May 302018
 

On This Day


Births



1953

Colm Meaney

Age 65
Colm J. Meaney is an Irish actor known for playing Miles O'Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has guest-starred on many TV shows from Law & Order to The Simpsons, and starred as Thomas Durant on Hell on Wheels.
1961

Harry Enfield

Age 57
Henry Richard "HarryEnfield is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is known in particular for his television work, including Harry Enfield's Television Programme and Harry & Paul, and for the creation and portrayal of comedy characters such as Kevin the Teenager and Loadsamoney.
1964

Mark Sheppard

Age 54
Mark Andreas Sheppard is a British-American actor and musician. He is often credited as "Mark A. Sheppard". Sheppard is known for his recurring roles as the demon/King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage, and small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly.
1974

Kostas Chalkias

Age 44
Konstantinos "Kostas" Chalkias is a Greek footballer who was plays as a goalkeeper. Previously he had played for PanathinaikosApollon SmyrniIraklisPortsmouthReal MurciaAris and PAOK. He currently plays for Panachaiki.

Chalkias played 6 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1979

Jenny Mollen

Age 39
Jenny Ann Mollen is an American actress and New York Times best selling author. She is known for her portrayal of Nina Ash on the television series Angel, and for Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave. She also writes a humorous column for The Smoking Jacket, a website affiliated with Playboy, as well as an advice column for Playboy.


On This Day

Mar 312018
 

On This Day


Births



1934

Richard Chamberlain

Age 84
George Richard Chamberlain is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare (1961–1966).
1952

Dermot Morgan

Died Aged 45
Dermot John Morgan was an Irish comedian, actor and previously a schoolteacher, who achieved international recognition for his role as Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.

Died: 28 February 1998
1980

Kate Micucci

Age 38
Kate Micucci is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, singer, songwriter and artist that is one half of the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Some of her well known roles include Stephanie Gooch in Scrubs, Shelley in Raising Hope, Lucy in The Big Bang Theory, Sadie in Steven Universe, Sara Murphy in Milo Murphy's Law, Daisy in Nature Cat, Clayface in The Lego Batman Movie, Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo, Webby Vanderquack in DuckTales, and Dr. Fox in Unikitty!.


On This Day

Mar 252018
 

On This Day


Births



1920

Patrick Troughton

Died Aged 67
Patrick George Troughton was an English actor. He was classically trained for the stage but became most widely known for his roles in television and film. His work included appearances in several fantasy, science fiction and horror films, but he became best known for his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 to 1969; he reprised the role in 1973, 1983 and 1985.

Died: 28 March 1987
1942

Richard O'Brien

Age 76
Richard O'Brien (born Richard Smith) is a British-New Zealand actor, television presenter, musician, writer, voice artist and theatre performer.

O'Brien wrote the musical stage show The Rocky Horror Show, which has remained in almost continuous production. He also co-wrote the screenplay of the film adaptation, The Rocky Horror Picture Show released in 1975, appearing in the film as Riff Raff.
1970

Kari Matchett

Age 48
Kari Matchett is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in films such as Apartment Hunting (2000), Angel Eyes (2001), Men with Brooms (2002), Cypher (2002), Civic Duty (2006), The Tree of Life(2011), and Maudie (2016). She is perhaps best known for her roles as Joan Campbell on Covert Affairs and as Kate Filmore in the science fiction movie Cube 2: Hypercube.
1979

Lee Pace

Age 39
Lee Grinner Pace is an American actor. Pace has been featured in film, stage and television. He starred as protagonist Joe MacMillan in AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. He also played Roy Walker/the Masked Bandit in the 2006 film The Fall. He has appeared in film series, including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 as Garrett and The Hobbit trilogy as Thranduil. He played villain Ronan the Accuser in the film Guardians of the Galaxy, and starred as Ned in the ABC series Pushing Daisies for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2008.
1984

Katharine McPhee

Age 34

 
Katharine Hope McPhee is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. In May 2006, she was the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol.

McPhee has also established an acting career, co-starring in The House Bunny and Shark Night 3D. She has played Karen Cartwright, one of the lead roles on Smash. Since September 2014, she has starred in Scorpion as Paige Dineen.
1989

Aly Michalka

Age 29

    
Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka is an American actress and recording artist. She gained fame for playing the role of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel series Phil of the Future and has participated in film and other television roles including Rhiannon Abernathy in the film Easy A, the CW series Hellcats and iZombie. Michalka and her sister, actress Amanda "AJ" Michalka, are members of the musical duo Aly & AJ.


On This Day   .   Katharine McPhee   .   Aly Michalka

Feb 272018
 

On This Day

27 February 2018


Births



1960

Paul Humphreys

Age 58
Paul David Humphreys is a British musician and songwriter who is best known for his contributions to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), a new wave band which he founded alongside Andy McCluskey in 1978. John Doran in The Quietus remarked: "If, roughly speaking, McCluskey is the intellect and inquisitive nature in the group, then Humphreys is the heart."
1962

Adam Baldwin

Age 56
Adam Baldwin is an American actor. He starred in Full Metal Jacket (1987) as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb. His roles include Stillman in Ordinary People (1980) Colonel John Casey in Chuck and as Mike Slattery in The Last Ship.
1982

Ali Bastian

Age 36
Alexandra Louise "Ali" Bastian is an English television actress, best known for playing Becca Dean in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2001 to 2007, and PC Sally Armstrong in long-running ITV drama series The Bill from 2007 to 2009.


Deaths



2015

Leonard Nimoy

(Born: 26 Mar 1931)

Died Aged 83
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer and songwriter. He was best known for his role as Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance in 2013.


On This Day

Feb 222018
 

On This Day

22 February 2018


Births



1926

Kenneth Williams

(Died: 15 Apr 1988)

Aged 62
Kenneth Charles Williams was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, and appeared in many British television programmes and radio comedies, including series with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne.
1944

Tucker Smallwood

Age 74
Tucker Smallwood is an American actor. On television, he has been a regular and made guest appearances on many series, including Space: Above and BeyondMillenniumBabylon 5The X-FilesCurb Your EnthusiasmSeinfeldMurphy BrownStar Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: EnterpriseFriends and The Sarah Silverman Program.
1953

Nigel Planer

Age 65
Nigel George Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones and as Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap. He has appeared in many West End musicals, including original casts of EvitaChicagoWe Will Rock YouWicked, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has also appeared in Hairspray.
1959

Kyle MacLachlan

Age 59
Kyle Merritt MacLachlan is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his role as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017) and its film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), as well as roles in two of David Lynch's films: Paul Atreides in Dune (1984) and Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet (1986). MacLachlan's other film roles include Lloyd Gallagher in The Hidden (1987), Ray Manzarek in The Doors (1991), Clifford Vandercave in The Flintstones (1994), Zack Carey in Showgirls (1995), and the voice of Riley's dad in Inside Out (2015).
1967

Paul Cook

Age 51
Paul Anthony Cook is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Championship club Wigan Athletic. On 6 May 2017, Cook guided Portsmouth to the League Two title.
1968

Jeri Ryan

Age 50
Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann) is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.
1969

Shaka Hislop

Age 49
Neil Shaka Hislop CM is a retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan's first tenure. Before this, he played for Reading where he was on the losing side in the 1st Division play-offs despite finishing second overall. He later played for West Ham United on two separate occasions and also for Portsmouth (where he won the 1st Division in 2002/03).

Hislop played 100 times for Portsmouth between 2002 – 2005
1975

Drew Barrymore

Age 43
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
1982

Dichen Lachman

Age 36
Dichen Lachman is an Australian actress, and of German and Tibetan descent. She appeared in the soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski and in Joss Whedon's science fiction drama television series Dollhouse as Sierra. Lachman portrayed Suren in the American remake of Being Human as a main character during the show's second season. Lachman starred in The 100 during the second and third season. Lachman has also starred in the 2014 film Lust for Love and had a recurring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Jiaying. Lachman currently stars as Reileen Kawahara in Netflix's Altered Carbon.
1990

Damien McCrory

Age 28
Damien Paul McCrory is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a defender for EFL Championship club Burton Albion.

McCrory played 3 times for Portsmouth in 2017


Deaths



2011

Nicholas Courtney

(Born: 16 Dec 1929)

Died Aged 81
William Nicholas Stone Courtney was a British actor, most famous for playing Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
2018

Billy Wilson

(Born: 10 Jul 1946)

Died Aged 71
Billy Wilson was an English footballer who played professionally in England for 15 years before retiring to run The Pompey public house just outside Fratton Park. Wilson was a tough tackling left back who made nearly 250 league appearances for the Blackburn Rovers.

Wilson played 219 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1972 – 1979


On This Day

Feb 022018
 

On This Day


Births



1949

Brent Spiner

Age 69
Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, comedian, and singer best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. In 1997, he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact, and was nominated in the same category for portraying Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day, a role he reprised in Independence Day: Resurgence.
1956

Philip Franks

Age 62
Philip Franks is an English actor and theatre director, known to the public chiefly for his roles in British television series, such as The Darling Buds of May and Heartbeat.
1977

Shakira

Age 41
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Lebanese singer, songwriter, and dancer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998). As of 2001, before releasing her best seller Laundry Service, she has sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.
1986

Gemma Arterton

Age 32
Gemma Christina Arterton is an English actress. Arterton made her film debut in the comedy film St Trinian's (2007). Her breakthrough role was in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008), playing Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, which won her an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. She was the title star of the film The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009). She is known for her roles in the fantasy films Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Byzantium (2013), and as the character Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). She played Joan in Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan at Donmar Warehouse, December 2016. She plays the lead role in the film Their Finest (2017).
1994

Michael Drennan

Age 24
Michael Joseph 'Mikey' Drennan is an Irish footballer who last played professionally as a striker for Shamrock Rovers. Drennan has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level and won the Football Association of Ireland's Under-16 International Player of the Year in 2010. Drennan was scouted by then Premier League side Aston Villa and spent five years in their youth and reserve sides where he was loaned out to English Football League sides Carlisle United and Portsmouth.

Drennan played 14 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2014
1997

Ellie Bamber

Age 21
Eleanor Elizabeth "Ellie" Bamber is an English actress.


Deaths



2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Born: 23 Jul 1967)

Died Aged 46
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits – Hoffman acted in many films from the early 1990s until his death in 2014.


On This Day

Jan 262018
 

On This Day


Births



1922

Michael Bentine

(Died: 26 Nov 1996)

Aged 74
Michael Bentine, CBE (born Michael James Bentin) was an English comedian, comic actor and founding member of the Goons. He was a Peruvian Briton. In 1971, Bentine received the Order of Merit of Peru following his fund-raising work for the 1970 Great Peruvian earthquake.
1979

Sara Rue

Age 39
Sara Rue is an American actress. She is known for her performances as Carmen Ferrara on Popular, and as Claude Casey on Less than Perfect. In 2011, she hosted The CW reality series Shedding for the Wedding. She had a recurring role in the comedy Rules of Engagement, where she played Brenda, the softball teammate and good friend of Jeff Bingham. She also had a regular role as Kim on the short-lived ABCsitcom Malibu Country, and appeared in the main cast of the TV Land comedy series Impastor.


Deaths



2016

Colin Vearncombe

(Born: 26 May 1962)

Died Aged 53
Colin Vearncombe, known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He emerged from the punk rock music scene and achieved mainstream pop success in the late 1980s, most notably with the international hit single "Wonderful Life" in 1987.


On This Day

Oct 282017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history

                


Births


1944 – Ian Marter

Ian Don Marter was an English actor and writer, known for his role as Harry Sullivan in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who from December 1974 to September 1975, with a non-regular, one-serial return in November and December 1975. He sometimes used the pseudonym Ian Don. Marter died suddenly of a diabetic heart attack on his 42nd birthday in 1986.

Died: 28 October 1986

Aged 42


1963 – Lauren Holly

Lauren Michael Holly is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the television series Picket Fences, Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber, as Linda Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and Director Jenny Shepard in the series NCIS.

Age 54


1974 – Dejan Stefanović

Dejan Stefanović is a retired Serbian football player.

Stefanović played 125 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2003 – 2007

Age 43


1982 – Matt Smith

Matthew Robert Smith is an English actor and voice actor. He is best known for his role as the 11th incarnation of The Doctor in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011.

Age 35


1983 – Joe Thomas

Joseph “Joe” Thomas is an English actor. He is best known for playing Simon Cooper in the E4 sitcom The Inbetweeners and Kingsley Owen in the Channel 4 comedy-drama series Fresh Meat.

Age 34


1997 – Sierra McCormick

Sierra McCormick is an American actress. She is known for her role as Olive Doyle on the Disney Channel series A.N.T. Farm and her participation on the game show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? She also played Lilith on The CW television series Supernatural.

Age 20


Deaths



1986 – Ian Marter

Born: 28 October 1944

Ian Don Marter was an English actor and writer, known for his role as Harry Sullivan in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who from December 1974 to September 1975, with a non-regular, one-serial return in November and December 1975. He sometimes used the pseudonym Ian Don. Marter died suddenly of a diabetic heart attack on his 42nd birthday in 1986.

Died Aged 42


On This Day

Oct 202017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


            


1941 – Anneke Wills

Anneke Wills (born Anna Katarina Willys) is an English actress, best known for her role as the Doctor Who companion Polly in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Age 76


1971 – Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue is an Australian singer, dancer, songwriter, model, fashion designer, and actress. Dannii rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time with another known fellow Australian Tina Arena and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s. Minogue achieved early success with hits such as “Love and Kisses”, “This is It”, “Jump to the Beat” and “Baby Love”, though by the release of her second album, her popularity as a singer had declined, leading her to make a name for herself with award-winning performances in musicals with Grease and also in Notre Dame De Paris, as well as other acting credits in The Vagina Monologues and as Lady Macbeth. The late 1990s saw a brief return to music after Minogue reinvented herself as a dance artist with “All I Wanna Do”, her first number one UK Club hit.

Age 46


1980 – Niall Matter

Niall Matter is a Canadian actor.

Following recovery from a serious accident sustained whilst working on Canadian oil rigs, Matter chose to pursue a full-time acting career. He received his first significant break in 2007, with a main role in teen drama The Best Years. Later in the same year, he joined the cast of Eureka as bad-boy genius Zane Donovan. In 2009 he had a small supporting role in Zack Snyder’s film Watchmen. He went on to star as Evan Cross in the short-lived 2012 series Primeval: New World. His career subsequently moved away from science fiction, seeing him star in several television movies, as well as joining Canadian series such as Remedy, Arctic Air and When Calls the Heart.

Age 37


1983 – Alona Tal

Alona Tal is an Israeli singer and actress. She is known for her roles in Veronica Mars as cheerleader Meg Manning and Supernatural as Jo Harvelle.

Age 34


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