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On This Day

03 November 2018


Births


1910

William Hurndall

(Died: 13 Apr 1984)

Aged 73
Richard Gibbon Hurndall was an English actor. In 1983, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, producer John Nathan-Turner planned a special event, The Five Doctors, a 90-minute episode to feature four of the five actors who had at that point played the role of the Doctor. William Hartnell, the actor who originated the role, had died in 1975. Hurndall eventually won the role of the First Doctor, playing him as acerbic and temperamental but in some ways wiser than his successors. When Tom Baker, who played the Fourth Doctor, declined to appear in the programme, Hurndall's role was expanded slightly to have the First Doctor take a greater part in the action.
1933

Jeremy Brett

(Died: 12 Sep 1995)

Aged 61
Peter Jeremy William Huggins, known professionally as Jeremy Brett, was an English actor. He played the title character in the fictional detective series Sherlock Holmes 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 1964 Warner Bros. production of My Fair Lady.
1954

Adam Ant

Age 64
Adam Ant (born Stuart 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, four US national tours, and two Australian tours and with a fifth US tour scheduled and a further album completed and awaiting release.
1957

Gary Olsen

(Died: 12 Sep 2000)

Aged 42
Gary Olsen was an English actor. He is best known for the role of Ben in the BBC television sitcom 2point4 Children.


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Births



1931

Ian Holm

Age 87
Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE, known professionally as Ian Holm, is an English actor known for his stage work and many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of King Lear. He won the 1981 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire, for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award.
1976

Lauren Stamile

Age 42
Lauren Stamile is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Nurse Rose on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy, Michelle Slater on the NBC series Community, and CIA Agent Dani Pearce on the USA Network series Burn Notice.
1986

Emmy Rossum

Age 32

  
Emmanuelle Grey "EmmyRossum is an American actress, director and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the television series Shameless. Rossum has starred in movies including Songcatcher (2000), An American Rhapsody, (2001) and Passionada (2002). Her role in Mystic River (2003) garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the science fiction film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). She has since starred in Poseidon (2006), Dragonball Evolution (2009), Dare(2009), Beautiful Creatures (2013), Before I Disappear (2014), You're Not You (2014) and Comet (2014).
1992

Alexia Fast

Age 26
Alexia Fast is a Canadian actress who began her career at the age of seven when she wrote, directed and starred in the short film The Red Bridge, which premiered at the 2002 Atlantic and Reel to Reel Film Festivals. She obtained her first agent at the age of 11 and starred in her first feature film, Fido (2006), at 13.


Deaths



1995

Jeremy Brett

(Born: 03 Nov 1933)

Died Aged 61
Peter Jeremy William Huggins, known professionally as Jeremy Brett, was an English actor. He played 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 1964 Warner Bros. production of My Fair Lady.
2000

Gary Olsen

(Born: 03 Nov 2000)

Died Aged 42
Gary Olsen was an English actor. He is best known for the role of Ben in the BBC television sitcom 2point4 Children.


On This Day   .   Emmy Rossum