Aug 282018
 

On This Day

28 August 2018


Births



1940

Ken Jenkins

Age 78
Ken Jenkins is an American actor and musician, best known for his role as Dr. Bob Kelso, the Chief of Medicine, on the American comedy series Scrubs (2001-2009). Jenkins has also had notable appearances in many popular TV shows.
1965

Amanda Tapping

Age 53
Amanda Tapping is an English-born Canadian actress and director. She is best known for portraying Samantha Carter in the Canadian–American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1and Stargate Atlantis. She also starred as Helen Magnus in the science fiction-fantasy television series Sanctuary.
1970

Esther Hall

Age 48
Esther Jane Hall is an English actress who has appeared in a number of television dramas. Hall's first high-profile role was as Romey Sullivan in the television drama Queer as Folk (1999–2000). In 2005 Hall joined the main cast of Waking the Dead as Felix Gibson, replacing Holly Aird in the cast as the resident team pathologist, but the character lasted only one series. Recent roles include BBC dramas Rome (2005–2007) and True Dare Kiss (2007)
1973

J. August Richards

Age 45
Jaime Augusto Richards III commonly known as J. August Richards is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of vampire hunter Charles Gunn on the WB television series Angel and Mike Peterson/Deathlok in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
1984

Sarah Roemer

Age 34
Sarah Christine Roemer is an American actress and model. One of her best-known roles was the lead in Disturbia, but she has also starred in a number of films including AsylumHachi: A Dog's TaleFired Up!Waking Madison, and The Con Artist, as well as the television series The Event and Chosen.
1986

Florence Welch

Age 32
Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, songwriter and producer. She is the vocalist and songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine. Florence and the Machine's debut album, Lungs, was released in 2009; on 17 January 2010, the album reached the top position in the UK after being on the chart for 28 consecutive weeks. Lungs won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2010. The group's second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, debuted at number one in the UK and number six in the US. The band's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful was released in 2015 to positive reviews from critics, and topped the UK and US charts.
1990

Katie Findlay

Age 28

Katie Findlay is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Rosie Larsen in the American crime drama television series The Killing. From 2013 to 2014, Findlay portrayed Maggie Landers in The CW's teen drama The Carrie Diaries. From 2014 to 2015, Findlay starred as Rebecca Sutter in the first season of the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder. In 2017 she joined the cast of FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman in the show's third season.


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Aug 202018
 

On This Day

20 August 2018


Births



1932

Anthony Ainley

(Died: 03 May 2004)

Aged 71
Anthony Ainley was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor to play the role of the Master, and the first actor to portray the Master as a recurring role after the death of Roger Delgado in 1973.
1943

Sylvester McCoy

Age 75
Sylvester McCoy (born Percy James Patrick Kent-Smith) is a Scottish actor, best known for playing the seventh incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1987 to 1989—the final Doctor of the original run—and briefly returning in a television film in 1996.
1946

Ralf Hutter

Age 72
Ralf Hütter is a German musician best known as the lead singer, keyboardist, founding member and leader of Kraftwerk. Since the departure of Florian Schneider in 2008, he is the band's sole remaining founding member.
1948

John Noble

Age 70
John Noble is an Australian actor and theatre director of more than 80 plays. He is best known for his roles as Dr. Walter Bishop in the American Fox science fiction television series Fringe, and Henry Parrish in the Fox action-horror series Sleepy Hollow. His most high-profile film role was as Denethor in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also provided the voice of the DC Comics supervillain Scarecrow in the 2015 video game Batman: Arkham Knight, where his character served as the main antagonist. In 2015, he joined the main cast of the television series Elementary as Sherlock Holmes's father. He was also cast as a doctor in the Australian TV series All Saints
1962

James Marsters

Age 56
James Wesley Marsters is an American actor and musician. Marsters first came to the attention of the general public playing the popular character Spike in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series, Angel. Since then, he has gone on to play other science fiction roles, such as the alien supervillain Brainiac on the series Smallville, the time traveller Captain John Hart in British science-fiction show Torchwood, and terrorist Barnabas Greeley in Syfy's Caprica. Marsters appeared in a supporting role in the 2007 movie P.S. I Love You. He appeared as a recurring character in the first season of the revival of Hawaii Five-0. Marsters also plays Victor Stien in the 2017 Hulu adaptation of Marvel Comics Runaways.
1962

Sophie Aldred

Age 56
Sophie Aldred is an English actress and television presenter. She portrayed the Doctor's companion Ace in the television series Doctor Who during the late 1980s
1971

Steve Stone

Age 47
Steven Brian Stone is an English former footballer who played as a winger. He was part of the coaching staff at Newcastle United from July 2010 to June 2015.

Stone played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 2002 – 2005
1974

Amy Adams

Age 44
Amy Lou Adams is an American actress. The 2007 musical Enchanted, in which she played a cheerful Disney Princess, was Adams' first major success. She followed it by playing naive, optimistic women in a series of films, including the 2008 drama Doubt. She subsequently played to positive reviews in the sports film The Fighter (2010), and the psychological drama The Master (2012). In 2013 she began portraying Lois Lane in superhero films set in the DC Extended Universe. She won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress for playing a seductive con artist in the crime film American Hustle (2013) and the troubled painter Margaret Keane in the biopic Big Eyes (2014).
1995

Liana Liberato

Age 23
Liana Daine Liberato is an American television and film actress. She played the younger version of the female lead in the 2014 film The Best of Me and starred in the 2010 films, Trust and The Last Sin Eater.


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Aug 042018
 

On This Day

04 August 2018


Births



1942

Don S. Davis

(Died: 29 Jun 2008)

Aged 65
Don Sinclair Davis, PhD  was an American character actor best-known for playing General Hammond in the television series Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007), and earlier for playing Major Garland Briggs on the television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991).
1975

Andy Hallett

(Died: 29 Mar 2009)

Aged 33
Andrew Alcott Hallett was an American singer and actor who became known from playing the part of Lorne in the television series Angel (2000–2004). He used his singing talents often on the show, and performed two songs on the series' 2005 soundtrack album, Angel: Live Fast, Die Never.
1983

Greta Gerwig

Age 35
Greta Celeste Gerwig is an American actress, writer, and director. She first garnered attention after working on and appearing in several mumblecore films. Between 2006 and 2009, she appeared in a number of films by Joe Swanberg, some of which she co-wrote and co-directed.


On This Day

Jul 232018
 

On This Day

23 July 2018


Births



1961

Woody Harrelson

Age 57
Woodrow Tracy Harrelson is an American actor. His breakout role came in 1985 in the television sitcom Cheers. In film, he is best known for his portrayals of basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump (1992), serial killer Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers (1994), magazine publisher Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Tallahassee in Zombieland (2009), Capt. Tony Stone in The Messenger (2009), Dave Brown in Rampart (2011), Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), magician/mentalist Merritt McKinney in the Now You See Me film series (2013–2019), the Colonel in War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), and Sheriff Bill Willoughby in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(2017).
1967

Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Died: 02 Feb 2014)

Aged 46
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits – Hoffman acted in many films from the early 1990s until his death in 2014.
1970

Charisma Carpenter

Age 48
Charisma Carpenter is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase in the popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–1999) and its spin-off series Angel (1999–2004). She has also starred as Kyra on Charmed (2004), Kendall Casablancas on Veronica Mars (2005–2006), Rebecca Sewell on The Lying Game (2012–2013) and Lacy in The Expendables film series (2010–2012).
1980

Sandeep Parikh

Age 38
Sandeep Parikh is an American writer, director, actor and producer of comedy currently residing in Silverlake in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his co-starring role as Zaboo on the award-winning web series The Guild. He is the founder of Effinfunny.com, a comedy video site focusing on alternative stand up comedy and the creation of original web series like The Legend of Neil (for Comedy Central and AtomFilms), which are currently available online.


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Jun 272018
 

On This Day

27 June 2018


Births



1972

Christian Kane

Age 46
Christian Kane is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He is known for his roles in the television shows AngelLeverageThe Librarians and Into the West, and the movies Just MarriedTaxi, and Secondhand Lions. Kane is the lead singer of the country-southern rock band Kane. On December 7, 2010, they released The House Rules, their third album and their debut for record label Bigger Picture Group. The album reached no. 25 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The first single from the album, also titled "The House Rules", debuted at no. 54 on the Billboard Country Songs chart. The second single, “Let Me Go”, was released on July 11, 2011.
1985

Erin Agostino

Age 33
Erin Agostino was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is an actress and writer, known for 18 to Life (2010), The Kennedys After Camelot (2017) and Murdoch Mysteries (2016-17).
1986

Sam Claflin

Age 32
Samuel George Claflin is an English actor. He is known for portraying Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games film series, Philip Swift in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Will Traynor in Me Before You, Alex in Love, Rosie, and Philip in My Cousin Rachel.


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Jun 232018
 

On This Day

23 June 2018


Births



1964

Joss Whedon

Age 54
Joseph Hill Whedon is an American screenwriter, director, producer, comic book writer, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of several television series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004),
Firefly (2002), Dollhouse (2009–10), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (from 2013).
1970

Yann Tiersen

Age 48
Yann Tiersen is a French musician and composer. His musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks. His music involves a large variety of instruments; primarily the guitar, piano, synthesizer or violin together with instruments like the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, harpsichord, accordion and typewriter.
1975

KT Tunstall

Age 43
Kate Victoria Tunstall, known by her stage name KT Tunstallis a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" on Later… with Jools Holland.
1977

Hayden Foxe

Age 41
Hayden Vernon Foxe is an Australian former footballer and current assistant coach with Western Sydney Wanderers. He played football at the top level in Germany, Japan, Belgium, England and Australia. Foxe represented his country at international level 11 times between 1998 and 2003.

Foxe played 46 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2002 – 2003
1980

Melissa Rauch

Age 38
Melissa Ivy Rauch is an American actress and comedian. She is known for playing Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
1987

Stanley Aborah

Age 31
Stanley Opoku Aborah is a Ghanaian-Belgian footballer who plays for League of Ireland Premier Division side Waterford. He is primarily an attacking midfielder.

Aborah played 4 times for Portsmouth in 2017
2000

Caitlin Blackwood

Age 18
Caitlin Blackwood is a British actress from Northern Ireland who is best known for playing the 'young Amy Pond' in the British TV show Doctor Who.


On This Day

Jun 162018
 

On This Day

16 June 2018


Births



1940

Carole Ann Ford

Age 78
Carole Ann Lillian Ford (née Higgins) is a British actress best known for her roles as Susan Foreman in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and as Bettina in the 1962 film adaptation of The Day of the Triffids.
1976

Tom Lenk

Age 42
Thomas Loren Lenk is an American stage and television actor best known for starring as Andrew Wells in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.


On This Day

May 302018
 

On This Day


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 282018
 

On This Day


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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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.


On This Day

May 132018
 

On This Day

13 May 2018


Births



1945

Sam Anderson

Age 73
Sam Anderson is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Sam Gorpley on Perfect Strangers, as dentist Bernard Nadler on Lost, and as Holland Manners on Angel.
1966

Alison Goldfrapp

Age 52
Alison Elizabeth Margaret Goldfrapp is an English musician and record producer, best known as the lead vocalist of the electronic music duo Goldfrapp.
1991

Joe Mason

Age 27
Joseph Mason is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Wolverhampton Wanderers currently on loan at Portsmouth FC.

Mason began his career with Plymouth Argyle, his home town club, for whom he made 53 Football League appearances. While at Cardiff he scored in the 2012 Football League Cup Final and won promotion to the highest level of English football. Mason played youth international football for the Republic of Ireland by virtue of his mother, who was born in County Mayo.
2000

Mika Abdalla

Age 18
Mika Abdalla is an American actress who appeared on the 2010 television series Fun to Grow On and in the 2013 film Saige Paints the Sky. In 2015, she played McKeyla McAlister in the TV mini-series Project MC2.


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May 052018
 

On This Day

05 May 2018


Births



1940

Lance Henriksen

Age 78
Lance James Henriksen is an American actor and artist, best known for his roles in science fiction, action, and horror films such as Bishop in the Alien film franchise, and Frank Black in Fox television series MillenniumHenriksen is also notable for his voice acting, having voiced Kerchak the gorilla in the 1999 Walt Disney Feature Animation film Tarzan and Fleet Admiral Steven Hackett in BioWare's Mass Effect video game trilogy.
1942

Marc Alaimo

Age 76
Marc Alaimo (born Michael Joseph Alaimo) is an American actor, known for his villainous roles. He is best known for his role as recurring villain Gul Dukat in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
1943

Michael Palin

Age 75
Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS  is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python and later made a number of travel documentaries.

Palin wrote most of his comedic material with fellow Python member Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd ShowThe Frost Report, and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" and "The Fish-Slapping Dance".
1944

Johnn Rhys Davies

Age 74
John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor known for his portrayal of Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series The Untouchables, Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series Shōgun, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. Additionally, he provided the voices of Cassim in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Macbeth in Gargoyles, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, Hades in Justice League and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer.
1957

Richard E. Gant

Age 61
Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen) is a Swazi-English actor, screenwriter, director and perfumier. He came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film Withnail and I, and achieved recognition as John Seward in the 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula. He played Dr. Zander Rice in the 2017 superhero film Logan and Izembaro in the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
1979

Vincent Karthheiser

Age 39
Vincent Paul Kartheiser is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Connor on the The WB television series Angel and as Pete Campbell on the AMC television series Mad Men, for which he received six Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with the cast (winning two).


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