Dec 192018
 

On This Day

19 December 2018

Births


1923

Gordon Jackson

(Died: 15 Jan 1990)

Aged 66
Gordon Cameron Jackson, OBE was a Scottish actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head of CI5, in The Professionals. He also portrayed Flt. Lt. Andrew MacDonald, "Intelligence", in The Great Escape.
1961

Matthew Waterhouse

Age 57
Matthew Waterhouse is an English actor and writer best known for his role as Adric in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who from 1980 to 1982.
1968

Ken Marino

Age 50
Kenneth Joseph Marino is an American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. He was a cast member on MTV's The State and has starred in shows such as Party DownMarry MeBurning LoveBrooklyn Nine-Nine and Childrens Hospital.
1969

David Hillier

Age 49
David Hillier is an English former professional footballer. He played as a midfielder from 1988 until 2003, notably in the Premier League for Arsenal. He also played in the Football League for PortsmouthBristol Rovers and Barnet. He also earned 1 cap for the England U21 side.

Hillier played 74 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1996 – 1999
1969

Kristy Swanson

Age 49
Kristen Noel "Kristy" Swanson is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Buffy Summers in the 1992 cult film Buffy the Vampire SlayerSwanson began her career appearing in several teen films, including Pretty in Pink (1986) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986). Her first starring role was in Wes Craven's horror film Deadly Friend (1986), followed by her portrayal of Catherine "Cathy" Dollanganger in the film adaptation of V.C. Andrews's Flowers in the Attic (1987).
1972

Alyssa Milano

Age 46
Alyssa Jayne Milano is an American actress, activist, producer and former singer. She appears in Who's the Boss?Melrose PlaceCharmedMy Name is EarlMistresses and recently (2017) the Netflix series Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later.
1979

Tara Summers

Age 39
Tara Summers is an English actress. In 2007 and 2008, Summers starred as Katie Lloyd on Boston Legal.
1993

Hermione Corfield

Age 25
Hermione Isla Conyngham Corfield is an English actress. She has appeared in such movies as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), Mr. Holmes (2015), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies(2016), xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017), and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).


On This Day David Hillier

Dec 172018
 

On This Day

17 December 2018

Births


1929

Jacqueline Hill

(Died: 18 Feb 1993)

Aged 63
Grace Jacqueline Hill was a British actress known for her role as Barbara Wright in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who. As the history teacher of Susan Foreman, the Doctor's granddaughter, Barbara was the first Doctor Who companion to appear on-screen in 1963, with Hill speaking the series' first words. She played the role for nearly two years, leaving the series in 1965 at the same time as fellow actor William Russell (who played the companion Ian Chesterton).
1946

Eugene Levy

Age 72
Eugene LevyCM is a Canadian actor, comedian, producer, director, and writer. He is the only actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films, in his role as Noah Levenstein. He often plays nerdy, unconventional figures, with his humour often deriving from his excessive explanations of matters and the way in which he deals with sticky situations. Levy is a regular collaborator of actor-director Christopher Guest, appearing in and co-writing four of his films, commencing with Waiting for Guffman (1997).
1977

Katheryn Winnick

Age 41

  
Katheryn Winnick is a Canadian actress. She is known for her roles in Amusement (2008), Bones (2010), A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012), Vikings (2013–present), and The Art of the Steal (2013).
1981

Courtney Pitt

Age 37
Courtney Leon Pitt is an English retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Pitt played 41 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2001 – 2002
1984

Shannon Woodward

Age 34
Shannon Marie Woodward is an American actress, best known for her roles as Sabrina Collins on the FOX sitcom Raising Hope (2010–2014) and Elsie Hughes on the HBO science-fiction thriller series Westworld (2016–present).


On This Day Katheryn Winnick Courtney Pitt

Dec 162018
 

On This Day

16 December 2018

Births


1929

Nicholas Courtney

(Died: 22 Feb 2011)

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.
1946

Benny Andersson

Age 72
Göran Bror Benny Andersson is a Swedish musician, composer, member of the Swedish music group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals ChessKristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. For the 2008 film version of Mamma Mia!, he worked also as an executive producer. Since 2001, he is active with his own band Benny Anderssons orkester.
1986

Sylvain Distin

Age 41
Sylvain Distin is a French former footballer. He is left-footed and played as a central defender, and was also capable of playing at left-back. Distin left City at the end of his contract in May 2007, seeking a "fresh challenge", and moved to Portsmouth on a three-year deal. Distin was appointed vice captain by Harry Redknapp and led Portsmouth in Sol Campbell's absences due to injury. At the end of Distin's first season at Fratton Park, he won his first and only major honour in English football, the 2008 FA Cup.

Distin played 96 times for Portsmouth between 2007 – 2009
1986

Andy Barcham

Age 32
Andrew Barcham is an English footballer who plays for AFC Wimbledon as a winger.

Barcham played 53 times for Portsmouth scoring goals 4 between 2013 – 2015
1988

Anna Popplewell

Age 30
Anna Katherine Popplewell is an English film, television and theatre actress. She is known for her role as Susan Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia film series since 2005, as Chyler Silva in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn since 2012 and Lady Lola in Reign from 2013–2016.


On This Day Sylvain Distin Andy Barcham

Dec 122018
 

On This Day

12 December 2018

Births


1949

Bill Nighy

Age 69
William Francis Nighy is an English actor. He worked in theatre and television before his first cinema role in 1981, and made his name in television with The Men's Room in 1991. Nighy became widely known as Billy Mack in Love Actually. Other roles include his portrayal of Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean film series, as well as Viktor in the Underworld films. He is also known for Lawless HeartI Capture the CastleShaun of the DeadThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyNotes on a ScandalHot FuzzValkyrieHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1Rango and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. His performances were also acclaimed in the State of Play series and in the TV films The Girl in the CaféGideon's Daughter and Page Eight.
1961

Sarah Sutton

Age 57
Sarah Sutton is a British actress best known for her role as Nyssa in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. Nyssa was first the companion to Tom Baker and then to Peter Davison, from 1981 to 1983.
1975

Mayim Bialik

Age 43
Mayim Chaya Bialik is an American actress, author, and neuroscientist. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. Since 2010, she has played Amy Farrah Fowler – like the actress, a neuroscientist – on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.


On This Day

Dec 072018
 

On This Day

07 December 2018

Births


1947

Wendy Padbury

Age 71
Wendy Padbury is a British actress who appeared in a number of popular television series, and is best remembered as Zoe Heriot, a companion to Patrick Troughton's Doctor in Doctor Who, from 1968 to 1969.
1978

Shiri Appleby

Age 40
Shiri Freda Appleby is an American actress and director. She is best known for her leading roles as Liz Parker in the WB/UPN science fiction drama series Roswell (1999–2002) and Rachel Goldberg in the Lifetime/Hulu drama series UnREAL (2015–18).
1988

Emily Browning

Age 30
Emily Jane Browning is an Australian actress and singer. Browning made her film debut in the Australian television film The Echo of Thunder; subsequently, she played roles in the Australian television shows High FlyersBlue Heelers and Something in the Air. Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 horror film Ghost Ship, which introduced her to a wider audience. In 2005, Browning won the Australian Film Institute International Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Violet Baudelaire in the film Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004).


On This Day

Dec 062018
 

On This Day

06 December 2018

Births


1969

Torri Higginson

Age 49
Sarah Victoria "Torri" Higginson is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in the TekWar movies and series, and for portraying Dr. Elizabeth Weir in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis (2004–2008), Dr. Jordan Hampton in NCIS (2007–2009), and Commander Delaney Truffault in Dark Matter (2015–2017). She is also a theatre actress and has appeared in Three Tall WomenWeldon Rising, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
1975

Noel Clarke

Age 43
Noel Anthony Clarke is an English actor, screenwriter, director, and comic book writer from London. He is known for playing Wyman Norris in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and Mickey Smith in Doctor Who. Clarke appeared in and wrote the screenplay for Kidulthood and wrote, directed and starred in the sequels, Adulthood and Brotherhoodwhich earned £1,209,319 during the opening weekend of its release. Clarke studied Media at the University of North London before going on to take acting classes at London's Actors Centre. Clarke won the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003 and was awarded a BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2009.
1977

Shaun Derry

Age 41
Shaun Peter Derry is an English former professional footballer and manager who is currently first-team coach at League One club Oxford United. He previously managed Notts County and Cambridge United, and played for Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers among other clubs. Derry was known for his hard-tackling and aggressive midfield style, and was primarily a defensive midfielder but could also play at right-back.

Derry played 55 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2000 – 2002
1980

Steve Lovell

Age 38
Stephen William Henry Lovell is an English former footballer who played as a striker. Lovell played the majority of his career in the Scottish Premier League, representing Dundee, Aberdeen and Falkirk, but also played in England for AFC BournemouthPortsmouthExeter CitySheffield United and Queens Park Rangers.

Lovell played 36 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1999 – 2002
1996

Stefanie Scott

Age 22

    
Stefanie Noelle Scott is an American actress and singer. Scott is best known for her roles as Quinn Brenner in the film Insidious: Chapter 3, Dana Tressler in the film Flipped, for which she won a 2011 Young Artist Award, and Lexi Reed on Disney Channel's A.N.T. Farm.
1997

Adam May

Age 21
Adam John May is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Portsmouth.

Deaths


2018

Pete Shelley

(Born: 17 Apr 1955)

Died Aged 63
Peter Campbell McNeish, known professionally as Pete Shelley, is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the leader of Buzzcocks.


On This Day Stefanie Scott Shaun Derry Steve Lovell Adam May Pete Shelley Obituary

Nov 282018
 

On This Day

28 November 2018

Births


1948

Mick Channon

Age 70
Michael Roger Channon is an English former footballer who played as a striker, most notably for Southampton and went on to represent the English national team in the 1970s. He later became a successful racehorse trainer.

Channon played 40 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1985 – 1986
1963

Armando Iannucci

Age 55
Armando Giovanni IannucciOBE is a Scottish satirist, writer, director, and radio producer. Starting on BBC Scotland and BBC Radio 4, his early work with Chris Morris on the radio series On the Hour transferred to television as The Day Today. A character from this series, Alan Partridge, co-created by Iannucci, went on to feature in a number of Iannucci's television and radio programmes, including Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge and I'm Alan Partridge. Iannucci also fronted the satirical Armistice review shows and in 2001 created his most personal work, The Armando Iannucci Shows, for Channel 4.
1975

Maurissa Tancharoen

Age 43
Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon is an American television producer/writer, actress, singer, dancer, and lyricist.
1982

Malcolm Goodwin

Age 36
Malcolm Goodwin is an American actor from Brooklyn, New York. He is perhaps best known for his appearance in the music video for the hit song "Party Rock Anthem." He also appeared as Seamus "Shea" Daniels on Breakout Kings, and as Clive Babineaux in iZombie.
1984

Mary Elizabeth
Winstead


Age 34

 
Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an American actress and singer. Her first significant role came as Jessica Bennett on the NBC soap opera Passions (1999–2000) and she went on to appear in TV series such as Tru Calling (2004) and films including the superhero comedy Sky High (2005). She came to wider attention as a scream queen for her roles in the horror series Wolf Lake (2001–2002), the giant monster film Monster Island (2004), the supernatural horror film Final Destination 3 (2006), the slasher film Black Christmas (2006) and the exploitation horror film Death Proof (2007).
1987

Karen Gillan

Age 31
Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress, director, screenwriter and model. She played the role of Amy Pond, companion to the Eleventh Doctor, in the BBC One science fiction series Doctor Who (2010–2013). She has received wide recognition for portraying Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and its untitled sequel (2019), and also played Ruby Roundhouse in the box-office hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017).

Deaths


2010

Leslie Nielsen

(Born: 11 Feb 1926)

Died Aged 84
Leslie William Nielsen OC was a Canadian actor. Although his performances in the films Forbidden Planet and The Poseidon Adventure gave him standing as a serious actor, Nielsen later gained enduring recognition for his deadpan comedy roles during the 1980s for the Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker comedy film Airplane!. In his comedy roles, Nielsen specialized in portraying characters oblivious to and complicit in their absurd surroundings. Nielsen's performance in Airplane! marked his turning point, which made him "the [Laurence] Olivier of spoofs" according to film critic Roger Ebert, and leading to more further success in the genre with The Naked Gun film series, based on the earlier short-lived television series Police Squad!, in which Nielsen also starred.


On This Day Mary Elizabeth Winstead Mick Channon

Nov 232018
 

On This Day

23 November 2018

Births


1951

David Rappaport

(Died: 02 May 1990)

Aged 38
David Stephen Rappaport was an English actor with dwarfism. He was known for his roles in the films Time Bandits and The Bride, and television series such as L.A. LawThe Wizard and Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
1966

Michelle Gomez

Age 52
Michelle Gomez is a Scottish actress. She is known for her comedy roles in The Book Group (2002–03), Green Wing (2004–07) and Bad Education (2012–13), as well as playing Missy – a version of The Master in the long running British science-fiction programme Doctor Who from 2014 to 2017, for which she was nominated for the 2016 BAFTA TV Award for Best Supporting Actress.
1967

Salli Richardson

Age 51
Salli Elise Richardson is an American television and film actress and director. Richardson is known for her role as Angela on the 1994 hit comedy/action film A Low Down Dirty Shame and for her role as Dr. Allison Blake on the Syfy comedy-drama series Eureka (2006–2012). Richardson also has appeared in a number of films such as A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994), The Great White Hype (1996), Antwone Fisher (2002), Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid (2004) and I Am Legend (2007). She had leading roles in the independent films Pastor Brown (2009), Black Dynamite (2009) and I Will Follow (2010).
1979

Kelly Brook

Age 39
Kelly Brook is an English model, actress and television presenter best known for her modelling work in the UK, and in the US for her role in the NBC sitcom One Big Happy, as well as a regular panelist on Celebrity Juice. She has featured as a guest on a number of shows including Strictly Come Dancing and The Nightly Show.
1992

Miley Cyrus

Age 26
Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After playing minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood, she became a teen idol starring as the character Miley Stewart on the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred on the series, which aired for four seasons until 2011.
1996

Lia Marie Johnson

Age 22
Lia Marie Johnson is an American singer, songwriter, actress and Internet personality notable for appearing in various web series, including the Emmy-winning web series Kids React created by the Fine Brothers, and for her own vlogging and social media output. She is known for her starring role in the Nickelodeon movie Terry the Tomboy and for recurring roles in AwesomenessTV's Side Effects TV Series and My Music. In 2012 her personal YouTube channel, "Lia Marie Johnson", was reported to have received 16 million views.

Deaths


2010

Ingrid Pitt

(Born: 21 Nov 1937)

Died Aged 73
Ingoushka Pitt (née Petrov), known professionally as Ingrid Pitt, was a Polish-British actress, author, and writer best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.


On This Day

Nov 192018
 

On This Day

19 November 2018

Births


1924

William Russell

Age 94
William Russell Enoch, better known as William Russell, is an English actor. He was born in Sunderland, County Durham and played the role of companion Ian Chesterton in Doctor Who, from the show's first episode in 1963 until 1965.
1953

Robert Beltran

Age 65
Robert Adame Beltran is an American actor, known for his role as Raul Mendoza in the 1982 Paul Bartel's black comedy film Eating Raoul, and as Commander Chakotay on the television series Star Trek: Voyager.
1961

Mark Chamberlain

Age 57
Mark Valentine Chamberlain is an English former international footballer.  He began his professional playing career with Port Vale in 1978 before being sold on to rivals Stoke City, having already been selected for the PFA Fourth Division Team of the Year in 1981–82. In 1985, he signed with Sheffield Wednesday, before he moved on to Portsmouth three years later. He remained with "Pompey" until 1994, at which point he transferred to Brighton & Hove Albion. The following year he joined Exeter City, before entering into management at Fareham Town in 1997.

Chamberlain played 198 times for Portsmouth scoring 22 goals between 1988 – 1994
1963

Terry Farrell

Age 55
Theresa Lee "Terry" Farrell is an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for her role as Jadzia Dax in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and later in the comedy series Becker as Regina "Reggie" Kostas.


On This Day Mark Chamberlain

Nov 182018
 

On This Day

18 November 2018

Births


1960

Kim Wilde

Age 58
Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith) is an English pop singer who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female solo artist. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with her version of The Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On", which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the charts there in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include "Chequered Love" (1981), "You Came" (1988) and "Never Trust a Stranger" (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", which topped the Dutch charts.
1961

Steven Moffatt

Age 57
Steven William Moffat OBE is a Scottish television writer and producer, best known for his work as showrunner, writer and executive producer of British television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.
1969

Dan Bakkedahl

Age 49
Dan Bakkedahl is an American actor and improvisational comedian from Chicago's Second City. He is best known for starring as Tim Hughes on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, as Congressman Roger Furlong on the HBO series Veep, and as Steve Nugent in the FX comedy series Legit. From 2005 to 2007, he was a correspondent for three seasons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
1970

Elizabeth
Anne Allen


Age 48
Elizabeth Anne Allen is an American actress. Allen is best known for her recurring role as the witch Amy Madison on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


On This Day

Nov 142018
 

On This Day

14 November 2018

Births


1959

Paul McGann

Age 59
Paul John McGann is an English actor. He came to prominence for portraying Percy Toplis in the 1986 television serial The Monocled Mutineer. He later starred in the 1987 dark comedy Withnail and I, and as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film, a role he reprised in more than 70 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode "The Night of the Doctor". McGann is also known for playing Lieutenant William Bush in the Hornblower TV series.
1977

Brian Dietzen

Age 41
Brian Dietzen is an American actor who has played the supporting role of Dr Jimmy Palmer on NCIS since 2004. In 2012, he was promoted to a series regular at the beginning of the show's tenth season.


On This Day

Nov 052018
 

On This Day

05 November 2018

Births


1949

Armin Shimmerman

Age 69
Armin Shimerman is an American actor, voice actor and author. Shimerman is known for playing the Ferengi bartender Quark in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Principal Snyder in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kramer's caddy Stan on Seinfeld, for voicing Doctor Nefarious in the Ratchet & Clank series, and for voicing Andrew Ryan, one of the antagonists of BioShock.
1957

Mike Score

Age 61
Michael Gordon "Mike" Score is an English musician. He is best known as the keyboardist, guitarist and lead singer of the new wave band, A Flock of Seagulls. He released a solo album on 1 March 2014 titled Zeebratta.
1958

Robert Patrick

Age 60
Robert Hammond Patrick Jr. is an American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayals of villainous characters. Patrick starred as the T-1000, the main antagonist of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – a role he reprised for cameo appearances in Wayne's World (1992) and Last Action Hero (1993). Other notable film credits include Fire in the Sky (1993), Striptease (1996), Cop Land (1997), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids (2001), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Ladder 49 (2004), Walk the Line (2005), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Men Who Stare at Goats(2009), and Safe House (2012).
1967

Judy Reyes

Age 51
Judy Reyes is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Carla Espinosa on the NBC/ABC sitcom Scrubs (2001–2009), and as Zoila Diaz in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids (2013–2016). As of 2017, she stars as Annalise "Quiet Ann" Zayas in the TNT crime comedy-drama, Claws.
1971

Chris Addison

Age 47
Christopher David Addison is an English comedian, writer, actor and director from Manchester. He is perhaps best known for his role as a regular panellist on Mock the Week. He is also known for his lecture-style comedy shows, two of which he later adapted for BBC Radio 4. In addition to stand-up, Addison played Ollie Reeder in the BBC Two satire series The Thick of It and Toby Wright in its spin-off film In the Loop, starred in the Sky Living comedy-drama Trying Again and appeared in several episodes of series 8 of Doctor Who. He also co-created and starred in the BBC Two sitcom Lab Rats.
1971

Corin Nemec

Age 47
Joseph Charles Nemec IV, known professionally as Corin Nemec, is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. Nemec is known for playing the title character on Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Jonas Quinn on Stargate SG-1, and Harold Lauder in the ABC miniseries The Stand. Later taking the lead role of John Hammond in the movie Dragon Wasps.
1995

Madison McLaughlin

Age 23

  
Madison McLaughlin is a Louisiana-born actress who played Krissy Chambers on the CW's Supernatural and appeared as Annie Lisbon on CBS's The Mentalist.


On This Day Madison McLaughlin A Flock Of Seagulls