Aug 082018
 

On This Day

08 August 2018


Births



1930

Terry Nation

(Died: 09 Mar 1997)

Aged 66
Terence Joseph Nation was a Welsh television writer and novelist. He made a significant contribution to the long-running BBC science-fiction series Doctor Who from its outset, creating the villainous Daleks.
1981

Michael Doyle

Age 37
Michael Paul Doyleis an Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for League One club Coventry City. Born in Dublin, Doyle started his career at Celtic before a spell on loan in Denmark playing for AGF Aarhus. He subsequently spent the majority of his career at Coventry City and Sheffield United. Doyle has also been capped once by the Republic of Ireland.

Doyle played 96 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2015 – 2017
1987

Katie Leung

Age 31
Katie Liu Leung is a Scottish film, television, and stage actress. She played Cho Chang, the first love interest for lead character Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film series. In 2012, Leung made her stage debut in the play Wild Swans. Leung has an interest in painting and photography and studied art and design at the University of the Arts, London.
1996

Ben Close

Age 22
Ben Easton Close is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portsmouth.


On This Day

Jul 292018
 

On This Day

29 July 2018


Births



1941

David Warner

Age 77
David Hattersley Warner is an English actor who is known for playing both romantic leads and sinister or villainous characters across a range of media, including stage, film, animation, television and video games. He has a worldwide following for his many appearances in the Star Trek TV and feature-film franchise.
1972

Wil Wheaton

Age 46
Richard William Wheaton III is an American actor, blogger, voice actor, and writer. He is known for his portrayals of Wesley Crusher on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gordie Lachance in the film Stand by Me, Joey Trotta in Toy Soldiers and Bennett Hoenicker in Flubber. Wheaton has also appeared in recurring roles as Aqualad in Teen Titans, Cosmic Boy on the Legion of Super Heroes and Mike Morningstar/Darkstar in the Ben 10 universe. He has also regularly appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory and in the roles of Fawkes on The Guild, Colin Mason on Leverage and Dr. Isaac Parrish on Eureka. Wheaton is also the host and co-creator of the YouTube board game show TableTop.
1980

Rachel Miner

Age 38
Rachel Anne Miner is a former American actress.

She made her film debut as the young Alice in Woody Allen's Alice (1990), and later earned critical acclaim for her role in Bully (2001). She had roles in The Black Dahlia and Penny Dreadful (both 2006), and played the recurring role of Meg Masters on The CW network's Supernatural from 2009–13.
1982

Allison Mack

Age 36
Allison Mack is an American actress, known for her roles as Chloe Sullivan on the WB/CW series Smallville and as Amanda on the FX series Wilfred.


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Jul 262018
 

On This Day

26 July 2018


Births



1971

Mladen Rudonja

Age 47
Mladen Rudonja is a retired Slovenian footballer who represented his country at two major tournaments, Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup.

Rudonja played 17 times for Portsmouth between 2000 – 2002
1973

Kate Beckinsale

Age 45
Kathrin Romary Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at the University of Oxford. She appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Emma (1996), and The Golden Bowl (2000), in addition to various stage and radio productions. She began to seek film work in the United States in the late 1990s and, after appearing in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999), she had starring roles in the war drama Pearl Harbor and the romantic comedy Serendipity. She followed those with appearances in The Aviator (2004) and Click (2006).
1978

Eve Myles

Age 40
Eve Myles is a Welsh actress. She graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2000. Later that year, she began portraying Ceri Lewis in the BBC drama series Belonging, a role she would play until the end of the series in 2009. Myles' early UK-wide television credits included the 2001 miniseries Tales from Pleasure Beach and the 2003 television drama Colditz. In 2005, she auditioned for a part in the modern, reboot version of Doctor Who, and landed the role of servant girl Gwyneth, in the Series 1 episode "The Unquiet Dead", alongside Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston.
1986

Monica Raymund

Age 32
Monica Raymund is an American actress known for her roles as Maria "Ria" Torres in the Fox police drama Lie to Me (2009–2011), Dana Lodge in the CBS legal drama The Good Wife (2011–2012) and Gabriela Dawson Casey in the NBC drama Chicago Fire (2012–present).
1993

Elizabeth Gillies

Age 25

   
Elizabeth Egan Gillies, sometimes known as Liz Gillies, is an American actress and singer. She began her career in commercials. Her first television appearance was in The Black Donnellys (2007). From 2010 to 2013, she played Jade West in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious. She had a main role in the FX rock 'n' roll comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015–2016). Since 2017, she has starred as Fallon Carrington in The CW reboot of the 1980s television series Dynasty.


On This Day   .   Elizabeth Gillies

Jul 212018
 

On This Day

21 July 2018


Births



1976

Jaime Murray

Age 42
Jaime Murray is an English actress, known for playing Stacie Monroe in the BBC series Hustle and Lila West in the Showtime series Dexter. She is also known for her recurring roles as Gaia in the Starz miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, as Olivia Charles in The CW series Ringer, as Helena G. Wells in the Syfy series Warehouse 13, as Stahma Tarr in the Syfy series Defiance, and as the Black Fairy in Once Upon a Time.
1988

Jing Tian

Age 30
Jing Tian is a Chinese actress. She is known for her roles in war epic The Warring States (2011) and the action films Special ID and Police Story 2013 (both in 2013). She has had prominent roles in three Legendary Pictures films, The Great Wall (2016), Kong: Skull Island (2017), and Pacific Rim Uprising (2018). Jing gained renewed attention for her acting in the historical drama The Glory of Tang Dynasty(2017).
1989

Ali Cobrin

Age 29
Ali Cobrin is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Molly in the Showtime series Look: The Series, and as Kara in the 2012 film American Reunion.
1989

Juno Temple

Age 29

Juno Violet Temple is an English actress. She has appeared in films such as Killer JoeBlack MassThe Other Boleyn GirlWild ChildAtonementMaleficentThe Three Musketeers, and The Dark Knight Rises. She also had a starring role in the HBO period drama series Vinyl.
1992

Jessica Barden

Age 26

Jessica Barden is an English actress best known for playing main character Alyssa in Channel 4 series The End of the F***ing World. Barden has also played the recurring character Justine in Penny Dreadful.
1994

Jamal Lowe

Age 24
Jamal Akua Lowe is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Portsmouth.


Deaths



2017

Deborah Watling

(Born: 02 Jan 1948)

Died Aged 69
Deborah Patricia Watling was an English actress known for her role as Victoria Waterfield, a companion of the Second Doctor in the BBC television series Doctor Who.


On This Day   .   Juno Temple

Jul 202018
 

On This Day

20 July 2018


Births



1931

Roy Skelton

(Died: 08 June 2011)

Aged 79
Roy William Skelton was an English actor and voice artist, whose voice was more familiar to television viewers than his name. Born in Nottingham, he provided the voices for many characters on British television for nearly fifty years, particularly the characters of both Zippy and George on Rainbow, which the actor first joined in the early 1970s and performed on until it was axed in 1991. However, due to the fame of the characters, he continued to voice Zippy and George in guest appearances on television in series such as The Weakest Link and TV Burp until his death.
1951

Jeff Rawle

Age 67
Jeffrey Alan Rawle is a British actor, known for playing the long-suffering George Dent in the news-gathering sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. He also played Silas Blissett in Hollyoaks from December 2010 until 2012. Rawle returned to Hollyoaks in 2016.
1958

Mick MacNeil

Age 60
Norman Michael "Mick" MacNeil is a Scottish songwriter and keyboardist. He is best known for being a former member of the group Simple Minds. Having joined the band in 1978, MacNeil left in 1990.
1975

Judy Greer

Age 43
Judith Therese Evans known as Judy Greer, is an American actress, model, and author. Her television roles include Kitty Sanchez in the comedy Arrested Development, Ingrid "Fatty Magoo" Nelson in the comedy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Trixie in the comedy-drama Californication, and Cheryl Tunt in the animated comedy Archer.
1978

Nigel Quashie

Age 40
Nigel Francis Quashie is an English-born Scottish former footballer who played more than 300 games as a midfielder in the Football League. Between 2004 and 2006, he represented Scotland, the country of his grandfather, at full international level on 14 occasions.

Quashie played 163 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 2000 – 2005
1982

Percy Daggs

Age 36
Percy Daggs III is an American actor best known for his role as Wallace Fennel in the Rob Thomas television series Veronica Mars. He is also known for starring in television commercials for Hot Pockets and Orbit Gum. He has had guest appearances on such shows as Boston PublicThe GuardianNYPD Blue and The Nightmare Room.
1985

John Francis Daley

Age 33
John Francis Daley is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. He is known for playing high school freshman Sam Weir on the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks and FBI criminal profiler Dr. Lance Sweets on the series Bones, for which he was nominated for a 2014 PRISM Award. He plays keyboards and sings for the band Dayplayer.
1988

Julianne Hough

Age 30
Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, singer, and actress. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show. Her first leading acting role was in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge. Along with her brother Derek Hough (who is a six-time winner of the dancing show) and Tessandra Chavez, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015. In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease.
1993

Alycia
Debnam-Carey


Age 25
Alycia Jasmin Debnam-Carey is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Commander Lexa on The CW science fiction television series The 100 and Alicia Clark on the AMC horror drama television series Fear the Walking Dead.


On This Day

Jul 102018
 

On This Day

10 July 2018


Births



1945

Ron Glass

(Died: 25 Nov 2016)

Aged 71
Ronald Earle "Ron" Glass was an American actor. He was known for his roles as literary Det. Ron Harris in the television sitcom Barney Miller (1975–1982), and as the spiritual Shepherd Derrial Book in the 2002 science-fiction series Firefly and its sequel film Serenity.
1946

Billy Wilson

(Died: 22 Feb 2018)

Aged 71
Billy Wilson was an English footballer (soccer player) 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 Blackburn Rovers.

Wilson played 219 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1972 – 1979
1954

Neil Tennant

Age 64
Neil Francis Tennant is an English musician, singer, songwriter, music journalist and co-founder of the synthpop duo Pet Shop Boys, which he formed with Chris Lowe in 1981. He also was a journalist for Smash Hits, and was assistant editor for the magazine for a period in the mid-1980s.
1966

Gina Bellman

Age 52
Gina Bellman is a New Zealand-born British actress best known for her performances as Jane Christie on the BBC's hit comedy show Coupling and as grifter Sophie Devereaux on the 2008 TNT television series Leverage.
1970

John Simm

Age 48
John Ronald Simm is an English stage and screen actor. He has been nominated twice for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor, and is a Laurence Olivier Award nominee for best actor. He is best known for Life on Mars as Sam Tyler and Doctor Who as The Master. His other television credits include: State of PlayThe LakesCrime and PunishmentExilePrey and Cracker. His films include WonderlandEverydayBoston KickoutHuman Traffic, and 24 Hour Party People.
1970

Lee Mills

Age 48
Rowan Lee Mills is an English former footballer who played as a striker.

Mills played 29 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 2000 – 2001
1977

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Age 41
Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor CBE is an English actor. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995, and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad (1997) as James Covey.
2001

Isabela Moner

Age 17

  
Isabela Moner is an American actress and singer. She is known for her lead role on the Nickelodeon television series 100 Things to Do Before High School and for her role as Izabella in the 2017 film Transformers: The Last Knight.


On This Day   .   Isabela Moner

Jul 072018
 

On This Day

07 July 2018


Births



1919

Jon Pertwee

(Died: 20 May 1996)

Aged 76
John Devon Roland Pertwee, known professionally as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor, entertainer and cabaret performer.

Pertwee starred as the Third Doctor in the science-fiction series Doctor Who between 1970 and 1974, and also spent 18 years (1959–1977) playing Chief petty officer Pertwee in The Navy Lark on BBC Radio. He later played the title character in the series Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1987 to 1989.
1941

Bill Oddie

Age 77
William Edgar "BillOddieOBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Oddie has established a reputation as a naturalist, conservationist, and television presenter on wildlife issues. Some of his books are illustrated with his own paintings and drawings.  His wildlife programmes for the BBC include: Springwatch/AutumnwatchHow to Watch WildlifeWild In Your GardenBirding with Bill OddieBritain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie and Bill Oddie Goes Wild.
1946

Joe Spano

Age 72
Joseph Peter Spano is an American actor who came to prominence through his role as Lt. Henry Goldblume on Hill Street Blues. Spano is now best known for his work on NCIS as FBI Special AgentTobias C. Fornell.
1970

Robia LaMorte

Age 48
Robia Brett LaMorte, sometimes credited as Robia La Morte, is an American actress and former dancer. She is best known as a dancer and spokesperson for the musician Prince, and for starring as Jenny Calendar in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1988

Jack Whitehall

Age 30
Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall is an English comedian, television presenter, and actor. He is best known for his stand up comedy, for starring as JP in the TV series Fresh Meat, and for playing Alfie Wickers in the TV series Bad Education, which he also co-wrote.


On This Day

Jun 282018
 

On This Day

28 June  2018


Births



1926

Mel Brooks

Age 92
Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, comedian, and composer. He is known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He created, with Buck Henry, the hit television comedy series Get Smart, which ran from 1965 to 1970.
1951

Lalla Ward

Age 67
Lalla Ward (born Sarah Jill Ward) is an English actress and author. She is known for her role as Romana in the BBC television series Doctor Who.
1965

Saul Davies

Age 53
Saul Davies is a British musician best known as a member of the rock band James. Davies is a multi-instrumentalist whose primary instruments are the violin, guitar and percussion.
1976

Camille Guaty

Age 42
Camille Guaty is an American film and television actress. She is known for her role as Daisy in Gotta Kick It Up! (2002), for playing Maricruz Delgado, Sucre's girlfriend, in Prison Break (2005–07) and as Walter O'Brien's sister, Megan, a recurring role on the CBS series Scorpion (2014–15).
1979

Felicia Day

Age 39
Kathryn Felicia Day is an American actress, singer, writer, and web series creator. She is best known as the creator, star, writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild (2007–2013), a show loosely based on her life as a gamer. She also wrote and starred in the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption (2011). Day was a member of the board of directors of the International Academy of Web Television beginning December 2009 until the end of July 2012.
1986

Paul Jones

Age 32
Paul Jones is an English professional footballer who plays for Exeter City, on loan from Norwich City, as a goalkeeper.

Jones played 64 times for Portsmouth between 2014 – 2016
1991

Tom Naylor

Age 27
Thomas Keith Naylor is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth.


On This Day

Jun 232018
 

On This Day

23 June 2018


Births



1964

Joss Whedon

Age 54
Joseph Hill Whedon is an American screenwriter, director, producer, comic book writer, and composer. He is the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-founder of Bellwether Pictures, and is best known as the creator of several television series, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Angel (1999–2004),
Firefly (2002), Dollhouse (2009–10), and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (from 2013).
1970

Yann Tiersen

Age 48
Yann Tiersen is a French musician and composer. His musical career is split between studio albums, collaborations and film soundtracks. His music involves a large variety of instruments; primarily the guitar, piano, synthesizer or violin together with instruments like the melodica, xylophone, toy piano, harpsichord, accordion and typewriter.
1975

KT Tunstall

Age 43
Kate Victoria Tunstall, known by her stage name KT Tunstallis a Scottish singer-songwriter and musician. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" on Later… with Jools Holland.
1977

Hayden Foxe

Age 41
Hayden Vernon Foxe is an Australian former footballer and current assistant coach with Western Sydney Wanderers. He played football at the top level in Germany, Japan, Belgium, England and Australia. Foxe represented his country at international level 11 times between 1998 and 2003.

Foxe played 46 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2002 – 2003
1980

Melissa Rauch

Age 38
Melissa Ivy Rauch is an American actress and comedian. She is known for playing Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
1987

Stanley Aborah

Age 31
Stanley Opoku Aborah is a Ghanaian-Belgian footballer who plays for League of Ireland Premier Division side Waterford. He is primarily an attacking midfielder.

Aborah played 4 times for Portsmouth in 2017
2000

Caitlin Blackwood

Age 18
Caitlin Blackwood is a British actress from Northern Ireland who is best known for playing the 'young Amy Pond' in the British TV show Doctor Who.


On This Day

Jun 182018
 

On This Day

18 June 2018


Births



1962

Stephen Marcus

Age 56
Stephen Marcus (born Stephen Mark Scott) is a British actor, best known for his role as Nick the Greek in the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
1973

Russell Perrett

Age 45
Russell Perrett is a former footballer who spent most of his career with Portsmouth and Luton Town. He started his career in non-league football with Lymington Town football club in the Wessex League where he holds the record as the youngest player to play in that league at age 14.

Perrett played 81 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1995 – 1999
1975

Jamie Vincent

Age 43
Jamie Vincent is an English former footballer who last played for Didcot Town.

Vincent played 49 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2001 – 2002
1989

Renee Olstead

Age 29
Renee Olstead is an American actress and singer. Active since childhood as an actress, she is best known for her roles on the CBS sitcom Still Standing and on the drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Madison Cooperstein. In addition, she has recorded four studio albums, primarily of jazz music.
1991

Willa Holland

Age 27

   
Willa Joanna Chance Holland is an American actress, voice actress and model. She is known for her roles as Kaitlin Cooper Nichol in the Fox teen drama The O.C., Agnes Andrews in The CWseries Gossip Girl, Aqua in Kingdom Hearts, and Thea Queen / Speedy in Arrow.


Deaths



1973

Roger Delgado

(Born: 01 Mar 1918)

Died Aged 55
Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto was a British actor, best known as the first actor to play the Master in Doctor Who.


On This Day   .   Willa Holland

Jun 172018
 

On This Day

17 June 2018


Births



1964

Graeme Hogg

Age 54
Graeme James Hogg is a Scottish former footballer.

He began his career with Manchester United in 1984 and went on to play 83 league games for the club before joining Portsmouth in 1988. During his time at Old Trafford, United were FA Cup winners in 1985, but Hogg was not part of the squad that beat Everton 1–0 at Wembley.

Hogg played 110 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1988 – 1991
1982

Arthur Darvill

Age 36
Thomas Arthur Darvill, known professionally as Arthur Darvill, is an English actor and musician.  He is known for playing Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in the television series Doctor Who (2010-2012), and as Rev. Paul Coates in Broadchurch (2013–2017). From 2013 to 2014, he appeared in the lead role in the theatre musical Once in the West End and on Broadway. He currently portrays Rip Hunter in Legends of Tomorrow.
1992

Ryan Allsop

Age 26
Ryan Allsop is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for League Two club Lincoln City on loan from Bournemouth.

Allsop played 2 times for Portsmouth in 2016


On This Day

Jun 162018
 

On This Day

16 June 2018


Births



1940

Carole Ann Ford

Age 78
Carole Ann Lillian Ford (née Higgins) is a British actress best known for her roles as Susan Foreman in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, and as Bettina in the 1962 film adaptation of The Day of the Triffids.
1976

Tom Lenk

Age 42
Thomas Loren Lenk is an American stage and television actor best known for starring as Andrew Wells in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.


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