Apr 232018
 

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1937

Bobby Campbell

(Died: 06 Nov 2015)

Aged 78
Robert George Campbell was an English professional football player and later manager.

Campbell played 68 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1961 – 1966. He was Portsmouth manager between 1982 – 1984
1946

Blair Brown

Age 72
Bonnie Blair Brown is an American theatre, film and television actress. She has had a number of high-profile roles, including in the play Copenhagen on Broadway, the leading actress in the films Altered States (1980), Continental Divide (1981) and Strapless (1989), as well as a run as the title character in the comedy-drama television series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, which ran from 1987 to 1991. Her later roles include Nina Sharp on the Fox television series Fringe and Judy King on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
1977

John Oliver

Age 41
John William Oliver is an English comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor and television host.
1980

Sally Bretton

Age 38
Sally Bretton (born Sally Davis) is an English actress. She is best known for appearing as Lucy Adams in the television sitcom Not Going Out since 2007, and as Martha Lloyd in the BBC1 crime drama Death in Paradise, between 2015 and 2017.


Deaths



1975

William Hartnell

(Born: 08 Jan 1908)

Died Aged 67
William Henry Hartnell was an English actor. Hartnell played the first incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. He was also well known for his role as Sergeant Grimshaw, the title character of the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant in 1958, and Company Sergeant Major Percy Bullimore in the sitcom The Army Game from 1957 until 1958, and again in 1960.


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Mar 272018
 

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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.


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Mar 102018
 

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1956 – Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn is a British actor, comedian and writer best known as the mechanoid Kryten in the hit TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and as a presenter of the TV engineering gameshow Scrapheap Challenge. Llewellyn is a leading authority and recognisable figure worldwide for his knowledge and opinion on emerging transport and the future of energy within the renewable sector through his YouTube series Fully Charged.

Age 62


1968 – Pavel Srnicek

Pavel Srníček was a Czech professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, mainly for Newcastle United. In addition, he represented Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United in England, and also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in his native country for Banik Ostrava. After retiring, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.

Srnicek played 4 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004

Died: 29 December 2015

Aged 47


1979 – Danny Pudi

Daniel Mark Pudi is an American actor and comedian, who is best known for his role as Abed Nadir on the NBC/Yahoo! comedy series Community.

Age 39


On This Day   .   Pavel Srnicek Obituary

Jan 312018
 

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1947 – Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Ray Banks is an American actor. He has had notable roles in the films Airplane! (1980), 48 Hrs. (1982), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) and Mudbound (2017). He has received critical acclaim for his role as Frank McPike in Wiseguy (1987–1990), as well as Mike Ehrmantraut in the television series Breaking Bad (2009–2012) and its spin-off, Better Call Saul (2015–). He has received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Age 71


1966 – Dexter Fletcher

Dexter Fletcher is an English actor and director. He has appeared in the Guy Ritchie film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, crime comedy Smoking Guns as well as television roles in such shows as the comedy-drama Hotel Babylon, the HBO series Band of Brothers, and earlier in his career, the children’s show Press Gang, and the film Bugsy Malone. He also had a short-lived stint at presenting the third series of Channel 4’s GamesMaster that aired between 1993 and 1994. He is known for directing Wild Bill, (2011), Sunshine On Leith (2013) and Eddie the Eagle (2016). Fletcher is currently directing Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Age 52


1974 – Anna Silk

Anna Silk is a Canadian actress most commonly known for her role as Bo from the Showcase television series Lost Girl.

In 2009, she landed the principal character role of Bo Dennis, a Succubus, in the Canadian television series Lost Girl. Silk became pregnant during production of the third season finale episode and broke the news to fans of the series in a Showcase pre-show Season Three special on January 6, 2013. On June 4, 2013, Showcase and Prodigy Pictures announced the start of production on the fourth season; and on June 20, 2013, Silk announced via Twitter that she was ready to return to work on the show.

Her portrayal of Bo together with Lauren (Zoie Palmer) as same-sex lovers on Lost Girl was named one of its all-time Favorite TV Couples by CNN (Cable News Network); and declared Top TV Couple of 2013 by E! Entertainment Television. As a result of the show’s popularity, Silk has garnered a prominent online following on social media.

Age 44


1988 – Brett Pitman

Brett Douglas Pitman is a Jersey-born professional footballer who plays for English club Portsmouth. He spent most of his career at Bournemouth in two separate spells, totalling 102 goals in 301 games.

After starting his career on his native island, he moved to Bournemouth as a 16-year-old and went on to become a regular in their first team, helping them avoid relegation from The Football League in 2009 and earn promotion a year later. In August 2010, he moved to Championship side Bristol City. In November 2012 he was loaned back to Bournemouth, until making the deal permanent in January 2013, and contributed to them winning the Football League Championship title in 2015. He then signed for Ipswich Town, and Portsmouth two years later.

Age 30


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Dec 292017
 

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1928 – Bernard Cribbins

Bernard Joseph Cribbins, OBE is an English character actor, voice-over artist and musical comedian with a career spanning over seventy years. He came to prominence in films of the 1960s, and has been in work consistently since his professional debut in the mid-1950s.

Cribbins narrated The Wombles, a BBC children’s television programme that ran for 60 episodes between 1973 and 1975, and played the pretentious guest Mr. Hutchinson in “The Hotel Inspectors” episode of Fawlty Towers (1975), and the belligerent barman in Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy (1972). He also recorded several novelty records in the early 1960s and was a regular and prolific performer on the BBC’s Jackanory from 1966 to 1991. Having appeared as Tom Campbell, a companion to Doctor Who in the 1966 feature film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D., Cribbins also appeared four decades later as Wilfred Mott, a companion to television’s Tenth Doctor.

Age 89


1982 – Alison Brie

    

Alison Brie Schermerhorn is an American actress, producer and model. She portrayed Annie Edison in the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community (2009–2015) and Trudy Campbell in the AMC drama Mad Men (2007–2015). Brie currently voices Diane Nguyen on the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman (2014–present) and portrays Ruth Wilder on the Netflix comedy-drama series GLOW (2017). She has starred in several films, such as Scream 4 (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), Get Hard (2015), Sleeping with Other People (2015), How to Be Single (2016) and The Little Hours (2017).

Age 35


1989 – Jane Levy

Jane Colburn Levy is an American actress. In early 2011, she received popular recognition starring as Tessa Altman, a leading character on the ABC comedy series Suburgatory (2011-14).

In 2012, Levy appeared in the films Fun Size and Nobody Walks. In 2013, Levy starred in the supernatural horror film Evil Dead directed by Fede Álvarez. In 2016, she teamed up with Alvarez again and starred in the horror film Don’t Breathe.

Age 28


1998 – Paris Berelc

Paris Berelc is an American actress and model. She is known for her role as Skylar Storm in the Disney XD series Mighty Med and Lab Rats: Elite Force.

Age 19


Deaths



1993 – Pavel Srnicek

Born: 10 March 1968

Pavel Srnicek was a Czech professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, mainly for Newcastle United. In addition, he represented Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United in England, and also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in his native country for Banik Ostrava. After retiring, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.

Srnicek played internationally for the Czech Republic from 1994 to 2001, earning a total of 49 caps. He was part of their squad that came runners-up at UEFA Euro 96, and was their first-choice goalkeeper when they came third at the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup and contested UEFA Euro 2000.

Srnicek played 4 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004

Died Aged 47


On This Day   .   Alison Brie   .   Pavel Srnicek Obituary

Nov 202017
 

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1947 – Peter Mellor

Peter Mellor is an English-born American former professional footballer whose playing career as a goalkeeper spanned three decades. He played 17 years in the top three tiers of English professional soccer with Burnley, Fulham, Hereford United, and Portsmouth. He is now a coach, in the United States.

Mellor played 146 times for Portsmouth between 1978 – 1981

Age 70


1963 – Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen is an American actress. (She has been credited with and without her family name “Wen”, but most credits since the late 1990s have been without it. She has been known by such variants of her name as Ming-Na, Ming Na, Ming Na Wen and Ming Wen.) She is known for playing the role of Melinda May in the ABC action drama series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and for voicing Fa Mulan, one of the Disney Princesses, in the films Mulan and Mulan II, the video game Kingdom Hearts II, and in the Disney animated series Sofia the First. She is due to reprise her role as Mulan in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

Wen is also known for her role as Dr. Jing-Mei “Deb” Chen on the medical drama series ER. She was the series lead of the show Inconceivable, a medical drama that was aired on NBC, but the show was short-lived. The show is one of the few American television shows with an Asian American series lead. She is also known for her roles on the main casts of the animated series The Batman and the sci-fi series Stargate Universe. Besides television, she is notable for starring in the films The Joy Luck Club, Street Fighter, and Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

Age 54


1971 – Joel McHale

Joel Edward McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host. He is known for hosting The Soup and portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community. He has appeared in such films as Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) and Ted (2012). He also starred in the CBS sitcom The Great Indoors.

Age 46


1975 – Joshua Gomez

Joshua Eli Gomez is an American actor best known for his role as Morgan Grimes on Chuck. He is the younger brother of actor Rick Gomez. Gomez appeared in a recurring role in the CBS series Without a Trace as computer tech James Mackeroy. He appeared in a series of IBM commercials, a series of Wendy’s commercials (Ranch Tooth), and a commercial for Garmin. He also made a cameo on Freddy’s Nightmares. He played Sammy Stinger in Bring It On Again, 2004.

As a voice actor, Gomez played Baralai in the video game Final Fantasy X-2, opposite his brother Rick’s character, Gippal, and as Parker in Turok. He also had a small part at the beginning of BioShock as Johnny. In September 2007, he began starring in the NBC series Chuck as the title character’s friend, Morgan Grimes. Gomez is friends with Chuck co-star, Zachary Levi, in real life. Joshua was nominated for Outstanding Male Performance in the Comedy Television Series at the 2008 ALMA Awards.

Age 42


1976 – Laura Harris

Laura Harris is a Canadian actress.

Age 41


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Oct 082017
 

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1943 – Chevy Chase

Cornelius Crane “Chevy” Chase is an American actor and comedian. Born into a prominent New York family, he worked a variety of jobs before moving into comedy and began acting with National Lampoon. He became a key cast member in the debut season of Saturday Night Live, where his recurring Weekend Update segment soon became a staple of the show. As both a performer and writer, he earned three Primetime Emmy Awards out of five nominations.

Chase had his first leading film role in the comedy Foul Play (1978), earning two Golden Globe Award nominations. He is further known for his portrayals of Clark Griswold in five National Lampoon’s Vacation films and Irwin “Fletch” Fletcher in both Fletch (1985) and Fletch Lives (1989). Other prominent titles include Caddyshack (1980), Seems Like Old Times (1980), Spies Like Us (1985), ¡Three Amigos! (1986), Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), Orange County (2002) and Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). He has hosted the Academy Awards twice (1987 and 1988) and briefly had his own late-night talk show, The Chevy Chase Show (1993). He played the character Pierce Hawthorne on the NBC comedy series Community from 2009 to 2012.

Age 74


1965 – Ardal O’Hanlon

Ardal O’Hanlon is an Irish comedian and actor. He played Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted, George Sunday/Thermoman in My Hero, and DI Jack Mooney in Death in Paradise.

Age 52


1987 – Ksenia Solo

Ksenia Solo is a Latvian-Canadian actress, known for portraying Mackenzie “Kenzi” Malikov on Lost Girl. She portrayed Peggy Shippen on Turn: Washington’s Spies. Solo also portrayed the character “Natasha” in the 2010 American television series Life Unexpected and Shay Davydov in Season 3 of Orphan Black.

Age 30


1993 – Molly Quinn

   

Molly Caitlyn Quinn is an American actress—credited as Molly C. Quinn since 2013—whose work includes theatre, film, and television. Her notable roles include Alexis Castle, daughter of the title character, on ABC’s Castle and the voice of Bloom, one of the main characters in Winx Club.

Age 24


On This Day   .   Molly Quinn

Oct 012017
 

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1958 – Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper is a painter and a musician. He is the secondary keyboardist and occasional saxophonist for the band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, whom he first joined in 1980.

Age 59


1962 – Paul Walsh

Paul Anthony Walsh is a former England international footballer who now works as a television pundit.

A pacey and skilful forward, he scored a total of 127 goals in 521 league games in a 17-year career in the Football League and Premier League; he also won five senior caps for England in an eleven-month international career beginning in June 1983. He began his career at Charlton Athletic, making his first team debut aged 16 in September 1979. He helped Charlton to win promotion out of the Third Division in 1980–81, and then won a place on the PFA Team of the Year in 1981–82. He moved from the Second Division into the First Division when Luton Town paid £400,000 to acquire his services in July 1982. He continued to impress, and was named as PFA Young Player of the Year in 1984. He moved to Liverpool for a £700,000 fee in May 1984, and was named in the PFA Team of the Year in his debut season for the club as Liverpool won the league title and the Football League Super Cup. He went on to struggle with injury at Anfield, though still managed to appear in losing finals of the 1984 FA Charity Shield, 1984 European Super Cup, 1985 European Cup, and 1987 Football League Cup, as well as help Liverpool to the league title and FA Cup double in 1985–86, and to finish as runners-up in the league in 1984–85 and 1986–87.

He was sold on to Tottenham Hotspur for a £500,000 fee in February 1988 and played for Spurs in their 1991 FA Cup Final victory over Nottingham Forest. However, he was frozen out of the first team after punching a coach at the club, and after a brief loan spell at Queens Park Rangers was moved on to Portsmouth for a £400,000 fee in June 1992. A popular player at Fratton Park, supporters voted him Player of the Season in 1992–93 and he was named on the PFA Team of the Year in 1993–94. He returned to the top-flight with Manchester City after being signed for £750,000 in March 1994. He returned to Portsmouth for a £600,000 fee in September 1995, but was forced to retire due to cruciate ligament damage in February 1996. After retiring as a player he became a football pundit, and became a regular face on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday. His son, Mason, plays for A.F.C. Bournemouth.

Walsh played 113 times for Portsmouth scoring 26 goals between 1992 – 1996

Age 55


1981 – Roxane Mesquida

Roxane Mesquida is a French actress and model based in Los Angeles.

Mesquida grew up in Le Pradet, a little town located in southern France. Her mother, writer Françoise Mesquida, is French/Spanish and her father is Italian/American, but Mesquida never got to know him. Mesquida is fluent in English and French, and she also speaks Spanish, Italian and German.

Age 36


1989 – Brie Larson

Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress, musician and director. Born in Sacramento, California, Larson was home schooled before she studied acting at the American Conservatory Theater. She began her acting career in television, appearing as a regular on the 2001 sitcom Raising Dad, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award.

As a teenager, Larson had brief roles in the 2004 films 13 Going on 30 and Sleepover. Her performance in the comedy film Hoot (2006) was praised, and she subsequently played supporting roles in the films Greenberg (2010), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), 21 Jump Street (2012), and Don Jon (2013). From 2009 to 2011, Larson featured as a rebellious teenager in the television series United States of Tara.

Larson’s breakthrough role came with the independent drama Short Term 12 (2013), for which she received critical acclaim. Further success came in 2015 when she starred in Room, an acclaimed drama based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name. She won several awards for her portrayal in the film of a troubled mother kidnap victim in the film, including the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critic’s Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress. In 2017, she starred as a war photographer in the adventure film Kong: Skull Island, her highest-grossing release. In 2016, Larson was cast to portray Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Age 28


Deaths



2013 – Tom Clancy

Born: 12 April 1947

Thomas Leo “Tom” Clancy Jr. was an American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science story lines 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 ghost writers, 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.

Clancy’s literary career began in 1984 when he sold The Hunt for Red October for $5,000. His works, The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1991), have been turned into commercially successful films. Actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine have played Clancy’s most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan; his second-most famous character, John Clark, has been played by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber.

Died Aged 66


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Sep 252017
 

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1951 – Mark Hamill

Mark Richard Hamill is an American actor, voice actor, and writer. He is best known for playing Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film series. His other works include Corvette Summer (1978) and The Big Red One (1980), among other television series and films. Hamill has also appeared on stage in several theater productions, primarily during the 1980s.

Hamill is a prolific voice actor who has voiced characters in many animated television series, films, and video games since the 1970s. He is known for his long-standing role as DC Comics’ the Joker, commencing with Batman: The Animated Series in 1992.

Age 66


1978 – Roudolphe Douala

Roudolphe Douala M’bela, known as Douala, is a Cameroonian retired footballer.

Mainly a winger he could also operate as a forward, and played professionally in five countries, mainly in Portugal. He amassed Primeira Liga totals of 213 games and 34 goals over the course of nine seasons, notably representing in the competition Sporting (three years), Boavista and União de Leiria (two apiece).

Douala appeared for the Cameroon national team at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.

Douala played 10 times for Portsmouth between 2006 -2007

Age 39


1983 – Donald Glover

Donald McKinley Glover is an American actor, writer, producer, director, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He performs as a stage artist under the stage name Childish Gambino, and as a disc jockey, he performs under the name mcDJ.

He first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy while a student at NYU and, with the help of Tina Fey, was hired at the age of 23 to become a writer for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He later portrayed community college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community. He currently stars in the FX series Atlanta, which he also created and occasionally directs. For his work on Atlanta, Glover has won various accolades, including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.

Age 34


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Jun 302016
 

The Alison Brie Page

Alison Brie Schermerhorn (born December 29, 1982), known professionally as Alison Brie, is an American actress. She portrayed Annie Edison in the NBC and Yahoo! sitcom Community, Trudy Campbell in the AMC drama Mad Men and the voice of Diane Nguyen on the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman. She starred in several films, such as Scream 4 (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), The Lego Movie (2014), Get Hard (2015), Sleeping with Other People (2015) and How to Be Single (2016).

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