May 302018
 

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Births



1953

Colm Meaney

Age 65
Colm J. Meaney is an Irish actor known for playing Miles O'Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has guest-starred on many TV shows from Law & Order to The Simpsons, and starred as Thomas Durant on Hell on Wheels.
1961

Harry Enfield

Age 57
Henry Richard "HarryEnfield is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is known in particular for his television work, including Harry Enfield's Television Programme and Harry & Paul, and for the creation and portrayal of comedy characters such as Kevin the Teenager and Loadsamoney.
1964

Mark Sheppard

Age 54
Mark Andreas Sheppard is a British-American actor and musician. He is often credited as "Mark A. Sheppard". Sheppard is known for his recurring roles as the demon/King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage, and small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly.
1974

Kostas Chalkias

Age 44
Konstantinos "Kostas" Chalkias is a Greek footballer who was plays as a goalkeeper. Previously he had played for PanathinaikosApollon SmyrniIraklisPortsmouthReal MurciaAris and PAOK. He currently plays for Panachaiki.

Chalkias played 6 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1979

Jenny Mollen

Age 39
Jenny Ann Mollen is an American actress and New York Times best selling author. She is known for her portrayal of Nina Ash on the television series Angel, and for Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave. She also writes a humorous column for The Smoking Jacket, a website affiliated with Playboy, as well as an advice column for Playboy.


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May 292018
 

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1960

Mel Gaynor

Age 58
Mel George Gaynor is an English musician. He is best known as the longtime drummer for the rock band Simple Minds.
1982

Anita Briem

Age 36
Anita Briem is an Icelandic actress. She is known for her role as Jane Seymour on The Tudors and her role as Hannah Ásgeirsdottir in Journey to the Center of the Earth.
1987

Alessandra Torresani

Age 31
Alessandra Torresani (born Alessandra Olivia Toreson) is an American actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Zoe Graystone in the science fiction television series Caprica and Claire in The Big Bang Theory. Prior to 2007, she was credited as Alessandra Toreson.
1987

Pearl Mackie

Age 31
Pearl Mackie is a British actress, dancer, and singer. She is best known for playing Bill Potts in the long-running television series Doctor Who. Mackie is a 2010 graduate of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Her first major TV role came in 2014, when she played Anne-Marie Frasier in BBC One soap opera Doctors.
1993

Maika Monroe

Age 25
Maika Monroe Buckley (born Dillon Monroe Buckley), better known as Maika Monroe, is an American actress and professional kiteboarder. She made her acting debut in At Any Price (2012) and appeared in the drama film Labor Day (2013). She became recognized as a "scream queen" after her performances in the critically acclaimed films The Guest (2014) and It Follows (2014). She also played Patricia Whitmore in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).


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May 262018
 

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Births



1913

Peter Cushing

(Died: 11 Aug 1994)

Aged 81
Peter Wilton Cushing OBE was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, as well as his performance as Grand Moff Tarkinin Star Wars (1977). Spanning over six decades, his acting career included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles. Born in Kenley, Surrey, Cushing made his stage debut in 1935 and spent three years at a repertory theatre before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film career.
1962

Colin Vearncombe

(Died: 26 Jan 2016)

Aged 53
Colin Vearncombe, known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He emerged from the punk rock music scene and achieved mainstream pop success in the late 1980s, most notably with the international hit single "Wonderful Life" in 1987.
1963

Musetta Vander

Age 55
Musetta Vander (born Musetta van der Merweis a South African actress and model who is best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy films.
1979

Elizabeth Harnois

Age 39

Elisabeth Rose Harnois is an American actress. Her career started at the age of five, where she began appearing in a number of film and television roles. She starred as Morgan Brody in the CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2011 to 2015.


On This Day   .   Elisabeth Harnois

May 202018
 

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Births



1950

Warren Cann

Age 68
Warren Reginald Cann is a Canadian drummer and drum machine programmer, best known as a member of the British new wave band Ultravox.
1975

Tahmoh Penikett

Age 43
Tahmoh Penikett is a Canadian actor and martial artist. He is best known for playing Karl "Helo" Agathon on SyFy's television series Battlestar GalacticaHe has starred in TV series SupernaturalJoss Whedon's Dollhouse, and the Showtime time travel show, Continuum.


Deaths



1996

Jon Pertwee

(Born: 07 Jul 1919)

Died Aged 76
John Devon Roland Pertwee, known professionally as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor.

Pertwee became best known for spending 18 years (1959–1977) playing Chief petty officer Pertwee in the popular series The Navy Lark on BBC Radio, as well as starring on television as the Third Doctor in the science-fiction series Doctor Who between 1970 and 1974. He had further success playing the title character in the television series Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981 (reprising the role from 1987 to 1989).


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May 192018
 

Maisie Wiliams


    


Margaret Constance “Maisie” Williams (born 15 April 1997) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones in 2011, for which she won the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, the Portal Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television and Best Young Actor, and the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor. In 2016, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Williams has also had a recurring role in Doctor Who as Ashildr in 2015. In addition to television, she made her feature film debut in the mystery The Falling (2014), for which she won the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Young Performer of the Year.


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May 072018
 

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07 May 2018


Births



1908

Valentine Dyall

(Died: 24 Jun 1985)

Aged 77
Valentine Dyall was an English character actor. His distinctive voice made him especially popular as a voice actor and he was known for many years as "The Man in Black", the narrator of the BBC Radio horror series Appointment with Fear.
1974

Brekin Meyer

Age 44
Breckin Erin Meyer is an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer and drummer known for roles in films such as CluelessRoad TripRat Race and the Garfield film series.
1983

Brian Murphy

Age 35
Brian Murphy is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Cardiff City.

Murphy played 25 times for Portsmouth between 2015 – 2016


Deaths



2013

Ray Harryhausen

(Born: 29 Jun 1920)

Died Aged 92
Raymond Frederick Harryhausen was an American-British artist, designer, visual effects creator, writer and producer who created a form of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation".

His most memorable works include: working with his mentor Willis H. O'Brien on the animation for Mighty Joe Young (1949), his first color film, which won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects; The 7th Voyage of Sinbad(1958); and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which featured a famous sword fight with seven skeleton warriors. His last film was Clash of the Titans (1981), after which he retired.


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May 052018
 

On This Day

05 May 2018


Births



1940

Lance Henriksen

Age 78
Lance James Henriksen is an American actor and artist, best known for his roles in science fiction, action, and horror films such as Bishop in the Alien film franchise, and Frank Black in Fox television series MillenniumHenriksen is also notable for his voice acting, having voiced Kerchak the gorilla in the 1999 Walt Disney Feature Animation film Tarzan and Fleet Admiral Steven Hackett in BioWare's Mass Effect video game trilogy.
1942

Marc Alaimo

Age 76
Marc Alaimo (born Michael Joseph Alaimo) is an American actor, known for his villainous roles. He is best known for his role as recurring villain Gul Dukat in the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
1943

Michael Palin

Age 75
Michael Edward Palin CBE FRGS  is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He was a member of the comedy group Monty Python and later made a number of travel documentaries.

Palin wrote most of his comedic material with fellow Python member Terry Jones. Before Monty Python, they had worked on other shows such as the Ken Dodd ShowThe Frost Report, and Do Not Adjust Your Set. Palin appeared in some of the most famous Python sketches, including "Argument Clinic", "Dead Parrot sketch", "The Lumberjack Song", "The Spanish Inquisition", "Bicycle Repair Man" and "The Fish-Slapping Dance".
1944

Johnn Rhys Davies

Age 74
John Rhys-Davies is a Welsh actor and voice actor known for his portrayal of Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the charismatic excavator Sallah in the Indiana Jones films. He also played Agent Michael Malone in the 1993 remake of the 1950s television series The Untouchables, Pilot Vasco Rodrigues in the mini-series Shōgun, Professor Maximillian Arturo in Sliders, King Richard I in Robin of Sherwood, General Leonid Pushkin in the James Bond film The Living Daylights, and Macro in I, Claudius. Additionally, he provided the voices of Cassim in Disney's Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Macbeth in Gargoyles, Man Ray in SpongeBob SquarePants, Hades in Justice League and Tobias in the computer game Freelancer.
1957

Richard E. Gant

Age 61
Richard E. Grant (born Richard Grant Esterhuysen) is a Swazi-English actor, screenwriter, director and perfumier. He came to public attention in 1987 for playing Withnail in the film Withnail and I, and achieved recognition as John Seward in the 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula. He played Dr. Zander Rice in the 2017 superhero film Logan and Izembaro in the sixth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones.
1979

Vincent Karthheiser

Age 39
Vincent Paul Kartheiser is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Connor on the The WB television series Angel and as Pete Campbell on the AMC television series Mad Men, for which he received six Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with the cast (winning two).


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May 032018
 

On This Day

03 May 2018


Births



1940

Conny Plank

(Died: 18 Dec 1987)

Aged 47
Konrad "Conny" Plank was a West German record producer and musician. He was born in Hütschenhausen. His creativity as a sound engineer and producer helped to shape many innovative recordings of postwar European popular music, covering a wide range of genres including progressive, avant-garde, electronic music and krautrock. His immense catalogue of work has greatly influenced modern studio production and engineering techniques.
1965

Rob Brydon

Age 53
Robert Brydon JonesMBE, known professionally as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer, and impressionist. He played Dr Paul Hamilton in the Australian/British comedy series Supernova, Bryn West in the sitcom Gavin & Stacey and Keith Barret in the BBC comedy series Marion and Geoff and its spin-off The Keith Barret Show.
1975

Christine Hendricks

Age 43
Christina Rene Hendricks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Joan Holloway on the AMC television series Mad Men (2007–2015), which earned her six Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


Deaths



2004

Anthony Ainley

(Born: 20 Aug 1932)

Died Aged 71
Anthony Ainley was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in Doctor Who. He was the fourth actor to play the role of the Master, and the first actor to portray the Master as a recurring role after the death of Roger Delgado in 1973.


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May 022018
 

On This Day

02 May 2018


Births



1941

Paul Darrow

Age 77
Paul Darrow (born Paul Valentine Birkby) is an English actor best known for his portrayal of Kerr Avon in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7. He also guest starred twice on Doctor Who, playing Captain Hawkins in the serial Doctor Who and the Silurians which was transmitted in 1970 and Maylin Tekker in the serial Timelash which was transmitted in 1985.
1962

Mick Quinn

Age 56
Michael Quinn is an English retired professional footballer. Quinn was predominantly a centre forward from 1979 until 1996. Micky is now a scout for Wigan Athletic and works on UK radio station TalkSPORT, mostly on the Weekend Breakfast show.

Quinn played 137 times for Portsmouth scoring 68 goals between 1986 – 1989
1974

Matt Berry

Age 44
Matthew Charles "Matt" Berry is an English actor, writer, and musician. He is known for his leading role as Steven Toast in the Channel 4 British sitcom Toast of London, and also for his appearances in The IT CrowdGarth Marenghi's DarkplaceThe Mighty BooshSnuff Box, and The Wrong Door and House of Fools. In 2015 he won a BAFTA award in Best Male Performance for his work on Toast of London.
1978

Giannis Skopelitis

Age 40
Giannis Skopelitis is a Greek football player who plays for Egaleo.

Skopelitis played 18 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1981

Robert Buckley

Age 37
Robert Earl Buckley is an American actor, known for his roles as Kirby Atwood on NBC's comedy-drama series Lipstick Jungle and Clay Evans on The CW's teen drama series One Tree Hill. Buckley also starred as Brian Leonard on ABC's horror drama series 666 Park Avenue, and has portrayed Major Lilywhite on The CW's comedy-drama series iZombie since 2015.
1985

David Nugent

Age 33
David James Nugent is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Derby County.

Nugent played 93 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 2007 – 2011
1988

Stephen Henderson

Age 30
Stephen Henderson is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Nottingham Forest.

Henderson played 28 times for Portsmouth between 2011 – 2018


Deaths



1990

David Rappaport

(Born: 23 Nov 1951)

Died Aged 38
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. LawThe Wizard and Captain Planet and the Planeteers.


On This Day   .   Micky Quinn   .   Giannis Skopelitis   .   David Nugent   .   Stephen Henderson

Apr 272018
 

On This Day

27 April 2018


Births



1959

Neil Pearson

Age 59
Neil Joshua Pearson is a British actor, known for his work on television. He was nominated for the 1994 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor for Between the Lines (1992–94). His other television roles include Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–98), All the Small Things (2009), Waterloo Road (2014–15), and In the Club (2014–16). His film appearances include all three of the Bridget Jones films.
1969

Tess Daly

Age 49
Helen Elizabeth "Tess" Daly is an English model and television presenter, best known for co-presenting the BBC One celebrity dancing show Strictly Come Dancing since 2004.
1976

Sally Hawkins

Age 42
Sally Cecilia Hawkins is an English actress. She made her film debut in Mike Leigh's All or Nothing in 2002. She continued working with Leigh, appearing in a supporting role in Vera Drake (2004) and taking the lead in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), for which she won several awards including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.
1986

Jenna Coleman

Age 32

    
Jenna-Louise Colemanprofessionally known as Jenna Coleman, is an English actress and model. Notable for her work in British television, she is best known for her roles as Jasmine Thomas in the soap opera Emmerdale (2005–2009), Clara Oswald, companion to the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors in the science fiction series Doctor Who (2012–2015, 2017) and Queen Victoria in the ITV biographical drama series Victoria (2016–present).


On This Day   .   Jenna Coleman

Apr 232018
 

On This Day

23 April 2018


Births



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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Apr 212018
 

On This Day

21 April 2018


Births



1970

Glen Hansard

Age 48
Glen Hansard is an Irish songwriter, actor, vocalist and guitarist for Irish group The Frames, and one half of folk rock duo The Swell Season. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the BAFTA-winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song.
1970

Nicole Sullivan

Age 48
Nicole Julianne Sullivan is an American actress, voice artist and comedian. Sullivan is best known for her six seasons (1995–2001) on the sketch comedy series MADtv. She also played the role of Holly Shumpert for five seasons (2001–2005, 2007) on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.
1983

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Age 35
Gugulethu Sophia "GuguMbatha-Raw is an English actress, known for her role as Kelly in Black Mirror, Dido Elizabeth Belle in Belle, Noni Jean in Beyond the Lights, and Plumette in Beauty and the Beast.


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