Births & Deaths

Jun 082018
 

On This Day

08 June 2018


Births



1943

Colin Baker

Age 76
 is an English actor. He became known for playing Paul Merroney in the BBC drama series The Brothers from 1974 to 1976. He later played the sixth incarnation of The Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1984 to 1986. Baker's tenure as the Doctor proved to be a controversial era for the series, which included a hiatus in production and his subsequent replacement on the orders of BBC executive Michael Grade.
1970

Kelli Williams

Age 49
Kelli Renee Williams is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lindsay Dole on the legal drama The Practice, psychologist and deception expert Dr. Gillian Foster on Lie to Me, and Jackie Clark on Army Wives.
1973

Lexa Doig

Age 46
Alexandra Lecciones Doig is a Canadian actress. She portrayed the title role in the 2000–05 Canadian-American science fiction-adventure television series Andromeda. She also portrayed the female lead role of Rowan in the science fiction-action horror film Jason X (2002), the tenth installment of the Friday the 13th film series and currently appears in the Aurora Teagarden mystery films on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel.
2000

Charlotte Lawrence

Age 18

Charlotte Sarah Lawrence is an American singer and model. She is the daughter of Bill Lawrence and Christa Miller.
2004

Francesca Capaldi

Age 15

 
Francesca Angelucci Capaldi is an American child actress. She co-starred as Chloe James in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog.


Deaths



2005

Ed Bishop

(Born: 11 Jun 1932)

Died Aged 72
George Victor Bishop — known professionally as Ed Bishop — was an American actor based in the United Kingdom. He was known for playing Commander Ed Straker in UFO, Captain Blue in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and for voicing Philip Marlowe in a series of BBC Radio adaptations of the Marlowe novels by Raymond Chandler.
2011

Roy Skelton

(Born: 20 Jul 1931)

Died 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.


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Jun 072018
 

On This Day

07 June 2018


Births



1969

Adam Buxton

Age 49
Adam Offord Buxton is an English comedian, writer and actor. He forms one half of the duo Adam and Joe, with filmmaker Joe Cornish. The pair presented Adam and Joe on BBC Radio 6 Music, whilst Buxton also presented his own show on 6 Music on Sundays, called Adam Buxton's Big Mix Tape. In 2012–2013 Buxton presented another radio show for BBC 6 Music, co-hosting with Edith BowmanWhen not presenting on radio and television or recording podcasts, Buxton hosts Bug, a humorous exploration of music videos through YouTube comments, which also had a televised version in 2012. He has also guested on various comedy panel shows such as Would I Lie To You?Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
1979

Anna Torv

Age 39
Anna Torv is an Australian actress known for her roles as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on television series "Fringe" (2008–2013) and as Doctor Wendy Carr in Netflix's "Mindhunter"
1991

Emily Ratajkowski

Age 27
Emily O'Hara Ratajkowski is an American model and actress. Born to American parents in London and raised primarily in California, she rose to prominence in 2013 after appearing in the music video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines", which became the number one song of the year in several countries and attracted controversy over its purportedly sexist content.
1991

Poppy Drayton

Age 27

Poppy Gabriella Drayton is a British actress. She is known for playing Elizabeth Thatcher in the feature-length Hallmark Channel television pilot of When Calls the Heart, and for playing Amberle Elessedil in the MTV fantasy drama series The Shannara Chronicles.


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Jun 062018
 

On This Day

06 June 2018


Births



1918

Kenneth Connor

(Died: 28 Nov 1993)

Aged 75
Kenneth Connor, MBE was an English comedy stage, radio, film and television actor, best known for his appearances in the Carry On films.
1944

Edgar Froese

(Died: 20 Jan 2015)

Aged 70
Edgar Willmar Froese was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 name him as "Edgar Froese", his solo albums from 2003 onwards bear the name "Edgar W. Froese".
1959

Josie Lawrence

Age 59
Josie Lawrence (born Wendy Lawrence) is an English comedian and actress best known for her work with the Comedy Store Players improvisational troupe, the television series Whose Line Is It Anyway? and as Manda Best in EastEnders. Lawrence currently plays Barbara, a synthetic marriage counsellor in the Channel 4 TV series Humans.
1974

Danny Strong

Age 44
Daniel W. Strong is an American actor, screenwriter, television director, film director, and producer. As an actor, Strong is best known for his roles as Jonathan Levinson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doyle McMaster in Gilmore Girls. He also wrote the screenplays for Recount, the HBO adaptation Game ChangeLee Daniels' The Butler, and the two-part finale of The Hunger Games film trilogy, Mockingjay – Part 1 and Mockingjay – Part 2. Strong also is a co-creator, executive producer, and writer for the Fox series Empire.
1977

David Connolly

Age 41
David James Connolly is a retired professional footballer who last played as a striker in League Two for AFC Wimbledon. He has previously played for the Republic of Ireland and for various clubs including Feyenoord and Excelsior in the Netherlands as well as Wigan Athletic and Sunderland in the Premier League.

Connolly played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2013 – 2014


On This Day

Jun 052018
 

On This Day

05 June 2018


Births



1986

Amanda Crew

Age 32
Amanda Catherine Crew is a Canadian actress. She is best known for portraying Monica Hall on the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley (2014–present). Following her film debut in Final Destination 3 (2006), she had lead roles as Felicia Alpine in Sex Drive (2008) and Tess Carroll in Charlie St. Cloud (2010), as well as Carrie Miller on the television series Whistler.


Deaths



2012

Caroline John

(Born: 19 Sep 1940)

Died Aged 71
Caroline Frances John was an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, as well as several other television roles. John was the third of eight children born to Alexander John and Vera Winckworth.


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Jun 042018
 

On This Day

04 June 2018


Births



1964

Sean Pertwee

Age 54
Sean Carl Roland Pertwee is an English actor and voice actor. Pertwee attended Teddington School and Sunbury College. Pertwee has played Captain Fitzpatrick in the play Tom Jones, Sergeant Wells in Dog Soldiers, Pilot Smith in Event Horizon, Inspector Lestrade in CBS's Elementary and Alfred Pennyworth in Fox's Gotham. He is also the narrator of MasterChef: The Professionals and Wild Canada.
1968

Scott Wolf

Age 50
Scott Richard Wolf is an American actor. He is known for the television series Party of Five as Bailey Salinger, as Jake Hartman in Everwood and Chad Decker in V.
1971

James Callis

Age 47
James Nicholas Callis is an English actor. He is best known for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series, and Bridget Jones' best friend Tom in Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. He later reprised the role in 2016, in Bridget Jones's Baby. He joined the cast of the TV Series Eureka, on Syfy, in 2010. In 2017 he voiced the character Alucard on the Netflix series Castlevania, based on the video game of the same name.
1971

Noah Wyle

Age 47
Noah Strausser Speer Wyle is an American film, television, and theatre actor. He is known for his roles as Dr. John Carter in ER and as Tom Mason in Falling Skies. He has also played Steve Jobs in the docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999), Dr. Kenneth Monnitoff in Donnie Darko (2001), and Flynn Carsen in The Librarian franchise.
1991

Jordan Hinson

Age 27

    
Jordan Danielle Hinson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zoe Carter on the science fiction series Eureka.
1991

Kathryn Prescott

Age 27
Kathryn "Kat" Prescott is an English actress best known for playing Emily Fitch on the teen drama television series Skins and Carter Stevens in the 2014 MTV drama Finding Carter.
1998

Kaleem Haitham

Age 20
Kaleem Haitham is an English professional footballer.

Haitham played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2015


Deaths



2016

Nicky Jennings

(Born: 18 Jan 1946)

Died Aged 70
Nicholas Jennings was an English football player whose career ran from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. Born in Wellington, Somerset he played nearly 100 league games for his first club Plymouth Argyle. A speedy winger, he moved to Portsmouth in January 1967 and was, in 1971, awarded the title of Pompey's Player of the Year. In all he made over 200 appearances for Pompey before moving to Exeter, making his final league appearance in 1978. Jennings also played the summer of 1973 in the NASL with the Dallas Tornado.

Jennings played 227 times for Portsmouth scoring 51 goals between 1967 – 1974


On This Day   .   Jordan Hinson

Jun 032018
 

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Births



1945

Bill Paterson

Age 73
Bill Paterson is a Scottish actor and commentator, best known for playing the lead role in the BBC One paranormal, mystery drama Sea of Souls between 2004 and 2007. He also played the lead in the Bill Forsyth movie Comfort and Joy in 1984. In 2010, he appeared in one episode of Doctor Who, entitled "Victory of the Daleks".
1989

Imogen Poots

Age 29

   
Imogen Poots is an English actress. She played Tammy in the post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film 28 Weeks Later (2007), Linda Keith in the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013), Debbie Raymond in the Paul Raymond biopic The Look of Love (2013), and Julia Maddon in the American action movie Need For Speed (2014). In 2016 she starred as Kelly Ann in the Showtime series Roadies.


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Jun 022018
 

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Births



1975

Sebastien Schemmel

Age 43
Sébastien Schemmel is a French former footballer.

Schemmel played 18 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2003 – 2004
1978

Justin Long

Age 40
Justin Jacob Long is an American actor, comedian and humorist known for roles in such films as Jeepers Creepers (2001), Dodgeball (2004), Accepted (2006), Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Alpha and Omega (2010), Tusk (2014) and Comet (2014). He played Warren P. Cheswick on the NBC TV series Ed.
1979

Morena Baccarin

Age 39
Morena Baccarin is a Brazilian-American actress. She is known for portraying Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the follow-up film Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Anna in the 2009 version of the series V, Vanessa in the superhero comedy film Deadpool, and Jessica Brody in the Showtime series Homeland. She plays the role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the Fox television series Gotham.
1982

Jewel Staite

Age 36

  
Jewel Belair Staite is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Kaylee Frye in the Fox television series Firefly (2002–03) and its spin-off theatrical film Serenity (2005), and as Dr. Jennifer Kelleron Sci-Fi Channel's science-fiction television series Stargate Atlantis (2007–09). Staite also starred in her youth as Catalina in Space Cases (1996) and as "Becca" Fisher in Flash Forward (1996–97), and more recently as Raquel Westbrook in the Canadian drama The L.A. Complex (2012) and Caroline Swift in AMC's crime drama The Killing (2013–14).


Deaths



2017

Peter Sallis

(Born: 01 Feb 1921)

Died Aged 96
Peter John SallisOBE was an English actor, known for his work on British television. He was the voice of Wallace in the Academy Award-honoured Wallace and Gromit films and played Norman "Cleggy" Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine from its 1973 inception until its final episode in 2010, making him the only actor to appear in all 295 episodes.


On This Day   .   Jewel Staite

Jun 012018
 

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Births



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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Births



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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Births



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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Births



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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