Apr 172018
 

On This Day


Births



1942

David Bradley

Age 76
David John Bradley is an English actor. He is known for playing Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series, Walder Frey in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Abraham Setrakian in The Strain, although he is also an established stage actor with a career that includes a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in a production of King Lear.
1955

Kristine Sutherland

Age 63
Kristine Sutherland (born Kristine Young) is an American actress best known for her starring role as Buffy Summers' mother Joyce Summers on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where she appeared in every season, and her role as Mae Thompson in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989).
1955

Pete Shelley

Age 63
Peter Campbell McNeish, known professionally as Pete Shelley, is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of Buzzcocks.
1959

Sean Bean

Age 59
Shaun Mark Bean, known professionally as Sean Bean, is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bean made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. Bean has since garnered further recognition for his performance as Ned Stark in the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, as well as roles in the BBC anthology series Accused and the ITV historical drama series Henry VIII. His most prominent film role was Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03).


On This Day

Apr 142018
 

On This Day


Births



1929

Gerry Anderson

(Died: 26 Dec 2012)

Aged 83
Gerry Anderson, MBE (born Gerald Alexander Abrahams) was an English television and film producer, director, writer and occasional voice artist. He remains famous for his futuristic television programmes, especially his 1960s productions filmed with "Supermarionation" (marionette puppets containing electric moving parts).
1958

Peter Capaldi

Age 60
Peter Dougan Capaldi is a Scottish actor, writer and director. He portrayed the twelfth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who and Malcolm Tucker the spin doctor in The Thick of It, for which he has received four British Academy Television Award nominations, winning Best Male Comedy Performance in 2010. When he reprised the role in In the Loop, Capaldi was honoured with several film critic award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
1977

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Age 41
Sarah Michelle Gellar is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur.

Gellar received widespread recognition for her portrayal of Buffy Summers on the WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), which earned her five Teen Choice Awards, a Saturn Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination. The character was widely popular during the airing of the show and became recognised as one of the greatest female characters in U.S. television
1979

Noe Pamarot

Age 39
Louis Noé Pamarot, more commonly known as Noé Pamarot, is a French former professional footballer who played as a central defender. Before moving to Spain, Pamarot played for Portsmouth in the Premier League. Pamarot has previously played for MartiguesNice and Tottenham Hotspur and also had a brief loan spell at Portsmouth in the 1999–2000 season

Pamarot played 80 times for Portsmouth scoring 8 goals between 1999 – 2009
1994

Skyler Samuels

Age 24

Skyler Rose Samuels is an American actress and model, best known for her roles in the television series The GatesThe Nine Lives of Chloe KingScream Queens, and The Gifted.
1996

Abigail Breslin

Age 22

    
Abigail Kathleen Breslin 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 has her first regular role on a television series.


On This Day   .   Skyler Samuels   .   Abigail Breslin

Apr 122018
 

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Births



1947

Tom Clancy

(Died: 01 Oct 2013)

Aged 66
Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. His name was also used on movie scripts written by ghostwriters, nonfiction books on military subjects, and video games. He was a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles and vice-chairman of their community activities and public affairs committees.
1971

Nicholas Brendon

Age 47
Nicholas Brendon (born Nicholas Brendon Schultz) is an American actor and writer. He is best known for playing Xander Harris in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and Kevin Lynch in Criminal Minds (2007–2014). Since 2014 he has been writing on the Buffy Season 10 comic book.
1971

Shannen Doherty

Age 47
Shannen Maria Doherty is an American actress, producer, and television director. She is known for her roles as Maggie Malene in Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985), Heather Duke in Heathers (1988), Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–1994), and as Prue Halliwell in Charmed (1998–2001).
1977

Jordana Spiro

Age 41
Jordana Spiro is an American actress, director, and writer. As an actress she has starred in numerous films and television series including Netflix's Ozark and TBS comedy series My Boys.
1979

Claire Danes

Age 39
Claire Catherine Danes is an American actress.

She gained recognition with her role as Angela Chase in the 1994 teen drama series My So-Called Life. She made her film debut the same year in Little Women (1994). Her other films include Romeo + Juliet (1996), The Rainmaker (1997), Les Misérables (1998), Brokedown Palace(1999), the 1999 English dub of Princess Mononoke (1997), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Hours (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Shopgirl (2005) and Stardust (2007).
1979

Jennifer Morrison

Age 39
Jennifer Marie Morrison is an American actress, producer, and former child model. She is known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in the medical-drama series House (2004–2012) and Emma Swan in the ABC adventure-fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018). She also has portrayed Zoey Pierson, one of Ted Mosby's love interests on the comedy series How I Met Your Mother; Winona Kirk, mother of James T. Kirk in the 2009 science-fiction film Star Trek; and Tess Conlon in the 2011 sports drama film Warrior.
1988

Wes Fogden

Age 30
Wesley Keith Fogden is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Havant & Waterlooville.

Fogden played 28 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2014 – 2015
1994

Saoirse Ronan

Age 24

 
Saoirse Una Ronan is an Irish and American actress. Her accolades include a Golden Globe Award, three Academy Award nominations, and four British Academy Film Award nominations. In 2016, she was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and in Time's Next Generation Leaders list.


On This Day   .   Saoirse Ronan

Apr 112018
 

On This Day


Births



1932

Joel Grey

Age 86
Joel Grey (born Joel David Katz) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film versions of the Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret. He has won an Academy Award, Tony Award, and Golden Globe Award.
1973

Jennifer Esposito

Age 45
Jennifer Esposito is an American actress and author. She is known for her roles in the feature films CrashSummer of SamDon't Say a Word, and Welcome to Collinwood. Esposito has also appeared in several television series, most notably Spin CityRelatedSamantha Who?Blue Bloods, and Mistresses. From 2016 to 2017, Esposito played Special Agent Alexandra Quinn on the CBS series NCIS.
1974

Tricia Helfer

Age 44
Tricia Janine Helfer is a Canadian model and actress. She is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series (2004–2009) and for voicing Sarah Kerrigan in the Starcraft 2 trilogy. Also played attorney Evan Smith in Suits (U.S. TV series) (2011-).
1994

Dakota Blue Richards

Age 24

    
Dakota Blue Richards is an English actress. Her debut was in the film The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua. She was cast as the lead of two other films: Dustbin Baby, as wayward teenager April, and The Secret of Moonacre, as Maria, the latter of which was released February 2009. She also played the character Franky Fitzgerald in the third generation of the E4 teen drama Skins.


On This Day   .   Dakota Blue Richards

Apr 082018
 

On This Day


Births



1973

Emma Caulfield

Age 45
Emma Caulfield Ford (born Emma M. Chukker) is an American actress best known for her role as Anya Jenkins on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998–2003), as well as Susan Keats, a love interest of Brandon Walsh's on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210. Her film roles include Darkness Falls (2003) and TiMER (2009).
1980

Katee Sackhoff

Age 38
Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff is an American actress known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica (2003–2009). She was nominated for four Saturn Awards for her work on Battlestar Galactica and won the award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in 2005.
1989

Gabriella Wilde

Age 29
Gabriella Wilde (born Gabriella Zanna Vanessa Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe), also known as Gabriella Calthorpe, is an English model and actress who has appeared in the films The Three Musketeers (2011), Carrie (2013) and Endless Love (2014).
1992

Oliver Hawkins

Age 26
Oliver Jack Hawkins is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for League One side Portsmouth.


On This Day

Mar 302018
 

On This Day


Births



1944

Gabrielle Drake

Age 74
Gabrielle Drake is a British actress. She became well known in the 1970s for her appearance in television series, most notably The Brothers and UFO. In the early 1970s she appeared in several erotic roles on screen. She later took parts in soap operas Crossroads and Coronation Street. She has also had a long career on stage.
1946

Eoin Hand

Age 72
Eoin Kevin Joseph Colin Hand is an Irish former footballer and football manager. As a player, his normal position was centre-half. He works as a television and radio football commentator for RTÉ in Ireland.

Hand played 307 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 1968 – 1979
1960

Chris Price

Age 58
Christopher James "ChrisPrice is an English former footballer who made 561 appearances in the Football League and Premier League, playing for Hereford UnitedAston VillaBlackburn Rovers and Portsmouth. He played as a right-back.

Price played 21 times for Portsmouth in 1993
1962

Gary Stevens

Age 56
Gary Andrew Stevens is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Brighton & Hove AlbionTottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth. He won seven caps for England.

Stevens played 59 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1990 – 1991
1965

Juliet Landau

Age 53
Juliet Rose Landau is an American actress, director, producer and ballerina best known for her role as Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff show Angel, the latter appearance earning her a Saturn Award nomination. She is also known for co-starring as Loretta King in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.
1982

Jason Dohring

Age 36
Jason William Dohring is an American actor who is best known for his role as Logan Echolls on the television show Veronica Mars (2004–2007) and the subsequent film continuation as well as his roles as Josef Kostan on Moonlight (2007), Adam Carpenter on Ringer (2011), Detective Will Kinney on The Originals (2013) and Chase Graves on iZombie (2015).


On This Day

Mar 272018
 

On This Day


Births



1969

Pauley Perrette

Age 49
Pauley Perrette is an American actress, best known for playing Abby Sciuto on the U.S. TV series NCIS. She is also a published writer, singer and civil rights advocate. Perrette also co-owns the "Donna Bell's Bake Shop" in Manhattan, which is named for her late mother
1971

Nathan Fillion

Age 47
Nathan Christopher Fillion is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle, as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity.He has acted in traditionally distributed films like Slither and Trucker, Internet-distributed films like Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, television soap operas and sitcoms, and theatre.


On This Day

Mar 242018
 

On This Day


Births



1970

Sharon Corr

Age 48
Sharon Helga Corr MBE is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and television personality. She is best known as a member of the pop-rock band The Corrs, which she co-founded in 1990 with her elder brother Jim and younger sisters Caroline and Andrea.

She plays the violin, piano and guitar, and sings backing vocals. She began learning the violin when she was six years old. She has played in national youth orchestras and is qualified to teach the violin.
1971

Megyn Price

Age 47
Megyn Price is an American actress, best known for her roles on television as Claudia Finnerty in the FOX Network/WB sitcom Grounded for Life (2001–05), Audrey Bingham on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement (2007–13), and Mary Roth on the Netflix sitcom The Ranch (2016–present).
1973

Jim Parsons

Age 45
James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has received several awards for his performance, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.
1974

Alyson Hannigan

Age 44
Alyson Lee Hannigan is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Lily Aldrin on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014), and Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series (1999–2012).
1976

Aliou Cissé

Age 42
Aliou Cissé is a Senegalese football coach and former player. He has previously played for English Premier League club Birmingham City and later Portsmouth. Cisse was a defensive midfielder who has, on occasion, played at center back.

Cissé played 28 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2006
1978

Amir Arison

Age 40
Amir Arison is an American film, television, and theatre actor, perhaps best known for his role as Special Agent Aram Mojtabai in NBC's The Blacklist.
1981

Neil Grayston

Age 37
Neil Gordon Grayston is a Canadian actor.

He won a 2006 Leo Award (Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series) for his performance in the Godiva's episode "The Bigger Man". Neil played Douglas Fargo in Eureka, a Syfy network series that began broadcasting in 2006.


On This Day

Mar 202018
 

On This Day


Births


                

    


1948 – John de Lancie

John de Lancie is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, writer, singer, musician, and voice artist, best known for his role as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–94), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99), and Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001) and the voice of Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–present).

Age 70


1959 – Dave Beasant

David John Beasant is an English former football goalkeeper, who is goalkeeping coach for Reading.

Beasant played 28 times for Portsmouth 2001 – 2002

Age 59


1968 – Paul Merson

Paul Charles Merson is an English former professional footballer and manager, turned football television pundit. Originally a forward, Merson found success as an attacking midfielder and playmaker later in his career. In 2002, he signed for second-tier Portsmouth and captained the club to the First Division Championship title and promotion to the Premier League.

Merson played 48 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2002 – 2003

Age 50


1972 – Shelley Poole

Michelle Lena “Shelly” Poole is an English songwriter and singer.

Best known as part of Alisha’s Attic

Age 46


1974 – Paula Garcés

Paula Garcés is a Colombian American film and television actress, known for her appearance in films such as Clockstoppers, Man of the House and The Harold and Kumar Series, and on TV shows such as CSI: Miami, The Shield, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, The Sopranos, Oz, Devious Maids and All My Children.

Age 44


1979 – Bianca Lawson

Bianca Jasmine Lawson is an American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her regular roles in the television series Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Goode Behavior, Pretty Little Liars, and Rogue. She has also had recurring roles in the series Sister, Sister, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Steve Harvey Show, Dawson’s Creek, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and Witches of East End.

Age 39


1979 – Freema Agyeman

Freema Agyeman is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood, and Amanita Caplan in the Netflix science fiction drama Sense8.

Age 39


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Mar 142018
 

On This Day


Births


                


1945 – Jasper Carrott

Jasper Carrott, OBE (born Robert Norman Davis) is an English comedian, actor, television presenter, and personality.

Age 73


1947 – Jona Lewie

Jona Lewie (born John Lewis) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his 1980 UK hits “You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties” and “Stop the Cavalry”.

Age 71


1973 – Betsy Brandt

Betsy Ann Brandt is an American actress. She portrayed Marie Schrader in Breaking Bad and co-stars in the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces.

Age 45


1974 – Grace Park

Grace Park is an American-Canadian actress. She gained recognition as Sharon “Boomer” Valerii and Sharon “Athena” Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, as well as Shannon Ng in the Canadian television series teen soap Edgemont. Park starred as Officer Kono Kalakaua in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0, from 2010 until 2017.

Age 44


1980 – Mercedes McNab

Mercedes Alicia McNab is a Canadian actress whose most known performances include Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2001) and its spinoff Angel (2001–2004). She is also known for her role as pretentious Amanda Buckman in Addams Family Values (1993) and Misty in the horror films Hatchet (2007) and Hatchet 2 (2010).

Age 38


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Mar 112018
 

On This Day


Births


                


1946 – Mark Metcalf

Mark Howes Metcalf is an American television and film actor. In the 1997–2003 television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff, Angel, Metcalf played the ancient vampire supervillain, identified in the “BuffyVerse” as “The Master”. Coincidentally, he also played a character called “the Maestro”, whose real name was Robert “Bob” Cobb, on two episodes of Seinfeld.

Age 72


1952 – Douglas Adams

Douglas Noel Adams was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist. Adams is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which originated in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a “trilogy” of five books that sold more than 15 million copies in his lifetime and generated a television series, several stage plays, comics, a computer game, and in 2005 a feature film. Adams’s contribution to UK radio is commemorated in The Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame.

Died: 11 May 2001

Age 49


1963 – Alex Kingston

Alexandra Elizabeth Kingston is an English actress whose credits include the recurring role of River Song in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who (2008–2015), Mrs. Bennet in the ITV1 period-drama fantasy Lost in Austen (2008) and Dinah Drake Lance in The CW’s Superhero fiction drama series Arrow (2013–2016).

Age 55


1981 – David Anders

David Anders Holt, known professionally as David Anders, is an American television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles as Julian Sark on Alias, as Cyrus Vanch on Arrow, as Adam Monroe on Heroes, as John Gilbert in the TV series The Vampire Diaries, as Victor Frankenstein / Dr. Whale on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, and as Blaine “DeBeers” McDonough on iZombie. Although Anders is American, a few of his roles have required him to use a British Home counties accent.

Age 37


1982 – Thora Birch

Thora Birch is an American actress. She made her film debut in Purple People Eater (1988), for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age, and rose to early prominence as a child star with her performances in films such as All I Want for Christmas (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994), Now and Then (1995) and Alaska (1996).

 

Age 36


On This Day

Feb 252018
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                


1934 – Bernard Bresslaw

Bernard Bresslaw was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.

Died: 11 June 1993

Aged 59


1955 – Jeff Hemmerman

Jeffrey Lawrence Hemmerman is an English former footballer. A forward, he scored 77 goals in 257 league games in a ten-year career in the Football League with Hull City, Scunthorpe United, Port Vale, Portsmouth, and Cardiff City. He was promoted out of the Fourth Division with Portsmouth in 1979–80, and then won promotion out of the Third Division with Cardiff City in 1982–83.

Hemmerman played 140 times for Portsmouth scoring 46 goals between 1978 – 1982

Age 63


1966 – Alexis Denisof

Alexis Denisof is an American actor who is primarily known for playing Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.

Age 52


1986 – Jameela Jamil

Jameela Alia Jamil is an English television presenter, radio presenter, model and actress. She has appeared on various Channel 4 programmes and has been a presenter of T4 from 2009 until 2012 when T4 ended. She is a former host of The Official Chart and was co-host of The Official Chart Update, alongside Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1 until January 2015. She is currently appearing in the American sitcom The Good Place.

Age 32


1987 – Natalie Dreyfuss

    

Natalie Rachel Dreyfuss is an American actress, who has had guest-starring roles on shows such as Burn Notice and The Shield. She also had a recurring role on the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Age 31


1997 – Isabelle Fuhrman

Isabelle Fuhrman is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Esther in the 2009 horror/thriller film Orphan and Clove in The Hunger Games.

Age 21


Deaths



2017 – Bill Paxton

Born: 17 May 1955

William Paxton was an American actor and film director. The films in which he appeared include The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014) and Nightcrawler (2014). Paxton also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–11), earning three Golden Globe Award nominations during the show’s run. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for portraying Randolph “Randall” McCoy in the History channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys (2012). Paxton’s final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.

Died Aged 61


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