Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

May 242018
 

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Births



1960

Doug Jones

Age 58
Doug Jones is an American actor known for roles in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres, often wearing heavy makeup to play nonhuman characters.

He has appeared in Mimic,  Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyPan's LabyrinthCrimson PeakThe Shape of Water, Tank GirlHocus Pocus and The Bye Bye Man. He portrayed the Silver Surfer in the superhero film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and appeared in the TV series Falling SkiesBuffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Strain.
1984

Sarah Hagan

Age 34
Sarah Margaret Hagan is an American television and film actress.

She was cast as Amanda in the seventh and final season of the hit cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Deaths



2016

Burt Kwouk

(Born: 18 Jul 1930)

Died Aged 85
Herbert Tsangtse Kwouk, OBE was a British actor, known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films. He made appearances in many television programmes, including a portrayal of Imperial Japanese Army Major Yamauchi in the British drama series Tenko and as Entwistle in Last of the Summer Wine.


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May 232018
 

Louis Dennis

Free Agent



Pompey have signed attacking midfielder Louis Dennis on a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old – who can also play out wide – was available as a free agent after leaving Bromley at the end of last season.

His final appearance for the National League outfit was at Wembley, where the Londoners lost on penalties to Brackley in the FA Trophy final.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s an exciting player with a lot of talent and someone we’ve been watching for quite some time.

“He was named in the National League Team of the Season and we’re pleased to be able to sign him for Pompey.

“It’s a big opportunity for him, but he has the ability to create and score goals, which is what we’re looking for.

“He’s worked hard for his opportunity and we feel that as a person, he’s mature enough to go on and take it.”

Dennis scored 21 goals and provided 12 assists in 53 appearances last term, as Bromley narrowly missed out on the play-offs.

He spent four-and-a-half years with the Ravens and was part of the side that secured the National League South title in 2014/15.

A former Watford schoolboy, Dennis began his senior career with Dagenham & Redbridge and had spells on loan with Grays and Canvey Island.


Portsmouth FC

May 232018
 

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Births



1934

Robert Moog

(Died: 21 Aug 2005)

Aged 71
Robert Arthur Moog, founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. During his lifetime, Moog founded two companies for manufacturing electronic musical instruments. His innovative electronic design is employed in numerous synthesizers including the MinimoogMinimoog VoyagerLittle PhattyMoog Taurus, and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals.
1951

Don Warrington

Age 67
Donald Williams, known by the stage name Don Warrington, MBE, is a Trinidadian-born British actor.
1977

Richard Ayoade

Age 41
Richard Ellef Ayoade is a British actor, comedian, writer, director and television presenter. He is best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4sitcom The IT Crowd (2006–2013), for which he won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance. He has often worked alongside Noel FieldingJulian BarrattMatt BerryMatthew Holness and Rich Fulcher.
1983

Heidi Range

Age 35
Heidi India Range is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for being a former member of the group Sugababes. Range was an original member of girl group Atomic Kitten, although she left the group two years before releasing any material. In 2001 Range replaced Siobhán Donaghy of the Sugababes and had accumulated six UK number one singles as well as two number one studio albums with the group before splitting in 2011. Range has since concentrated on theatre work.
1991

Lena
Meyer-Landrut


Age 27
Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut is a German singer-songwriter. She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo winning the contest with the song "Satellite". With her three entries from the German national final Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), Meyer-Landrut set an all-time chart record in her home country by debuting with three songs in the top five on the German singles chart. Both "Satellite" and her first album My Cassette Player debuted at number one in Germany. Meyer-Landrut represented Germany for the second consecutive time in the Eurovision Song Contest at Düsseldorf in 2011 with the song "Taken by a Stranger", placing 10th.
1996

Ryan Fulton

Age 22
Ryan William Fulton is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish Premiership club Hamilton Academical.

Fulton played 13 times for Portsmouth in 2016


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May 222018
 

Ronan Curtis

Transfer : Derry City – Portsmouth



Pompey have reached an agreement with Derry City to sign Ronan Curtis.

The 22-year-old winger has penned a pre-contract two-year deal and is set to officially become a Blues player on June 9 when the international transfer window reopens.

Curtis – who has represented Republic of Ireland up to under-21 level – will join for an undisclosed fee.

Assistant manager Joe Gallen said: “He’s someone we’ve tracked for the past few months. He’s got a lot of pace and power, and is good in the air as well, so we’re really pleased to bring him here.”


Portsmouth FC

May 222018
 

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Births



1953

Paul Mariner

Age 65
Paul Mariner is an English football coach and retired player. He was most recently the head coach and technical director at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, until his dismissal in January 2013.

Mariner played 66 times for Portsmouth scoring 9 goals between 1986 – 1988
1963

David Schneider

Age 55
David Schneider is an English actor, comedian and director.
1968

Graham Linehan

Age 50
Graham Linehan is an Irish television comedy writer and director who, often in partnership with Arthur Mathews, has written or co-written a number of popular television comedies. He is most noted for the sitcoms Father TedBlack Books and The IT Crowd. Amongst others, he has also worked on Big TrainCount Arthur StrongBrass Eye and The Fast Show.
1978

Ginnifer Goodwin

Age 40
Jennifer Michelle "GinniferGoodwin is an American actress. She is known for playing Margene Heffman in the drama series Big Love (2006–2011), Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard in the fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018), and Judy Hopps in the Disney animated film Zootopia. Goodwin also appeared in various films including Mona Lisa SmileSomething BorrowedWalk the LineKilling Kennedy, and He's Just Not That Into You.
1999

Camren Bicondova

Age 19
Camren Renee Bicondova is an American actress and dancer. Bicondova is a series regular on the Fox television show Gotham, where she portrays a young Selina Kyle / Catwoman.


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May 212018
 

Scottish Mussel


2015

    


Plot Summary

Ritchie is a Glaswegian chancer with low hopes and no prospects. Disillusioned with city life, he goes undercover at a Highland conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl fisher with the help of his two hapless and accident prone mates, Danny and Fraser. Here he meets Beth, a pretty English conservationist passionate about saving endangered mussels from the clutches of pearl thieves in the Scottish Highlands. Falling for her instantly, Ritchie must beat off competition in the form of Highland Ranger Ethan, a smooth talking American Adonis convinced that Beth can’t resist his charms forever. After the success of pearl fishing attracts the unwanted attentions of old school Glaswegian mobster Gavin and his work at the centre leads him to question his true motivations, Ritchie must risk life and limb to save the Highlands from ecological disaster and win Beth’s heart.

Review

I had high hopes for this being a quaint British comedy we usually do so well and it has a great cast but it all falls rather flat. Still worth seeing for Talulah Riley in a bikini.

IMDb

Rating : 5.5 / 10


IMDb   .   Talulah Riley

May 202018
 

Sleeping With Other People


2015

    


Plot Summary

Can two serial cheaters get a second chance at love? After a one-night stand in college, New Yorkers Lainey (Alison Brie) and Jake (Jason Sudeikis) meet by chance twelve years later and discover they each have the same problem: because of their monogamy-challenged ways, neither can maintain a relationship. Determined to stay friends despite their mutual attraction, they make a pact to keep it platonic, a deal that proves easier said than done.

Review

I normally love these low key rom-coms but for some reason this one just didn’t connect for me, usually in these films you have one or even two likeable lead characters but in this case both are mostly unlikeable. It does though have the benefit of Alison Brie spending much of the time in her underwear.

IMDb

Rating : 6.5 / 10


IMDb   .   Alison Brie

May 202018
 

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Births



1950

Warren Cann

Age 68
Warren Reginald Cann is a Canadian drummer and drum machine programmer, best known as a member of the British new wave band Ultravox.
1975

Tahmoh Penikett

Age 43
Tahmoh Penikett is a Canadian actor and martial artist. He is best known for playing Karl "Helo" Agathon on SyFy's television series Battlestar GalacticaHe has starred in TV series SupernaturalJoss Whedon's Dollhouse, and the Showtime time travel show, Continuum.


Deaths



1996

Jon Pertwee

(Born: 07 Jul 1919)

Died Aged 76
John Devon Roland Pertwee, known professionally as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor.

Pertwee became best known for spending 18 years (1959–1977) playing Chief petty officer Pertwee in the popular series The Navy Lark on BBC Radio, as well as starring on television as the Third Doctor in the science-fiction series Doctor Who between 1970 and 1974. He had further success playing the title character in the television series Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981 (reprising the role from 1987 to 1989).


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May 192018
 

Maisie Wiliams


    


Margaret Constance “Maisie” Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones in 2011, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. In 2016, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Williams has also had a recurring role in Doctor Who as Ashildr in 2015. In addition to television, she made her feature film debut in the mystery The Falling (2014), for which she won the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Young Performer of the Year.


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May 192018
 

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Births



1939

James Fox

Age 79
William Fox, known professionally as James Fox, is an English actor, from a well-known acting family. He appeared in several notable films of the 1960s and early 1970s, including The ServantThoroughly Modern Millie and Performance, before quitting the screen for several years to be an evangelical Christian. He has since appeared in a wide range of film and TV productions.
1946

Roger Sloman

Age 72
Roger Sloman is an English actor. He grew up and was educated in South East London. He trained to be a teacher and then went to East 15 acting school between 1967 – 1970.
1956

Martyn Ware

Age 62
Martyn Ware (born 19 May 1956) is an English musician, composer, arranger, record producer, and music programmer. As a founding member of both The Human League and Heaven 17, Ware was partly responsible for hit songs such as "Being Boiled" and "Temptation".
1987

Jayne Wisener

Age 31
Jayne Wisener is an actress and singer from Northern Ireland. She is best known for her role as Johanna in the American film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. She also guest starred in the role of Lauren Harris on The Inbetweeners.
1992

Eleanor Tomlinson

Age 26
Eleanor May Tomlinson is an English actress, known for her roles as Princess Isabelle in Jack the Giant Slayer (2013), Isabel Neville in The White Queen, and Demelza Poldark in Poldark.


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May 182018
 

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Births



1962

Barry Horne

Age 56
Barry Horne is a Welsh former professional footballer, former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association and sports television pundit.

Horne played 79 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1987 – 1989
1983

Gary O'Neil

Age 35
Gary Paul O'Neil is an English professional footballer who plays for Bristol City. O'Neil has previously played for West Ham UnitedPortsmouth where he was the Player of the Season in 2006, WalsallCardiff CityMiddlesbroughQueens Park Rangers and Norwich City.

O'Neil played 192 times for Portsmouth scoring 17 goals between 2000 – 2007


Deaths



1980

Ian Curtis

(Born: 15 Jul 1956)

Died Aged 23
Ian Kevin Curtis was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk rock band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979 and recorded their follow-up, Closer, in 1980.


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