Births & Deaths

May 032018
 

On This Day

03 May 2018


Births



1940

Conny Plank

(Died: 18 Dec 1987)

Aged 47
Konrad "Conny" Plank was a West German record producer and musician. He was born in Hütschenhausen. His creativity as a sound engineer and producer helped to shape many innovative recordings of postwar European popular music, covering a wide range of genres including progressive, avant-garde, electronic music and krautrock. His immense catalogue of work has greatly influenced modern studio production and engineering techniques.
1965

Rob Brydon

Age 53
Robert Brydon JonesMBE, known professionally as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer, and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy series Supernova, Bryn West in the sitcom Gavin & Stacey and Keith Barret in the BBC comedy series Marion and Geoff and its spin-off The Keith Barret Show.
1975

Christine Hendricks

Age 43
Christina Rene Hendricks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Joan Holloway on the AMC television series Mad Men (2007–2015), which earned her six Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Deaths



2004

Anthony Ainley

(Born: 20 Aug 1932)

Died Aged 71
Anthony Ainley was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor to play the role of the Master, and the first actor to portray the Master as a recurring role after the death of Roger Delgado in 1973.


On This Day

May 022018
 

On This Day

02 May 2018


Births



1941

Paul Darrow

Age 77
Paul Darrow (born Paul Valentine Birkby) is an English actor best known for his portrayal of Kerr Avon in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7. He also guest starred twice on Doctor Who, playing Captain Hawkins in the serial Doctor Who and the Silurians which was transmitted in 1970 and Maylin Tekker in the serial Timelash which was transmitted in 1985.
1962

Mick Quinn

Age 56
Michael Quinn is an English retired professional footballer. Quinn was predominantly a centre forward from 1979 until 1996. Micky is now a scout for Wigan Athletic and works on UK radio station TalkSPORT, mostly on the Weekend Breakfast show.

Quinn played 137 times for Portsmouth scoring 68 goals between 1986 – 1989
1974

Matt Berry

Age 44
Matthew Charles "Matt" Berry is an English actor, writer, and musician. He is known for his leading role as Steven Toast in the Channel 4 British sitcom Toast of London, and also for his appearances in The IT CrowdGarth Marenghi's DarkplaceThe Mighty BooshSnuff Box, and The Wrong Door and House of Fools. In 2015 he won a BAFTA award in Best Male Performance for his work on Toast of London.
1978

Giannis Skopelitis

Age 40
Giannis Skopelitis is a Greek football player who plays for Egaleo.

Skopelitis played 18 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1981

Robert Buckley

Age 37
Robert Earl Buckley is an American actor, known for his roles as Kirby Atwood on NBC's comedy-drama series Lipstick Jungle and Clay Evans on The CW's teen drama series One Tree Hill. Buckley also starred as Brian Leonard on ABC's horror drama series 666 Park Avenue, and has portrayed Major Lilywhite on The CW's comedy-drama series iZombie since 2015.
1985

David Nugent

Age 33
David James Nugent is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Derby County.

Nugent played 93 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 2007 – 2011
1988

Stephen Henderson

Age 30
Stephen Henderson is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Nottingham Forest.

Henderson played 28 times for Portsmouth between 2011 – 2018


Deaths



1990

David Rappaport

(Born: 23 Nov 1951)

Died Aged 38
David Stephen Rappaport was an English actor, one of the best known dwarf actors in television and film, 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.


On This Day

May 012018
 

On This Day

01 May 2018


Births



1958

Paul Gardiner

(Died: 04 Feb 1984)

Aged 25
Paul Mark Gardiner  was a British musician who played bass guitar with Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, as well as creating material under his own name.
1972

Julie Benz

Age 46
Julie Marie Benz is an American actress, best known for her roles as Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997–2004) and Rita Bennett on Dexter (2006–2010), for which she won the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress and the 2009 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has also starred on the series Roswell (1999–2000), Desperate Housewives (2010), No Ordinary Family (2010–2011), A Gifted Man (2011–2012), Defiance (2013–2015), and Hawaii Five-0 (2015–present). Her film roles include Jawbreaker (1999), The Brothers (2001), RamboSaw V and Punisher: War Zone (2008), The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009), and Bedrooms (2010).
1975

Alexey Smertin

Age 43
Aleksey Gennadyevich Smertin is a retired footballer. He was a fairly versatile player and was able to play in defence as well as midfield. He works as a deputy executive director with FC Dynamo Moscow.

Smertin played 33 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1990

Caitlin Stasey

Age 28
Caitlin Jean Stasey is an Australian actress. She is known for her role as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours. Previously she played Francesca Thomas in The Sleepover Club, although her breakthrough movie role came in Tomorrow, When the War Began, a 2010 movie adaption of the teen novel of the same name in which she played lead protagonist Ellie Linton. She also played Lady Kenna in the American series Reign from 2013 to 2015 and had a recurring role in the ABC2 series Please Like Me from 2013 to 2016. In 2017 Stasey starred as Ada on the Fox television drama APB, which was cancelled after one season in May 2017.


On This Day

Apr 302018
 

On This Day

30 April 2018


Births



1975

Johnny Galecki

Age 43
John Mark Galecki is an American actor. He is known for playing Leonard Hofstadter in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory since 2007 and David Healy in the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1992 to 1997. Galecki also appeared in the films National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Prancer (1989), Suicide Kings (1997), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Bookies (2003), In Time (2011), and Rings (2017).
1977

Alexandra Holden

Age 41
Alexandra Holden is an American film and television actress.
1981

Kunal Nayyar

Age 37
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor known for his role as Rajesh Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
1982

Kirsten Dunst

Age 36
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories (1989). At the age of twelve, Dunst gained widespread recognition as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994). She appeared in Little Women the same year and in Jumanji the following year. After starring in films such as Wag the Dog (1997), Small Soldiers (1998), the English dub of Kiki's Delivery Service (U.S. release 1998), and The Virgin Suicides (1999), Dunst began making romantic comedies and comedy-dramas, starring in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Bring It On (2000), Get Over It and Crazy/Beautiful (both released in 2001).
1985

Gal Gadot

Age 33
Gal Gadot-Varsano is an Israeli actress and model. She was born and raised in Israel. At age 18 she was crowned Miss Israel 2004.

Gadot's first film role came as Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious film franchise. She went on to achieve wide recognition for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and then the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017).
1986

Dianna Agron

Age 32
Dianna Elise Agron is an American actress, singer, and dancer. In 2006, Agron made her television debut as Jessica Grant on CSI: NY. From 2006 to 2007, Agron had recurring roles on Veronica Mars as Jenny Budosh, and Heroes as Debbie Marshall.
1988

Ana de Armas

Age 30
Ana Celia de Armas Caso is a Cuban actress. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia. She also starred in the popular Spanish television show El Internado. In 2015 she starred in her first American film Knock Knock followed by ExposedHands of StoneWar Dogs and Blade Runner 2049.


On This Day 

Apr 292018
 

On This Day

29 April 2018


Births



1955

Kate Mulgrew

Age 63
Katherine Kiernan Maria Mulgrew is an American actress. She is known for the roles of Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and Galina "Red" Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black. She first came to attention in the role of Mary Ryan on the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope. Mulgrew has won an Obie Award, and has received a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nomination.
1983

Megan Boone

Age 35
Megan Boone is an American actress. She is best known for her role as FBI agent/profiler Elizabeth Keen on the NBC drama series The Blacklist. She was also a regular on Law & Order: LA and has appeared in films such as My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) and Step Up Revolution (2012).
1998

Ella Hunt

Age 20

Ella Hunt is an English actress, known for Intruders (2011), Les Misérables (2012), Robot Overlords (2014), and Anna and the Apocalypse (2017). Since 2016, she has played the role of Ellie Marsden in the ITV comedy series Cold Feet. In 2017, she appeared as Emma Carr in the ITV drama series Endeavour.


On This Day

Apr 282018
 

On This Day

28 April 2018


Births



1949

Steve Jolliffe

Age 69
Steve Jolliffe is an English musician.

After meeting Rick Davies in the late '60s Jollieffe played with him in a band called the Joint. He left the Joint to study music at the Berlin Konservatorium. There he met Edgar Froese and played with one of the earliest incarnations of Tangerine Dream. He subsequently joined the band Steamhammer, a blues-rock outfit that experienced moderate success in the early '70s, touring extensively and recording two albums. After the band split up, Jolliffe composed the music for John Samson's 1973 documentary, Tattoo.
1973

Elisabeth Rohm

Age 45
Elisabeth Röhm is a German-American television and film actress. She is best known for playing Assistant District Attorney Serena Southerlyn in the American TV series Law & Order and Detective Kate Lockley in the TV series Angel.
1981

Jessica Alba

Age 37

Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress and businesswoman. She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack(1994), but rose to prominence at 19 years old as lead actress in the television series Dark Angel (2000–2002), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.


On This Day   .   Jessica Alba

Apr 272018
 

On This Day

27 April 2018


Births



1959

Neil Pearson

Age 59
Neil Joshua Pearson is a British actor, known for his work on television. He was nominated for the 1994 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for Between the Lines (1992–94). His other television roles include Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–98), All the Small Things (2009), Waterloo Road (2014–15), and In the Club (2014–16). His film appearances include all three of the Bridget Jones films.
1969

Tess Daly

Age 49
Helen Elizabeth "Tess" Daly is an English model and television presenter, best known for co-presenting the BBC One celebrity dancing show Strictly Come Dancing since 2004.
1976

Sally Hawkins

Age 42
Sally Cecilia Hawkins is an English actress. She made her film debut in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing in 2002. She continued working with Leigh, appearing in a supporting role in Vera Drake (2004) and taking the lead in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), for which she won several awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.
1986

Jenna Coleman

Age 32

    
Jenna-Louise Colemanprofessionally known as Jenna Coleman, is an English actress and model. Notable for her work in British television, she is best known for her roles as Jasmine Thomas in the soap opera Emmerdale (2005–2009), Clara Oswald, companion to the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors in the science fiction series Doctor Who (2012–2015, 2017) and Queen Victoria in the ITV biographical drama series Victoria (2016–present).


On This Day   .   Jenna Coleman

Apr 262018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

Giorgio Moroder

Age 78
Giovanni Giorgio Moroder is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music, and is dubbed the "Father of Disco".
1976

Emily Booth

Age 42
Emily Katherine Booth also known by her stage name Emily "Bouff" Bouffante, is an English actress and television presenter.
1980

Jordana Brewster

Age 38
Jordana Brewster is a Panamanian actress and model. She made her acting debut in an episode of All My Children in 1995 and next took on the recurring role as Nikki Munson in As the World Turns, garnering a nomination for Outstanding Teen Performer at the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Award. Her first role in a feature film was in Robert Rodriguez's horror science fiction The Faculty (1998).
1984

Emily Wickersham

Age 34

  
Emily Kaiser Wickersham is an American actress best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS.
1988

Gareth Evans

Age 30
Gareth Charles Evans is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Portsmouth.


Deaths



1976

Sid James

(Born: 08 May 1913)

Died Aged 62
Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen) was a South African-born British character actor and comedy actor.

Appearing in British films from 1947, his profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour, first in the radio series and later for television and ran from 1956 to 1960. Afterwards, he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films, appearing in nineteen films of the series. Meanwhile, his starring roles in television sitcoms continued for the rest of his life. He starred alongside Diana Coupland in the 1970s sitcom Bless This House until his death in 1976.


On This Day   .   Emily Wickersham

Apr 252018
 

On This Day

25 April 2018


Births



1925

Jimmy Dickinson

(Died: 08 Nov 1982)

Aged 57
James William Dickinson MBE was an English footballer.Dickinson holds the record for number of league appearances for Portsmouth (764). Only Swindon Town's John Trollope (770) has made more appearances for a single club.

Dickinson played 834 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 1946 – 1965. He was Portsmouth manager between 1977 – 1979
1945

Bjorn Ulvaeus

Age 73
Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (credited as Björn Ulvæus) is a Swedish songwriter, producer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA (1972–1982), and co-composer of the musicals ChessKristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. He co-produced the film Mamma Mia! with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson.
1960

Dave Hughes

Age 58
David Alan Hughes is an English keyboardist who played in different new wave bands, and later became successful making music for films. He founded Dalek I Love You in 1977, alongside guitarist Alan Gill, bassist David Balfe and Chris Teepee. He, alongside Gill, was a remaining member, playing on the first three singles and the debut album, Compass Kumpas, in 1980. However in January 1980, he left the band, and the album was released in May, when he had left.
1969

Gina Torres

Age 49
Gina Torres is an American television and movie actress. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (as Nebula), Xena: Warrior Princess (as Cleopatra), the short-lived Cleopatra 2525Alias (as Anna Espinosa), Firefly (as Zoe Washburne), Angel (as Jasmine), 24 (as Julia Miliken), Suits (as Jessica Pearson), The Shield (as Sadie Kavanaugh), and Westworld (as Lauren).
1970

Jason Lee

Age 48
Jason Michael Lee is an American actor, photographer, producer and skateboarder. He is best known for his roles as Earl Hickey in the television comedy series My Name Is Earl, David Seville in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film franchise and the voice of Syndrome in The Incredibles. He is also known for his roles in Kevin Smith films such as MallratsChasing AmyDogmaJay and Silent Bob Strike BackJersey GirlClerks II and Cop Out.
1997

Sylvain Deslandes

Age 21
Sylvain Boris Nabil Deslandes is a professional footballer who plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers. He has represented France at under-18 level.

Deslandes played 2 times for Portsmouth in 2018


On This Day

Apr 242018
 

On This Day

24 April 2018


Births



1951

Nigel Harrison

Age 67
Nigel Harrison is an English musician. Harrison spent several years as the bassist of the American rock band Blondie during the 1970s and 1980s.
1985

Josephine Jobert

Age 33
Joséphine Jobert is a French actress and singer. In 2015 she took on her first English-language role, as Officer Florence Cassell in the BBC One series Death in Paradise.
1992

Laura Kenny

Age 26
Laura Rebecca Kenny is an English track and road cyclist who specialises in the team pursuit, omnium and scratch race disciplines.
1998

Ryan Newman

Age 20

   
Ryan Newman is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Ginger Falcone in Disney XD's Zeke and Luther. Other major roles include Allison in The Thundermans, Cindy Collins in Zoom, and Emily Hobbs in See Dad Run. As a child model, Newman has participated in photo shoots such as Inspire MagazineKaiya Eve Photoshoots 2009 and Dream Magazine, as well as modelling for fashion designer, Sherri Hill.


On This Day   .   Ryan Newman

Apr 232018
 

On This Day

23 April 2018


Births



1937

Bobby Campbell

(Died: 06 Nov 2015)

Aged 78
Robert George Campbell was an English professional football player and later manager.

Campbell played 68 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1961 – 1966. He was Portsmouth manager between 1982 – 1984
1946

Blair Brown

Age 72
Bonnie Blair Brown is an American theatre, film and television actress. She has had a number of high-profile roles, including in the play Copenhagen on Broadway, the leading actress in the films Altered States (1980), Continental Divide (1981) and Strapless (1989), as well as a run as the title character in the comedy-drama television series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, which ran from 1987 to 1991. Her later roles include Nina Sharp on the Fox television series Fringe and Judy King on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
1977

John Oliver

Age 41
John William Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host.
1980

Sally Bretton

Age 38
Sally Bretton (born Sally Davis) is an English actress. She is best known for appearing as Lucy Adams in the television sitcom Not Going Out since 2007, and as Martha Lloyd in the BBC1 crime drama Death in Paradise, between 2015 and 2017.


Deaths



1975

William Hartnell

(Born: 08 Jan 1908)

Died Aged 67
William Henry Hartnell was an English actor. Hartnell played the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. He was also well known for his role as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, and Company Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 until 1958, and again in 1960.


On This Day

Apr 222018
 

On This Day

22 April 2018


Births



1959

Ryan Stiles

Age 59
Ryan Lee Stiles is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, producer and director whose work is often associated with improvisational comedy. He is best known for his career and co-production work on the American and British versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the role of Lewis Kiniski on The Drew Carey Show. He played Herb Melnick on the CBS comedy Two and a Half Men and was a performer on the show Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza.
1963

Scott McGarvey

Age 55
Scott Thomas McGarvey is a Scottish former footballer who played as a forward.

Mcgarvey played 30 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1984 – 1986
1967

Sheryl Lee

Age 51
Sheryl Lynn Lee is a German-born American film, stage, and television actress. After studying acting in college, Lee relocated to Seattle, Washington to work in theatre, where she was cast by David Lynch as Laura Palmer and Maddy Ferguson on the 1990 cult TV series Twin Peaks and in the 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. After completing Twin Peaks, she returned to theatre, appearing in the title role of Salome on Broadway opposite Al Pacino.
1968

Lee Sandford

Age 50
Lee Robert Sandford is an English former footballer who made more than 480 first-team appearances as a defender. He played in the Football League for PortsmouthStoke CitySheffield UnitedReading and Stockport County.

Sandford played 90 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1985 – 1989
1971

Steve Soley

Age 47
Steve Soley is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for PortsmouthMacclesfield Town and Carlisle United.

Soley played 12 times for Portsmouth between 1998 – 1999
1974

Darren Moore

Age 44
Darren Mark Moore is a professional football coach and former player, who is the caretaker manager of Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. Born in England, he earned two international caps for Jamaica. Moore is also a member of the management committee of the Professional Footballers' Association.

Moore played 66 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1999 – 2001
1984

Michelle Ryan

Age 34
Michelle Claire Ryan is an English actress. She played Zoe Slater on the BBC soap opera EastEnders. In 2007, she starred in the short-lived American television series Bionic Woman. She appeared as the evil sorceress Nimueh in the 2008 BBC fantasy series Merlin, and as Lady Christina de Souza in the 2009 Doctor Who episode "Planet of the Dead".


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