Jun 232018
 

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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.


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May 202018
 

On This Day


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).


On This Day

Mar 162018
 

On This Day

16 March 2018


Births



1963

Kevin Smith

(Died: 15 Feb 2002)

Aged 38
Kevin Tod Smith was a New Zealand actor and musician, best known for starring as the Greek god of war, Ares, in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in its two spin-offs – Xena: Warrior Princess and Young Hercules.
1971

Alan Tudyk

Age 47
Alan Wray Tudyk is an American actor and voice actor known for his roles as Hoban "Wash" Washburne in the space western television series Firefly and the accompanying film Serenity, and Alpha in the science fiction TV series Dollhouse. He co-starred as Tucker McGee in Tucker & Dale vs. Evil, and has appeared in many other films, including DodgeBall: A True Underdog StoryA Knight's Tale42Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Rogue One. He has voiced roles in every Walt Disney Animation Studios film to date starting with Wreck-It Ralph in 2012.
1986

Alexandra Daddario

Age 32

  
Alexandra Anna Daddario is an American actress. She is known for playing Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series, Blake Gaines in San Andreas, and Summer Quinn in Baywatch. Daddario also starred in the films Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass, and has guest starred in television series such as White CollarIt's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaTrue DetectiveNew Girl and American Horror Story.


On This Day   .   Alexandra Daddario

Mar 032018
 

Amy Acker


     


Amy Louise Acker (born December 5, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the supernatural drama series Angel (2001–2004), as Kelly Peyton on the action drama series Alias (2005–2006), and as Root on the science-fiction drama series Person of Interest (2012–2016). As of 2017, she stars as Caitlin Strucker on the superhero drama series The Gifted, based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men.

Acker made her major television debut when she starred as Winifred “Fred” Burkle in Angel (seasons 2–5), and also as the character of Illyria for part of the show’s fifth and final season. She won the 2003 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her portrayal.

She joined the cast of Alias in 2005 for its final season, playing villainess Kelly Peyton. Acker graduated from guest star to fully credited cast member as the show entered the final episodes in April and May 2006. Also in 2005, Acker provided voice acting for the character of Huntress on the animated series Justice League Unlimited. She went on to make a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother, in which she was reunited with Angel co-star, Alexis Denisof (the real-life husband of HIMYM star Alyson Hannigan), who had a recurring role on the show.

Acker portrayed Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey, a recurring character, on Joss Whedon‘s Dollhouse. She guest-starred in 10 of the 13 episodes of the first season and three episodes of the second.

In 2010, she was a series regular in the ABC drama Happy Town, portraying the character Rachel Conroy. That same year, she starred in the season-one finale of the Fox series Human Target, as the mysterious Katherine Walters. On May 25, 2010, she appeared on CBS’s The Good Wife. She appeared in the horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, released April 13, 2012. In 2012, she made guest performances in Warehouse 13Once Upon A Time, and Grimm. In 2012, she starred as Beatrice in Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.


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25 February 2018


Births



1934

Bernard Bresslaw

(Died: 11 Jun 1993)

Aged 59
Bernard Bresslaw was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.
1955

Jeff Hemmerman

Age 63
Jeffrey Lawrence Hemmerman is an English former footballer. A forward, he scored 77 goals in 257 league games in a ten-year career in the Football League with Hull CityScunthorpe UnitedPort ValePortsmouth, and Cardiff CityHe was promoted out of the Fourth Division with Portsmouth in 1979–80, and then won promotion out of the Third Division with Cardiff City in 1982–83.

Hemmerman played 140 times for Portsmouth scoring 46 goals between 1978 – 1982
1966

Alexis Denisof

Age 52
Alexis Denisof is an American actor who is primarily known for playing Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.
1986

Jameela Jamil

Age 32
Jameela Alia Jamil is a British television presenter, radio presenter, model and actress. She has appeared on various Channel 4 programmes and has been a presenter of T4 from 2009 until 2012 when T4 ended. She is a former host of The Official Chart and was co-host of The Official Chart Update, alongside Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1 until January 2015. Since 2016, she has appeared as Tahani Al-Jamil in the American television series The Good Place.
1987

Natalie Dreyfuss

Age 31

 
Natalie Rachel Dreyfuss is an American actress, who has had guest-starring roles on shows such as Burn Notice and The Shield. She also had a recurring role on the television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
1997

Isabelle Fuhrman

Age 21
Isabelle Fuhrman is an American actress. She portrayed Esther in the 2009 horror film Orphan and Clove in The Hunger Games.


Deaths



2017

Bill Paxton

(Born: 17 May 1955)

Died Aged 61
William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo13 (1995), Twister (1996),
Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011), earning three Golden Globe Award nominations during the show's run. Paxton's final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.


On This Day

Feb 222018
 

On This Day

22 February 2018


Births



1926

Kenneth Williams

(Died: 15 Apr 1988)

Aged 62
Kenneth Charles Williams was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, and appeared in many British television programmes and radio comedies, including series with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne.
1944

Tucker Smallwood

Age 74
Tucker Smallwood is an American actor. On television, he has been a regular and made guest appearances on many series, including Space: Above and BeyondMillenniumBabylon 5The X-FilesCurb Your EnthusiasmSeinfeldMurphy BrownStar Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: EnterpriseFriends and The Sarah Silverman Program.
1953

Nigel Planer

Age 65
Nigel George Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones and as Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap. He has appeared in many West End musicals, including original casts of EvitaChicagoWe Will Rock YouWicked, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has also appeared in Hairspray.
1959

Kyle MacLachlan

Age 59
Kyle Merritt MacLachlan is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his role as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017) and its film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), as well as roles in two of David Lynch's films: Paul Atreides in Dune (1984) and Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet (1986). MacLachlan's other film roles include Lloyd Gallagher in The Hidden (1987), Ray Manzarek in The Doors (1991), Clifford Vandercave in The Flintstones (1994), Zack Carey in Showgirls (1995), and the voice of Riley's dad in Inside Out (2015).
1967

Paul Cook

Age 51
Paul Anthony Cook is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Championship club Wigan Athletic. On 6 May 2017, Cook guided Portsmouth to the League Two title.
1968

Jeri Ryan

Age 50
Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann) is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.
1969

Shaka Hislop

Age 49
Neil Shaka Hislop CM is a retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan's first tenure. Before this, he played for Reading where he was on the losing side in the 1st Division play-offs despite finishing second overall. He later played for West Ham United on two separate occasions and also for Portsmouth (where he won the 1st Division in 2002/03).

Hislop played 100 times for Portsmouth between 2002 – 2005
1975

Drew Barrymore

Age 43
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
1982

Dichen Lachman

Age 36
Dichen Lachman is an Australian actress, and of German and Tibetan descent. She appeared in the soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski and in Joss Whedon's science fiction drama television series Dollhouse as Sierra. Lachman portrayed Suren in the American remake of Being Human as a main character during the show's second season. Lachman starred in The 100 during the second and third season. Lachman has also starred in the 2014 film Lust for Love and had a recurring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Jiaying. Lachman currently stars as Reileen Kawahara in Netflix's Altered Carbon.
1990

Damien McCrory

Age 28
Damien Paul McCrory is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a defender for EFL Championship club Burton Albion.

McCrory played 3 times for Portsmouth in 2017


Deaths



2011

Nicholas Courtney

(Born: 16 Dec 1929)

Died 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.
2018

Billy Wilson

(Born: 10 Jul 1946)

Died Aged 71
Billy Wilson was an English footballer 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 the Blackburn Rovers.

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


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Feb 122018
 

On This Day

12 February 2018


Births



1945

Gareth Thomas

(Died: 13 Apr 2016)

Aged 71
Gareth Daniel Thomas was a British actor. He was best known for his role as Roj Blake in the BBC science fiction television series Blake's 7, but appeared in many other films and television programmes, including Shem in the ITV sci-fi series Star Maidens and Adam Brake in the fantasy series Children of the Stones.
1950

Michael Ironside

Age 68
Frederick Reginald Ironside, known as Michael Ironside, is a Canadian actor. He has worked as a voice actor, producer, film director and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American productions. He is best known for playing villains and "tough guy" heroes.
1980

Christina Ricci

Age 38
Christina Ricci is an American actress and former child actress. Her debut performance in Mermaids (1990) was followed by a breakthrough role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family(1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) when she was eleven and thirteen years old, respectively. Following her success with the Addams Family films, she earned something of a "teen icon" status thanks to appearances in various big-budget productions, notably Now and Then (1995) and Casper (1995), which were marketed for younger audiences. She made a successful transition into adult-oriented roles with the art-house drama The Ice Storm (1997), at the age of seventeen.
1980

Enver Gjokaj

Age 38
Enver Leif Gjokaj is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Victor in Joss Whedon's science fiction television series Dollhouse and as Agent Daniel Sousa on Agent Carter.
1980

Sarah Lancaster

Age 38
Sarah Lancaster is an American actress. She is known for her long-running roles as Rachel Meyers in the NBC series Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ellie Bartowski in the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck, as well as playing Chloe Grefe in Lovers Lane, Madison Kellner on The WB's Everwood, and Marjorie in ABC's TV series What About Brian.
1986

Georgina Reilly

Age 32

    
Georgina Reilly is a Canadian film and television actress, best known to date for her roles in the films Pontypool and This Movie Is Broken, the television series The L.A. Complex and Murdoch Mysteries, and the CBC Radio drama series Trust Inc.


On This Day

Dec 302017
 

On This Day


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1950 – Billy Rafferty

William Henry “Billy” Rafferty is a retired Scottish footballer who played as a forward. He appeared in the Football League for Coventry City, Blackpool, Plymouth Argyle, Carlisle United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United, Portsmouth and Bournemouth, scoring 145 goals in 468 matches. He finished his career in Portugal with spells at Louletano and Farense.

Rafferty played 112 times for Portsmouth scoring 45 goals between 1980 – 1983

Age 67


1969 – Meredith Monroe

Meredith Monroe is an American actress best known for portraying Andie McPhee on Dawson’s Creek from 1998 to 2000, and her recurring role as Haley Hotchner on Criminal Minds.

Age 48


1980 – Eliza Dushku

   

Eliza Patricia Dushku is an Albanian-Danish-American actress and model known for her television roles, including starring as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. She starred in two Fox series, Tru Calling and Dollhouse. She is also known for her roles in films, including True Lies, The New Guy, Bring It On, Wrong Turn and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, as well as her voice work on video games.

Age 37


1982 – Kristin Kruek

Kristin Laura Kreuk is a Canadian actress. She is known for the roles of Lana Lang in the superhero television series Smallville and Laurel Yeung in the Canadian teen drama Edgemont. She has also starred in movies such as Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (2001), Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009), and Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy (2011).

Age 35


On This Day   .   Eliza Dushku

Dec 052017
 

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1971 – Kali Rocha

Kali Michele Rocha is an American actress. She is known for portraying Karen Rooney, the mother of four Rooney children and school’s vice principal, in the Disney Channel sitcom, Liv and Maddie. She has also co-written four episodes of the show.

Age 46


1976 – Amy Acker

    

Amy Louise Acker is an American actress. She played Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the TV series Angel and Kelly Peyton on Alias. Between 2012 and 2016, she played Root on Person of Interest, having become a series regular during the third season. As of 2017, she stars as Caitlin Strucker on The Gifted, a FOX television series based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men.

Age 41


On This Day   .   Amy Acker

Nov 162017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


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1953 – Griff Rhys Jones

Griffith Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He has starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner Mel Smith.

Rhys Jones came to national attention in the early 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones alongside Mel Smith. With Smith, he founded television production company Talkback Productions, now part of RTL Group and later in 2005, he started the production company Modern Television.

He went on to develop a career as a television presenter and writer, as well as continuing with acting work. As of September 2016, he presented the television bloopers show It’ll Be Alright on the Night for ITV, having replaced Denis Norden in 2008. Rhys Jones has fronted a number of documentary series for both the BBC and ITV including Mountain in 2007, Greatest Cities of the World between 2008 and 2010 and A Great Welsh Adventure in 2014.

Age 64


1964 – Harry Lennix

Harry Joseph Lennix III is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Terrence “Dresser” Williams in the Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats (1991) and as Boyd Langton in the Joss Whedon television series Dollhouse. Lennix currently co-stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, on the NBC drama The Blacklist. Lennix played Calvin Swanwick in the DC Extended Universe.

Age 53


1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal

Margalit Ruth “Maggie” Gyllenhaal is an American actress. Part of the Gyllenhaal family, she is the daughter of filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs, and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

She began her film career as a teenager with roles in her father’s films, and appeared alongside her brother in the science fiction film Donnie Darko (2001). She garnered critical praise for starring as Lee Holloway in Secretary (2002), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. For her performance in independent drama Sherrybaby (2006), she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She also received recognition for starring as Rachel Dawes in the superhero film The Dark Knight (2008). For her performance in the musical-drama Crazy Heart (2009), she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She subsequently starred in the fantasy comedy family film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), the drama Won’t Back Down (2012) and the comedy-drama Frank (2014), for which she was nominated for a BIFA Award.

In 2014, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Real Thing, and also starred in the British television BBC political spy thriller television miniseries The Honourable Woman. For her performance in the latter she won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Age 40


1984 – Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Louise Atkinson is an English actress and ex-glamour model.

She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); and for playing Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–12, 2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–17).

Age 33


1989 – Amine Linganzi

Amine Linganzi is a professional Congolese footballer who plays for English club Swindon Town as a midfielder.

Born in Algeria, Linganzi was raised in France and represents Congo at international level.

Linganzi played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2016 – 2017

Age 28


On This Day

Sep 232017
 

Eliza Dushku


    


Eliza Patricia Dushku (born December 30, 1980) is an American actress and model known for her television roles, including starring as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. She starred in two Fox series, Tru Calling and DollhouseShe is also known for her roles in films, including True LiesThe New GuyBring It OnWrong Turn, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, as well as her voice work on video games.


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After mounting pressure, Trump is now saying he will end the separation policy by Executive Order. Two thoughts: 1) I’ll believe that when the camps close and the kids are reunited with families, and 2) wasn’t this a “Democrat law” that he couldn’t do anything about? SMH.

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