Dodi Fayed
Film producer
Dodi Fayed
Emad El-Din Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed, usually known as Dodi Fayed was an Egyptian film producer. He was best known internationally as the boyfriend of Diana, Princess of Wales, with whom he died in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris along with driver Henri Paul on 31 August 1997.
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<i>Diana</i> the Movie -- Not As Awful As You've Heard, But It Could Have Been Better -- (Memo to All Actors -- Try To Avoid Portraying Fabled Icons!)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"You know, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gives of herself. But they are not saints," said actor Edward James Olmos. Well, during no point in Hillary Clinton's lifetime has she ever been considered a saint. Princess Diana, however, even before her much-publicized charity endeavors, was considered some sort of other-worldly saint-like celebrity phenomenon. She was famous for being famous on the grandest scale. (So powerful was her impact before she married Prince Charles many people referred to her as "Lady Di" forever.) She initially tapped into the beautiful fairy-tale of a "commoner" being lifted to royalty by a (reasonably) attractive prince. Although Diana wasn't really a"commoner" at all. Just very young, and totally unsuited for The Life. Later, as her unhappiness and neurosis became known--often through her own clever self-promotion -- she was the first truly modern star of the obsessively searching "me" generation. Theatrically staged suicide attempts ...
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'Diana' Review: Mediocre Biopic Wastes An Opportunity
Huffington Post - over 3 years
-- Let's start with the relatively good news: "Diana," a new biopic about the last two years of Princess Diana's life, is not nearly as horrendous as some of the reviews in her homeland may have led you to believe. ("Car-crash cinema," one British paper opined.) Now the bad news: It's just not very good. And that's a shame, in at least three ways. First, the gifted actress Naomi Watts deserves to be in a better movie. Second, Oliver Hirschbiegel, who directed the admired and Oscar-nominated German-language film "Downfall," about Adolf Hitler, somehow, er, falls down here. Finally, and most unfortunately, an opportunity is lost to dig deeper into a personality that fascinated the world like few others in our modern times — "the most famous woman in the world," as the movie aptly calls her. So where does it go wrong? For starters, the filmmakers may have been constrained by a desire to be respectful. It's not hard to imagine why. Diana's two sons are very much alive, for one thing ...
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Police look into Diana's death, again
CNN - over 3 years
Police are assessing new information about the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed in a 1997 road crash in Paris.
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New Information?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
LONDON -- British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information's "relevance and credibility." Scotland Yard declined to provide details about the information, only saying Saturday in a statement that the assessment will be carried out by officers from its specialist crime and operations unit. The force stressed that it was not reopening the investigation into the 1997 deaths of Diana and Fayed, who were killed in a car crash in Paris. In 2008, a British jury ruled that Diana, the Princess of Wales, and her companion, Fayed, were unlawfully killed due to reckless speed and drinking by their driver, and by the reckless pursuit of paparazzi chasing them.
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WATCH: Official 'Diana' Trailer Released - Has Naomi Watts Pulled It Off?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
'Diana' is one of the most eagerly-awaited films of the year, with a heady amount of expectation resting on the shoulders of Naomi Watts. The big question has been, is the Oscar-nominated actress capable of pulling off a transformation into the most photographed, studied, analysed woman in history? Naomi Watts takes on the most photographed woman in history in 'Diana' The Oscar-nominated actress has taken on the role of the most famous woman in the world in the film, which tells the heady, ultimately tragic story of the last year of the Princess's life. It explores her secret love affair with Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan, including her private trips to his native country to meet his family, and their split which devastated the Princess. Diana had a secret affair with heart surgeon Dr Hasnat Khan in the year before her death It follows her burgeoning rebound romance with playboy Dodi Fayed played out in the Mediterranean in front of waiting paparazzi, on ...
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Watch: Princess Diana's Secret Love Affair Revealed
ABC News - over 3 years
Vanity Fair article says Diana wanted to be with Pakistani surgeon Hasnat Khan, not Dodi Fayed.     
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Diana: watch the first trailer of the royal biopic
Guardian (UK) - almost 4 years
The first trailer has been released of the Princess Diana biopic starring Naomi Watts – and the signs are that this is going to be a pretty soft-centred affair The first trailer for Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel's Princess Diana biopic has hit the web, hinting at an adulatory portrait of the figure it dubs "the most famous woman in the world". Diana is seen escaping from scurrilous paparazzi, smiling as third world children run through a sumptuous garden, and gingerly stepping through landmine-strewn African terrain, a Red Cross symbol pasted to her chest. "An icon, adored by millions", the trailer tells us, to soaring strains of uplifting piano. Starring Naomi Watts as the princess and titled simply Diana, the film is Hirschbiegel's followup to 2009's Northern Ireland troubles-themed Five Minutes of Heaven. The German director is best known for the acclaimed 2004 film Downfall, retelling of the last days of Adolf Hitler. Diana apparently centres on its subject's romance ...
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Dodi Fayed 'paranoid' in cars
Monsters and Critics - almost 4 years
Dodi Fayed - who died in a car accident alongside Princess Diana in 1997 - was always 'paranoid' about being
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'Diana' Filmmakers Strike Deal With Paparazzi
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The creators of the Princess Diana movie are using an unexpected weapon in their fight with the paparazzi invading the flim’s set. To control the amount of photographers hanging around during the filming of the open water scene reliving the yachting trip of Di and her lover Dodi Fayed, Ecosse Films finalized an exclusive deal with Splash News and Picture Agency to offer it access to the best angles for photos, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie starring Naomi Watts as the iconic royal figure is based on the final two years of Princes Diana’s life. The film has drawn a large amount of paparazzi since it began shooting this summer, an eerie similarity to the paparazzi-saturated life -- and death -- of Diana. The Princess died in a 1997 car chase in a Paris underpass. Providing Splash with photo access left most of the other agencies uninterested in covering photos from the movie’s set. Ecosse Films offered the deal to the paparazzi agency after deciding it woul ...
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Laurie Nadel: Factoid Fiesta: The News God Loves August
Huffington Post - over 4 years
If February feels like the longest short month of the year, the first to the thirty-first of August seems like a torpid run-on sentence, bracketed between the hurricane season and record-breaking heat. But for some ungodly reason, it the eighth month of the year that has a resplendent history of unplanned special events. Don't give up on August: It's a Factoid Fiesta! (Note: We could go back to August 16, 1587 when Virginia Dare, the first American child was born in what would become the state of Virginia, but there was no news then, as we know it now. Please be advised that this list is quirky, abbreviated and subjective. We begin with the end of World War Two. ) 1945: U.S. drops first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. (August 6) U.S. drops second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. (August 9) Japan surrenders unconditionally. (August 14) 1948: Babe Ruth dies. (August 16) 1954: Hurricane Carol kills 70 in New England; first hurricane to be named. (August 31) 1955: ...
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Liz Smith: Princess Diana's Legacy Lives On
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"I'D LIKE to see myself as a queen of people's hearts, but I don't see myself as being queen of this country." So said Diana, Princess of Wales in 1995, during her infamous BBC interview with Martin Bashir. This was a brilliantly choreographed PR stunt, which effectively ended any chance Diana might have had to become the Queen of England. She was dead two years later, victim of a horrific car crash in a Paris tunnel. On the 31st of this month is the 15th anniversary of her passing. (Talking to Martin Bashir is tricky business. Michael Jackson's final descent began after Bashir's interview with the pop star.) It seems like only yesterday we were stunned, sitting mouths agape as news of Diana's death dominated every hour, every second of the news. Cable outlets were still fairly new, and it was wall-to-wall. But even the three primetime networks abandoned all programming. I was out for the evening--away for the weekend in fact--the night Diana died. Reporters could not r ...
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Summer quiz answers - Financial Times
Google News - over 5 years
Dodi Fayed and Diana, before flying to Paris, where they died on August 31 10. Kuwait, following the Iraqi invasion earlier the same month 1. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark 2. George W. Bush was visiting it when he was told about 9/11
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Today in History - Newsday (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
In 1997, Americans received word of the car crash in Paris that claimed the lives of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul. (Because of the time difference, it was Aug. 31 where the crash occurred.) Ten years ago: Nikolay Soltys
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Radio Guests – Corinthia Hotel, London – August 20, 2011 - Peter Greenberg.com Travel News
Google News - over 5 years
Michael Cole, spokesman, journalist and broadcaster, walks listeners through the history of the Corinthia as well as his personal connection with Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana. Col. John Blashford-Snell, OBE, President of World Travel Market,
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'Princess Diana was secretly engaged' - Hindustan Times
Google News - over 5 years
A German journalist has claimed that Princess Diana was secretly engaged to Egyptian film producer Dodi Fayed before she died in August 1997. Trixi Chall, who wrote for Germany&#39;s popular Bild newspaper for two decades, told of a visit to Monte Carlo by
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dodi Fayed
    FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 41
    He was in a romantic relationship with Diana, Princess of Wales, with whom he died in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.
    More Details Hide Details Fayed was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He was the eldest son of billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed, former owner of Harrods department store and the former owner of Fulham Football Club and the Hôtel Ritz Paris. His mother was Samira Khashoggi, sister of Saudi Arabian-born billionaire arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi. Fayed was a student at Collège Saint Marc before attending the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. He also briefly attended Sandhurst. After completing his education, he served as an attaché at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in London. Fayed was the executive producer of the films Chariots of Fire, Breaking Glass, F/X, F/X2, Hook, and The Scarlet Letter. He also served as the Executive Creative Consultant for the F/X television series. Fayed also worked for his father on Harrods' marketing.
    At the time of his romance with Diana in the summer of 1997 Dodi was engaged to an American model, Kelly Fisher.
    More Details Hide Details Dodi had bought a house in Malibu for himself and Fisher with money from his father. Fisher subsequently announced that she was filing a breach of contract suit against Dodi, claiming that he had "led her emotionally all the way up to the altar and abandoned her when they were almost there. He threw her love away in a callous way with no regard for her whatsoever".
    In July 1997, Fayed became romantically involved with Diana, Princess of Wales.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 30
    In 1986, Fayed married model Suzanne Gregard, but the couple divorced after eight months of marriage.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on April 15, 1955.
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