Nov 282018
 

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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

Oct 142018
 

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14 October 2018

Births


1946

Katy Manning

Age 72
Catherine Ann "Katy" Manning is an English actress best known for her part as the companion Jo Grant in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
1958

Thomas Dolby

Age 60
Thomas Morgan Robertson, known by the stage name Thomas Dolby, is an English musician, singer and producer. His hit singles include "She Blinded Me with Science" from 1982 and the 1984 single "Hyperactive!".
1965

Steve Coogan

Age 53
Stephen John Coogan is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He began his career in the 1980s, working as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image.While working with Armando Iannucci on On the Hour and The Day Today, Coogan created his most developed and popular character: Alan Partridge, a socially awkward and politically incorrect regional media personality.
1986

Tom Craddock

Age 32
Thomas Craddock is an English professional footballer who plays for Spennymoor Town as a striker.

Craddock played 11 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 2013
2001

Rowan Blanchard

Age 17

  
Rowan Blanchard is an American actress. She is known for her role as Riley Matthews on the Disney Channel series Girl Meets World that aired from 2014 until 2017. She also makes appearances on The Goldbergs as Jackie Geary.


On This Day Rowan Blanchard Tom Craddock

Sep 192018
 

On This Day

19 September 2018

Births


1933

David McCallum

Age 85
David Keith McCallum, Jr. is a Scottish-American actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.and as interdimensional operative Steel in Sapphire & Steel. In recent years, McCallum has gained renewed international recognition and popularity for his role as NCIS medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the American television series NCIS.
1940

Caroline John

(Died: 05 Jun 2012)

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.
1964

Patrick Marber

Age 54
Patrick Albert Crispin Marber is an English comedian, playwright, director, actor, and screenwriter.
1987

Danielle Panabaker

Age 31
Danielle Nicole Panabaker is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), Sky High (2005) and Read It and Weep (2006), the latter alongside her younger sister Kay Panabaker, and in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005).
1988

Katrina Bowden

Age 30
Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006–2013). She also appeared in films such as Sex DrivePiranha 3DD, and Scary Movie 5.
2003

Lily Chee

Age 15

Lily Chee is a young model and actress who has done work for brands like Old Navy and Target. She has also walked the runway for Petite Parade and designer Alivia Simone. In 2016, she appeared on the series Daredevil and in the movie Sunset Park.


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May 222018
 

On This Day

22 May 2018

Births


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.
1990

Alexandra Dowling

Age 28

Alexandra Dowling is an English actress best known for her lead role as Queen Anne in the BBC One historical action drama series The Musketeers, which is based on the characters in The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. She is also known for her guest starring role as Roslin Frey in HBO's Game of Thrones.
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.


On This Day Alexandra Dowling Paul Mariner

May 162018
 

On This Day

16 May 2018


Births



1958

Glenn Gregory

Age 60
Glenn Peter Gregory is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose music career spans more than 30 years. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as co-founder and lead singer of the new wave and synthpop band Heaven 17, which released six singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the United Kingdom during the 1980s, and 1990s, including "Temptation", "Come Live with Me", "Crushed by the Wheels of Industry", "Sunset Now", "This Is Mine", and "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang"
1964

Rebecca Front

Age 54
Rebecca Louise Front is an English actress, writer, comedian and singer. She won the 2010 BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for The Thick of It (2009–12). She is also known for her work in numerous other British comedies, including the radio show On The Hour (1992), The Day Today (1994), Knowing Me, Knowing You… with Alan Partridge (1994), Time Gentlemen Please (2000–02), sketch show Big Train (2002), and Nighty Night (2004–05).
1969

David Boreanaz

Age 49
David Boreanaz is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for playing the roles of vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999–2004), FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth on the television crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones (2005–2017) and Jason Hayes in the military drama series SEAL Team.
1969

Yannick Bisson

Age 49
Yannick D. Bisson is a Canadian film and television actor and director best known to international audiences for playing Detective William Murdoch on the series Murdoch Mysteries.
1982

Tiya Sircar

Age 36
Tiya Sircar is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in The Internship17 AgainStar Wars Rebels, and The Good Place.


Deaths



2011

Edward Hardwicke

(Born: 07 Aug 1932)

Died Aged 78
Edward Cedric Hardwicke was an English actor, who had a distinguished career on the stage, as well as being known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in the Granada TV series Sherlock Holmes.


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May 102018
 

On This Day

10 May 2018


Births



1970

Mark Jackson

Age 48
Mark Jackson is a drummer, electronic percussionist and keyboard player, formerly a member of futurepop act VNV Nation. He is also an established professional Club DJ and remix artist. In November of 2017, it was announced that he was leaving VNV Nation to pursue other projects.
1970

Sally Phillips

Age 48
Sally Elizabeth Phillips is an English actress, television presenter and comedian. She co-created and was one of the writers of sketch comedy show Smack the Pony. She is also known for her main role in Miranda as Tilly, Parents as Jenny Pope and Set the Thames on Fire as Colette in 2015. Phillips also co-starred in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, as Mrs Bennet, and reprised her role as Sharon in the 2016 film Bridget Jones's Baby, following Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
1993

Halston Sage

Age 25
Halston Jean Schrage, better known by her stage name Halston Sage, is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Grace on the Nickelodeon television series How to Rock, Amber on the NBC television series Crisis, Lacey in the film Paper Towns, and Lt. Alara Kitan on the FOX television series The Orville.


Deaths



2014

Nash The Slash

(Born: 26 Mar 1948)

Died Aged 66
James Jeffrey "JeffPlewman, better known by his stage name Nash the Slash, was a Canadian musician. A multi-instrumentalist, he was known primarily for playing the electric violinand mandolin, as well as the harmonica, keyboards, glockenspiel, and other instruments (sometimes described as "devices" on album notes).


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Births



1944

John Milkins

Age 74
John Milkins was an English professional footballer whose career ran from the start of the 1960s to the end of the 1970s.

Milkins played 389 times for Portsmouth between 1960 – 1974
1958

Simon Greenall

Age 60
Simon James Greenall is an English actor, writer, producer and voice artist, well known for his roles as Michael in the BBC TV series I'm Alan Partridge, as well as in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, the Caretaker in the CBBC game show Trapped!, Richard in Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married and various roles in TV comedies such as Harry Enfield's Television ProgrammeThe Armstrong and Miller ShowAlas Smith and Jones and The Impressions Show with Culshaw and Stephenson.
1971

Sarah Alexander

Age 47
Sarah Alexander (née Smith) is an English actress. She is best known for her roles in British series such as Armstrong and MillerSmack the PonyCouplingThe Worst Week of My LifeGreen WingMarley's Ghosts and Jonathan Creek.
1975

Danica McKellar

Age 43
Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, voice actress, mathematics writer, and education advocate. She played Kevin Arnold's on-off girlfriend Winnie Cooper in the television series The Wonder Years.
1996

Florence Pugh

Age 22
Florence Pugh is an English actress.

Pugh's debut performance was in the mystery drama The Falling (2014). For her role as a precocious teenager in the film, she was nominated for Best British Newcomer at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival. She was also nominated for Best Young British/Irish performer at The London Film Critics' Circle Awards.


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