May 082018
 

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Births



1913

Sid James

(Died: 26 Apr 1976)

Aged 62
Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen) was a South African-born British character actor and comedy actor. Appearing in British films from 1947, his profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour, first in the radio series and later when it was adapted for television. Afterwards, he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films, appearing in nineteen films of the series, with the top billing role in 17 (in the other two he was cast below Frankie Howerd). Meanwhile, his starring roles in television sitcoms continued for the rest of his life. He starred alongside Diana Coupland in the 1970s sitcom Bless This House until his death in 1976.
1944

Gary Glitter

Age 74
Paul Francis Gaddknown by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer who achieved popular success in the 1970s and 80s. He was known for his extreme glam image of glitter suits, make-up and platform boots, and his energetic live performances. He sold over 20 million records, spent 168 weeks on the UK Singles Chart and had 21 hit singles placing him in the Top 100 UK most successful chart acts.
1978

Josie Maran

Age 40
Josie Maran (born Johanna Selhorst Maran) is an American model, actress, and entrepreneur.
1981

Stephen Amell

Age 37
Stephen Adam Amell is a Canadian actor, known for portraying Oliver Queen / Green Arrow on The CW superhero series Arrow and its spin-offs.
1982

Christina Cole

Age 36
Christina Cole is an English actress known for portraying Cassie Hughes in the Sky One supernatural television series Hex.
1983

Elyes Gabel

Age 35
Elyes Cherif Gabel is an English actor. Among his most notable roles, he has portrayed Dr. Gupreet "Guppy" Sandhu in the BBC medical drama Casualty, Dothraki Rakharo in Seasons 1 and 2 of the HBO series Game of Thrones, and P.E. teacher Rob Cleaver in the BBC drama Waterloo Road. He appeared in the ITV drama Identity and portrayed Detective Adam Lucas in Season 3 of Body of Proof. He is currently starring in the CBS series Scorpion as computer genius Walter O'Brien.
1992

Ana Mulvoy-Ten

Age 26

  
Ana Maria Mulvoy-Ten is an English-born Spanish actress. She is known for playing the character of Amber Millington on the British boarding school drama House of Anubis.


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Nov 172017
 

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Births


    


1971 – David Ramsey

David Ramsey is an American actor, best known for his roles in the Showtime TV series Dexter as Anton Briggs, the film Mother and Child (2009) as Joseph, and the CW show Arrow as John Diggle.

Age 46


1978 – Rachel McAdams

Rachel Anne McAdams is a Canadian actress. After graduating from a four-year theatre program at York University in 2001, she initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as the drama film Perfect Pie (2002) (for which she received a Genie Award nomination), the comedy film My Name Is Tanino (2002), and the comedy series Slings and Arrows (for which she won a Gemini Award). In 2002, she made her Hollywood film debut in the comedy The Hot Chick. McAdams rose to fame in 2004 with her roles in the comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook. In 2005, she starred in the romantic comedy Wedding Crashers, the psychological thriller Red Eye, and the family comedy-drama The Family Stone. She was hailed by the media as Hollywood’s new “it girl”, and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Rising Star.

After a two-year career break, McAdams starred in two limited release films in 2008; the film noir Married Life and the road trip comedy-drama The Lucky Ones. She returned to prominence in 2009 by appearing in the political-thriller State of Play, the science-fiction romantic drama The Time Traveler’s Wife and the mystery action-adventure film Sherlock Holmes. In 2010, McAdams appeared in her first star vehicle, the comedy Morning Glory. In 2015, her highest profile roles were in the second season of the HBO crime drama True Detective, and as journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in the drama Spotlight. For her performance in Spotlight, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Age 39


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