Dave W

Located in Portsmouth UK

Nov 232018
 

On This Day

23 November 2018

Births


1951

David Rappaport

(Died: 02 May 1990)

Aged 38
David Stephen Rappaport was an English actor with dwarfism. He was known for his roles in the films Time Bandits and The Bride, and television series such as L.A. LawThe Wizard and Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
1966

Michelle Gomez

Age 52
Michelle Gomez is a Scottish actress. She is known for her comedy roles in The Book Group (2002–03), Green Wing (2004–07) and Bad Education (2012–13), as well as playing Missy – a version of The Master in the long running British science-fiction programme Doctor Who from 2014 to 2017, for which she was nominated for the 2016 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress.
1967

Salli Richardson

Age 51
Salli Elise Richardson is an American television and film actress and director. Richardson is known for her role as Angela on the 1994 hit comedy/action film A Low Down Dirty Shame and for her role as Dr. Allison Blake on the Syfy comedy-drama series Eureka (2006–2012). Richardson also has appeared in a number of films such as A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994), The Great White Hype (1996), Antwone Fisher (2002), Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) and I Am Legend (2007). She had leading roles in the independent films Pastor Brown (2009), Black Dynamite (2009) and I Will Follow (2010).
1979

Kelly Brook

Age 39
Kelly Brook is an English model, actress and television presenter best known for her modelling work in the UK, and in the US for her role in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy, as well as a regular panelist on Celebrity Juice. She has featured as a guest on a number of shows including Strictly Come Dancing and The Nightly Show.
1992

Miley Cyrus

Age 26
Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After playing minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood, she became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart on the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred on the series, which aired for four seasons until 2011.
1996

Lia Marie Johnson

Age 22
Lia Marie Johnson is an American singer, songwriter, actress and Internet personality notable for appearing in various web series, including the Emmy-winning web series Kids React created by the Fine Brothers, and for her own vlogging and social media output. She is known for her starring role in the Nickelodeon movie Terry the Tomboy and for recurring roles in AwesomenessTV's Side Effects TV Series and My Music. In 2012 her personal YouTube channel, "Lia Marie Johnson", was reported to have received 16 million views.

Deaths


2010

Ingrid Pitt

(Born: 21 Nov 1937)

Died Aged 73
Ingoushka Pitt (née Petrov), known professionally as Ingrid Pitt, was a Polish-British actress, author, and writer best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.


On This Day

Nov 222018
 

On This Day

22 November 2018

Births


1940

Terry Gilliam

Age 78
Terrence Vance Gilliam is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and former member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Gilliam has directed 12 feature films, including Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), The Brothers Grimm (2005), Tideland (2005), and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009).
1972

Russell Hoult

Age 46
Russell Hoult is an English former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He notably spent time playing in the Premier League and played for Leicester CityDerby County and West Bromwich Albion. He also played in the Football League for Lincoln CityBlackpoolBolton WanderersPortsmouthNottingham ForestStoke CityNotts County and Darlington.

Hoult played 44 times for Portsmouth in 2000
1982

Yakubu Aiyegbeni

Age 36
Yakubu Aiyegbeni, known as Yakubu, is a Nigerian former professional footballer who last played as a striker for Coventry City. His nickname is "The Yak". His performances in the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League for Maccabi Haifa earned a loan move to English club Portsmouth which became permanent as they were promoted to the Premier League in 2003. He has since appeared in over 250 Premier League matches for Portsmouth, MiddlesbroughEverton, and Blackburn Rovers, and is the second highest African goalscorer in Premier League history with 96 goals.

Yakubu 92 played times for Portsmouth scoring 43 goals between 2003 – 2005
1984

Scarlett
Johansson


Age 34
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson is an American actress and singer. She was among the world's highest-paid actresses from 2014 to 2016, has made multiple appearances in the ForbesCelebrity 100, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Born and raised in Manhattan, New York City, she aspired to be an actress from a young age, and first appeared on stage in an Off-Broadway play as a child. Johansson made her film debut in the fantasy comedy North (1994) and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Manny & Lo (1996). She gained further recognition for her work in The Horse Whisperer (1998) and Ghost World (2001).
1995

Katherine
McNamara


Age 23
Katherine Grace McNamara is an American actress. She is known for her role as Harper Munroe on the MTV comedy series Happyland, and for her lead role as Clary Fray on the Freeform fantasy series Shadowhunters.
1996

Madison
Davenport


Age 22
Madison Danielle Davenport is an American actress and singer, best known for her role as Kate Fuller in From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. Davenport has also starred in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl as Kit's best friend Ruthie Smithens.


On This Day Russell Hoult Yakubu

Nov 212018
 

On This Day

21 November 2018

Births


1937

Ingrid Pitt

(Died: 23 Nov 2010)

Aged 73
Ingoushka Pitt (née Petrov), known professionally as Ingrid Pitt, was a Polish-British actress, author, and writer best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.
1947

Nickolas Grace

Age 71
Nickolas Grace is an English actor known for his roles on television, including Anthony Blanche in the acclaimed ITV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, and the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1980s series Robin of Sherwood. Grace also played Dorien Green's husband Marcus Green in the 1990s British comedy series Birds of a Feather.
1962

Warren Neill

Age 56
Warren Anthony Neill is a retired English footballer who played for Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth. After his playing career, he rejoined Queens Park Rangers as a coach.

Neill played 260 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1988 – 1994
1965

Alexander Siddig

Age 53
Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi is a British-Sudanese actor. He is known by the stage names Siddig El Fadil through the mid-1990s and Alexander Siddig since. He is known for playing Dr. Julian Bashir in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Philip Burton in Primeval, Carthaginian general Hannibal in Hannibal – Rome's Worst Nightmare, King Minos in Atlantis, and Prince Doran Martell in Game of Thrones, and for his performances as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai in Syriana (2005), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and Tareq Khalifa in Cairo Time, as well as the sixth season of 24. He is also appearing in Gotham as Ra's al Ghul.
1984

Jena Malone

Age 34
Jena Malone is an American actress, musician and photographer. Malone made her acting debut in the television film Bastard Out of Carolina (1996); subsequently, she starred in a number of mainstream and independent films including Ellen Foster (1997), Contact (1997), Stepmom (1998), Donnie Darko (2001), Life as a House (2001), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Saved! (2004), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Into the Wild (2007), The Ruins (2008), Sucker Punch (2011) and The Neon Demon (2016). She played Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games film series.
1994

Josh Passley

Age 24
Joshua Jordan Passley is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender National League side Dover Athletic.

Passley played 12 times for Portsmouth in 2015
2001

Samantha Bailey

Age 17
Samantha Bailey is an actress who played Summer Newman in the soap opera The Young and the Restless.


On This Day Warren Neill Josh Passley

Nov 202018
 

On This Day

20 November 2018

Births


1947

Peter Mellor

Age 71
Peter Mellor is an English-born American former professional footballer whose playing career as a goalkeeper spanned three decades. He played 17 years in the top three tiers of English professional soccer with BurnleyFulhamHereford United, and Portsmouth. He is now a coach, in the United States.

Mellor played 146 times for Portsmouth between 1978 – 1981
1963

Ming-Na Wen

Age 55
Ming-Na Wen is a Macanese-born American actress and voice actress. She is known for playing the role of Melinda May in the ABC action drama series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and for voicing Fa Mulan, one of the Disney Princesses, in the films Mulan and Mulan II, the video game Kingdom Hearts II, and in the Disney animated series Sofia the First. She is due to reprise her role as Mulan in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
1971

Joel McHale

Age 47
Joel Edward McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host. He is known for hosting The Soup and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community. He has appeared in the films Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) and Ted (2012). He also starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom The Great Indoors.
1975

Joshua Gomez


Age 43
Joshua Eli Gomez is an American actor best known for his role as Morgan Grimes on Chuck. He is the younger brother of actor Rick Gomez. Gomez appeared in a recurring role in the CBS series Without a Trace as computer tech James Mackeroy. He appeared in a series of IBM commercials, a series of Wendy's commercials (Ranch Tooth), and a commercial for Garmin. He also made a cameo on Freddy's Nightmares. He played Sammy Stinger in Bring It On Again, 2004.
1976

Laura Harris

Age 42
Laura Harris is a Canadian actress. Harris is known for her roles as Grim Reaper Daisy Adair in the cable series Dead Like Me and as Marie Warner in the spy drama 24. Her film career dates back to 1990 when she appeared in an adaptation of Stephen King's It. She appeared as Marybeth in The Faculty in 1998.


On This Day Peter Mellor

Nov 192018
 

Celeste And Jesse Forever

2012

  


Plot

Celeste and Jesse have been best friends forever. They dated in high school, got married, and now they're getting divorced. Their best friends don't think they can maintain their friendship throughout the dissolution of their marriage, but Celeste and Jesse don't think there will be a problem. But that's before Jesse gets into a relationship that Celeste doesn't think he can handle, and Celeste finds it harder to move on than she originally thought.

Summary

I quite enjoyed this film even if not one of the best of it's type. Rashida Jones is great as part of the relationship but I just can't warm to Andy Samberg.


IMDb6.6


Film IMDb Emma Roberts

Nov 192018
 

On This Day

19 November 2018

Births


1924

William Russell

Age 94
William Russell Enoch, better known as William Russell, is an English actor. He was born in Sunderland, County Durham and played the role of companion Ian Chesterton in Doctor Who, from the show's first episode in 1963 until 1965.
1953

Robert Beltran

Age 65
Robert Adame Beltran is an American actor, known for his role as Raul Mendoza in the 1982 Paul Bartel's black comedy film Eating Raoul, and as Commander Chakotay on the television series Star Trek: Voyager.
1961

Mark Chamberlain

Age 57
Mark Valentine Chamberlain is an English former international footballer.  He began his professional playing career with Port Vale in 1978 before being sold on to rivals Stoke City, having already been selected for the PFA Fourth Division Team of the Year in 1981–82. In 1985, he signed with Sheffield Wednesday, before he moved on to Portsmouth three years later. He remained with "Pompey" until 1994, at which point he transferred to Brighton & Hove Albion. The following year he joined Exeter City, before entering into management at Fareham Town in 1997.

Chamberlain played 198 times for Portsmouth scoring 22 goals between 1988 – 1994
1963

Terry Farrell

Age 55
Theresa Lee "Terry" Farrell is an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for her role as Jadzia Dax in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and later in the comedy series Becker as Regina "Reggie" Kostas.


On This Day Mark Chamberlain

Nov 182018
 

The Hobbit : The Battle Of The Five Armies

2014

   


Plot

Atop the reclaimed Lonely Mountain, Bilbo Baggins and the fellowship of Dwarves witness the mighty winged drake, Smaug, swooping down upon Laketown in a fit of fiery rage, as refugee denizens and Elves converge on Erebor to claim the realm's inestimable treasure. However, as Prince Thorin II Oakenshield rapidly succumbs to the hypnotic allure of the corrupting mounds of gold, friendships shatter over greed, and a war is brewing. And just as all races prepare for battle, dark lord Sauron's evil forces led by the Orc chieftain, Azog, emerge from the dark bowels of the earth, flanking the vast battlefield, in Middle-earth's greatest conflict that will decide everyone's future.

Summary

Well I finally made it to the end of this drawn out saga. It's better than the first two with less "comedy" moments although Legolas appears to be more Spiderman than Elf. The best part was probably the haunting end credit song sung by Billy Boyd


IMDb7.4


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Nov 182018
 

On This Day

18 November 2018

Births


1960

Kim Wilde

Age 58
Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith) is an English pop singer who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female solo artist. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with her version of The Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On", which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the charts there in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include "Chequered Love" (1981), "You Came" (1988) and "Never Trust a Stranger" (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", which topped the Dutch charts.
1961

Steven Moffatt

Age 57
Steven William Moffat OBE is a Scottish television writer and producer, best known for his work as showrunner, writer and executive producer of British television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.
1969

Dan Bakkedahl

Age 49
Dan Bakkedahl is an American actor and improvisational comedian from Chicago's Second City. He is best known for starring as Tim Hughes on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, as Congressman Roger Furlong on the HBO series Veep, and as Steve Nugent in the FX comedy series Legit. From 2005 to 2007, he was a correspondent for three seasons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
1970

Elizabeth
Anne Allen


Age 48
Elizabeth Anne Allen is an American actress. Allen is best known for her recurring role as the witch Amy Madison on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


On This Day

Nov 172018
 

Talulah Riley

   

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Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn (born 26 September 1985), known professionally as Talulah Riley, is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as Pride & PrejudiceSt Trinian'sThe Boat That RockedSt Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, and Inception.

She currently portrays Angela in the HBO science-fiction western television series Westworld.


Celebrity Talulah Riley

Nov 172018
 

The Hobbit : The Desolation Of Smaug

2013

  


Plot

After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest–without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?

Summary

It just gets more silly doesn't it? Very little here was in the book, half the characters are new and I thought the goblin escape in the first film was bad until I saw the barrel scene in this one.


IMDb7.8


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