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03 December 2018

Births


1952

Mel Smith

(Died: 19 Jul 2013)

Aged 60
Melvin Kenneth Smith was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer, and actor. Smith worked on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Joneswith his comedy partner, Griff Rhys Jones. Smith and Jones founded Talkback, which grew to be one of the UK's largest producers of television comedy and light entertainment programming.
1985

Amanda Seyfried

Age 33

Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actress. She began her career as a model when she was 11 and her acting career at 15 with recurring parts on the soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children. In 2004, Seyfried made her film debut in the teen comedy Mean Girls. Her subsequent supporting roles were in independent films, such as the drama Nine Lives (2005) and the crime drama Alpha Dog (2006). She also had a recurring role on the UPN television series Veronica Mars (2004–06). Between 2006 and 2011, Seyfried starred on the HBO drama series Big Love. She also starred in the musical feature film Mamma Mia! (2008) and reprised her role in the sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018).

Deaths


2002

Glenn Quinn

(Born: 28 May 1970)

Died Aged 32
Glenn Martin Christopher Francis Quinn was an Irish actor. While he was best known for his portrayal of Mark Healy on the popular '90s family sitcom Roseanne, Quinn also amassed a large fan base for his portrayal of Doyle, a half-demon, on Angel, a spin-off series of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


On This Day Amanda Seyfried

Nov 162018
 

On This Day

16 November 2018

Births


1953

Griff Rhys Jones

Age 65
Griffith Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith.
1964

Harry Lennix

Age 54
Harry Joseph Lennix III is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Terrence "Dresser" Williams in the Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats (1991) and as Boyd Langton in the Joss Whedon television series Dollhouse. Lennix currently co-stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, on the NBC drama The Blacklist. Lennix played Calvin Swanwick in the DC Extended Universe.
1977

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Age 41
Margaret Ruth Gyllenhaal is an American actress. Part of the Gyllenhaal family, she is the daughter of filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs, and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
1984

Gemma Atkinson

Age 34
Gemma Louise Atkinson is an English actress and ex-glamour model. She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); and for playing Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–12, 2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–17).
1989

Amine Linganzi

Age 29
Amine Linganzi is a professional Congolese footballer who last played for English club Swindon Town as a midfielder.

Linganzi played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2016 – 2017
1990

Emma Ishta

Age 28

 
Emma Ishta Douglas-Powell is an Australian model and actress. She is most known for portraying Kirsten Clark on the Freeform drama series Stitchers.


On This Day Emma Ishta Amine Linganzi

Jul 192018
 

On This Day

19 July 2018


Births



1976

Benedict Cumberbatch

Age 42
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE is an English actor. He made his West End debut in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005.

His television work includes appearances in Silent Witness (2002) and Fortysomething (2003) before playing Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking in 2004. He has starred as Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock since 2010.
1982

Jared Padalecki

Age 36
Jared Tristan Padalecki is an American actor, best known for his role as Sam Winchester on Supernatural. He grew up in Texas and rose to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as the films New York Minute and House of Wax.
1983

Helen Skelton

Age 35
Helen Elizabeth Skelton is an English television presenter and actress, best known for co-presenting the BBC children's programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013 and as an occasional presenter on Countryfile.
1986

Drew Talbot

Age 32
Andrew Talbot is an English footballer who plays for Chesterfield. A versatile player, Talbot predominantly plays at right back or on the right wing. He has occasionally played at left back and as a left winger, and can be utilised as a striker.

Talbot played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2016 – 2017


Deaths



2013

Mel Smith

(Born: 03 Dec 1952)

Died Aged 60
Melvin Kenneth Smith was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.

Smith worked on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones along with his comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones. Smith and Jones founded Talkback, which grew to be one of the UK's largest producers of television comedy and light entertainment programming.


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