Jan 052018
 

On This Day


Births


                


1950 – Chris Stein

Christopher Stein is the co-founder and guitarist of the new wave band Blondie. He is also a producer and performer for the classic soundtrack of the hip hop film, Wild Style, and writer of the soundtrack for the film Union City. He is also an accomplished photographer.

Age 68


1955 – Jimmy Mulville

James Thomas Mulville is an English comedian, comedy writer, producer and television presenter. Mulville is best known for co-founding in 1986 the British independent television production company Hat Trick Productions with Denise O’Donoghue and Rory McGrath (who left in 1992). In 2003, Mulville and O’Donoghue, as co-founders of Hat Trick, were listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy.

Age 63


1962 – Kenny Jackett

Kenneth Francis Jackett is a former professional footballer and manager of Portsmouth in League One.

A skillful left-footed player, able to play in defence or midfield, Jackett was capped 31 times for Wales, for whom he was eligible through his Welsh-born father. He spent his entire playing career at Watford before his career was ended by injury at the age of 28. Having moved on to the club’s coaching staff, he began his managerial career during the 1996–97 season.

From 2004 to 2007 he was manager of Swansea City, leading the club to promotion and several trophies. He served as Millwall manager for six seasons, again bringing a promotion, before resigning in May 2013; weeks later he took over as Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers, a position he held until July 2016. He was appointed Rotherham United manager in October 2016 before leaving in November. In June 2017 it was announced he would take over from Paul Cook to become the Portsmouth manager.

Age 56


1967 – Joe Flanigan

Joe Flanigan is an American writer and actor best known for his portrayal of the character Major/Lt. Colonel John Sheppard in Stargate Atlantis.

Age 51


1969 – Paul McGillion

Paul McGillion is a Scottish born and Vancouver-based actor, who has worked in television, film and theatre. He is best known for his role on the television series Stargate Atlantis as Dr. Carson Beckett.

Age 49


1978 – January Jones

January Kristen Jones is an American actress and model, best known for portraying the role of Betty Draper in the television series Mad Men (2007–2015), for which she received two Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination.

Since 2015, she has been starring as Melissa Chartres in The Last Man on Earth. She also starred in the films American Wedding (2003), We Are Marshall (2006), Unknown (2011), Seeking Justice (2011) and X-Men: First Class (2011).

Age 40


On This Day

Dec 262017
 

Love Actually

Rated

    

2003


Movie Review


Against the backdrop of aged has-been rock star Billy Mack’s Christmas themed comeback cover of “Love Is All Around” which he knows is crap and makes no bones about it much to his manager Joe’s chagrin as he promotes the record, several interrelated stories about romantic love and the obstacles to happiness through love for Londoners are presented in the five weeks preceding Christmas. Daniel’s wife has just passed away, leaving him to take care of his adolescent stepson Sam by himself. Daniel is uncertain how to deal with Sam and his problems without his wife present, especially in light of a potential budding romance within their household. Juliet and Peter have just gotten married. They believe that Peter’s best friend and best man Mark hates Juliet but won’t say so to his or her face. Others looking at the situation from the outside believe Mark is jealous of Juliet as he is in love with Peter himself. Jamie, a writer, is taking a writing retreat by himself in rural France


Very cheesy but a must for Christmas viewing. Bill Nighy is brilliant as the ageing rock star and Keira Knightley and Martine McCutcheon add some glamour.


IMDB RATING : 7.7 / 10


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