Births & Deaths

Mar 162018
 

On This Day

16 March 2018


Births



1963

Kevin Smith

(Died: 15 Feb 2002)

Aged 38
Kevin Tod Smith was a New Zealand actor and musician, best known for starring as the Greek god of war, Ares, in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in its two spin-offs – Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules.
1971

Alan Tudyk

Age 47
Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and the accompanying film Serenity, and Alpha in the science fiction TV series Dollhouse. He co-starred as Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, and has appeared in many other films, including DodgeBall: A True Underdog StoryA Knight's Tale42Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Rogue One. He has voiced roles in every Walt Disney Animation Studios film to date starting with Wreck-It Ralph in 2012.
1986

Alexandra Daddario

Age 32

  
Alexandra Anna Daddario is an American actress. She is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, and Summer Quinn in Baywatch. Daddario also starred in the films Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass, and has guest starred in television series such as White CollarIt's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaTrue DetectiveNew Girl and American Horror Story.


On This Day   .   Alexandra Daddario

Mar 152018
 

On This Day

15 March 2018


Births



1969

Gianluca Festa

Age 49
Gianluca Festa is an Italian football coach and former player. He was most recently head coach of Como in Serie B. Festa played as a defender for clubs such as Internazionale and Roma, but is best known for his spells at Middlesbrough, Portsmouth and Cagliari.

Festa played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2002 – 2003
1985

Eva Amurri Martino

Age 33

  
Eva Maria Olivia Amurri Martino is an American film and television actress.


On This Day   .   Eva Amurri Martino

Mar 142018
 

On This Day

14 March 2018


Births



1945

Jasper Carott

Age 73
Jasper Carrott, OBE (born Robert Norman Davis) is an English comedian, actor, television presenter, and personality.
1947

Jona Lewie

Age 71
Jona Lewie (born John Lewis) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his 1980 UK hits "You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties" and "Stop the Cavalry".
1973

Betsy Brandt

Age 45
Betsy Ann Brandt is an American actress. She portrayed Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad and co-stars in the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces.
1974

Grace Park

Age 44
Grace Park is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont. Park starred as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, from 2010 until 2017.
1980

Mercedes McNab

Age 38
Mercedes Alicia McNab is a retired Canadian actress whose most known performances include Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2001) and its spinoff Angel (2001–2004). She is also known for her role as pretentious Amanda Buckman in Addams Family Values (1993) and Misty in the horror films Hatchet (2007) and Hatchet 2 (2010).


On This Day

Mar 132018
 

On This Day

13 March 2018


Births



1956

Dana Delaney

Age 62
Dana Welles Delany is an American film, stage, and television actress. Delany has been active in show business since the late 1970s. Following small roles early in her career, Delany garnered her first leading role in 1987 in the NBC sitcom Sweet Surrender and achieved wider fame in 1988–1991 as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television show China Beach, for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards (1989, 1992). She received further recognition for her performances in the films Light Sleeper (1992), Tombstone (1993), Exit to Eden (1994), The Margaret Sanger Story (1995), Fly Away Home(1996), True Women (1997), and Wide Awake (1998).
1976

Martin Phillips

Age 42
Martin John "Buster" Phillips is an English former professional footballer.

Phillips played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 1998 – 2000
1992

Kaya Scodelario

Age 26
Kaya Rose Scodelario-Davis is an English-Brazilian actress. She is best known for her roles as Effy Stonem on the E4 teen drama Skins (2007–2010, 2013), Teresa in The Maze Runner film series (2014–2018) and Carina Smyth in the adventure film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). Other film roles include Catherine Earnshaw in Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights (2011) and the title character in the independent drama The Truth About Emanuel (2013). She is set to portray Carol Ann Boone, wife of Ted Bundy, in the upcoming biographical thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
2000

Jordyn Jones

Age 18

   
Jordyn Jones is an American singer, dancer, youtuber, actress and model. She has appeared on major stages such as MTV Video Music Awards , Kids Choice Awards and X Factor . Jordyn has an impressive fan base with over 100 million views on and over three million subscribers . Your fans come from all over the world. It is supported by Creative Artists Agency and Reload Management. 


Deaths



2012

Cedric Sharpley

(Born: 02 Jul 1951)

Died Aged 60
Cedric Sharpley was born in South Africa.He was the mainstay of Gary Numan's studio and live band through most of the 1980s, Sharpley drummed on the albums Telekon, Dance, Warriors and Berserker, and several more Numan hits including "Complex", "This Wreckage" and "She's Got Claws". He also played drums and programmed the electronic drums on "Fade To Grey", the breakthrough song by the New Romantic outfit Visage, which was co-written by Payne and the Ultravox keyboard-player Billy Currie, another Numan accompanist, in 1979.


On This Day   .   Jordyn Jones

Mar 122018
 

On This Day

12 March 2018


Births



1977

Amdy Faye

Age 41
Amdy Moustapha Faye is a Senegalese former footballer who played as a defensive midfielder and could also play as a centre back.

Faye played 52 times for Portsmouth between 003 – 2005
1988

Eoin Doyle

Age 30
Eoin Doyle is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Oldham Athletic on loan from Preston North End.

Doyle played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals in 2017


On This Day

Mar 112018
 

On This Day

11 March 2018


Births



1946

Mark Metcalf

Age 72
Mark Metcalf is an American television and film actor known for playing the role of the villain or antagonist. He is best known for playing the role of The Maestro on two episodes of the sitcom Seinfeld as well as for his recurring role as The Master on the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series Angel.
1952

Douglas Adams

(Died: 11 May 2001)

Aged 49
Douglas Noel Adams was an English author. Adams was author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a "trilogy" of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams's contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy's Hall of Fame.
1963

Alex Kingston

Age 55
Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston is an English actress. Kingston became noted for her television work in both Britain and America in the 1990s, including her portrayal of the title role in the British miniseries The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996) and her regular role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday in the NBC medical drama ER(1997–2004). Later credits include the recurring role of River Song in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2008–2015), Mrs. Bennet in the ITV1 period-drama fantasy Lost in Austen (2008) and Dinah Drake Lance in The CW's Superhero fiction drama series Arrow (2013–2016).
1981

David Anders

Age 37
David Anders Holt, known professionally as David Anders, is an American television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Julian Sark on Alias, as Adam Monroe on Heroes, as John Gilbert in the TV series The Vampire Diaries, as Victor Frankenstein / Dr. Whale on ABC's Once Upon a Time, and as Blaine "DeBeers" McDonough on iZombie.
1982

Thora Birch

Age 36
Thora Birch is an American actress. She made her film debut in Purple People Eater (1988), for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age, and rose to early prominence as a child star with her performances in films such as All I Want for Christmas (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994), Now and Then (1995) and Alaska (1996).


On This Day

Mar 102018
 

On This Day

10 March 2018


Births



1956

Robert Llewellyn

Age 62
Robert Llewellyn is a British actor, comedian and writer best known as the mechanoid Kryten in the hit TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and as a presenter of the TV engineering gameshow Scrapheap Challenge. Llewellyn is a leading authority and recognisable figure worldwide for his knowledge and opinion on emerging transport and the future of energy in the renewable sector through his series Fully Charged.
1968

Pavel Srnicek

(Died: 29 Dec 2015)

Aged 47
Pavel Srníček was a Czech professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, mainly for Newcastle United. In addition, he represented Sheffield WednesdayPortsmouth and West Ham United in England, and also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in his native country for Banik Ostrava. After retiring, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.

Srnicek played 4 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1979

Danny Pudi

Age 39
Daniel Mark Pudi is an American actor and comedian, who is best known for his role as Abed Nadir on the NBC/Yahoo! comedy series Community.


On This Day   .   Pavel Srnicek Obituary

Mar 092018
 

On This Day

09 March 2018


Births



1946

Alexandra Bastedo

(Died: 12 Jan 2014)

Aged 67
Alexandra Lendon Bastedo was a British actress, best known for her role as secret agent Sharron Macready in the 1968 British espionage/science fiction adventure series The Champions. She has been cited as a sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s. Bastedo was a vegetarian and animal welfare advocate.
1972

Kerr Smith

Age 46
Kerr Van Cleve Smith is an American actor known for playing Jack McPhee on The WB drama series Dawson's Creek, Kyle Brody in The WB supernatural drama Charmed and more recently Axel Palmer in My Bloody Valentine 3D. He is also known for portraying Carter Horton in Final Destination (2000).
1977

Katherine Parkinson

Age 41
Katherine Jane Parkinson is an English actress. She has appeared in several comedy series, including as Jen Barber in Channel 4's The IT Crowd, for which she received a British Comedy Best TV Actress Award in 2009 and a BAFTA TV Award in 2014 (having received a nomination in 2011).


On This Day

Mar 082018
 

On This Day

08 March 2018


Births



1958

Gary Numan

Age 60
Gary Anthony James Webb, known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer. He first entered the music industry as lead singer of the new wave band Tubeway Army. After releasing two albums with the band, Numan released his debut solo album The Pleasure Principle in 1979. With number-one singles "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars", Numan achieved his peak of mainstream popularity in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but maintains a cult following. His signature sound consists of heavy synthesiser hooks fed through guitar effects pedals, and he is considered a pioneer of commercial electronic music.
1959

Aidan Quinn

Age 59
Aidan Quinn is an Irish-American actor, who made his film debut in Reckless (1984). He has starred in over 40 feature films, including Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), The Mission (1986), Stakeout(1987), Avalon (1990), Benny & Joon (1993), Legends of the Fall (1994), Frankenstein (1994), Blink (1994), Michael Collins (1996), Practical Magic (1998), Song for a Raggy Boy (2003), and Unknown (2011). Quinn has received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work in An Early Frost (1985) and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007). He currently plays Captain Thomas "Tommy" Gregson in the CBS television series Elementary.
1971

Kit Symons

Age 47
Christopher Jeremiah "Kit" Symons is a professional association football manager and former Welsh international footballer. As a professional player, he had lengthy spells at Portsmouth, Manchester City and Fulham as well as earning 36 caps for the Wales national football team. His last role was the assistant manager of Sunderland.

Symons played 204 times for Portsmouth scoring 11 goals between 1988 – 1995
1976

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Age 42
Freddie James Prinze Jr. is an American actor. He has starred in films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998), She's All That(1999), Summer Catch (2001), Scooby-Doo (2002), and its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004). Prinze has also had recurring and starring roles in television shows, including Friends (2002), Boston Legal(2004), Freddie (2005–06) and 24 (2010). He was also the voice of Kanan Jarrus in the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.
1977

James Van Der Beek

Age 41
James David Van Der Beek is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek. He played a fictionalized version of himself on the cult ABC sitcom Don't Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, and, most recently, starred in CSI: Cyber as FBI Special Agent Elijah Mundo. His film roles include Varsity Blues (1999) and The Rules of Attraction (2002).
1987

Milana Vayntrub

Age 31
Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress and comedian. She plays the character Lily Adams in a series of AT&T television commercials. Vayntrub has appeared in short films and in the web series Let's Talk About Something More Interesting, co-starring Stevie Nelson. She starred in the Yahoo! Screen series Other Space.
2001

Joe Hancott

Age 17
Joe Hancott is an English footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a defender.


On This Day

Mar 072018
 

On This Day

07 March 2018


Births



1958

Rik Mayall

(Died: 09 Jun 2014)

Aged 56
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.
1970

Rachel Weisz

Age 48
Rachel Hannah Weisz OBE is an English actress. She began her acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in Inspector MorseScarlet and Black, and Advocates II. She made her film debut in Death Machine (1994). Her first Hollywood appearance was in Chain Reaction (1996), opposite Keanu Reeves and Morgan Freeman.
1975

T. J. Thyne

Age 43
Thomas Joseph "T.J." Thyne is an American actor, best known for his role on Bones as Dr. Jack Hodgins, an entomologist.
1995

Haley Lu Richardson

Age 23
Haley Lu Richardson is an American actress. Her credits include the roles of Krista in The Edge of Seventeen and Claire Benoit in Split.


Deaths



2000

Charles Gray

(Born: 29 Aug 1928)

Died Aged 71
Charles Gray was an English actor who was well known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Dikko Henderson in a previous Bond film You Only Live TwiceSherlock Holmes's brother Mycroft Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and as the Criminologist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.


On This Day

Mar 062018
 

On This Day

06 March 2018


Births



1917

Frankie Howerd

(Died: 19 Apr 1992)

Age 75
Francis Alick "Frankie" HowerdOBE was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades.
1965

John Kerr

Age 53
John Kerr Jr. is an American retired soccer midfielder who played professionally in the United States, Canada, England, France and Northern Ireland during a much travelled and varied playing career. He is currently head coach of the Duke University men's soccer team. Kerr was named the 1986 Hermann Award winner as the top collegiate player of the year. He also earned sixteen caps, scoring two goals, with the U.S. national team.

Kerr played 6 times for Portsmouth between 1987 – 1988
1966

Alan Davies

Age 52
Alan Roger Davies is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has played the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997. He has been a permanent panellist on the BBC panel show QI since 2003.
1989

Amy Okuda

Age 29
Amy Kei Okuda is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Tinkerballa in the web series The Guild (2007–2013).
1998

Connor Ronan

Age 20
Connor Patrick Ronan is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was born in England, but represents Republic of Ireland at international youth level.

Ronan played 16 times for Portsmouth in 2018


On This Day

Mar 052018
 

On This Day

05 March 2018


Births



1936

Dean Stockwell

Age 82
Robert Dean Stockwell is an American actor of film and television, with a career spanning over 70 years. As a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he first came to the public's attention in films such as Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Green Years (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and Kim (1950). His television roles include playing Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci in Quantum Leap (1989–1993) and Brother Cavil in the Sci Fi Channel revival of Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
1974

Matt Lucas

Age 44
Matthew Richard Lucas is an English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain, as well as for his portrayals of the scorekeeping baby Georgie Dawes in the comedy panel game Shooting Stars, both Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee in Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Nardole in the tenth series of long-running British sci-fi drama Doctor Who.
1975

Jolene Blalock

Age 43
Jolene Blalock is an American actress and model, best known for playing the Vulcan first officer T'Pol on the UPN science-fiction series Star Trek: Enterprise. She has also guest-starred on television series and films and has appeared in several feature films.
1979

Riki Lindhome

Age 39
Erika "RikiLindhome is an American actress, comedian, and musician. She is best known for roles in television shows including Garfunkel and OatesGilmore GirlsHouseThe Big Bang Theory, and United States of Tara, and for the comedy music duo Garfunkel and Oates, which she formed with Kate Micucci. She also hosts the Nerdist podcast Making It. She currently stars alongside Natasha Leggero in the Comedy Central series Another Period.
1980

Jessica Boehrs

Age 38
Jessica Boehrs is a German singer and actress. Boehrs started her singing career in 1996 in the band, JessVaness, and produced vocals for a Hands Up project Novaspace, which performed a few Top-10 hit-singles including "Time After Time", "Guardian Angel", and "Beds Are Burning". She also appeared in EuroTrip (2004) as Mieke, the object of Scott Thomas's European vacation quest. While Boehrs was with Novaspace, she sang on the albums Supernova and Cubes.


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