Apr 192018
 

On This Day


Births



1946

Tim Curry

Age 72
Timothy James Curry is an English actor, voice actor and singer. He is known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film, and television productions, often portraying villainous roles or character parts. Curry rose to prominence with his portrayal of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), reprising the role he had originated in the 1973 London and 1974 Los Angeles stage productions of The Rocky Horror Show.


Deaths



1992

Frankie Howerd

(Born: 06 Mar 1917)

Died Aged 75
Francis Alick "Frankie" HowerdOBE was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades.
2011

Elisabeth Sladen

(Born: 01 Feb 1946)

Died Aged 65
Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen was an English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who. She was a regular cast member from 1973 to 1976, alongside both Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, and reprised the role many times in subsequent decades, both on Doctor Who and its spin-offs, K-9 and Company and The Sarah Jane Adventures.


On This Day

Mar 062018
 

On This Day


Births



1917

Frankie Howerd

(Died: 19 Apr 1992)

Age 75
Francis Alick "Frankie" HowerdOBE was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades.
1965

John Kerr

Age 53
John Kerr Jr. is an American retired soccer midfielder who played professionally in the United States, Canada, England, France and Northern Ireland during a much travelled and varied playing career. He is currently head coach of the Duke University men's soccer team. Kerr was named the 1986 Hermann Award winner as the top collegiate player of the year. He also earned sixteen caps, scoring two goals, with the U.S. national team.

Kerr played 6 times for Portsmouth between 1987 – 1988
1966

Alan Davies

Age 52
Alan Roger Davies is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has played the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997. He has been a permanent panellist on the BBC panel show QI since 2003.
1989

Amy Okuda

Age 29
Amy Kei Okuda is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Tinkerballa in the web series The Guild (2007–2013).
1998

Connor Ronan

Age 20
Connor Patrick Ronan is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was born in England, but represents Republic of Ireland at international youth level.

Ronan played 16 times for Portsmouth in 2018


On This Day

Feb 142018
 

Up Pompeii


1971

    


Plot Summary

Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master’s orgy guests seems small compared to the trouble the scroll brings – but all are in for a nasty shock when Mount Vesuvius decides to erupt.

Review

A good throwback to the comedies of the 70s when you could have scantily clad ladies, gay jokes and even a blacked up man without a load of liberals getting their knickers in a twist. Featuring a supremely hot Madeline Smith and the wonderful Frankie Howerd

IMDb

Rating : 6.0 / 10


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