Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes dies aged 65 following accident US actress Lisa Banes

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Publish Date : 2021-06-16


Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes dies aged 65 following accident US actress Lisa Banes

Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes dies aged 65 following accident
US actress Lisa Banes has died aged 65 after being involved in a scooter collision in New York, police confirmed on Tuesday.

Banes was perhaps best known for playing Marybeth Elliott, the mother of Amy - the titular Gone Girl in David Fincher's 2014 psychological thriller.

She also appeared in films like Cocktail and A Cure for Wellness.

Actor and director Seth MacFarlane led the tributes, saying her death was "a tremendous loss".

New York police confirmed to the BBC that Banes was hit by a scooter as she walked across a pedestrian crossing in Manhattan on 4 June.

Suffering from a head injury, she was taken to hospital, and subsequently died on Monday.

"The scooter then fled the location, continuing northbound," the NYPD [New York Police Department] said in a statement.

"There are no arrests and the investigation remains ongoing."

Her wife Kathryn Kranhold paid tribute on Twitter.

Banes hailed from Cleveland, Ohio and rose to prominence in the 1980s in a variety of TV shows and Broadway stage plays. But it was for her role as Marybeth Elliott, the mother of Rosamund Pike's character Amy Elliott in Gone Girl, that she became known to a wider audience.

The film found Banes' character's son-in-law, Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne, become the prime suspect in the sudden disappearance of his wife, Amy.

It received four Golden Globe nominations, including best actress for Pike.

'You can't buy that'
Speaking to reporters on the red carpet ahead of the Gone Girl premiere in 2014, Banes said she embraced the character right away.

"I have an affinity for her," she smiled. "You know she's a good WASP [White Anglo-Saxon Protestant] - so it sort of seeped in right away."

She added: "The wonderful thing about this movie is not everything you work on everyone is sort of together, having a good time. We all just bonded so much."

"We really dig each other and that's like gold, you can't buy that," she noted.

Bane's other big screen credits included Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness, and Freedom Writers; while she made TV appearances in shows like Trials of Rosie O'Neill, The King of Queens and Six Feet Under.

"I have an affinity for her," she smiled. "You know she's a good WASP [White Anglo-Saxon Protestant] - so it sort of seeped in right away."

She added: "The wonderful thing about this movie is not everything you work on everyone is sort of together, having a good time. We all just bonded so much."

"We really dig each other and that's like gold, you can't buy that," she noted.

Bane's other big screen credits included Gore Verbinski's A Cure for Wellness, and Freedom Writers; while she made TV appearances in shows like Trials of Rosie O'Neill, The King of Queens and Six Feet Under.

Banes, who suffered traumatic brain injury, was in the crosswalk and had the right of way, police said.

“I am brokenhearted to share that Lisa, my beautiful wife and my love, passed away last night,” Kranhold said in a statement today. “We appreciate the love, support and prayers from all of you across the country. Lisa was listening.”

The actress had appeared in such films as Cocktail (as Tom Cruise’s older love interest) and the western Young Guns, and had roles in television on the shows Nashville, The Orville, Masters of Sex, and Royal Pains. She also appeared in One Life to Live and China Beach, among others. In Gone Girl, she played the mother of the missing woman (portrayed by Rosamund Pike).

Banes, born in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, appeared on Broadway in Present Laughter (2010), Accent on Youth (2009), High Society (1998), Arcadia (1995) and Rumors (1988). She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for best featured actress in a play in 1984’s Off Broadway production of Isn’t It Romantic, and in 1982 won an Obie Award for her role in My Sister in This House.

She is survived by her wife. Additional survivor information was not immediately available.

Banes’ colleagues reacted on Twitter to news of her death. “I am deeply saddened at the news of Lisa Banes’ passing,” wrote Seth MacFarlane. “We had the good fortune to work with her on The Orville this past year. Her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us. A tremendous loss…”

“RIP Lisa Banes, a superb actress and much beloved, especially by the theater community,” tweeted Paul Rudnick. “I only knew Lisa a bit, but I treasured her performances and her elegant, generous style…”

Wrote Dana Delany, “Terribly sad news about Lisa Banes. She was a consummate actor who commanded the stage. We worked together on China Beach & I wish there had been more. My heart goes out to her wife and family.”

Gone Girl actress Lisa Banes dies aged 65 following accident
Longtime actor Lisa Banes, known for her work in Gone Girl, has passed away at the age of 65. The psychological thriller released in 2014 was a huge success, with Banes' role as Marybeth Elliott, the mother of the missing woman adding to the critically acclaimed plot. Banes starred alongside Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, and more in the film, which is based on the thriller novel of the same name. Gone Girl centers around a woman named Amy, portrayed by Pike, who goes missing and causes a media frenzy, with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Outside of Gone Girl, Banes is known for her role as Bonnie in the film, Cocktail, alongside Tom Cruise. She also worked on several TV shows including The Orville, One Life To Live, Masters of Sex, Once Upon A Time and Nashville. Outside of Hollywood, Banes was a fixture on the Broadway stage, acting in several productions dating from the early '80s to the present day. Some of those include Present Laughter (2010), High Society (1998) and Rumors (1988).

Deadline reports that Banes died 10 days after being struck in a hit-and-run accident caused by either a scooter or a motorcycle in New York City. Banes, who is a resident in Los Angeles, was in the city for a role in Manhattan Theater Club's streaming production of The Niceties. While on her way to meet her wife for dinner, she was struck in a crosswalk near Lincoln Center.

The vehicle ignored a red light before the accident and the driver fled the scene. Police are still seeking the driver, who allegedly struck Banes while operating the black and red two-wheeled vehicle. As of Tuesday, no arrests have been made in connection with the accident. Banes suffered a traumatic brain injury from being hit by the vehicle and spent several days in the hospital before she died on Monday. Police reports state that she was in the crosswalk and had the right-of-way when the driver struck her.

Banes was born in July 1955 in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She was a graduate of the Juilliard School and an alumna of The Acting Company. She is survived by her wife, Kathryn Kranhold. Several of Banes' colleagues in Hollywood mourned her loss on Twitter, including The Orville creator, Seth MacFarlane, China Beach actress, Dana Delany, and Batman voice actor, Kevin Conroy. Read their tweets below:


Lisa Banes, a stage and screen actress who was known for her roles in Gone Girl and Cocktail, died Monday after a hit-and-run accident in New York City. She was 65. Her manager, David Williams, confirmed the news to NBC on Tuesday morning.

"We are heartsick over Lisa's tragic and senseless passing," Williams said in a statement. "She was a woman of great spirit, kindness and generosity and dedicated to her work, whether on stage or in front of a camera and even more so to her wife, family and friends. We were blessed to have had her in our lives."

Actor Seth MacFarlane, who worked with Banes on the Fox comedy series The Orville, shared his sympathies on Twitter.

"I am deeply saddened at the news of Lisa Banes' passing," he wrote. "We had the good fortune to work with her on The Orville this past year. Her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us. A tremendous loss…"

Banes started her career at Julliard, going on to star on dozens of television shows and in movies including One Life to Live, China Beach, Royal Pains, Madam Secretary, NCIS, and Nashville. In 1988, she starred as Tom Cruise's older love interest in the movie Cocktail. Her best-known role came in 2014, when she starred in Gone Girl, playing the mother of Rosamund Pike's Amy.

Banes also had a storied stage career, appearing in plays like Present Laughter, High Society, and Neil Simon's Rumors. She was nominated for a 1984 Drama Desk Award for the play Isn't It Romantic and won a 1981 Theatre World Award for her work in the Off Broadway play Look Back in Anger, as well as a 1982 Obie Award for My Sister in This House.

Banes was married to former Wall Street Journal writer Kathryn Kranhold. The actress was on her way to meet Kranhold when the accident occurred. According to reports, Banes was hospitalized following the accident on June 4 for severe head trauma and died Monday.

Lisa Banes, Film and Stage Actress, Dies at 65
Lisa Banes, a husky-voiced actress who played roles in films like “Cocktail” and “Gone Girl” and was a frequent performer on the New York stage, died on Monday at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital in Manhattan. She was 65.

Ms. Banes’s death was confirmed by the New York Police Department, which said she had sustained severe head trauma when she was struck by a scooter on June 4, as she was crossing Amsterdam Avenue near West 64th Street in Manhattan.

The person riding the scooter drove through a red light, then crashed into Ms. Banes before fleeing, said Sgt. Edward Riley, a spokesman for the department. The police were investigating and no arrests had been made, he said.

Ms. Banes, who was known for her wry humor and confident, elegant presence, had appeared in various roles in television, on stage and in movies over more than four decades.

In 1984, The New York Times named her one of 15 stage actresses to watch and described her as “so self-assured as to seem unapproachable” in the Off Broadway play “Isn’t it Romantic.” She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her performance in that play.

Lisa Banes was born on July 9, 1955, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. She graduated from the Juilliard School and was an alumna of the Acting Company, the touring classical theater ensemble.

She won a Theatre World Award in 1981 for her performance in “Look Back in Anger.”

In 1988, she appeared on Broadway for the first time as Cassie Cooper, opposite Christine Baranski, in the Neil Simon play “Rumors.”

She played Tom Cruise’s arrogant, older girlfriend in the movie “Cocktail” in 1989, and the acerbic mother of a missing woman in “Gone Girl” in 2014.

She acted regularly on television, appearing in shows like “Nashville,” “Madam Secretary” and “Masters of Sex.”

In 2018, she played one of the two lead roles in the Off Broadway drama “The Niceties,” a tense drama that pit her as



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