Nov 232017
 

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1951 – David Rappaport

David Stephen Rappaport was an English actor, one of the best known dwarf actors in television and film, known for his roles in the films Time Bandits and The Bride, and television series such as L.A. Law, The Wizard and Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Died: 02 May 1990

Aged 38


1966 – Michelle Gomez

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 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.

Age 51


1967 – Salli Richardson

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).

She is also known for her voice acting as Elisa Maza on the Disney animated series Gargoyles (1994–1996), and as Viveca Foster on the CBS series Family Law (1999-2002). Richardson also has appeared in a number of films such as 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).

Age 50


1979 – Kelly Brook

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 Top Gear, Strictly Come Dancing and The Nightly Show.

Brook has been called a sex symbol and style icon. She was crowned FHM’s Sexiest Woman In The World in 2005 and as of 2015 had appeared in every FHM 100 Sexiest countdown since 1998.

Age 38


1992 – Miley Cyrus

Miley Ray 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 in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus also starred in the show. She subsequently signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records, and her debut studio album Meet Miley Cyrus (2007) was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) having shipped over three million units. She released her second album Breakout and launched her film career as a voice actress in the animated film Bolt in 2008.

Age 25


1996 – Lia Marie Johnson

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. As of 2017, Lia’s YouTube channel is reported to have surpassed 117 million views and currently maintains over 1.7 million subscribers, while her Instagram account was followed by 2.3 million followers. In a 2014 Adweek profile she was referred to as one of “10 of the biggest young stars on YouTube”. In 2015 she was named one of the Top 100 YouTubers in the world.

Age 21


Deaths



2010 – Ingrid Pitt

Born: 21 November 1937

Ingrid Pitt born Ingoushka Petrov was a Polish-British actress, author, and writer best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Died Aged 73


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Nov 212017
 

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1937 – Ingrid Pitt

Ingrid Pitt born Ingoushka Petrov was a Polish-British actress, author, and writer best known for her work in horror films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Died: 23 November 2010

Aged 73


1947 – Nickolas Grace

Nickolas Grace is an English actor known for his roles on television, including Anthony Blanche in the acclaimed ITV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, and the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1980s series Robin of Sherwood. Grace also played Dorien Green’s husband Marcus Green in the 1990s British comedy series Birds of a Feather.

Age 70


1962 – Warren Neil

Warren Anthony Neill is a retired English footballer who played for Queens Park Rangers and Portsmouth. After his playing career, he rejoined Queens Park Rangers as a coach.

Neill made his QPR debut against Chelsea in 1980 and went on to play 181 league games scoring 3 goals. He played in the FA Cup Final replay in 1982, was part of the Second Division Championship team in 1983 and a member of the 1986 Milk Cup final team.

He transferred to Portsmouth in 1988. He helped Portsmouth to the 1992 FA Cup semi final, and provided the through pass for Pompey’s goal in the first game, but was one of three Pompey players to miss his kick as they lost the replay on a penalty shootout to Liverpool.

He was invited onto the QPR coaching staff by manager John Gregory towards the end of the 2006/07 season on a temporary basis, making the deal permanent in June 2007. On 16 January 2008 Neill joined Luton Town as assistant to Mick Harford. On 27 November 2008, Neill was released from his position of assistant, being replaced by former Luton player Kevin Watson.

Neill played 260 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1988 – 1994

Age 55


1965 – Alexander Siddig

Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi is a English-Sudanese actor.

He is known by the stage names Siddig El Fadil through the mid-1990s and Alexander Siddig since. He is known for playing Dr. Julian Bashir in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Philip Burton in Primeval, Carthaginian general Hannibal in Hannibal – Rome’s Worst Nightmare, King Minos in Atlantis, and Prince Doran Martell in Game of Thrones, and for his performances as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai in Syriana (2005), Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and Tareq Khalifa in Cairo Time, as well as the sixth season of 24. He is also appearing in Gotham as Ra’s al Ghul.

Age 52


1984 – Jena Malone

Jena Malone is an American actress, musician and photographer. She made her acting debut in the television film Bastard Out of Carolina (1996); subsequently, Malone has starred in a number of mainstream and independent films including Ellen Foster (1997), Contact (1997), Stepmom (1998), Donnie Darko (2001), Life as a House (2001), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003), Saved! (2004), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Into the Wild (2007), The Ruins (2008), Sucker Punch (2011) and The Neon Demon (2016). Furthermore, Malone has portrayed the role of Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games film series. She is also an indie pop musician who has released music both under her own name (as “Jena Malone and Her Bloodstains”) and as one-half of the duo The Shoe.

Age 33


1994 – Josh Passley

Joshua Jordan Passley is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender National League side Dover Athletic.

Passley played 12 times for Portsmouth in 2015

Age 23


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Nov 192017
 

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1924 – William Russell

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.

Age 93


1953 – Robert Beltran

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

Age 64


1961 – Mark Chamberlain

Mark Valentine Chamberlain is an English former international footballer. He is the younger brother of Neville Chamberlain, and the father of Liverpool and England international player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Portsmouth’s Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain.

He began his professional playing career with Port Vale in 1978, where he remained for four years 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. Between 1982 and 1984 he won four caps for the England under-21s and eight caps for the senior team.

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

Age 56


1963 – Terry Farrell

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.

Age 54


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Nov 182017
 

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1960 – Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde is an English pop singer, author, DJ and television presenter 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. 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.

Age 57


1961 – Steven Moffat

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.

Moffat’s first television work was the teen drama series Press Gang. His first sitcom, Joking Apart, was inspired by the breakdown of his first marriage; conversely, his later sitcom Coupling was based upon the development of his relationship with television producer Sue Vertue. In between the two relationship-centred shows, he wrote Chalk, a sitcom set in a comprehensive school inspired by his own experience as an English teacher.

A lifelong fan of Doctor Who, Moffat’s first work on the series was the script of the parody episode The Curse of Fatal Death, which aired in 1999. When Doctor Who was revived in 2005, he wrote six episodes under executive producer Russell T Davies. Moffat was subsequently Doctor Who showrunner, lead writer and executive producer from 2009 until 2017. His first episode as executive producer, “The Eleventh Hour” aired in April 2010, and his final episode, “Twice Upon a Time” is scheduled to air at Christmas 2017. Sherlock, which Moffat co-created with Mark Gatiss, began airing in July 2010. Moffat also co-wrote the 2011 feature film The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

Moffat has won several awards, mainly for Doctor Who and Sherlock, including two Emmy Awards, five BAFTA Awards and four Hugo Awards.

Age 56


1970 – Elizabeth Anne Allen

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.

Age 47


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Nov 142017
 

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1959 – Paul McGann

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.

Age 58


1977 – Brian Dietzen

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.

Age 40


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Nov 052017
 

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1949 – Armin Shimmerman

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 Dr. Nefarious in the Ratchet & Clank series, and for voicing Andrew Ryan, one of the antagonists of BioShock.

Age 68


1957 – Mike Score

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.

Age 60


1958 – Robert Patrick

Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr. is an American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayals of villainous characters. He is a Saturn Award winner with four nominations.

Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, and entered film in 1986. After playing a supporting role in Die Hard 2 (1990), 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), 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).

In television, Patrick is known for his portrayals of FBI Special Agent John Doggett in The X-Files and Colonel Tom Ryan in The Unit, and has played ongoing roles in series such as The Outer Limits, The Sopranos, Elvis, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Burn Notice, Last Resort, Sons of Anarchy and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. He currently stars in the CBS drama series Scorpion as Agent Cabe Gallo.

Age 59


1967 – Judy Reyes

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). In 2017, she began starring as Quiet Ann in the TNT crime comedy-drama, Claws.

Age 50


1971 – Chris Addison

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. On radio, he previously hosted the weekly comedy news satire show 7 Day Sunday on BBC Radio 5 Live from 2009 to 2010.

Age 46


1971 – Corin Nemec

Corin “Corky” Nemec (born Joseph Charles Nemec IV) 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.

Age 46


1979 – Madison McLaughlin

Louisiana-born actress who played Krissy Chambers on the CW’s Supernatural and appeared as Annie Lisbon on CBS’s The Mentalist.

Age 22


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Nov 032017
 

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1910 – Richard Hurndall

Richard Gibbon Hurndall  was an English actor.

Hurndall was born in Darlington and he attended Claremont Preparatory School, Darlington and Scarborough College, before training as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He then appeared in several plays at Stratford-upon-Avon. Hurndall acted with the BBC radio drama repertory company from 1949 to 1952. In 1959, he played Sherlock Holmes in a five part adaptation of The Sign of Four. He continued to play roles on BBC radio until about 1980, often as the leading man.

Died 13 April 1984

Aged 73


1933 – Jeremy Brett

Jeremy Brett (born Peter Jeremy William Huggins), was an English actor, probably best known for playing fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series from 1984 to 1994 in all 41 episodes. His career spanned from stage, to television and film, to Shakespeare and musical theatre. He is also remembered for playing the besotted Freddie Eynsford-Hill in the Warner Bros. 1964 production of My Fair Lady.

Died 12 September 1995

Aged 61


1954 – Adam Ant

Adam Ant (born Leslie Goddard) is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK No. 1 singles. He has also worked as an actor, appearing in over two dozen films and television episodes from 1985 to 2003.

Since 2010, Ant has undertaken an intense reactivation of his musical career, performing live regularly in his hometown of London and beyond, recording and releasing a new album and completing six full-length UK national tours, three US national tours, and an Australian tour and with a fourth US tour and second Australian tour scheduled and a further album completed and awaiting release.

Age 63


1957 – Gary Olsen

Gary Olsen was an English actor. He is best known for the role of Ben in the BBC television sitcom 2point4 Children.

Died 12 September 2000

Aged 42


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Oct 282017
 

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1944 – Ian Marter

Ian Don Marter was an English actor and writer, known for his role as Harry Sullivan in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who from December 1974 to September 1975, with a non-regular, one-serial return in November and December 1975. He sometimes used the pseudonym Ian Don. Marter died suddenly of a diabetic heart attack on his 42nd birthday in 1986.

Died: 28 October 1986

Aged 42


1963 – Lauren Holly

Lauren Michael Holly is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the television series Picket Fences, Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber, as Linda Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and Director Jenny Shepard in the series NCIS.

Age 54


1974 – Dejan Stefanović

Dejan Stefanović is a retired Serbian football player.

Stefanović played 125 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2003 – 2007

Age 43


1982 – Matt Smith

Matthew Robert Smith is an English actor and voice actor. He is best known for his role as the 11th incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011.

Age 35


1983 – Joe Thomas

Joseph “Joe” Thomas is an English actor. He is best known for playing Simon Cooper in the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners and Kingsley Owen in the Channel 4 comedy-drama series Fresh Meat.

Age 34


1997 – Sierra McCormick

Sierra McCormick is an American actress. She is known for her role as Olive Doyle on the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm and her participation on the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? She also played Lilith on The CW television series Supernatural.

Age 20


Deaths



1986 – Ian Marter

Born: 28 October 1944

Ian Don Marter was an English actor and writer, known for his role as Harry Sullivan in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who from December 1974 to September 1975, with a non-regular, one-serial return in November and December 1975. He sometimes used the pseudonym Ian Don. Marter died suddenly of a diabetic heart attack on his 42nd birthday in 1986.

Died Aged 42


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Oct 222017
 

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1938 – Derek Jacobi

Sir Derek George Jacobi, CBE is an English actor and stage director.

A “forceful, commanding stage presence”, Jacobi has enjoyed a successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King. He has twice been awarded a Laurence Olivier Award, first for his performance of the eponymous hero in Cyrano de Bergerac in 1983 and the second for his Malvolio in Twelfth Night in 2009. He also received a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing in 1984 and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1988 for The Tenth Man. His stage work includes playing Octavius Caesar, Edward II, Richard III and Thomas Becket.

Age 79


1971 – Adrian Whitbread

Adrian Richard Whitbread is an English manager and former professional footballer.

He played for Leyton Orient, Swindon Town, West Ham United, Portsmouth and Reading before retiring from playing due to a persistent knee injury. After his playing career ended, Whitbread became a coach. He had spells as assistant manager at Barnet, Brentford, Milton Keynes Dons and Leicester City. He has also coached overseas for Puerto Rico Islanders and Carolina Railhawks where he was head coach and for Antigua Barracuda FC, the Bahrain FA U23 Squad and Olympic team. Whitbread has frequently worked under the managership of Martin Allen as he is in his current first-team coach role at Barnet.

Whitbread played 158 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1995 – 2000

Age 46


1992 – Caolan Lavery

Caolan Owen Lavery is a Canadian-born Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Sheffield United. He has played in the English Football League for Sheffield Wednesday, and on loan at Southend United, Plymouth Argyle and Chesterfield. He has represented both Canada and Northern Ireland at youth international level, and is one of only a small number of footballers to have played for both Sheffield clubs.

Lavery played 13 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2015 – 2016

Age 25


1992 – Carrie Hope Fletcher

   

Carrie Hope Fletcher is an English singer, songwriter, actress (primarily in musical theatre), author and vlogger from Harrow.

As a child, Fletcher played small roles on television and appeared in musical theatre in London’s West End. In 2011, she started a YouTube channel called Carrie Hope Fletcher (formerly ItsWayPastMyBedTime), which features music and vlogs. As of September 2017, she has over 648,000 subscribers.

Fletcher played Éponine in Les Misérables in the West End until 13 February 2016. In 2015 she published a book called: All I Know Now: Wonderings and Reflections on Growing Up Gracefully, which was a Number 1 bestseller in the UK. Her debut novel On the Other Side was released on 14 July 2016. Her second novel All That She Can See was released on the 13th July 2017.

Age 25


Deaths



1992 – Cleavon Little

Born: 01 June 1939

Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie, for which he earned both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. His first leading television role was that of the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom Temperatures Rising (1972–1974). Shortly before the program’s conclusion, Little gave what has become his signature performance, portraying Sheriff Bart in the Mel Brooks comedy film Blazing Saddles (1974).

In the 1980s, Little continued to appear in stage productions, films, and in guest spots on television series. In 1989, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for his appearance on the NBC sitcom Dear John. He later starred on the Fox sitcom True Colors (1991–1992).

Died Aged 53


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Oct 202017
 

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1941 – Anneke Wills

Anneke Wills (born Anna Katarina Willys) is an English actress, best known for her role as the Doctor Who companion Polly in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Age 76


1971 – Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is an Australian singer, dancer, songwriter, model, fashion designer, and actress. Dannii rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time with another known fellow Australian Tina Arena and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s. Minogue achieved early success with hits such as “Love and Kisses”, “This is It”, “Jump to the Beat” and “Baby Love”, though by the release of her second album, her popularity as a singer had declined, leading her to make a name for herself with award-winning performances in musicals with Grease and also in Notre Dame De Paris, as well as other acting credits in The Vagina Monologues and as Lady Macbeth. The late 1990s saw a brief return to music after Minogue reinvented herself as a dance artist with “All I Wanna Do”, her first number one UK Club hit.

Age 46


1980 – Niall Matter

Niall Matter is a Canadian actor.

Following recovery from a serious accident sustained whilst working on Canadian oil rigs, Matter chose to pursue a full-time acting career. He received his first significant break in 2007, with a main role in teen drama The Best Years. Later in the same year, he joined the cast of Eureka as bad-boy genius Zane Donovan. In 2009 he had a small supporting role in Zack Snyder’s film Watchmen. He went on to star as Evan Cross in the short-lived 2012 series Primeval: New World. His career subsequently moved away from science fiction, seeing him star in several television movies, as well as joining Canadian series such as Remedy, Arctic Air and When Calls the Heart.

Age 37


1983 – Alona Tal

Alona Tal is an Israeli singer and actress. She is known for her roles in Veronica Mars as cheerleader Meg Manning and Supernatural as Jo Harvelle.

Age 34


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