Births & Deaths

Jun 012018
 

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1930

Edward Woodward

(Died: 16 Nov 2009)

Aged 79
Edward Albert Arthur Woodward, OBE was an English actor and singer.

He came to wide attention from 1967 in the title role of the British television spy drama CallanWoodward starred as Police Sergeant Neil Howie in the 1973 cult British horror film The Wicker Man, and in the title role of the 1980 Australian biopic Breaker Morant. From 1985 to 1989, Woodward starred as British ex-secret agent and vigilante Robert McCall in the American television series The Equalizer, earning him the 1986 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama Actor.
1939

Cleavon Little

(Died: 22 Oct 1992)

Aged 53
Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie, for which he earned both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. His first leading television role was that of the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom Temperatures Rising (1972–1974). Shortly before the program's conclusion, Little gave what has become his signature performance, portraying Sheriff Bart in the Mel Brooks comedy film Blazing Saddles (1974).
1940

Rene Auberjonois

Age 78
René Murat Auberjonois is an American actor and singer.

In films, Auberjonois has portrayed Father Mulcahy in M*A*S*H (1970), and Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (1989), in which he sang "Les Poissons". In the American animated musical comedy film, Cats Don't Dance (1997), Auberjonois lent his voice as Flanagan, the human film director of "Li'l Ark Angel".
In various long-running television series, Auberjonois portrayed a number of characters, including: Clayton Endicott III on Benson, Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Paul Lewiston on Boston Legal.
1944

Robert Powell

Age 74
Robert Powell is an English television and film actor, best known for the title role in Jesus of Nazareth (1977) and as the fictional secret agent Richard Hannay. He is also known for his roles as Mark Williams in the BBC One medical drama Holby City, as David Briggs in the sitcom The Detectives alongside Jasper Carrott, and as Tobias 'Toby' Wren in the "science-fact" drama Doomwatch.
1947

Jonathan Pryce

Age 71
Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a Welsh actor and singer. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and meeting his longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Fahy, in 1974, he began his career as a stage actor in the 1970s. His work in theatre, including an award-winning performance in the title role of the Royal Court Theatre's Hamlet, led to several supporting roles in film and television. His breakthrough screen performance was in Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult film Brazil.
1968

Jason Donovan

Age 50
Jason Donovan is an Australian actor and singer. He initially achieved fame in the Australian soap Neighbours, before beginning a career in music in 1988. In the UK he has sold over 3 million records, and his début album Ten Good Reasons was one of the highest-selling albums of 1989, with UK sales of over 1.5 million copies. He has had four UK No. 1 singles, one of which was "Especially for You", his 1988 duet with fellow Neighbours co-star Kylie Minogue. He has also appeared in several stage musicals, most prominently in the lead role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the early 1990s.
1974

Melissa Sagemiller

Age 44
Melissa Sagemiller is an American television and film actress. She is known for her performances in films Get Over It (2001), Soul Survivors (2001), Sorority Boys (2002), The Clearing (2004), The Guardian (2006) and Mr. Woodcock (2007). Sagemiller also starred in television dramas Sleeper Cell (2005–06), and Raising the Bar (2008–09), and from 2010 to 2011 had the recurring role as A.D.A. Gillian Hardwicke in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
2000

Willow Shields

Age 18

   
Willow Shields is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series.


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May 312018
 

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1952

Karl Bartos

Age 66
Karl Bartos is a German musician and composer.

He was originally recruited to play on Kraftwerk's US "Autobahn" tour. In addition to his percussion playing, Bartos was credited with songwriting on the Man-MachineComputer World, and Electric Café albums and sang one lead vocal on the latter.
1977

Eric Christian Olsen

Age 41
Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film Not Another Teen Movie.


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May 302018
 

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1953

Colm Meaney

Age 65
Colm J. Meaney is an Irish actor known for playing Miles O'Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has guest-starred on many TV shows from Law & Order to The Simpsons, and starred as Thomas Durant on Hell on Wheels.
1961

Harry Enfield

Age 57
Henry Richard "HarryEnfield is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is known in particular for his television work, including Harry Enfield's Television Programme and Harry & Paul, and for the creation and portrayal of comedy characters such as Kevin the Teenager and Loadsamoney.
1964

Mark Sheppard

Age 54
Mark Andreas Sheppard is a British-American actor and musician. He is often credited as "Mark A. Sheppard". Sheppard is known for his recurring roles as the demon/King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage, and small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly.
1974

Kostas Chalkias

Age 44
Konstantinos "Kostas" Chalkias is a Greek footballer who was plays as a goalkeeper. Previously he had played for PanathinaikosApollon SmyrniIraklisPortsmouthReal MurciaAris and PAOK. He currently plays for Panachaiki.

Chalkias played 6 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1979

Jenny Mollen

Age 39
Jenny Ann Mollen is an American actress and New York Times best selling author. She is known for her portrayal of Nina Ash on the television series Angel, and for Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave. She also writes a humorous column for The Smoking Jacket, a website affiliated with Playboy, as well as an advice column for Playboy.


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May 292018
 

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1960

Mel Gaynor

Age 58
Mel George Gaynor is an English musician. He is best known as the longtime drummer for the rock band Simple Minds.
1982

Anita Briem

Age 36
Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsdottir in Journey to the Center of the Earth.
1987

Alessandra Torresani

Age 31
Alessandra Torresani (born Alessandra Olivia Toreson) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Zoe Graystone in the science fiction television series Caprica and Claire in The Big Bang Theory. Prior to 2007, she was credited as Alessandra Toreson.
1987

Pearl Mackie

Age 31
Pearl Mackie is a British actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for playing Bill Potts in the long-running television series Doctor Who. Mackie is a 2010 graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her first major TV role came in 2014, when she played Anne-Marie Frasier in BBC One soap opera Doctors.
1993

Maika Monroe

Age 25
Maika Monroe Buckley (born Dillon Monroe Buckley), better known as Maika Monroe, is an American actress and professional kiteboarder. She made her acting debut in At Any Price (2012) and appeared in the drama film Labor Day (2013). She became recognized as a "scream queen" after her performances in the critically acclaimed films The Guest (2014) and It Follows (2014). She also played Patricia Whitmore in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).


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May 282018
 

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1959

Steve Strange

(Died: 12 Feb 2015)

Aged 55
Steven John Harrington, better known by his stage name Steve Strange, was a Welsh pop singer. From the late 1970s he was a nightclub host and promoter. He became famous as the leader of the new wave synthpop group Visage, best known for their single "Fade to Grey", and was one of the most influential figures behind the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s.
1964

Christa Miller

Age 54
Christa Beatrice Miller is an American actress who has achieved success in television comedy. Her foremost roles include Kate O'Brien on The Drew Carey Show and Jordan Sullivan on Scrubs (which was created by her husband Bill Lawrence). She has also appeared in SeinfeldThe Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and CSI: Miami. From 2009 to 2015, she starred in the TBS sitcom Cougar Town, also created by Lawrence.
1970

Glenn Quinn

(Died: 03 Dec 2002)

Aged 32
Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn was an Irish actor. While he was best known for his portrayal of Mark Healy on the popular '90s family sitcom Roseanne, Quinn also amassed a large fan base for his portrayal of Doyle, a half-demon, on Angel, a spin-off series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1982

Alexa Davalos

Age 36
Alexa Davalos is an American actress. Her early role as Gwen Raiden on the fourth season of the TV series Angel (2002–03) was followed by several Hollywood films, including The Chronicles of Riddick(2004), Feast of Love (2007), The Mist (2007), Defiance (2008) and Clash of the Titans (2010). She has also appeared on the television series Reunion (2005–06) and in Frank Darabont's Mob City (2013). She stars as Juliana Crain, a character in the Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle (2015–present).
1985

Carey Mulligan

Age 33
Carey Hannah Mulligan is an English actress and singer. She made her acting debut on the stage in London in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks in 2004. Her cinema film debut was playing Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005). Her early roles on BBC television included Ada Clare in Bleak House (2005) and Sally Sparrow in Doctor Who (2007). In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in The Seagull to critical acclaim.
1991

Nikki Runeckles

Age 27
Nikki Runeckles is a British actress best known for her portrayal of seductive student Chantelle in the sitcom Bad Education, awe well as its film spinoff The Bad Education Movie.


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May 272018
 

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1911

Vincent Price

(Died: 25 Oct 1993)

Aged 82
Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films. His career spanned other genres, including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. He appeared on stage, television, radio, and more than one hundred films. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures, and one for television.
1922

Christopher Lee

(Died: 07 Jun 2015)

Aged 93
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee CBE CStJ was an English character actor, singer, and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee was well known for portraying villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films. His other film roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), and Count Dooku in the second and third films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (2002 & 2005).
1946

Lewis Collins

(Died: 27 Nov 2013)

Aged 67
Lewis Collins was an English film and theatre actor. His career defining role was playing the character of Bodie in the late 1970s – early 1980s British television series The Professionals.
1967

Eddie McClintock

Age 51
Edward Theodore McClintock, known as Eddie McClintock, is an American actor who has starred and guest-starred in numerous television shows. He played the role of Secret Service agent Pete Lattimer on the Syfyseries Warehouse 13.
1971

Paul Bettany

Age 47
Paul Bettany is an English actor. He is known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S. and as the Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, specifically the films Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Avengers(2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), and Captain America: Civil War (2016). He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1 (2000), and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale (2001). He has gone on to appear in a wide variety of films, including A Beautiful Mind (2001), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), Dogville (2003), Wimbledon (2004), and the adaptation of the novel The Da Vinci Code (2006).
1981

Ben Davies

Age 37
Benjamin James Davies is an English footballer for League Two side Grimsby Town. Born in Birmingham, Davies began his career with Walsall before dropping into the Football Conference, playing for Kidderminster Harriers and Chester City. Moving back to the Football League he had spells with Shrewsbury TownNotts County and Derby County before signing for Sheffield United and then Portsmouth.

Davies played 51 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2015 – 2016
1987

Bella Heathcote

Age 31
Isabella Heathcote is an Australian actress. She began her acting career in 2008. The following year, she had a recurring role as Amanda Fowler on the television soap opera Neighbours. Heathcote played Victoria Winters in Tim Burton's film adaptation of Dark Shadows, Jane Bennett in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Gigi in The Neon Demon. She plays Nazi national Nicole Dörmer in the dystopian historical thriller series The Man in the High Castle and appeared as Leila Williams, a deranged ex-lover of Christian Grey, in the erotic romance film Fifty Shades Darker.
1999

Lily-Rose Depp

Age 19
Lily-Rose Melody Depp is a French-American actress and model.
2001

Izabela Vidovic

Age 17
Izabela Vidovic is an American actress and singer of Croatian heritage . She is best known for her roles in movies HomefrontWonder, and in the Freeform television series The Fosters.


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May 262018
 

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1913

Peter Cushing

(Died: 11 Aug 1994)

Aged 81
Peter Wilton Cushing OBE was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, as well as his performance as Grand Moff Tarkinin Star Wars (1977). Spanning over six decades, his acting career included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles. Born in Kenley, Surrey, Cushing made his stage debut in 1935 and spent three years at a repertory theatre before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film career.
1962

Colin Vearncombe

(Died: 26 Jan 2016)

Aged 53
Colin Vearncombe, known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He emerged from the punk rock music scene and achieved mainstream pop success in the late 1980s, most notably with the international hit single "Wonderful Life" in 1987.
1963

Musetta Vander

Age 55
Musetta Vander (born Musetta van der Merweis a South African actress and model who is best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy films.
1979

Elizabeth Harnois

Age 39

Elisabeth Rose Harnois is an American actress. Her career started at the age of five, where she began appearing in a number of film and television roles. She starred as Morgan Brody in the CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2011 to 2015.


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May 252018
 

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1934

David Burke

Age 84
David Burke is an English actor, known for playing Watson in the initial series of Granada Television's 1980s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which starred Jeremy Brett in the title role. He also starred as Josef Stalin in the last two episodes of Reilly, Ace of Spies.
1939

Ian McKellen

Age 79
Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE is an English actor.

McKellen was cast, to play Magneto in the 2000 film X-Men and its sequels X2: X-Men United (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In 1999 McKellen was cast as the wizard Gandalf in Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings (consisting of The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003) ). He provided the voice of Gandalf for several video game adaptations of the Lord of the Rings films, then reprised the role on screen in Jackson's film adaptation of The Hobbit, which was released in three parts from 2012 to 2014.
1963

Mike Myers

Age 55
Michael John Myers OC is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. He is known for his run as a featured performer on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995, and for playing the title roles in the Wayne's WorldAustin Powers, and Shrek films. He made his directorial debut with the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013) and had a small role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009).
1999

Brec Bassinger

Age 19

  
Brec Bassinger is an American actress, best known for her role as Bella Dawson on the Nickelodeon series Bella and the Bulldogs, her recurring role as Emma in The Haunted Hathaways, her part in the Hulu show All Night, and her role in the 2018 movie Status Update.


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May 242018
 

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1960

Doug Jones

Age 58
Doug Jones is an American actor known for roles in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres, often wearing heavy makeup to play nonhuman characters.

He has appeared in Mimic,  Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden ArmyPan's LabyrinthCrimson PeakThe Shape of Water, Tank GirlHocus Pocus and The Bye Bye Man. He portrayed the Silver Surfer in the superhero film Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and appeared in the TV series Falling SkiesBuffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Strain.
1984

Sarah Hagan

Age 34
Sarah Margaret Hagan is an American television and film actress.

She was cast as Amanda in the seventh and final season of the hit cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Deaths



2016

Burt Kwouk

(Born: 18 Jul 1930)

Died Aged 85
Herbert Tsangtse Kwouk, 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.


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May 232018
 

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1934

Robert Moog

(Died: 21 Aug 2005)

Aged 71
Robert Arthur Moog, founder of Moog Music, was an American engineer and pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer. During his lifetime, Moog founded two companies for manufacturing electronic musical instruments. His innovative electronic design is employed in numerous synthesizers including the MinimoogMinimoog VoyagerLittle PhattyMoog Taurus, and the Moogerfooger line of effects pedals.
1951

Don Warrington

Age 67
Donald Williams, known by the stage name Don Warrington, MBE, is a Trinidadian-born British actor.
1977

Richard Ayoade

Age 41
Richard Ellef Ayoade is a British actor, comedian, writer, director and television presenter. He is best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4sitcom The IT Crowd (2006–2013), for which he won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance. He has often worked alongside Noel FieldingJulian BarrattMatt BerryMatthew Holness and Rich Fulcher.
1983

Heidi Range

Age 35
Heidi India Range is an English singer-songwriter. She is best known for being a former member of the group Sugababes. Range was an original member of girl group Atomic Kitten, although she left the group two years before releasing any material. In 2001 Range replaced Siobhán Donaghy of the Sugababes and had accumulated six UK number one singles as well as two number one studio albums with the group before splitting in 2011. Range has since concentrated on theatre work.
1991

Lena
Meyer-Landrut


Age 27
Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut is a German singer-songwriter. She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo winning the contest with the song "Satellite". With her three entries from the German national final Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), Meyer-Landrut set an all-time chart record in her home country by debuting with three songs in the top five on the German singles chart. Both "Satellite" and her first album My Cassette Player debuted at number one in Germany. Meyer-Landrut represented Germany for the second consecutive time in the Eurovision Song Contest at Düsseldorf in 2011 with the song "Taken by a Stranger", placing 10th.
1996

Ryan Fulton

Age 22
Ryan William Fulton is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Scottish Premiership club Hamilton Academical.

Fulton played 13 times for Portsmouth in 2016


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May 222018
 

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1953

Paul Mariner

Age 65
Paul Mariner is an English football coach and retired player. He was most recently the head coach and technical director at Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, until his dismissal in January 2013.

Mariner played 66 times for Portsmouth scoring 9 goals between 1986 – 1988
1963

David Schneider

Age 55
David Schneider is an English actor, comedian and director.
1968

Graham Linehan

Age 50
Graham Linehan is an Irish television comedy writer and director who, often in partnership with Arthur Mathews, has written or co-written a number of popular television comedies. He is most noted for the sitcoms Father TedBlack Books and The IT Crowd. Amongst others, he has also worked on Big TrainCount Arthur StrongBrass Eye and The Fast Show.
1978

Ginnifer Goodwin

Age 40
Jennifer Michelle "GinniferGoodwin is an American actress. She is known for playing Margene Heffman in the drama series Big Love (2006–2011), Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard in the fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018), and Judy Hopps in the Disney animated film Zootopia. Goodwin also appeared in various films including Mona Lisa SmileSomething BorrowedWalk the LineKilling Kennedy, and He's Just Not That Into You.
1999

Camren Bicondova

Age 19
Camren Renee Bicondova is an American actress and dancer. Bicondova is a series regular on the Fox television show Gotham, where she portrays a young Selina Kyle / Catwoman.


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