Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

Jun 112018
 

Lee Brown

Free Agent



Pompey have signed left-back Lee Brown on a two-year deal.

The 27-year-old will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract with Bristol Rovers expires.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “Lee brings an awful lot of experience to our side and yet he probably still has his best years in front of him.

“I felt we gave away too many goals last season and he can certainly help with that, but he’s also a full-back that likes to attack and create goals.

“We’re really pleased to bring someone of his character to the club and I believe he’ll really add to our group.”

Brown started his career at QPR and had a couple of loan spells with non-league clubs before joining Rovers in the summer of 2011.

He made 319 appearances for the Pirates – scoring 22 goals – and was part of the side that secured back-to-back promotions into League One.


      

Portsmouth FC

Jun 112018
 

On This Day

11 June 2018


Births



1932

Ed Bishop

(Died: 08 Jun 2005)

Aged 72
George Victor Bishop — known professionally as Ed Bishop — was an American actor based in the United Kingdom. He was known for playing Commander Ed Straker in UFO, Captain Blue in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and for voicing Philip Marlowe in a series of BBC Radio adaptations of the Marlowe novels by Raymond Chandler.
1933

Gene Wilder

(Died: 29 Aug 2016)

Aged 83
Jerome Silberman, known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor.

Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1967 film The Producers. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. Wilder is known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard PryorSilver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Wilder directed and wrote several of his own films, including The Woman in Red (1984).
1978

Joshua Jackson

Age 40
Joshua Browning Carter Jackson is a Canadian actor. He has appeared in primetime television and in over 30 film roles. His well-known roles include Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek, Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series, Peter Bishop in Fringe, and Cole Lockhart in The Affair. Jackson won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Canadian independent film One Week.
1982

Pollyanna Woodward

Age 36
Pollyanna Woodward is an English television presenter, best known for being a co-presenter on Channel 5's The Gadget Show.
1994

Ivana Baquero

Age 24

 
Ivana Baquero is a Spanish actress. At the age of 11, she was chosen by director Guillermo del Toro to star as Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth, for which she won critical acclaim and the Goya Award for Best New Actress. In 2015, she was cast as Eretria in the television series The Shannara Chronicles.


Deaths



1993

Bernard Bresslaw

(Born: 25 Feb 1934)

Died Aged 59
Bernard Bresslaw was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.
1999

DeForest Kelley

(Born: 20 Jan 1920)

Died Aged 79
Jackson DeForest Kelley, known to colleagues as "Dee", was an American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer known for his roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek.


On This Day   .   Ivana Baquero

Jun 102018
 

On This Day

10 June 2018


Births



1965

Elizabeth Hurley

Age 53
Elizabeth Jane Hurley, more generally known as Liz Hurley, is an English actress and model. She has been associated with the cosmetics company Estée Lauder since the company gave Hurley her first modelling job at the age of 29. They have featured her as a representative and model for their products, especially perfumes such as Sensuous, Intuition, and Pleasures, since 1995.
1983

Leelee Sobieski

Age 35
Liliane Rudabet Gloria Elsveta "LeeleeSobieski is an American former film and television actress. Sobieski achieved recognition in her teens for her performance in the 1998 film Deep Impact and as the daughter of a costume store owner in Eyes Wide Shut (1999). She received an Emmy nomination for the 1999 TV movie Joan of Arc and two Golden Globe nominations for Joan of Arc and the 2001 TV movie Uprising.
1985

Susannah Fielding

Age 33

  
Susannah Glanville-Hearson, better known by her stage name Susannah Fielding, is an English actress who has worked in theatre, television and film. She won the 2014 Ian Charleson Award for her portrayal of Portia in The Merchant of Venice at the Almeida Theatre. She also starred in the CBS sitcom The Great Indoors.
1987

Toumani Diagouraga

Age 31
Toumani Diagouraga is a French professional footballer who plays for Fleetwood Town as a defensive midfielder. He began his career at Watford and played for Hereford United and Peterborough United, before rising to prominence with Brentford, whom he joined in 2010.

Diagouraga played 8 times for Portsmouth in 2014
1992

Kate Upton

Age 26
Katherine Elizabeth Upton is an American model and actress. Upton was named the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Rookie of the Year following her appearance in the magazine in 2011, and was the cover model for the 2012, 2013 and 2017 issues. She was also the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover. Upton has also appeared in the films Tower Heist (2011), The Other Woman (2014) and The Layover(2017).


On This Day

Jun 092018
 

Daniel Wateridge

and

Stefanie Clegg



Proud to say I now have a Daughter-in-law.

My son got married today at Kirby Hall in Corby which is a wonderful setting, an old building with beautiful grounds and luckily the weather was perfect.  A very enjoyable day all round and a reception which allowed me to spend some time with my family and even the ex-wife, well you can’t have everything.

I did drink a little in excess but as my hotel was just across the road it wasn’t a problem, I even managed to enter the door code successfully.

I wish my son and my new daughter-in-law all the best.

Welcome to the family Stef


Jun 092018
 

On This Day

09 June 2018


Births



1950

David Troughton

Age 68
David Troughton is an English actor, known for his Shakespearean roles on the British stage and for his many roles on British television, including Dr Bob Buzzard in A Very Peculiar Practice and Ricky Hansen in New Tricks.
1961

Michael J. Fox

Age 57
Michael Andrew Fox, known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox starred in the Back to the Future trilogy, where he portrayed Marty McFly. Other notable roles have included Mike Flaherty on the ABC sitcom Spin City (1996–2000) and his portrayal of Alex P. Keaton on the American sitcom Family Ties. He has won five Emmys, four Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
1981

Natalie Portman

Age 37
Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag) is an actress and film producer with dual Israeli and American citizenship. Portman is best known for her roles as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Nina Sayers in Black Swan (2010); she won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award, among other accolades, for her performance in the latter.
1988

Mae Whitman

Age 30
Mae Margaret Whitman is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), she had other supporting roles in films such as One Fine Day (1996), Independence Day (1996), and Hope Floats (1998). Thereafter, Whitman ventured into television, with her most notable roles including Ann Veal on the Fox sitcom Arrested Development (2004–2006) and Amber Holt on the NBC drama Parenthood (2010–2015). She also had supporting roles in the films Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012). Whitman made her leading role film debut in The DUFF (2015).


Deaths



2014

Rik Mayall

(Born: 07 Mar 1958)

Died Aged 57
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. His comedic style was described as energetic "post-punk".


On This Day

Jun 082018
 

Tom Naylor

Free Agent



Pompey have signed versatile midfielder Tom Naylor on a three-year deal.

The 26-year-old – who is also comfortable in defence – will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract expires at Burton.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “It strengthens the spine of our side, while he also brings us recent Championship experience.

“Tom’s a ball-winner and I feel that he’ll complement the other talented players we already have at this club.

“He’s someone who can play in a variety of positions, although he’s primarily been brought in as a defensive midfielder.

“We do feel that the squad is being improved this summer and we’re getting to where we want to be.”

Naylor joined Burton in the summer of 2015 following a spell on loan and made a total of 134 appearances for the Brewers, scoring 13 goals.

He began his career at Mansfield and has also turned out for Derby, as well as having temporary stints with Bradford, Grimsby, Newport and Cambridge.


      

Portsmouth FC

Jun 082018
 

On This Day

08 June 2018


Births



1943

Colin Baker

Age 76
 is an English actor. He became known for playing Paul Merroney in the BBC drama series The Brothers from 1974 to 1976. He later played the sixth incarnation of The Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986. Baker's tenure as the Doctor proved to be a controversial era for the series, which included a hiatus in production and his subsequent replacement on the orders of BBC executive Michael Grade.
1970

Kelli Williams

Age 49
Kelli Renee Williams is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lindsay Dole on the legal drama The Practice, psychologist and deception expert Dr. Gillian Foster on Lie to Me, and Jackie Clark on Army Wives.
1973

Lexa Doig

Age 46
Alexandra Lecciones Doig is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the title role in the 2000–05 Canadian-American science fiction-adventure television series Andromeda. She also portrayed the female lead role of Rowan in the science fiction-action horror film Jason X (2002), the tenth installment of the Friday the 13th film series and currently appears in the Aurora Teagarden mystery films on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.
2000

Charlotte Lawrence

Age 18

Charlotte Sarah Lawrence is an American singer and model. She is the daughter of Bill Lawrence and Christa Miller.
2004

Francesca Capaldi

Age 15

 
Francesca Angelucci Capaldi is an American child actress. She co-starred as Chloe James in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog.


Deaths



2005

Ed Bishop

(Born: 11 Jun 1932)

Died Aged 72
George Victor Bishop — known professionally as Ed Bishop — was an American actor based in the United Kingdom. He was known for playing Commander Ed Straker in UFO, Captain Blue in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and for voicing Philip Marlowe in a series of BBC Radio adaptations of the Marlowe novels by Raymond Chandler.
2011

Roy Skelton

(Born: 20 Jul 1931)

Died Aged 79
Roy William Skelton was an English actor and voice artist, whose voice was more familiar to television viewers than his name. Born in Nottingham, he provided the voices for many characters on British television for nearly fifty years, particularly the characters of both Zippy and George on Rainbow, which the actor first joined in the early 1970s and performed on until it was axed in 1991. However, due to the fame of the characters, he continued to voice Zippy and George in guest appearances on television in series such as The Weakest Link and TV Burp until his death.


On This Day

Jun 072018
 

On This Day

07 June 2018


Births



1969

Adam Buxton

Age 49
Adam Offord Buxton is an English comedian, writer and actor. He forms one half of the duo Adam and Joe, with filmmaker Joe Cornish. The pair presented Adam and Joe on BBC Radio 6 Music, whilst Buxton also presented his own show on 6 Music on Sundays, called Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape. In 2012–2013 Buxton presented another radio show for BBC 6 Music, co-hosting with Edith BowmanWhen not presenting on radio and television or recording podcasts, Buxton hosts Bug, a humorous exploration of music videos through YouTube comments, which also had a televised version in 2012. He has also guested on various comedy panel shows such as Would I Lie To You?Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
1979

Anna Torv

Age 39
Anna Torv is an Australian actress known for her roles as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on television series "Fringe" (2008–2013) and as Doctor Wendy Carr in Netflix's "Mindhunter"
1991

Emily Ratajkowski

Age 27
Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski is an American model and actress. Born to American parents in London and raised primarily in California, she rose to prominence in 2013 after appearing in the music video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", which became the number one song of the year in several countries and attracted controversy over its purportedly sexist content.
1991

Poppy Drayton

Age 27

Poppy Gabriella Drayton is a British actress. She is known for playing Elizabeth Thatcher in the feature-length Hallmark Channel television pilot of When Calls the Heart, and for playing Amberle Elessedil in the MTV fantasy drama series The Shannara Chronicles.


On This Day

Jun 062018
 

On This Day

06 June 2018


Births



1918

Kenneth Connor

(Died: 28 Nov 1993)

Aged 75
Kenneth Connor, MBE was an English comedy stage, radio, film and television actor, best known for his appearances in the Carry On films.
1944

Edgar Froese

(Died: 20 Jan 2015)

Aged 70
Edgar Willmar Froese was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 name him as "Edgar Froese", his solo albums from 2003 onwards bear the name "Edgar W. Froese".
1959

Josie Lawrence

Age 59
Josie Lawrence (born Wendy Lawrence) is an English comedian and actress best known for her work with the Comedy Store Players improvisational troupe, the television series Whose Line Is It Anyway? and as Manda Best in EastEnders. Lawrence currently plays Barbara, a synthetic marriage counsellor in the Channel 4 TV series Humans.
1974

Danny Strong

Age 44
Daniel W. Strong is an American actor, screenwriter, television director, film director, and producer. As an actor, Strong is best known for his roles as Jonathan Levinson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doyle McMaster in Gilmore Girls. He also wrote the screenplays for Recount, the HBO adaptation Game ChangeLee Daniels' The Butler, and the two-part finale of The Hunger Games film trilogy, Mockingjay – Part 1 and Mockingjay – Part 2. Strong also is a co-creator, executive producer, and writer for the Fox series Empire.
1977

David Connolly

Age 41
David James Connolly is a retired professional footballer who last played as a striker in League Two for AFC Wimbledon. He has previously played for the Republic of Ireland and for various clubs including Feyenoord and Excelsior in the Netherlands as well as Wigan Athletic and Sunderland in the Premier League.

Connolly played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2013 – 2014


On This Day

Jun 052018
 

On This Day

05 June 2018


Births



1986

Amanda Crew

Age 32
Amanda Catherine Crew is a Canadian actress. She is best known for portraying Monica Hall on the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley (2014–present). Following her film debut in Final Destination 3 (2006), she had lead roles as Felicia Alpine in Sex Drive (2008) and Tess Carroll in Charlie St. Cloud (2010), as well as Carrie Miller on the television series Whistler.


Deaths



2012

Caroline John

(Born: 19 Sep 1940)

Died Aged 71
Caroline Frances John was an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, as well as several other television roles. John was the third of eight children born to Alexander John and Vera Winckworth.


On This Day

Jun 042018
 

Craig MacGillivray

Free Agent



Pompey have signed goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray on a two-year deal.

The 25-year-old will officially become a Blues player on July 1 when his contract with Shrewsbury expires.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He strengthens our goalkeeping department and will provide good competition for Luke McGee. They can drive each other on.

“Craig’s fiercely ambitious and excelled when he played last season, so we’re very pleased to bring him to the club.

“He has been slightly unlucky in the past to be behind some top keepers, but he’s ready for the opportunity.

“His general game and shot-stopping are both good and he’s very brave, which is a quality that’s often underestimated.”

MacGillivray joined the Shrews in the summer of 2017 and made 14 appearances last season, keeping a clean sheet in their 1-0 victory at Fratton Park in January.

He was on the bench at Wembley as the Shropshire side suffered an extra-time defeat to Rotherham in the League One play-off final.

MacGillivray previously featured for Stalybridge, Harrogate Town and Harrogate Railway before being given a Football League chance by Walsall.


      

Portsmouth FC

Jun 042018
 

On This Day

04 June 2018


Births



1964

Sean Pertwee

Age 54
Sean Carl Roland Pertwee is an English actor and voice actor. Pertwee attended Teddington School and Sunbury College. Pertwee has played Captain Fitzpatrick in the play Tom Jones, Sergeant Wells in Dog Soldiers, Pilot Smith in Event Horizon, Inspector Lestrade in CBS's Elementary and Alfred Pennyworth in Fox's Gotham. He is also the narrator of MasterChef: The Professionals and Wild Canada.
1968

Scott Wolf

Age 50
Scott Richard Wolf is an American actor. He is known for the television series Party of Five as Bailey Salinger, as Jake Hartman in Everwood and Chad Decker in V.
1971

James Callis

Age 47
James Nicholas Callis is an English actor. He is best known for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series, and Bridget Jones' best friend Tom in Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. He later reprised the role in 2016, in Bridget Jones's Baby. He joined the cast of the TV Series Eureka, on Syfy, in 2010. In 2017 he voiced the character Alucard on the Netflix series Castlevania, based on the video game of the same name.
1971

Noah Wyle

Age 47
Noah Strausser Speer Wyle is an American film, television, and theatre actor. He is known for his roles as Dr. John Carter in ER and as Tom Mason in Falling Skies. He has also played Steve Jobs in the docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999), Dr. Kenneth Monnitoff in Donnie Darko (2001), and Flynn Carsen in The Librarian franchise.
1991

Jordan Hinson

Age 27

    
Jordan Danielle Hinson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zoe Carter on the science fiction series Eureka.
1991

Kathryn Prescott

Age 27
Kathryn "Kat" Prescott is an English actress best known for playing Emily Fitch on the teen drama television series Skins and Carter Stevens in the 2014 MTV drama Finding Carter.
1998

Kaleem Haitham

Age 20
Kaleem Haitham is an English professional footballer.

Haitham played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2015


Deaths



2016

Nicky Jennings

(Born: 18 Jan 1946)

Died Aged 70
Nicholas Jennings was an English football player whose career ran from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. Born in Wellington, Somerset he played nearly 100 league games for his first club Plymouth Argyle. A speedy winger, he moved to Portsmouth in January 1967 and was, in 1971, awarded the title of Pompey's Player of the Year. In all he made over 200 appearances for Pompey before moving to Exeter, making his final league appearance in 1978. Jennings also played the summer of 1973 in the NASL with the Dallas Tornado.

Jennings played 227 times for Portsmouth scoring 51 goals between 1967 – 1974


On This Day   .   Jordan Hinson