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Mar 132018
 

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1956 – Dana Delany

Dana Welles Delany is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist.

In the 2010s, from 2011 to 2013, Delany played the lead role of Megan Hunt on the ABC drama series Body of Proof. From 2014 to 2017, she played a co-starring role as Crystal Harris in the Amazon drama series Hand of God, which had been ordered to full series by Amazon Studios in October 2014.

Age 62


1976 – Martin Phillips

Martin John “Buster” Phillips is an English former professional footballer predicted by Alan Ball to be the first British £10 million pound player.

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

Age 42


1992 – Kaya Scodelario

Kaya Rose Scodelario-Davis is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Effy Stonem on the E4 teen drama Skins (2007-2010; 2013), Teresa Agnes in The Maze Runner film series and Carina Smyth in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

Age 26


2000 – Jordyn Jones

    

Jordyn Jones is an actress, known for Dance Camp (2016), Todrick Hall: Freaks Like Me (2014) and Internet Famous (2016).

Age 18


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2012 – Cedric Sharpley

Born: 02 July 1951

Cedric Sharpley was born in South Africa.He was the mainstay of 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.

Died Aged 60


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1977 – Amdy Faye

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

Age 41


1988 – Eoin Doyle

Eoin Doyle is an Irish professional footballer, currently playing for Oldham Athletic on loan from Preston North End.

Doyle played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals in 2017

Age 30


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Mar 112018
 

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1946 – Mark Metcalf

Mark Howes Metcalf is an American television and film actor. In the 1997–2003 television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff, Angel, Metcalf played the ancient vampire supervillain, identified in the “BuffyVerse” as “The Master”. Coincidentally, he also played a character called “the Maestro”, whose real name was Robert “Bob” Cobb, on two episodes of Seinfeld.

Age 72


1952 – Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams is best known as the 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.

Died: 11 May 2001

Age 49


1963 – Alex Kingston

Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston is an English actress whose 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).

Age 55


1981 – David Anders

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 Cyrus Vanch on Arrow, 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. Although Anders is American, a few of his roles have required him to use a British Home counties accent.

Age 37


1982 – Thora Birch

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).

 

Age 36


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1956 – Robert Llewellyn

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 within the renewable sector through his YouTube series Fully Charged.

Age 62


1968 – Pavel Srnicek

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 Wednesday, Portsmouth 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

Died: 29 December 2015

Aged 47


1979 – Danny Pudi

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.

Age 39


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Mar 092018
 

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1946 – Alexandra Bastedo

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.

Died: 12 January 2014

Aged 67


1972 – Kerr Smith

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).

Age 46


1977 – Katherine Parkinson

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).

Age 41


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1958 – Gary Numan

Gary Anthony James Webb, known professionally as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer. Born in Hammersmith, West London, 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. Numan is also known for his distinctive voice and androgynous “android” persona. In 2017 he received an Ivor Novello Award, the Inspiration Award, from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.

Age 60


1959 – Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn is an Irish-American actor, who made his film debut in Reckless (1984). He currently plays Captain Thomas “Tommy” Gregson in the CBS television series Elementary.

Age 59


1971 – Kit Symons

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. He is currently the assistant manager of Sunderland.

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

Age 47


1976 – Freddie Prinze Jr.

Freddie James Prinze Jr. is an American actor. He starred in several 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), 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), but the best known of which is his role as Cole Ortiz on the main cast of the FOX hit espionage thriller 24 (2010). He is currently the voice of Kanan Jarrus in the Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels.

Age 42


1977 – James Van Der Beek

James David Van Der Beek is an American actor. He is 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).

Age 41


1987 – Milana Vayntrub

Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub is an Uzbekistan-born American actress and comedian, who is known for playing the character Lily Adams in a series of AT&T television commercials.

Age 31


2001 – Joe Hancott

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

Age 17


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1958 – Rik Mayall

Richard Michael “Rik” Mayall 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 Ones, The Comic Strip Presents…, Blackadder, Filthy Rich & Catflap, The 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. His comedic style was described as energetic “post-punk”.

Died: 09 June 2014

Aged 56


1970 – Rachel Weisz

Rachel Hannah Weisz is an Academy Award winning British actress.

Age 48


1975 – T.J. Thyne

Thomas Joseph “T.J.” Thyne is an American actor, best known for his role on Bones as Dr. Jack Hodgins, an entomologist.

Age 43


1995 – Haley Lu Richardson

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

Age 23


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2000 – Charles Gray

Born: 29 August 1928

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 Twice, Sherlock Holmes’s brother Mycroft Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and as the Criminologist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.

Died Aged 71


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Mar 062018
 

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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


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Mar 052018
 

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1936 – Dean Stockwell

Robert Dean Stockwell is an American actor of film and television, with a career spanning over 70 years. 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). Following his roles on Quantum Leap and Battlestar Galactica, Stockwell has appeared at numerous science fiction conventions.

Age 82


1974 – Matt Lucas

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.

Age 44


1975 – Jolene Blalock

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.

Age 43


1979 – Riki Lindhome

Erika “Riki” Lindhome is an American actress, comedian, and musician. She is best known for roles in television shows including Garfunkel and Oates, Gilmore Girls, House, The 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.

Age 39


1980 – Jessica Boehrs

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.

Age 38


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Mar 042018
 

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1954

Gary Stanley

Age 64
Gary Stanley is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for ChelseaEvertonSwansea CityPortsmouth and Bristol City. He also played in the North American Soccer League with Fort Lauderdale Strikers and in the Major Indoor Soccer League with Wichita Wings.

Stanley played 57 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1984 – 1986
1991

Stuart O'Keefe

Age 27
Stuart Antony Alan O'Keefe is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cardiff City.

O'Keefe played 26 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2017 – 2018


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1994

John Candy

(Born: 31 Oct 1950)

Died Aged 43
John Franklin Candy was a Canadian comedian and actor known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as StripesSplashCool RunningsSummer RentalHome AloneThe Great OutdoorsSpaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.


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1920 – James Doohan

James Montgomery Doohan, LVO was a Canadian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Doohan’s characterisation of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise was one of the most recognisable elements in the Star Trek franchise, and inspired many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields. He also made contributions behind the scenes, such as the initial development of the Klingon and Vulcan languages.

Died: 20 July 2005

Aged 85


1970 – Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer, known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress. She is best known for playing Carol Vessey on Ed (2000–04), Denise Bauer on Boston Legal (2005–07), Sarah Shephard on Lost (2005–07), and Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family (since 2009). The last earned her six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010–2015), winning in 2011 and 2012.

Age 48


1972 – Darren Anderton

Darren Robert Anderton is an English former footballer who spent most of his career with Tottenham Hotspur as a midfielder. He played 30 times for the England national football team, scoring 7 goals.

Anderton played 77 times for Portsmouth scoring 13 goals between 1990 – 1992

Age 46


1977 – Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart is an English actress. In 2011, she appeared in a 2-part story for the sixth series of the BBC1 hit series Doctor Who giving a very positively received performance as the sympathetic ‘villain’ of The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.

Age 41


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1949 – Gates McFadden

Cheryl Gates McFadden is an American actress and choreographer. She is usually credited as Cheryl McFadden when working as a choreographer and Gates McFadden when working as an actress. She is best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and in the four subsequent films.

Age 69


1955 – Michael Troughton

Michael Troughton is an English actor, writer, and teacher. He is the son of actor Patrick Troughton (known as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who in the 1960s) and the younger brother of David Troughton.

Age 63


1970 – Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong is an English comedian, actor, television presenter and bass baritone singer, best known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and as host of the BBC TV game show Pointless. He also voiced Professor M in Tooned, alien supercomputer Mr Smith in the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures as well as the main show’s two part story “The Stolen Earth” / “Journey’s End”, and the title character in the revived series of Danger Mouse.

Age 48


1971 – Dave Gorman

David James “Dave” Gorman is an English comedian, author, and television presenter. Gorman began his career writing for television comedy series, such as The Mrs Merton Show and The Fast Show. His stand-up shows also achieved acclaim, and he was nominated for a Perrier Award. Gorman became famous for his Are You Dave Gorman? stage show for the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the television version of which was broadcast as The Dave Gorman Collection in 2001 over several episodes.

Age 47


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