Apr 092018
 

On This Day


Births



1946

Les Gray

(Died: 21 Feb 2004)

Aged 57
Thomas Leslie "Les" Gray was an English musician best known for his work with glam rock pop band Mud. Gray was also known for his distinctive vocal impersonation of Elvis Presley.
1972

Neve McIntosh

Age 46
Neve McIntosh (born Carol McIntosh) is a Scottish actress.

In May 2010, McIntosh appeared in two episodes of the 2010 series of Doctor Who beside the Doctor played by Matt Smith. She plays Alaya and Restac, two Silurian sisters who have been disturbed under the earth, one captured by humans and the other demanding vengeance. In October 2010, she starred alongside former Doctor Who star, David Tennant, in Single Father, a BBC drama. She portrayed the part of Anna, the sister of the dead wife of Tennant's character (Dave).
1986

Leighton Meester

Age 32
Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She is known mostly for her starring role as Blair Waldorf on the television series Gossip Girl (2007–2012). She has also appeared in the films Killer Movie (2008), Country Strong (2010), The Roommate (2011), Monte Carlo (2011), The Oranges (2011), and The Judge (2014). Meester made her Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men (2014).
1998

Elle Fanning

Age 20

  
Mary Elle Fanning is an American actress and fashion model. In 2011, Fanning starred in her breakout role as Alice Dainard in J. J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama, Super 8, for which she received positive reviews and a Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival. She is also known for her starring roles in Phoebe in WonderlandSomewhereWe Bought a ZooGinger and RosaMaleficent, and The Neon Demon. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning.


On This Day   .   Elle Fanning

Feb 212018
 

On This Day

21 February 2018


Births



1946

Alan Rickman

(Died: 14 Jan 2016)

Aged 69
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage and on screen. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in modern and classical theatre productions. His first big television role came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.
1978

Helen Marnie

Age 40
Helen Marnie is a Scottish musician, known as the lead vocalist and one of the keyboardists and songwriters of the electronic band Ladytron. In 2012, she started a solo career as Marnie and released her debut solo album Crystal World on 11 June 2013. Her second solo album, Strange Words and Weird Wars, was released on 2 June 2017.
1979

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Age 39

  
Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer and director. Hewitt began her career as a child actress and singer, appearing in national television commercials before joining the cast of the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated (1989–1991) as well as performing as a backup singer before recording her debut studio album at the age of 12, Love Songs (1992), which was released exclusively in Japan. Hewitt received her breakthrough role as Sarah Reeves Merrin on the Fox teen drama Party of Five (1995–1999), and rose to fame as a teen star for her role as Julie James in the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and its 1998 sequel.
1980

Elize du Toit

Age 38
Elize du Toit is a South African-born British actress best known for playing the role of Izzy Davies in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2000 to 2004, with a brief return in 2007.
1983

Katie McGrath

Age 35
Katie McGrath is an Irish actress. In television, she is best known for portraying Morgana on the BBC One series Merlin (2008–2012), Lucy Westenra on the British-American series Dracula (2013–2014), Sarah Bennett in the first season of the Canadian horror anthology series Slasher (2016) and for her role as Lena Luthor on the American superhero series Supergirl (2016–present). Her film roles include Lady Thelma Furness in the drama film W.E. (2011), Zara Young in the science fiction adventure film Jurassic World (2015) and Elsa in the epic fantasy film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
1986

Charlotte Church

Age 32
Charlotte Maria Church (born Charlotte Maria Reed) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, actress, and television presenter. She rose to fame in childhood as a classical singer before branching into pop music in 2005. By 2007, she had sold more than 10 million records worldwide including over 5 million in the United States. She hosted a Channel 4 chat show titled The Charlotte Church Show. Church released her first album in five years, titled Back to Scratch, on 17 October 2010.
1987

Tuppence Middleton

Age 31
Tuppence Middleton is an English actress. She was nominated for the London Evening Standard Film Awards 2010 for Most Promising Newcomer. Since 2015, she portrays Riley Blue in the Netflix webseries Sense8.
1988

Danny Rose

Age 30
Daniel Stephen Rose is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for Portsmouth. He also captained the England C team in 2012.
1994

Hayley Orrantia

Age 24

Sarah Hayley Orrantia is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for portraying Erica Goldberg on the ABC comedy series The Goldbergs. She was a member of Lakoda Rayne, a country-pop girl group assembled by Paula Abdul during the first season of The X Factor.
1996

Sophie Turner

Age 22

 
Sophie Turner is an English actress. Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–present), which brought her international recognition.


Deaths



2004

Les Gray

(Born: 09 Apr 1946)

Died Aged 57
Thomas Leslie "Les" Gray was an English musician best known for his work with glam rock pop band Mud. Gray was also known for his distinctive vocal impersonation of Elvis Presley.


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