Births & Deaths

Jul 222018
 

On This Day

22 July 2018


Births



1943

Ray Hiron

Age 75
Raymond Michael Charles "RayHiron is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Portsmouth and Reading and in non-league football for Fareham Town.

Hiron played 364 times for Portsmouth scoring 117 goals between 1964 – 1975
1972

Colin Ferguson

Age 46
Colin Ferguson is a Canadian born American actor, director and producer. He is known for playing Sheriff Jack Carter on the Syfy series Eureka and as Lewis on Then Came You.
1985

Blake Harrison

Age 33
Blake Harrison is an English actor. He played the role of Neil Sutherland in the BAFTA-winning E4 comedy The Inbetweeners.
1992

Selena Gomez

Age 26

    
Selena Marie Gomez  is an American singer and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends, she received wider recognition for her portrayal of Alex Russo on the Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place, which aired for four seasons from 2007 until 2012.


On This Day   .   Selena Gomez

Jul 212018
 

On This Day

21 July 2018


Births



1976

Jaime Murray

Age 42
Jaime Murray is an English actress, known for playing Stacie Monroe in the BBC series Hustle and Lila West in the Showtime series Dexter. She is also known for her recurring roles as Gaia in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Olivia Charles in The CW series Ringer, as Helena G. Wells in the Syfy series Warehouse 13, as Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance, and as the Black Fairy in Once Upon a Time.
1988

Jing Tian

Age 30
Jing Tian is a Chinese actress. She is known for her roles in war epic The Warring States (2011) and the action films Special ID and Police Story 2013 (both in 2013). She has had prominent roles in three Legendary Pictures films, The Great Wall (2016), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Pacific Rim Uprising (2018). Jing gained renewed attention for her acting in the historical drama The Glory of Tang Dynasty(2017).
1989

Ali Cobrin

Age 29
Ali Cobrin is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Molly in the Showtime series Look: The Series, and as Kara in the 2012 film American Reunion.
1989

Juno Temple

Age 29

Juno Violet Temple is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as Killer JoeBlack MassThe Other Boleyn GirlWild ChildAtonementMaleficentThe Three Musketeers, and The Dark Knight Rises. She also had a starring role in the HBO period drama series Vinyl.
1992

Jessica Barden

Age 26

Jessica Barden is an English actress best known for playing main character Alyssa in Channel 4 series The End of the F***ing World. Barden has also played the recurring character Justine in Penny Dreadful.
1994

Jamal Lowe

Age 24
Jamal Akua Lowe is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Portsmouth.


Deaths



2017

Deborah Watling

(Born: 02 Jan 1948)

Died Aged 69
Deborah Patricia Watling was an English actress known for her role as Victoria Waterfield, a companion of the Second Doctor in the BBC television series Doctor Who.


On This Day   .   Juno Temple

Jul 202018
 

On This Day

20 July 2018


Births



1931

Roy Skelton

(Died: 08 June 2011)

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.
1951

Jeff Rawle

Age 67
Jeffrey Alan Rawle is a British actor, known for playing the long-suffering George Dent in the news-gathering sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. He also played Silas Blissett in Hollyoaks from December 2010 until 2012. Rawle returned to Hollyoaks in 2016.
1958

Mick MacNeil

Age 60
Norman Michael "Mick" MacNeil is a Scottish songwriter and keyboardist. He is best known for being a former member of the group Simple Minds. Having joined the band in 1978, MacNeil left in 1990.
1975

Judy Greer

Age 43
Judith Therese Evans known as Judy Greer, is an American actress, model, and author. Her television roles include Kitty Sanchez in the comedy Arrested Development, Ingrid "Fatty Magoo" Nelson in the comedy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Trixie in the comedy-drama Californication, and Cheryl Tunt in the animated comedy Archer.
1978

Nigel Quashie

Age 40
Nigel Francis Quashie is an English-born Scottish former footballer who played more than 300 games as a midfielder in the Football League. Between 2004 and 2006, he represented Scotland, the country of his grandfather, at full international level on 14 occasions.

Quashie played 163 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 2000 – 2005
1982

Percy Daggs

Age 36
Percy Daggs III is an American actor best known for his role as Wallace Fennel in the Rob Thomas television series Veronica Mars. He is also known for starring in television commercials for Hot Pockets and Orbit Gum. He has had guest appearances on such shows as Boston PublicThe GuardianNYPD Blue and The Nightmare Room.
1985

John Francis Daley

Age 33
John Francis Daley is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. He is known for playing high school freshman Sam Weir on the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks and FBI criminal profiler Dr. Lance Sweets on the series Bones, for which he was nominated for a 2014 PRISM Award. He plays keyboards and sings for the band Dayplayer.
1988

Julianne Hough

Age 30
Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, singer, and actress. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show. Her first leading acting role was in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge. Along with her brother Derek Hough (who is a six-time winner of the dancing show) and Tessandra Chavez, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015. In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease.
1993

Alycia
Debnam-Carey


Age 25
Alycia Jasmin Debnam-Carey is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Commander Lexa on The CW science fiction television series The 100 and Alicia Clark on the AMC horror drama television series Fear the Walking Dead.


On This Day

Jul 192018
 

On This Day

19 July 2018


Births



1976

Benedict Cumberbatch

Age 42
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE is an English actor. He made his West End debut in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005.

His television work includes appearances in Silent Witness (2002) and Fortysomething (2003) before playing Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking in 2004. He has starred as Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock since 2010.
1982

Jared Padalecki

Age 36
Jared Tristan Padalecki is an American actor, best known for his role as Sam Winchester on Supernatural. He grew up in Texas and rose to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as the films New York Minute and House of Wax.
1983

Helen Skelton

Age 35
Helen Elizabeth Skelton is an English television presenter and actress, best known for co-presenting the BBC children's programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013 and as an occasional presenter on Countryfile.
1986

Drew Talbot

Age 32
Andrew Talbot is an English footballer who plays for Chesterfield. A versatile player, Talbot predominantly plays at right back or on the right wing. He has occasionally played at left back and as a left winger, and can be utilised as a striker.

Talbot played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2016 – 2017


Deaths



2013

Mel Smith

(Born: 03 Dec 1952)

Died Aged 60
Melvin Kenneth Smith was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.

Smith worked on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones along with his comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones. Smith and Jones founded Talkback, which grew to be one of the UK's largest producers of television comedy and light entertainment programming.


On This Day

Jul 182018
 

On This Day

18 July 2018


Births



1930

Burt Kwouk

(Died: 24 May 2016)

Aged 85
Herbert Tsangtse "BurtKwouk, 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.
1940

James Brolin

Age 78
James Brolin (born Craig Kenneth Bruderlin) is an American actor, producer, and director, best known for his roles in film and television, including sitcoms and soap operas. He is the father of actor Josh Brolin and husband of Barbra Streisand. Brolin has won two Golden Globes and an Emmy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 10, 2016.
1974

Jed Whedon

Age 44
Jed Tucker Whedon is an American screenwriter and musician, and the son of screenwriter Tom Whedon, grandson of screenwriter John Whedon, and the brother of screenwriter Zack Whedon and of producer/director/writer Joss Whedon.
1980

Kristen Bell

Age 38
Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and starred in the Broadway revival of The Crucible the following year. In 2004, she had a role in the film Spartan and received praise for her performance in Gracie's Choice.

Bell gained critical acclaim for her first major role as the title character in the teen noir drama television series Veronica Mars (2004–07). For her performance she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. She reprised the eponymous role in the 2014 Veronica Mars film .


On This Day   .   Burt Kwouk Obituary

Jul 172018
 

On This Day

17 July 2018


Births



1935

Donald Sutherland

Age 83
Donald McNichol SutherlandOC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades.

Sutherland rose to fame after starring in a series of successful films including The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Klute (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), Fellini's Casanova (1976), 1900 (1976), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980) and Eye of the Needle (1981). He subsequently established himself as one of the most respected, prolific and versatile character actors of Canada.
1940

Tim Brooke-Taylor

Age 78
Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE is an English comic actor. He became wider known to the public for his work on BBC Radio with I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, he moved into television with At Last the 1948 Show working together with old Cambridge friends John Cleese and Graham Chapman. He is most well known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series throughout the 1970s and picking up international recognition in Australia and New Zealand. He has also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms, and has been a panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue for over 40 years.
1947

Wolfgang Flur

Age 71
Wolfgang Flür is a German musician, formerly a member of the electronic group Kraftwerk from 1973 to 1987, playing electronic percussion. Flür claims that he also invented the group's electric drums used throughout the 1970s. However, patent records dispute this citing Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter as the creators.
1975

Konnie Huq

Age 43
Kanak Asha "Konnie" Huq is a British television presenter and writer. She was the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter, having presented it from 1 December 1997 until 23 January 2008. She presented the 2010 series of The Xtra Factor on ITV2.0


On This Day

Jul 162018
 

On This Day

16 July 2018


Births



1965

Daryl Mitchell

Age 53
Daryl "Chill" Mitchell is an American actor. He is known for such roles as Dexter Walker on The John Larroquette Show, Tommy Webber in Galaxy Quest, Leo Michaels on Veronica's Closet, Eli Goggins III on Ed, and Patton Plame on NCIS: New Orleans.
1971

Carl Griffiths

Age 47
Carl Brian Griffiths is an English-born Welsh former footballer and manager.

Griffiths played 15 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1995 – 1996
1986

Taryn Southern

Age 32

 
Taryn Southern is an American writer, producer, digital strategist, singer, and YouTube personality whose videos have received more than 700 million views online. She was part of American Idol season three's Top 50, but first gained national attention with her video Hot4Hill during the 2008 Presidential race. She went on to host and executive produce DirecTV's first original series, Project My World before landing other jobs in the entertainment industry.


Deaths



2017

George A. Romero

Died Aged 77
Born: 04 February 1940

George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968). Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive-produced the 1983–88 television series Tales from the Darkside.


On This Day

Jul 152018
 

On This Day

15 July 2018


Births



1956

Ian Curtis

(Died: 18 May 1980)

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 band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979 and recorded their follow-up, Closer, in 1980.
1971

Jim Rash

Age 47
James Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, and director. He is known for playing Dean Craig Pelton on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community. In 2012, he received a Golden Globe nomination and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Descendants.
1973

Brian Austin Green

Age 45
Brian Austin Green (born Brian Green) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of David Silver on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000). Green was also a series regular on Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesFreddieWedding Band, and Anger Management.
1976

Diane Kruger

Age 42
Diane Kruger is a German-American actress and former fashion model.
She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic war film Troy (2004), Dr. Abigail Chase in the heist film National Treasure (2004) and its sequel (2007), Bridget von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantino's war film Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Gina in the psychological thriller film Unknown (2011). She also starred as Detective Sonya Cross in the FX crime drama series The Bridge (2013–14).
1984

Matt Tubbs

Age 34
Matthew Stephen Tubbs is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for National League South club Havant & Waterlooville.

Tubbs played 40 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals in 2015


On This Day

Matt Tubbs


Jul 142018
 

On This Day

14 July 2018


Births



1952

Chris Cross

Age 66
Chris Cross (born Christopher Thomas Allen) is an English musician, best known as the bass guitarist in the new wave band Ultravox.
1972

Andy Awford

Age 46
Andrew Terry Awford is an English football coach and former footballer who was most recently the caretaker manager of Luton Town. Prior to this, he was the manager of Portsmouth, a club where he spent the vast majority of his playing and coaching career. Awford was hand selected by The FA in 2012 to participate on their new level 5 qualification, The FA Professional / Elite Award, which he successfully completed and graduated in June 2013 at St Georges Park.

Awford played 372 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1989 – 2000. He was Portsmouth manager between 2014 – 2015
1974

David Mitchell

Age 44
David James Stuart Mitchell is a British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He is half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, alongside Robert Webb. The duo starred in the Channel 4sitcom Peep Show in which Mitchell plays Mark Corrigan. Mitchell won the British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance in 2009 for his performance in the show. The duo have written and starred in several sketch shows including BruiserThe Mitchell and Webb SituationThat Mitchell and Webb Sound and also That Mitchell and Webb Look. Their first film, Magicians, was released in 2007.


On This Day

Jul 132018
 

On This Day

13 July 2018


Births



1940

Patrick Stewart

Age 78
Sir Patrick StewartOBE is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning almost six decades. He is a multiple time Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Saturn Award nominee.

In the 1980s, Stewart began working in American television and film, with roles such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series of superhero movies
1969

Ken Jeong

Age 49
Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong is an American actor and comedian, best known for playing Ben Chang on the sitcom Community, and the gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. He was the lead in the ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, in which he was also the creator, writer and executive producer. Jeong is a licensed physician, but has stopped practising in favour of his acting career.
1981

Fran Kranz

Age 37
Francis Elliott "FranKranz is an American film, television and Broadway actor. He is known for his portrayal of Topher Brink in the science fiction drama series Dollhouse. He had prominent roles in the films The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing. In 2012, he played Bernard in Death of a Salesman beginning a career on Broadway that continued with 2014's You Can't Take It with You.
1999

Brooke Sorenson

Age 19

 
Brooke Sorenson is perhaps best known for her role as Stephanie on the Disney XD series Mighty Med, she was also featured on the Disney XD series Kickin' It in 2013 in the episode "How Bobby Got His Groove Back."


On This Day   .   Brooke Sorenson

Jul 122018
 

On This Day

12 July 2018


Births



1950

Joe Laidlaw

Age 68
Joe Laidlaw was a combative midfielder who played for six English league clubs over a 15-year period spanning three decades.

Laidlaw played 75 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1979 – 1980
1956

Robin Simon

Age 62
Robin" Simon is a British guitarist who was a member of UltravoxMagazine and Visage.
1976

Anna Friel

Age 42
Anna Louise Friel is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, and portrayed the first lesbian kiss in a British soap opera in January 1994. She made her West End theatre debut in London in 2001 and has subsequently appeared in several productions, including in an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
1989

Phoebe Tonkin

Age 29
Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin is an Australian actress and model. She is best known for portraying Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water, Fiona Maxwell in Tomorrow, When the War Began, Faye Chamberlain in The Secret Circle, and Hayley Marshall-Kenner in The CW series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals.


On This Day

Jul 112018
 

On This Day

11 July 2018


Births



1957

Peter Murphy

Age 61
Peter John Joseph Murphy is an English singer and musician. He was the vocalist of the Goth rock group Bauhaus and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such as DeepHoly Smoke, and Love Hysteria. Thin with prominent cheekbones, a baritone voice, and a penchant for gloomy poetics, he is often called the "Godfather of Goth".
1974

Hermann Hreidarsson

Age 44
Hermann Hreiðarsson is an Icelandic former footballer and current Assistant Coach for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League. He played as a defender and spent 15 seasons in England, gaining a total of 315 appearances in the Premier League. Whilst at Portsmouth Hreidarsson was part of the 2008 FA Cup winning team.

Hreidarsson played 123 times for Portsmouth scoring 8 goals between 2007 – 2011


On This Day   .   Hermann Hreidarsson