On This Day
1939 – Peter Purves
Peter Purves is an English television presenter and actor. He played Steven Taylor in Doctor Who during the era of the First Doctor, a role he continues to play in audio dramas for Big Finish Productions, and later became a presenter on the BBC children’s programme Blue Peter for eleven years. He has continued to make regular appearances on television, including an association with television coverage of the Crufts dog show.
1947 – Michael Keating
Michael Keating is an English actor. He is best known as for his role as Vila Restal in the science fiction television series Blake’s 7.
1974 – Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Irene Banks is an American actress, director, and producer. Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy (1998), and is known for her roles in the films Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Seabiscuit (2003), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Role Models (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), Pitch Perfect (2012), Power Rangers (2017), The Lego Movie (2014), and The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015). In 2014, she portrayed Melinda Ledbetter, the girlfriend and later wife of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, in the biographical drama Love & Mercy and made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, whose $69 million opening weekend gross set a record for a first-time director.
On television, Banks had a recurring role as Avery Jessup on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, which garnered her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She also had recurring roles on the comedy series Scrubs and Modern Family, the latter of which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. She reprised her role as Lindsay in Wet Hot American Summer for the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017).
As of August 2017, Box Office Mojo ranked Banks as the 33rd-highest grossing actor of all time, and the fifth-highest grossing actress.
1975 – Claire Goose
Claire Goose is a Scottish actress. She played Tina Seabrook, a nurse in BBC One’s Casualty, DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead. and Inspector Rachel Weston in ITV’s The Bill. She also narrated the last two series of Road Wars for digital satellite channel Sky 1 in 2009 and 2010.
In 2015 she took the part of the leading character in BBC Birmingham’s series The Coroner.
1976 – Keeley Hawes
Keeley Clare Julia Hawes is an English actress. She starred in the film version of The Last September (1999) and has voiced roles in video games, such as Lara Croft in several of the Tomb Raider games. She is also known for her roles as Kitty Butler in Tipping the Velvet, Zoe Reynolds in Spooks (2002–2004), Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010), Lady Agnes in the 2010 reboot of Upstairs, Downstairs, Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton in the second and third series of Line of Duty (2014–2016), as a mother in search of her abducted child in the BBC series The Missing, and as Louisa Durrell in the ITV series The Durrells.
1981 – Holly Willoughby
Holly Marie Willoughby is an English television presenter and model, best known for her television work with ITV.
She has presented a number of television programmes alongside Phillip Schofield such as Dancing on Ice (2006–2011, 2018–) and This Morning (2009–present).
She has also presented the revived television series Surprise Surprise (2012–2015) taking over from Cilla Black, The Voice UK (2012–2013) on BBC One and Play to the Whistle (2015–2017). Willougby is also a team captain on the ITV2 show Celebrity Juice alongside Fearne Cotton who co-hosted The Xtra Factor with her for two series from 2008 until 2009.
1991 – Emma Roberts
Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in the crime film Blow (2001), Roberts gained recognition for her lead role as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous (2004–07). She released her debut studio album Unfabulous and More in 2005. Roberts then appeared in numerous films, including Nancy Drew (2007), Wild Child (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Valentine’s Day (2010), It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010), and The Art of Getting By (2011).
Looking for more mature roles, Roberts obtained starring roles in the films Lymelife (2009), 188.8.131.52. (2010), Scream 4 (2011), Adult World (2013), We’re the Millers (2013), Palo Alto (2013), The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015), and Nerve (2016). She starred in the lead role of Chanel Oberlin on the FOX horror-comedy series Scream Queens (2015–2016), and appeared in three seasons of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story.
1997 – Chloe Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her film career at age seven, with roles in The Amityville Horror (2005), The Poker House (2008), (500) Days of Summer (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) and Let Me In (2010).
Moretz’ breakthrough came in 2010 with her performance as Hit-Girl in the superhero film Kick-Ass and its 2013 sequel Kick-Ass 2. She has since starred in numerous films, such as Hugo (2011), Dark Shadows (2012), Carrie (2013), If I Stay (2014), The Equalizer (2014), The 5th Wave (2016) and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016). Moretz provided the voice of Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass: The Game and Emily Kaldwin in Dishonored. Her stage work includes her performance in the off-Broadway production of The Library at The Public Theatre in 2014.
She has been featured in covers and editorials for publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle.