Oct 272017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history

            


Births


1939 – John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, screenwriter, producer, and comedian. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s, he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the sketch show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and the four Monty Python films: And Now for Something Completely Different, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

Age 78


1953 – Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC’s China Beach; the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The Doctor, on Star Trek: Voyager; the Cowboy in Innerspace, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years (where he received an Emmy nomination); Ben Wheeler in Wagons East; and as Richard Woolsey in the Stargate television franchise. Picardo is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Planetary Society.

Age 64


1984 – Emilie Ullerup

Emilie Ullerup is a Danish actress. She is best known for playing Ashley Magnus on the television series Sanctuary.

Age 33


1997 – Eden Taylor-Draper

Eden Elenor Taylor-Draper is an English actress. She plays Belle Dingle in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, a role she took over from Emily Mather in 2005.

Age 20


Deaths



1988 – Charles Hawtrey

Born: 30 November 1914

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.

Died Aged 73


On This Day

Feb 252017
 

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 62


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 51


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 31


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.

Dreyfuss is the daughter of Kathy Kann, who works in Hollywood in wardrobe, and actor Lorin Dreyfuss, as well as the niece of actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Age 30


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 20


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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Feb 222017
 

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Jun 052016
 
POSTER TITLE RATING
Carry On Sergeant

(1958)

 

Plot Summary

Sergeant Grimshaw wants to retire in the flush of success by winning the Star Squad prize with his very last platoon of newly called-up National Servicemen. But what a motley bunch they turn out to be, and it’s up to Grimshaw to put the no-hopers through their paces.

Verdict

The first Carry On film and it shows, lead character is played by Bob Monkhouse and not one of the regular team of which only Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Connor are present in supporting roles.

It’s fun but lacks the humour and slapstick you expect from the series.

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