Nov 302017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                

            


1914 – Charles Hawtrey

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: 27 October 1988

Aged 73


1957 – Colin Mochrie

Colin Andrew Mochrie is a Scottish-born Canadian actor and improvisational comedian, most famous for his appearances on the British and US versions of television improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway?.

Age 60


1979 – Diego Klattenhoff

Diego Klattenhoff is a Canadian actor best known for playing Mike Faber in the Showtime series Homeland. He has also appeared as Derek in Whistler and Ivan in Men in Trees, and currently stars as FBI Agent Donald Ressler in The Blacklist.

Age 38


1979 – Jamie Ashdown

Jamie Ashdown is an English retired footballer who spent a large part of his career as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth, for whom he made the majority of his professional appearances.

Ashdown played 123 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2012

Age 37


1982 – Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Darcie Goldberg in the college comedy Old School, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax. In 2013, Maxim magazine named her “TV’s most beautiful woman”.

At the age of 14, Cuthbert made her feature film debut in the 1997 family-drama Dancing on the Moon. Her first major lead role came in the 1998 drama film Airspeed (No Control) alongside Joe Mantegna. In 2001, she starred in the movie Lucky Girl, in which she received her first award, the Gemini Awards, but her career began in earnest in the 2000s when she played Kim Bauer, daughter of Jack Bauer in the action series 24. Subsequently, Cuthbert appeared in the lead role in the films The Quiet (2005) and Captivity (2007).

Age 35


1985 – Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Christine Cuoco is an American actress. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she landed her breakthrough role as Bridget Hennessy on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules, on which she starred from 2002 to 2005. Thereafter, Cuoco appeared as Billie Jenkins on the final season of the television series Charmed (2005–2006). Since 2007, she has starred as Penny on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which she has received Satellite, Critics’ Choice, and People’s Choice Awards. Cuoco’s film work includes roles in To Be Fat like Me (2007), Hop (2011) and Authors Anonymous (2014). She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.

Age 32


1991 – Liam O’Brien

Liam Daniel O’Brien is an English professional football goalkeeper who plays for Coventry City. He began his professional career at Portsmouth and received one England U19 cap while at the club.

O’Brien played 3 times for Portsmouth between 2010 – 2017

Age 26


1994 – Ben Tollitt

Benjamin “Ben” Lee Tollitt  is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Tranmere Rovers.

Tollitt played 18 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2015 – 2016

Age 23


1994 – Niall Cunningham

Niall Cunningham is an actor, known for Okja (2017), Life in Pieces (2015) and Awkward. (2011).

Age 23


On This Day

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

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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