and singer’s passing was reported by AFP citing her companion Jacques Jenvrin who said she died at her home in Bois-le-Roi, France on Tuesday. She turned 100-years-old on May 1. Over the course of her long career, Darrieux worked with such directors as Max Ophuls, Jean Cocteau, Claude Chabrol, Henri Ducoin, Joseph L Mankiewicz, Jacques Demy, André Téchiné…