Nov 302018
 

On This Day

30 November 2018

Births


1914

Charles Hawtrey

(Died: 27 Oct 1988)

Aged 73
George Frederick Joffre Hartree, known as Charles Hawtrey, was an English comedy actor and musician. Beginning at an early age as a boy soprano, he made several records before moving on to the radio. His later career encompassed the theatre (as both actor and director), the cinema (where he regularly appeared supporting Will Hay in the 1930s and 1940s in films such as The Ghost of St. Michael's), through the Carry On films, and television.
1957

Colin Mochrie

Age 61
Colin Andrew Mochrie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor and improvisational comedian, most famous for his appearances on the British and US versions of television improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1979

Diego Klattenhoff

Age 39
Diego Klattenhoff is a Canadian actor known for his portrayals of Mike Faber in the Showtime series Homeland and as FBI Agent Donald Ressler in The Blacklist. He has also appeared as Derek in Whistler and Ivan in Men in Trees.
1980

Jamie Ashdown

Age 38
Jamie Ashdown is an English retired footballer who spent a large part of his career as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth, for whom he made the majority of his professional appearances.

Ashdown played 123 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2012
1982

Elisha Cuthbert

Age 36
Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Darcie Goldberg in the college comedy Old School, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax.
1985

Kaley Cuoco

Age 33
Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American actress. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she landed her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, on which she starred from 2002 to 2005. Thereafter, Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins on the final season of the television series Charmed (2005–2006). Since 2007, she has starred as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which she has received Satellite, Critics' Choice, and People's Choice Awards. Cuoco's film work includes roles in To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011) and Authors Anonymous (2014).
1991

Liam O'Brien

Age 27
Liam Daniel O'Brien is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League One club Coventry City. He began his professional career at Portsmouth and received one England U19 cap while at the club.

O'Brien played 3 times for Portsmouth in 2016
1994

Ben Tollitt

Age 24
Benjamin "Ben" Lee Tollitt is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Tranmere Rovers.

Tollitt played 18 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2015 – 2016
1994

Niall Cunningham

Age 24
Niall Cunningham is an actor who earned his breakout acting role in 2015 playing Tyler in the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces.


On This Day Jamie Ashdown Liam O'Brien Ben Tollitt

Nov 292018
 

On This Day

29 November 2018

Births


1963

Kenny Black

Age 55
Kenneth George "KennyBlack is a former Scottish football player and manager.

Black played 70 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 1989 – 1991
1971

Naoko Mori

Age 47
Naoko Mori is a Japanese actress who lives and works mainly in the UK. Mori is best known for her roles as Toshiko Sato in Torchwood, Sarah in Absolutely Fabulous, and Nicola in Spice World.
1976

Anna Faris

Age 42
Anna Kay Faris is an American actress, producer, comedian, author, fashion model, podcaster, and occasional singer. Faris rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie films (2000–06). In the 2000s, she appeared in the drama films May (2002), Lost in Translation (2003), and Brokeback Mountain (2005), and in comedies such as The Hot Chick (2002), Waiting… (2005), Just Friends (2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Smiley Face (2007), and The House Bunny (2008).
1982

Gemma Chan

Age 36
Gemma Chan is a British Chinese film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model. She portrays Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl; Ruth in Channel 4's Fresh Meat; Mia Bennett in the BBC's Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars" and Soo Lin in Sherlock. She also appeared in Exam and Paramount Pictures' action-thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. She stars in Humans, an AMC/Channel 4 science-fiction drama, which premiered in June 2015. Series Two aired in 2016 and Series Three in 2018.
1995

Laura Marano

Age 23
Laura Marie Marano is an American actress and singer. She starred in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally as Ally Dawson. Marano was one of the five original classmates in Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?. She starred in Without a Trace for three seasons and also Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the main characters. Marano starred in the indie film A Sort of HomecomingMarano also starred in the 2015 Disney Channel Original Movie Bad Hair Day along with Good Luck Charlie actress Leigh-Allyn Baker.


On This Day Kenny Black

Nov 282018
 

On This Day

28 November 2018

Births


1948

Mick Channon

Age 70
Michael Roger Channon is an English former footballer who played as a striker, most notably for Southampton and went on to represent the English national team in the 1970s. He later became a successful racehorse trainer.

Channon played 40 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1985 – 1986
1963

Armando Iannucci

Age 55
Armando Giovanni IannucciOBE is a Scottish satirist, writer, director, and radio producer. Starting on BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his early work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from this series, Alan Partridge, co-created by Iannucci, went on to feature in a number of Iannucci's television and radio programmes, including Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge and I'm Alan Partridge. Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows and in 2001 created his most personal work, The Armando Iannucci Shows, for Channel 4.
1975

Maurissa Tancharoen

Age 43
Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon is an American television producer/writer, actress, singer, dancer, and lyricist.
1982

Malcolm Goodwin

Age 36
Malcolm Goodwin is an American actor from Brooklyn, New York. He is perhaps best known for his appearance in the music video for the hit song "Party Rock Anthem." He also appeared as Seamus "Shea" Daniels on Breakout Kings, and as Clive Babineaux in iZombie.
1984

Mary Elizabeth
Winstead


Age 34

 
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an American actress and singer. Her first significant role came as Jessica Bennett on the NBC soap opera Passions (1999–2000) and she went on to appear in TV series such as Tru Calling (2004) and films including the superhero comedy Sky High (2005). She came to wider attention as a scream queen for her roles in the horror series Wolf Lake (2001–2002), the giant monster film Monster Island (2004), the supernatural horror film Final Destination 3 (2006), the slasher film Black Christmas (2006) and the exploitation horror film Death Proof (2007).
1987

Karen Gillan

Age 31
Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress, director, screenwriter and model. She played the role of Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the BBC One science fiction series Doctor Who (2010–2013). She has received wide recognition for portraying Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and its untitled sequel (2019), and also played Ruby Roundhouse in the box-office hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).

Deaths


2010

Leslie Nielsen

(Born: 11 Feb 1926)

Died Aged 84
Leslie William Nielsen OC was a Canadian actor. Although his performances in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure gave him standing as a serious actor, Nielsen later gained enduring recognition for his deadpan comedy roles during the 1980s for the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker comedy film Airplane!. In his comedy roles, Nielsen specialized in portraying characters oblivious to and complicit in their absurd surroundings. Nielsen's performance in Airplane! marked his turning point, which made him "the [Laurence] Olivier of spoofs" according to film critic Roger Ebert, and leading to more further success in the genre with The Naked Gun film series, based on the earlier short-lived television series Police Squad!, in which Nielsen also starred.


On This Day Mary Elizabeth Winstead Mick Channon

Nov 272018
 

Match Report

League One

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Portsmouth 2    0 Walsall

Pompey’s long wait for a Fratton league game was certainly worth it, as they maintained their table-topping form with victory over Walsall.

They dominated the opening 45 minutes, although only had an Oli Hawkins header to show for it at the break.

Their visitors did improve following the interval, but Ronan Curtis struck to ensure the Blues enjoyed their homecoming.

Kenny Jackett stuck with the same side that secured a 2-1 victory away to Scunthorpe at the weekend.

And they showed no sign of weariness in the opening stages, looking to attack their mid-table opponents right from kick-off.

Saddlers skipper George Dobson had to throw himself in front of a shot from Gareth Evans, while Jamal Lowe’s threaded pass for Curtis just overran.

Evans missed a great chance to break the deadlock after being found unmarked by Curtis on eight minutes, sending his header high over the crossbar.

And Pompey’s captain should have been awarded a penalty after clearly being barged to the ground by Nicky Devlin on 17 minutes, only for referee Alan Young to inexplicably wave play on.

Still the hosts kept pouring forward and a fine block from Luke Leahy finally put an end to Lowe’s surging run.

Ben Thompson then fired narrowly wide, while Evans could not quite get on the end of a teasing Curtis cross.

But the goal finally arrived on 25 minutes when Curtis’ deflected delivery fell kindly for HAWKINS to head home at the far post.

And the lead was almost doubled moments later, with a screamer from Ben Thompson flying just past the outright.

Walsall did grow into the game more as the half progressed and Kane Wilson’s drive was deflected narrowly off target.

It was Pompey who came close to adding to the scoring just before the break, with Curtis hitting a fierce effort narrowly past the post.

There was still time for the visitors to put hearts in mouths in stoppage-time, however, as Nathan Thompson made a key sliding challenge to dispossess Josh Ginnelly in the box.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Walsall 0


It was Walsall who were first to threaten after the break and Ginnelly wasted a decent opening by firing over after being found in the area by Russell Martin.

But despite looking a tad nervous at the start of the second half, Pompey were able to double their advantage on 49 minutes.

Lowe launched a quick counter-attack and found CURTIS, with the Republic of Ireland international swivelling to fire home after his first attempt had been blocked.

Hawkins then had two chances in quick succession to really put the hosts in full control, with the first seeing him nod an Evans corner over from close range.

The same duo combined again moments later and this time the striker’s header drifted just past the post.

There was a nervy moment at the opposite end of the pitch just past the hour mark, as Wilson went down in the box under pressure from Lee Brown.

Young blew his whistle, but decided the Walsall winger had taken to the floor too easily and booked him for diving.

The visitors brought on former Blues loanee Connor Ronan for Ginnelly in an attempt to find a route back into the game.

And Pompey made a change of their own soon after, with Curtis getting an ovation as he made way for David Wheeler.

They were struggling to see as much of the ball as the seconds ticked down, but their opponents could only manage half-chances.

One of those saw Ronan drill a low shot narrowly wide, but Craig MacGillivray was still not really being tested.

His opposite number, by contrast, just about managed to tip over a sweetly-struck 25-yard effort from Nathan Thompson.

And the Blues saw out the closing stages with relative ease to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the table.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; B.Thompson, Naylor; Lowe, Evans (c) (Close 85), Curtis (Wheeler 74); Hawkins
Goals: Hawkins 25, Curtis 49
Booked: Wheeler
Subs not used: McGee, Burgess, Haunstrup, Green, Pitman

Walsall (4-4-2): Roberts; Devlin, Martin, Guthrie, Leahy; Wilson (Morris 88), Dobson (c), Kinsella, Ginnelly (Ronan 65); Gordon (Cook 78), Ferrier
Booked: Devlin, Wilson, Dobson
Subs not used: Dunn, Fitzwater, Johnson, Osbourne

Referee: Alan Young

Attendance: 16,794 (184 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Nov 272018
 

On This Day

27 November 2018

Births


1959

Charlie Burchill

Age 59
Charles "Charlie" Burchill is a Scottish musician and composer, best known as the guitarist of Simple Minds. He was one of the founders of the group.
1969

Mark Kelly

Age 49
Mark Kelly is a former professional footballer who played for Portsmouth and also won four caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Kelly played 56 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1988 – 1990
1981

Matt Taylor

Age 37
Matthew Simon Taylor is an English professional footballer and coach who plays for League Two club Swindon Town. He has previously played for Luton TownPortsmouthBolton WanderersWest Ham UnitedBurnley and Northampton Town.

Taylor played 203 times for Portsmouth scoring 29 goals between 2002 – 2008
1985

Alison Pill

Age 33
Alison Pill is a Canadian actress. Pill began her career at age twelve, appearing in numerous films and television series. She transitioned to adult roles and her breakthrough came with the television series The Book of Daniel (2006). Pill had prominent roles in the films Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), Plain Truth (2004), Milk (2008), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Midnight in Paris (2011), Zoom (2015), the television series In Treatment(2009), The Pillars of the Earth (2010), The Newsroom (2012–14) and American Horror Story: Cult (2017).

Deaths


2013

Lewis Collins

(Born: 27 May 1946)

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


On This Day Mark Kelly Matt Taylor

Nov 262018
 

On This Day

26 November 2018

Births


1988

Tamsin Egerton

Age 30

   
Tamsin Egerton (born Tamsin Olivia Egertonis an English actress and model best known for her roles as Chelsea Parker in the 2007 film St Trinian's, Holly Goodfellow in the 2005 film Keeping Mum and Guinevere in the 2011 TV series Camelot.

Deaths


1996

Michael Bentine

(Born: 26 Jan 1922)

Died Aged 74
Michael Bentine, CBE (born Michael James Bentinwas an English comedian, comic actor and founding member of The Goons. He was a Peruvian Briton. In 1971, Bentine received the Order of Merit of Peru following his fund-raising work for the 1970 Great Peruvian earthquake.


On This Day Tamsin Egerton

Nov 252018
 

On This Day

25 November 2018

Births


1947

John Larroquette

Age 71
John Bernard Larroquette is an American actor. His roles include attorney Dan Fielding on the 1984-1992 sitcom Night Court (winning an unprecedented four consecutive Emmy Awards for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series), Mike McBride in the Hallmark Channel series McBride, John Hemingway on The John Larroquette Show, and Carl Sack in Boston Legal. He recently played Jenkins/Galahad in TNT's The Librarians.

Deaths


2016

Ron Glass

(Born: 10 Jul 1945)

Died Aged 71
Ronald Earle Glass was an American actor. He was known for his roles as literary Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–82), and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in the 2002 science-fiction series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.


On This Day

Nov 242018
 

Match Report

League One

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Scunthorpe
United
1    2 Portsmouth

Pompey continued their fine form on the road with a 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe, despite a tense conclusion to the contest.

They appeared to be cruising to three points at Glanford Park, with goals from Tom Naylor and Gareth Evans giving them a comfortable interval lead.

But Evans missed a great chance to extend the advantage further after the break and Lee Novak immediately reduced The Iron’s deficit.

The hosts applied some under intense pressure in the closing stages, but the Blues held on to secure more away-day joy for the travelling support.

Kenny Jackett stuck with the same side that comfortably progressed in the FA Cup at Maidenhead a fortnight ago.

It mean that the in-form Oli Hawkins continued to lead the line, having netted five goals in his previous six appearances.

Brett Pitman recovered from a slight knee problem to take his place on the bench, but there was no room for the fit-again Andre Green.

Pompey looked in control for much of the first half and dominated possession, with plenty of the action taking place in and around the opposition area.

There were not too many clear-cut chances at either end of the pitch, although some dangerous deliveries from Jamal Lowe were just out of reach for his team-mates.

Nathan Thompson made a timely block to deny Andy Dales at the other end, while Funso Ojo injured himself as he blazed wildly over and had to be replaced.

A corner from Evans was glanced agonisingly past the post by Matt Clarke and Hawkins then had appeals for a penalty turned down following an apparent push by Cameron Burgess.

Scunthorpe’s best opening came when George Thomas’ corner was nodded narrowly over the bar by Matthew Lund.

Evans almost caught out Jak Alnwick with a set-piece of his own that came close to dipping under the bar before the keeper turned it over.

But the next corner did lead to a goal on 34 minutes, as Jack Whatmough turned Ronan Curtis’ cross back into the centre, where NAYLOR was left in space to hook home.

Pompey were in control by this point and it came as no surprise when they doubled their lead soon after.

Nathan Thompson fed EVANS and the skipper showed neat footwork in the box before lofting a fine shot past Alnwick.

The only sour note for the visitors before the break came when Hawkins was booked following an aerial challenge.


Half Time

Scunthorpe United 0

Portsmouth 2


The Blues picked up where they left off following the interval and Lee Brown’s free-kick was not too far over the bar after Hawkins had been fouled.

Scunthorpe started to enjoy more of the ball as the second half progressed, although it was still their opponents looking more dangerous.

And Evans should really have wrapped things up on 58 minutes, somehow firing wide from just a few yards out after being picked out by Naylor.

The Iron made Pompey pay for that miss just moments later, with Novak arrowing the ball into the net after Craig MacGillivray had pushed clear Thomas’ cross.

More goals were looking possible at both ends by this point and it was the visitors’ time to go close on 66 minutes.

Alnwick failed to hold a low cross from Lowe under pressure from Evans, but dived on the loose ball before Curtis could capitalise.

There were hearts in mouths at the opposite side of the pitch, with a mad scramble in the Blues box before Whatmough eventually hacked clear.

And another spell of sustained Iron pressure finished with Thomas curling a shot past MacGillivray’s grasp, but also the post.

Jackett was forced to make a change on 79 minutes, with Evans limping off to be replaced by Christian Burgess and a switch to three at the back.

It was proving to be a nervy finale and a free-kick from Thomas somehow evaded everyone on its way out of play, although referee Martin Coy spotted a slight Pompey touch.

But the Blues managed to see out five minutes of stoppage-time, much to the delight of the 913 fans who had travelled up from the south coast,

Scunthorpe (4-1-4-1): Alnwick; McArdle (c), Goode, Burgess, Borthwick-Jackson (Butroid 46); Horsfield (Humphrys 75); Lund, Ojo (Ugbo 13), Thomas, Dales; Novak
Goals: Novak 60
Booked: Goode, Lund, Novak, McArdle
Subs not used: Flatt, Ben El-Mhanni, Morris, Wootton

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; B.Thompson, Naylor; Lowe (Wheeler 84), Evans (c) (Burgess 79), Curtis; Hawkins
Goals: Naylor 34, Evans 40
Booked: Hawkins, Curtis
Subs not used: McGee, Walkes, Haunstrup, Close, Pitman

Referee: Martin Coy

Attendance: 4,365 (913 Pompey fans)


Portsmouth FC

Nov 242018
 

Abigail Breslin

   

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Abigail Kathleen Breslin (born April 14, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She appeared in her first commercial when she was three years old and in her first film, Signs (2002), at the age of five. Her other film roles include Raising Helen (2004), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, No Reservations (2007), Nim's Island (2008), Definitely, Maybe (2008), My Sister's Keeper (2009), Zombieland (2009), Rango (2011), and August: Osage County (2013). In September 2015, she began acting in the horror-comedy Scream Queens on Fox, in which she had her first regular role on a television series.


Celebrity Abigail Breslin

Nov 242018
 

On This Day

24 November 2018

Births


1947

Dwight Schultz

Age 71
William Dwight Schultz is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for his roles as Captain "Howling Mad" Murdock on the 1980s action series The A-Team, and as Reginald Barclay in Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: Voyager and the film Star Trek: First Contact. He is also well known in animation as the mad scientist Dr. Animo in the Ben 10 series, Chef Mung Daal in the children's cartoon Chowder, and Eddie the Squirrel in CatDog.
1954

Clem Burke

Age 64
Clement Burke is an American musician who is best known as the drummer for the band Blondie from 1975, shortly after the band formed, throughout the band's entire career.
1955

Clive Whitehead

Age 63
Clive Robert Whitehead is an English former footballer.

Whitehead played 73 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1987 – 1989
1957

Denise Crosby

Age 61
Denise Michelle Crosby is an American actress and model, best known for portraying Security Chief Tasha Yar in season one of Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as Yar's daughter, the half-Romulan Commander Sela, in subsequent seasons. She is also known for her numerous film and television roles, and for starring in and producing the film Trekkies.
1967

Gavin Maguire

Age 51
Gavin Terence Maguire is an English-born Welsh former professional footballer and Wales international.

Maguire played 109 times for Portsmouth between 1989 – 1993
1968

Scott Krinsky

Age 50
Scott Krinsky is a Los Angeles-based actor and comic best known for his role as Jeffrey "Jeff" Barnes on the hit TV series Chuck and his role as Darryl on The O.C.
1970

Jerome Froese

Age 48
Jerome Froese is a German musician who, in 1990, officially joined his father Edgar Froese in the band Tangerine Dream. He remained a member until 2006. Prior to his direct involvement in Tangerine Dream, Froese often appeared on the covers of the band's albums as a child, beginning with the 1973 release of Atem, when he was two years four months old at the time the album was released.
1977

Colin Hanks

Age 41
Colin Lewes Hanks (born Colin Lewes Dillingham) is an American actor, and documentary filmmaker. He is known for starring as characters in films such as Shaun Brumder in Orange County, Preston in King Kong, Oliver in The House Bunny, and Troy Gable in The Great Buck Howard. His television roles include Alex Whitman in Roswell, Hank Jones in Band of Brothers, Travis Marshall in Dexter, officer Gus Grimly in Fargo, Jack Bailey in The Good Guys, and Greg Short in Life in Pieces. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks. In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, he voices Tom, who is the title character.
1978

Katherine Heigl

Age 40
Katherine Marie Heigl is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. She started her career as a child model with Wilhelmina Models before turning her attention to acting, making her film debut in That Night (1992) and later appearing in My Father the Hero (1994) as well as Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995). Heigl then landed the role of Isabel Evans on The WB television series Roswell (1999–2002), for which she received nominations for Saturn and Teen Choice Awards.
1990

Sarah Hyland

Age 28

    
Sarah Jane Hyland is an American actress. Born in New York City, Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, followed by small roles in the films Private Parts (1997), Annie (1999), and Blind Date (2007). She gained her first major role as Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.


On This Day Sarah Hyland Clive Whitehead Gavin Maguire