Oct 092018
 

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Births



1936

Brian Blessed

Age 82
Brian Blessed OBE is an English actor, writer, presenter, and comedian. He is known for his booming voice and his roles in Z-CarsI, ClaudiusBlackadder, and Flash Gordon.
1954

Scott Bakula

Age 64
Scott Stewart Bakula is an American actor, singer and director best known for his lead roles in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap (for which he received four Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award), and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise.
1976

Michael Panopoulos

Age 42
Michael Panopoulos, also written Michalis Panopoulos, is an Australian-Greek association football player. He has currently retired from playing, but now coaches the Altona City U12/U13 boys team and also the state of Victoria.

Panopoulos played 58 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1999 – 2001
1979

Brandon Routh

Age 39
Brandon James Routh is an American actor. He grew up in Iowa before moving to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, and subsequently appeared on multiple television series throughout the early 2000s including Gilmore Girls. In 2006, he gained greater recognition for his role as the titular superhero of the 2006 film Superman Returns. He also had a recurring role in the TV series Chuck, as Daniel Shaw. Following this, he had notable supporting roles in the films Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. In 2014, he began a recurring role on Arrow as Ray Palmer/Atom which spun off into a guest role on The Flash and a starring role on Legends of Tomorrow.
1979

Chris O'Dowd

Age 39
Christopher O'Dowd is an Irish actor, best known for his television roles such as Miles Daly in the Epix comedy series Get Shorty and Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O'Dowd created and starred in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy, which aired between 2012 and 2015. He had a recurring role on the comedy-drama series Girls.
1992

Louis Dennis

Age 26
Louis Hugh Dennis is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for EFL League One club Portsmouth.
1994

Jodelle Ferland

Age 24

Jodelle Micah Ferland is a Canadian actress. She is known for her portrayals of Mary Jensen in the 2004 ABC television series Kingdom Hospital, Bree Tanner in the 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Five in the 2015 Syfy television series Dark Matter. She is also known by her roles in multiple horror or horror-related films, such as Sharon/Alessa in Silent Hill, Lillith Sullivan in Case 39, Jenny in The Tall Man, Patience Buckner in The Cabin in the Woods, and Agatha Prenderghast in ParaNorman.


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Sep 192018
 

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19 September 2018


Births



1933

David McCallum

Age 85
David Keith McCallum, Jr. is a Scottish-American actor and musician. He first gained recognition in the 1960s for playing secret agent Illya Kuryakin in the television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.and as interdimensional operative Steel in Sapphire & Steel. In recent years, McCallum has gained renewed international recognition and popularity for his role as NCIS medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the American television series NCIS.
1940

Caroline John

(Died: 05 Jun 2012)

Aged 71
Caroline Frances John was an English actress best known for her role as Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, as well as several other television roles.
1964

Patrick Marber

Age 54
Patrick Albert Crispin Marber is an English comedian, playwright, director, actor, and screenwriter.
1987

Danielle Panabaker

Age 31
Danielle Nicole Panabaker is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), Sky High (2005) and Read It and Weep (2006), the latter alongside her younger sister Kay Panabaker, and in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005).
1988

Katrina Bowden

Age 30
Katrina Bowden is an American actress best known for playing Cerie on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock (2006–2013). She also appeared in films such as Sex DrivePiranha 3DD, and Scary Movie 5.


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Sep 182018
 

On This Day

18 September 2018


Births



1963

Christopher Heyerdahl

Age 55
Christopher Heyerdahl is a Canadian actor, best known for portraying the "Swede" in Hell on Wheels. He played the characters Halling and Wraith commander
Todd in Stargate Atlantis, and Pallan in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Revisions".
1974

Sol Campbell

Age 44
Sulzeer Jeremiah "SolCampbell is a former England international footballer. A central defender, he had a 20-year career playing in the Premier League and an 11-year international career.

Campbell played 111 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2006 – 2009
1977

Barret Foa

Age 41
Barrett Foa is an American actor, known for his role as Eric Beale on the CBS series NCIS: Los Angeles.
1979

Alison Lohman

Age 39
Alison Marion Lohman is an American actress. She starred as Astrid in White Oleander (2002), and has appeared in Matchstick Men (2003), Where the Truth Lies (2005), The Big White(2005), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (2005), Flicka (2006), and her most notable role as Christine Brown in Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell (2009); as well as smaller parts in Big Fish (2003), Beowulf (2007), and Gamer(2009). She has also been on television shows such as Tucker and Pasadena.
1989

James Dunne

Age 29
James William Dunne is an English professional footballer who plays for Swindon Town as a midfielder.

Dunne played 39 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goals between 2014 – 2015


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Sep 092018
 

Emily Wickersham

  



Emily Kaiser Wickersham (born April 26, 1984) is an American actress best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS.

In 2013, following the departure of actress Cote de Pablo, Wickersham was cast as NSA Analyst Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop in a three-episode arc on NCIS, starting November 19, 2013, on CBS. She was subsequently promoted to series regular. Wickersham has also appeared in the feature film Gone and made a number of guest appearances on television.


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Sep 022018
 

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02 September 2018


Births



1951

Mark Harmon

Age 67
Thomas Mark Harmon is an American television and film actor. He has appeared in a wide variety of roles since the early 1970s. Harmon gained recognition for portraying Secret Service special agent Simon Donovan in The West Wing, receiving a 2002 Emmy Award nomination for his acting in the four-episode story arc. Harmon was cast in a similar role a year later: The creator of both JAG and NCIS for CBS had seen Harmon in The West Wing and decided to cast him in NCIS. Harmon's character of NCIS special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs was first introduced in a guest starring role in two episodes of JAG. Since 2003, Harmon has starred in NCIS as the same character.
1995

Luke McGee

Age 23
Luke McGee is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Portsmouth.


Deaths



1973

J.R.R. Tolkien

(Born: 03 Jan 1892)

Died Aged 81
John Ronald Reuel TolkienCBE FRSL  was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The HobbitThe Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion.


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Jul 162018
 

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16 July 2018


Births



1965

Daryl Mitchell

Age 53
Daryl "Chill" Mitchell is an American actor. He is known for such roles as Dexter Walker on The John Larroquette Show, Tommy Webber in Galaxy Quest, Leo Michaels on Veronica's Closet, Eli Goggins III on Ed, and Patton Plame on NCIS: New Orleans.
1971

Carl Griffiths

Age 47
Carl Brian Griffiths is an English-born Welsh former footballer and manager.

Griffiths played 15 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1995 – 1996
1986

Taryn Southern

Age 32

 
Taryn Southern is an American writer, producer, digital strategist, singer, and YouTube personality whose videos have received more than 700 million views online. She was part of American Idol season three's Top 50, but first gained national attention with her video Hot4Hill during the 2008 Presidential race. She went on to host and executive produce DirecTV's first original series, Project My World before landing other jobs in the entertainment industry.


Deaths



2017

George A. Romero

Died Aged 77
Born: 04 February 1940

George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968). Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive-produced the 1983–88 television series Tales from the Darkside.


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Jul 082018
 

On This Day

08 July 2018


Births



1963

Rocky Carroll

Age 55
Roscoe "Rocky" Carroll is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Joey Emerson on the FOX comedy-drama Roc (1991–94) as Dr. Keith Wilkes on the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope, and as NCIS Director Leon Vance on the CBS drama NCIS and its spinoffs Los Angeles and New Orleans. He also played a supporting role in the 1995 thriller film Crimson Tide.
1968

Michael Weatherly

Age 50
Michael Manning Weatherly, Jr., is an American actor, producer and director who became known for playing the role of Anthony DiNozzo in NCIS (2003–2016). In October 2016, he assumed the role of the titular Dr. Jason Bull in Bull. Weatherly is also recognized for his portrayal of Logan Cale in Dark Angel (2000–2002).
1976

Iyari Limon

Age 42
Iyari Pérez Limón is a Mexican-American actress, best known for her supporting role as Potential Slayer Kennedy on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1982

Sophia Bush

Age 36
Sophia Anna Bush is an American actress, director, spokesperson, and activist. She starred as Brooke Davis in The WB/CW drama series One Tree Hill (2003–2012). She had major film roles in John Tucker Must Die (2006), The Hitcher (2007), and The Narrows (2008). From 2014 to 2017, she starred in the NBC police procedural drama series Chicago P.D. as Det. Erin Lindsay.
1985

Romuald Boco

Age 33
Romuald Boco is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Leyton Orient. Born in France, he has represented Benin at full international level.

Boco played 4 times for Portsmouth between 2015 – 2016


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Jul 072018
 

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07 July 2018


Births



1919

Jon Pertwee

(Died: 20 May 1996)

Aged 76
John Devon Roland Pertwee, known professionally as Jon Pertwee, was an English actor, entertainer and cabaret performer.

Pertwee starred as the Third Doctor in the science-fiction series Doctor Who between 1970 and 1974, and also spent 18 years (1959–1977) playing Chief petty officer Pertwee in The Navy Lark on BBC Radio. He later played the title character in the series Worzel Gummidge from 1979 to 1981, and again from 1987 to 1989.
1941

Bill Oddie

Age 77
William Edgar "BillOddieOBE is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor. He became famous as one of The Goodies. Oddie has established a reputation as a naturalist, conservationist, and television presenter on wildlife issues. Some of his books are illustrated with his own paintings and drawings.  His wildlife programmes for the BBC include: Springwatch/AutumnwatchHow to Watch WildlifeWild In Your GardenBirding with Bill OddieBritain Goes Wild with Bill Oddie and Bill Oddie Goes Wild.
1946

Joe Spano

Age 72
Joseph Peter Spano is an American actor who came to prominence through his role as Lt. Henry Goldblume on Hill Street Blues. Spano is now best known for his work on NCIS as FBI Special AgentTobias C. Fornell.
1970

Robia LaMorte

Age 48
Robia Brett LaMorte, sometimes credited as Robia La Morte, is an American actress and former dancer. She is best known as a dancer and spokesperson for the musician Prince, and for starring as Jenny Calendar in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
1988

Jack Whitehall

Age 30
Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall is an English comedian, television presenter, and actor. He is best known for his stand up comedy, for starring as JP in the TV series Fresh Meat, and for playing Alfie Wickers in the TV series Bad Education, which he also co-wrote.


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Jun 262018
 

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26 June 2018


Births



1970

Chris O'Donnell

Age 48
Christopher Eugene O'Donnell is an American actor. He played Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman, D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, Jack Foley in the drama film Circle of Friends, Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, Jason Brown in Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune, and Peter Garrett in Vertical Limit. O'Donnell currently stars as special Agent G. Callen on the CBS crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles, a spin-off of NCIS.
1984

Aubrey Plaza

Age 34
Aubrey Christina Plaza is an American comedian and actress. She portrayed April Ludgate on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. After appearing in supporting roles in several films, Plaza had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. Plaza currently stars as Lenny Busker in the FX series Legion.
1991

Amanda Cerny

Age 27
Amanda Cerny is a former Playboy model and currently a fitness professional, television personality, and founder of Play Foundation who has earned over 2.1 million subscribers on YouTube and over 19 million followers on Instagram.
1992

Jennette McCurdy

Age 26
Jennette McCurdy is an American actress, producer, screenwriter, and singer. She is best known for her role as Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly and its spin-off series Sam & Cat. She has also appeared in a number of television series, including VictoriousZoey 101True Jackson VPMalcolm in the Middle, and Lincoln Heights, and has also produced, written, and starred in her own online series titled What's Next for Sarah?. Since May 2015, she has starred in the Netflix/City drama series Between as Wiley Day.
1993

Ariana Grande

Age 25
Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious, and in the spinoff Sam & Cat until 2014. She has also appeared in other theatre and television roles and has lent her voice to animated television and films.


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Jun 042018
 

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04 June 2018


Births



1964

Sean Pertwee

Age 54
Sean Carl Roland Pertwee is an English actor and voice actor. Pertwee attended Teddington School and Sunbury College. Pertwee has played Captain Fitzpatrick in the play Tom Jones, Sergeant Wells in Dog Soldiers, Pilot Smith in Event Horizon, Inspector Lestrade in CBS's Elementary and Alfred Pennyworth in Fox's Gotham. He is also the narrator of MasterChef: The Professionals and Wild Canada.
1968

Scott Wolf

Age 50
Scott Richard Wolf is an American actor. He is known for the television series Party of Five as Bailey Salinger, as Jake Hartman in Everwood and Chad Decker in V.
1971

James Callis

Age 47
James Nicholas Callis is an English actor. He is best known for playing Dr. Gaius Baltar in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television series, and Bridget Jones' best friend Tom in Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. He later reprised the role in 2016, in Bridget Jones's Baby. He joined the cast of the TV Series Eureka, on Syfy, in 2010. In 2017 he voiced the character Alucard on the Netflix series Castlevania, based on the video game of the same name.
1971

Noah Wyle

Age 47
Noah Strausser Speer Wyle is an American film, television, and theatre actor. He is known for his roles as Dr. John Carter in ER and as Tom Mason in Falling Skies. He has also played Steve Jobs in the docudrama Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999), Dr. Kenneth Monnitoff in Donnie Darko (2001), and Flynn Carsen in The Librarian franchise.
1991

Jordan Hinson

Age 27

    
Jordan Danielle Hinson is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Zoe Carter on the science fiction series Eureka.
1991

Kathryn Prescott

Age 27
Kathryn "Kat" Prescott is an English actress best known for playing Emily Fitch on the teen drama television series Skins and Carter Stevens in the 2014 MTV drama Finding Carter.
1998

Kaleem Haitham

Age 20
Kaleem Haitham is an English professional footballer.

Haitham played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2015


Deaths



2016

Nicky Jennings

(Born: 18 Jan 1946)

Died Aged 70
Nicholas Jennings was an English football player whose career ran from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. Born in Wellington, Somerset he played nearly 100 league games for his first club Plymouth Argyle. A speedy winger, he moved to Portsmouth in January 1967 and was, in 1971, awarded the title of Pompey's Player of the Year. In all he made over 200 appearances for Pompey before moving to Exeter, making his final league appearance in 1978. Jennings also played the summer of 1973 in the NASL with the Dallas Tornado.

Jennings played 227 times for Portsmouth scoring 51 goals between 1967 – 1974


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May 312018
 

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1952

Karl Bartos

Age 66
Karl Bartos is a German musician and composer.

He was originally recruited to play on Kraftwerk's US "Autobahn" tour. In addition to his percussion playing, Bartos was credited with songwriting on the Man-MachineComputer World, and Electric Café albums and sang one lead vocal on the latter.
1977

Eric Christian Olsen

Age 41
Eric Christian Olsen is an American actor. He is known for his portrayals of Detective Marty Deeks on the CBS television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and of Austin in the film Not Another Teen Movie.


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May 172018
 

On This Day

17 May 2018


Births



1955

Bill Paxton

(Died: 25 Feb 2017)

Age 61
William Paxton was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), Predator 2 (1990), Tombstone (1993), True Lies (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), Twister (1996), Titanic (1997), U-571 (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014). He also starred in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011). Paxton's final film appearance was in The Circle (2017), released two months after his death.
1961

Enya

Age 57
Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known as Enya, is an Irish singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Born into a musical family and raised in the Irish speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal, Enya began her music career when she joined her family's Celtic band Clannad in 1980 on keyboards and backing vocals. She left in 1982 with their manager and producer Nicky Ryan to pursue a solo career, with Ryan's wife Roma Ryan as her lyricist. Enya developed her distinct sound over the following four years with multi-tracked vocals and keyboards with elements of new age, Celtic, classical, church, and folk music. She has sung in ten languages.
1973

Sasha Alexander

Age 45
Suzana S. Drobnjaković Ponti, known by her stage name Sasha Alexander, is a Serbian-American actress. She played Gretchen Witter on Dawson's Creek and has acted in films including Yes Man(2008) and He's Just Not That Into You (2009). Alexander played Caitlin Todd for the first two seasons of NCIS. From July 2010 through September 2016, Alexander starred as Maura Isles in the TNT series Rizzoli & Isles.
1990

Leven Rambin

Age 28
Leven Alice Rambin is an American actress. She is best known for playing look-alike half-sisters Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton on All My Children (2004–08) and her recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy (2005–present), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–09), One Tree Hill (2003–12), Wizards of Waverly Place (2007–12), and CSI: Miami (2002–12). She appeared in the sci-fi film The Hunger Games(2012) as the District 1 tribute Glimmer, and appeared as Clarisse La Rue in the fantasy film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)


Deaths



2012

Donna Summer

(Born: 31 Dec 1948)

Died Aged 63
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach No. 1 on the United States Billboard 200 chart and charted four number-one singles in the U.S. within a 12-month period. Summer has reportedly sold over 140 million records worldwide, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. She also charted two number-one singles on the R&B charts in the U.S. and a number-one in the U.K.


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