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On This Day

07 March 2018


Births



1958

Rik Mayall

(Died: 09 Jun 2014)

Aged 56
Richard Michael "RikMayall was an English comedian, actor and writer. Mayall formed a close partnership with Ade Edmondson while they were students at Manchester University, and became a pioneer of alternative comedy in the 1980s. Mayall starred in numerous cult classic sitcoms throughout his career, including The Young OnesThe Comic Strip Presents…BlackadderFilthy Rich & CatflapThe New Statesman, and Bottom. Mayall also starred in the comedy films Drop Dead Fred and Guest House Paradiso, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for his voice-over work in The Willows in Winter.
1970

Rachel Weisz

Age 48
Rachel Hannah Weisz OBE is an English actress. She began her acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in Inspector MorseScarlet and Black, and Advocates II. She made her film debut in Death Machine (1994). Her first Hollywood appearance was in Chain Reaction (1996), opposite Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman.
1975

T. J. Thyne

Age 43
Thomas Joseph "T.J." Thyne is an American actor, best known for his role on Bones as Dr. Jack Hodgins, an entomologist.
1995

Haley Lu Richardson

Age 23
Haley Lu Richardson is an American actress. Her credits include the roles of Krista in The Edge of Seventeen and Claire Benoit in Split.


Deaths



2000

Charles Gray

(Born: 29 Aug 1928)

Died Aged 71
Charles Gray was an English actor who was well known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Dikko Henderson in a previous Bond film You Only Live TwiceSherlock Holmes's brother Mycroft Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and as the Criminologist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.


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