Aug 152018
 

On This Day

15 August 2018


Births



1935

Jim Dale

Age 83
Jim DaleMBE (born James Smith) is an English actor, narrator, singer, director, and composer. In the British film world he became one of the comedic icons in the Carry On series. In the United States, he is most recognised as a leading actor on Broadway, where he had roles in ScapinoBarnumCandide and Me and My Girl, as well as for narrating all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks in the American market (for which he received two Grammy Awards out of six nominations) and the ABC series Pushing Daisies(2007–2009); he also starred in the Disney film Pete's Dragon (1977). He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for portraying a young Spike Milligan in Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973).
1946

Tony Robinson

Age 72
Sir Anthony Robinson is an English actor, comedian, author, presenter and political activist. He is known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and for hosting the Channel 4 programmes Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History.
1961

Matt Johnson

Age 57
Matt Johnson is an English singer-songwriter best known as the vocalist and only constant member of his band The The. He is also a film soundtrack composer (Cineola), publisher (Fifty First State Press), broadcaster (Radio Cineola), and conservationist/local activist.
1975

Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi

Age 43
Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, sometimes referred to as Yoshi Kawaguchi, is a Japanese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is a former captain of the Japan national team. Currently, he plays with SC Sagamihara in J3 League.

Kawaguchi played 13 times for Portsmouth between 2001 – 2003
1982

Alessandro Zamperini

Age 36
Alessandro Zamperini is an Italian footballer, in the role of defender.

Zamperini played 17 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2001 – 2002
1985

Emily Kinney

Age 33

   
Emily Rebecca Kinney is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC's horror drama television series The Walking Dead. Kinney has also appeared on several other television series, including Showtime's critically acclaimed Masters of Sex, The CW's The Flash, and later Arrow. In 2016, she co-starred in the ABC series Conviction, alongside Hayley Atwell.
1990

Jennifer Lawrence

Age 28

  
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence made her film debut in a supporting role in Garden Party (2008), and had her breakthrough playing a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent drama Winter's Bone (2010). She achieved wider recognition for starring as the mutant Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011) and with her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), which established her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. She went on to earn various accolades for her collaborations with director David O. Russell. Her performance as a depressed and bipolar widow in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.


On This Day   .   Emily Kinney   .   Jennifer Lawrence

Jul 012018
 

Carry On Nurse

1959



PLOT SUMMARY

Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks past, with only Reckitt standing up to her. There's a colonel who is a constant nuisance, a bumbling nurse, a romance between Ted York and Nurse Denton, and Bell who wants his bunion removed straight away, so after drinking alcohol, the men decide to remove the bunion themselves!




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Jun 112018
 

On This Day

11 June 2018


Births



1932

Ed Bishop

(Died: 08 Jun 2005)

Aged 72
George Victor Bishop — known professionally as Ed Bishop — was an American actor based in the United Kingdom. He was known for playing Commander Ed Straker in UFO, Captain Blue in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and for voicing Philip Marlowe in a series of BBC Radio adaptations of the Marlowe novels by Raymond Chandler.
1933

Gene Wilder

(Died: 29 Aug 2016)

Aged 83
Jerome Silberman, known professionally as Gene Wilder, was an American actor.

Wilder's first major role was as Leopold Bloom in the 1967 film The Producers. This was the first in a series of collaborations with writer/director Mel Brooks, including 1974's Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein. Wilder is known for his portrayal of Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) and for his four films with Richard PryorSilver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Wilder directed and wrote several of his own films, including The Woman in Red (1984).
1978

Joshua Jackson

Age 40
Joshua Browning Carter Jackson is a Canadian actor. He has appeared in primetime television and in over 30 film roles. His well-known roles include Pacey Witter in Dawson's Creek, Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks film series, Peter Bishop in Fringe, and Cole Lockhart in The Affair. Jackson won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the Canadian independent film One Week.
1982

Pollyanna Woodward

Age 36
Pollyanna Woodward is an English television presenter, best known for being a co-presenter on Channel 5's The Gadget Show.
1994

Ivana Baquero

Age 24

 
Ivana Baquero is a Spanish actress. At the age of 11, she was chosen by director Guillermo del Toro to star as Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth, for which she won critical acclaim and the Goya Award for Best New Actress. In 2015, she was cast as Eretria in the television series The Shannara Chronicles.


Deaths



1993

Bernard Bresslaw

(Born: 25 Feb 1934)

Died Aged 59
Bernard Bresslaw was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.
1999

DeForest Kelley

(Born: 20 Jan 1920)

Died Aged 79
Jackson DeForest Kelley, known to colleagues as "Dee", was an American actor, screenwriter, poet and singer known for his roles in Westerns and as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy of the USS Enterprise in the television and film series Star Trek.


On This Day   .   Ivana Baquero

Jun 062018
 

On This Day

06 June 2018


Births



1918

Kenneth Connor

(Died: 28 Nov 1993)

Aged 75
Kenneth Connor, MBE was an English comedy stage, radio, film and television actor, best known for his appearances in the Carry On films.
1944

Edgar Froese

(Died: 20 Jan 2015)

Aged 70
Edgar Willmar Froese was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 name him as "Edgar Froese", his solo albums from 2003 onwards bear the name "Edgar W. Froese".
1959

Josie Lawrence

Age 59
Josie Lawrence (born Wendy Lawrence) is an English comedian and actress best known for her work with the Comedy Store Players improvisational troupe, the television series Whose Line Is It Anyway? and as Manda Best in EastEnders. Lawrence currently plays Barbara, a synthetic marriage counsellor in the Channel 4 TV series Humans.
1974

Danny Strong

Age 44
Daniel W. Strong is an American actor, screenwriter, television director, film director, and producer. As an actor, Strong is best known for his roles as Jonathan Levinson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doyle McMaster in Gilmore Girls. He also wrote the screenplays for Recount, the HBO adaptation Game ChangeLee Daniels' The Butler, and the two-part finale of The Hunger Games film trilogy, Mockingjay – Part 1 and Mockingjay – Part 2. Strong also is a co-creator, executive producer, and writer for the Fox series Empire.
1977

David Connolly

Age 41
David James Connolly is a retired professional footballer who last played as a striker in League Two for AFC Wimbledon. He has previously played for the Republic of Ireland and for various clubs including Feyenoord and Excelsior in the Netherlands as well as Wigan Athletic and Sunderland in the Premier League.

Connolly played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2013 – 2014


On This Day

May 082018
 

On This Day

08 May 2018


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.


On This Day   .   Ana Mulvoy-Ten

Apr 262018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

Giorgio Moroder

Age 78
Giovanni Giorgio Moroder is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music, and is dubbed the "Father of Disco".
1976

Emily Booth

Age 42
Emily Katherine Booth also known by her stage name Emily "Bouff" Bouffante, is an English actress and television presenter.
1980

Jordana Brewster

Age 38
Jordana Brewster is a Panamanian actress and model. She made her acting debut in an episode of All My Children in 1995 and next took on the recurring role as Nikki Munson in As the World Turns, garnering a nomination for Outstanding Teen Performer at the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Award. Her first role in a feature film was in Robert Rodriguez's horror science fiction The Faculty (1998).
1984

Emily Wickersham

Age 34

  
Emily Kaiser Wickersham is an American actress best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS.
1988

Gareth Evans

Age 30
Gareth Charles Evans is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Portsmouth.


Deaths



1976

Sid James

(Born: 08 May 1913)

Died 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 for television and ran from 1956 to 1960. Afterwards, he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films, appearing in nineteen films of the series. 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.


On This Day   .   Emily Wickersham

Apr 202018
 

On This Day

20 April 2018


Births



1924

Leslie Phillips

Age 94
Leslie Samuel PhillipsCBE is an English actor who came to prominence in films in the 1950s, acting as a suave charmer with an exaggerated upper class accent, in the style of Terry-Thomas. After a notable success in the Carry On films and the Doctor series, he moved away from comedy into character roles in the Harry Potter series and many TV sitcoms, as well as stage work.
1937

George Takei

Age 81
George Hosato Takei (born Hosato Takei) is an American actor, director, author, and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
1951

Louise Jameson

Age 67
Louise Jameson is an English actress, with a wide variety of British TV and theatre credits. She is best known for her appearances in British TV series EastEndersDoctor WhoBergerac, and Tenko.
1967

Alan McLoughlin

Age 51
Alan Francis McLoughlin is a former professional footballer and coach, who played as a midfielder for the Republic of Ireland and various English club sides, most notably Swindon Town and Portsmouth.

McLoughlin played 361 times for Portsmouth scoring 69 goals between 1992 – 1999
1971

Nikos Kyseridis

Age 47
Nikos Kyzeridis is a retired Greek international football player who played as an attacking midfielder and a striker.

Kyzeridis played 6 times for Portsmouth in 1998


Deaths



1992

Benny Hill

(Born: 21 Jan 1924)

Died Aged 68
Alfred Hawthorne "BennyHill was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for The Benny Hill Show. A prominent figure in British culture for nearly four decades, his show proved to be one of the great success stories of television comedy. Among the most watched programmes in the UK, the audience peaked at more than 21 million in 1971. The show generated impressive revenues for Thames Television, and retains a following in much of the world decades after Hill's death.


On This Day

Apr 152018
 

On This Day

15 April 2018


Births



1959

Thomas F. Wilson

Age 59
Thomas Franklin Wilson Jr. is an American actor, voice-over artist, comedian, writer, musician, painter and podcaster. He is known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for playing Biff Tannen, Griff Tannen and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen in the Back to the Future trilogy and Coach Ben Fredricks on NBC's Freaks and Geeks.
1969

Craig Foster

Age 49
Craig Foster is a retired Australian footballer, and is currently a sports colour commentator for the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia. He is renowned for his outspoken stance on the need for football in Australia to mature.

Foster played 18 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1997 – 1998
1988

Eliza Doolittle

Age 30

  
Eliza Sophie Caird, better known by her stage name Eliza Doolittle, is an English musician and recording artist from Westminster, London. After performing her music in live venues around London from the age of 15, Eliza signed to Parlophone in 2008.
1990

Emma Watson

Age 28
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts. She rose to prominence after landing her first professional acting role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series.
1995

Nick Awford

Age 23
Nicholas Andrew Awford is an English footballer who plays for Petersfield Town as a central midfielder.

Awford played 5 times for Portsmouth between 2013 – 2014
1997

Maisie Williams

Age 21

    
Margaret Constance "MaisieWilliams is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones in 2011, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. In 2016, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Deaths



1988

Kenneth Williams

(Born: 22 Feb 1926)

Died Aged 62
Kenneth Charles Williams was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, and appeared in many British television programmes and radio comedies, including series with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne.


On This Day   .   Eliza Doolittle   .   Maisie Williams

Feb 252018
 

On This Day

25 February 2018


Births



1934

Bernard Bresslaw

(Died: 11 Jun 1993)

Aged 59
Bernard Bresslaw was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.
1955

Jeff Hemmerman

Age 63
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 CityScunthorpe UnitedPort ValePortsmouth, and Cardiff CityHe 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
1966

Alexis Denisof

Age 52
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.
1986

Jameela Jamil

Age 32
Jameela Alia Jamil is a British 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. Since 2016, she has appeared as Tahani Al-Jamil in the American television series The Good Place.
1987

Natalie Dreyfuss

Age 31

 
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.
1997

Isabelle Fuhrman

Age 21
Isabelle Fuhrman is an American actress. She portrayed Esther in the 2009 horror film Orphan and Clove in The Hunger Games.


Deaths



2017

Bill Paxton

(Born: 17 May 1955)

Died Aged 61
William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo13 (1995), Twister (1996),
Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011), earning three Golden Globe Award nominations during the show's run. Paxton's final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.


On This Day

Feb 222018
 

On This Day

22 February 2018


Births



1926

Kenneth Williams

(Died: 15 Apr 1988)

Aged 62
Kenneth Charles Williams was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, and appeared in many British television programmes and radio comedies, including series with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne.
1944

Tucker Smallwood

Age 74
Tucker Smallwood is an American actor. On television, he has been a regular and made guest appearances on many series, including Space: Above and BeyondMillenniumBabylon 5The X-FilesCurb Your EnthusiasmSeinfeldMurphy BrownStar Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: EnterpriseFriends and The Sarah Silverman Program.
1953

Nigel Planer

Age 65
Nigel George Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones and as Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap. He has appeared in many West End musicals, including original casts of EvitaChicagoWe Will Rock YouWicked, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has also appeared in Hairspray.
1959

Kyle MacLachlan

Age 59
Kyle Merritt MacLachlan is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his role as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017) and its film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), as well as roles in two of David Lynch's films: Paul Atreides in Dune (1984) and Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet (1986). MacLachlan's other film roles include Lloyd Gallagher in The Hidden (1987), Ray Manzarek in The Doors (1991), Clifford Vandercave in The Flintstones (1994), Zack Carey in Showgirls (1995), and the voice of Riley's dad in Inside Out (2015).
1967

Paul Cook

Age 51
Paul Anthony Cook is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Championship club Wigan Athletic. On 6 May 2017, Cook guided Portsmouth to the League Two title.
1968

Jeri Ryan

Age 50
Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann) is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.
1969

Shaka Hislop

Age 49
Neil Shaka Hislop CM is a retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan's first tenure. Before this, he played for Reading where he was on the losing side in the 1st Division play-offs despite finishing second overall. He later played for West Ham United on two separate occasions and also for Portsmouth (where he won the 1st Division in 2002/03).

Hislop played 100 times for Portsmouth between 2002 – 2005
1975

Drew Barrymore

Age 43
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
1982

Dichen Lachman

Age 36
Dichen Lachman is an Australian actress, and of German and Tibetan descent. She appeared in the soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski and in Joss Whedon's science fiction drama television series Dollhouse as Sierra. Lachman portrayed Suren in the American remake of Being Human as a main character during the show's second season. Lachman starred in The 100 during the second and third season. Lachman has also starred in the 2014 film Lust for Love and had a recurring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Jiaying. Lachman currently stars as Reileen Kawahara in Netflix's Altered Carbon.
1990

Damien McCrory

Age 28
Damien Paul McCrory is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a defender for EFL Championship club Burton Albion.

McCrory played 3 times for Portsmouth in 2017


Deaths



2011

Nicholas Courtney

(Born: 16 Dec 1929)

Died Aged 81
William Nicholas Stone Courtney was a British actor, most famous for playing Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
2018

Billy Wilson

(Born: 10 Jul 1946)

Died Aged 71
Billy Wilson was an English footballer who played professionally in England for 15 years before retiring to run The Pompey public house just outside Fratton Park. Wilson was a tough tackling left back who made nearly 250 league appearances for the Blackburn Rovers.

Wilson played 219 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1972 – 1979


On This Day

Jun 052016
 

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.




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