Apr 262018
 

On This Day


Births



1940

Giorgio Moroder

Age 78
Giovanni Giorgio Moroder is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music, and is dubbed the "Father of Disco".
1976

Emily Booth

Age 42
Emily Katherine Booth also known by her stage name Emily "Bouff" Bouffante, is an English actress and television presenter.
1980

Jordana Brewster

Age 38
Jordana Brewster is a Panamanian actress and model. She made her acting debut in an episode of All My Children in 1995 and next took on the recurring role as Nikki Munson in As the World Turns, garnering a nomination for Outstanding Teen Performer at the 1997 Soap Opera Digest Award. Her first role in a feature film was in Robert Rodriguez's horror science fiction The Faculty (1998).
1984

Emily Wickersham

Age 34

  
Emily Kaiser Wickersham is an American actress best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on NCIS.
1988

Gareth Evans

Age 30
Gareth Charles Evans is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Portsmouth.


Deaths



1976

Sid James

(Born: 08 May 1913)

Died Aged 62
Sid James (born Solomon Joel Cohen) was a South African-born British character actor and comedy actor.

Appearing in British films from 1947, his profile was raised as Tony Hancock's co-star in Hancock's Half Hour, first in the radio series and later for television and ran from 1956 to 1960. Afterwards, he became known as a regular performer in the Carry On films, appearing in nineteen films of the series. Meanwhile, his starring roles in television sitcoms continued for the rest of his life. He starred alongside Diana Coupland in the 1970s sitcom Bless This House until his death in 1976.


On This Day   .   Emily Wickersham

Apr 182018
 

On This Day

18 April 2018


Births



1956

Eric Roberts

Age 62
Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He was again recognized by the Golden Globes for his interpretation of Paul Snider in Bob Fosse's Star 80 (1983). Roberts' performance in Runaway Train (1985), as prison escapee Buck McGeehy, earned him a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
1963

Eric McCormack

Age 55
Eric James McCormack is a Canadian-American actor known for his role as Will Truman in the American sitcom Will & Grace and Dr. Daniel Pierce in the American crime drama Perception.
1965

Camille Coduri

Age 53
Camille Coduri is an English actress. She is best known for playing Jackie Tyler, the mother of Rose Tyler, in Doctor Who, and also for her roles as Faith in Nuns on the Run, Miranda in King Ralph, and Dot Clapton, chambers secretary in Rumpole of the Bailey.
1967

Maria Bello

Age 51
Maria Elena Bello is an American actress and writer. She has appeared in the films Permanent Midnight (1998), Payback (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Cooler (2003), A History of Violence (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2006), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Prisoners (2013), and Lights Out (2016). Bello is known for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the NBC medical drama ER (1997–1998). She starred as Lucy Robbins on the Fox series Touch alongside Kiefer Sutherland in 2013 and currently stars as Michelle McBride on the Amazon original series Goliath. In 2017, Bello joined the CBS procedural NCIS as Special Agent Jacqueline 'Jack' Sloane, a series regular.
1968

David Hewlett

Age 50
David Ian Hewlett is a British-born Canadian actor, writer, director, and voice actor known for his role as Dr. Rodney McKay on the Canadian-American science fiction TV shows Stargate SG-1Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. He is also known for his two 1993 guest appearances on Shining Time Station, portraying nosy journalist Ted Typo.
1971

David Tennant

Age 47
David Tennant (born David John McDonald) is a British actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In addition to his appearances on screen, he has worked as a voice actor and in theatre, including Prince Hamlet in a critically acclaimed 2008 stage production of Hamlet and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in the new DuckTales series starting in 2017. In January 2015, Tennant received the National Television Award for Special Recognition.
1976

Melissa Joan Hart

Age 42
Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She is known for her title roles in the sitcoms Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996–2003), and Melissa & Joey (2010–2015).
1992

Tom Davies

Age 26
Thomas Christopher "Tom" Davies is an English professional footballer who plays as a Defender for Coventry City.

Davies played 17 times for Portsmouth between 2016 – 2017
1995

Virginia Gardner

Age 23

Virginia Elizabeth Gardner is an American actress best known for playing the roles of Christina Raskin in the film Project Almanac (2015) and Karolina Dean in the Hulu original series Marvel's Runaways.


On This Day

Apr 112018
 

On This Day

11 April 2018


Births



1932

Joel Grey

Age 86
Joel Grey (born Joel David Katz) is an American actor, singer, dancer, and photographer. He is best known for portraying the Master of Ceremonies in both the stage and film versions of the Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret. He has won an Academy Award, Tony Award, and Golden Globe Award.
1973

Jennifer Esposito

Age 45
Jennifer Esposito is an American actress and author. She is known for her roles in the feature films CrashSummer of SamDon't Say a Word, and Welcome to Collinwood. Esposito has also appeared in several television series, most notably Spin CityRelatedSamantha Who?Blue Bloods, and Mistresses. From 2016 to 2017, Esposito played Special Agent Alexandra Quinn on the CBS series NCIS.
1974

Tricia Helfer

Age 44
Tricia Janine Helfer is a Canadian model and actress. She is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Ronald D. Moore's re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series (2004–2009) and for voicing Sarah Kerrigan in the Starcraft 2 trilogy. Also played attorney Evan Smith in Suits (U.S. TV series) (2011-).
1994

Dakota Blue Richards

Age 24

    
Dakota Blue Richards is an English actress. Her debut was in the film The Golden Compass, as the lead character Lyra Belacqua. She was cast as the lead of two other films: Dustbin Baby, as wayward teenager April, and The Secret of Moonacre, as Maria, the latter of which was released February 2009. She also played the character Franky Fitzgerald in the third generation of the E4 teen drama Skins.


On This Day   .   Dakota Blue Richards

Apr 032018
 

On This Day

03 April 2018


Births



1937

William Gaunt

Age 81
William Charles Anthony "Bill" Gaunt is an English actor.

After minor roles in 1960s series such as Z-Cars and The Avengers, and the Edgar Wallace Mysteries movies The Sinister Man (1961) and Solo for Sparrow (1962), he gained a role as the super-powered secret agent Richard Barrett in the 1968 British espionage/science fiction series The Champions. He had also appeared in a recurring role in Sergeant Cork following policemen in Victorian London.
1973

Jamie Bamber

Age 45
Jamie St John Bamber Griffith is an English actor, known for his roles as Lee Adama in Battlestar Galactica and Detective Sergeant Matt Devlin in the ITV series Law & Order: UK. He also had a supporting role in the Hornblower series and was a regular on the British series Ultimate Force and Peak Practice. In 2013, Bamber starred in the TNT medical drama Monday Mornings, and in 2014, in the Sky 1 drama The Smoke.
1986

Amanda Bynes

Age 32
Amanda Laura Bynes is an American actress and fashion designer. After appearing in commercials and in plays, Bynes rose to prominence as a child star in the late 1990s and early 2000s on the Nickelodeon series All That and The Amanda Show. From 2002 to 2006, she starred in the sitcom What I Like About You on The WB. She has also starred in several films, including What a Girl Wants (2003), She's the Man(2006), Hairspray (2007), Sydney White (2007), and Easy A (2010). Bynes announced an indefinite hiatus from acting in 2010 as she struggled with personal problems. Seven years later she announced her intention to return to television acting having sorted out her difficulties. She is scheduled to return sometime in 2018.


On This Day

Apr 022018
 

On This Day

02 April 2018


Births



1962

Clark Gregg

Age 56
Robert Clark Gregg is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He is best known for the role of Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has appeared in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., being the actor with the longest screen time in the MCU, he will also appear as the character in Captain Marvel (2019). He also voices the character on the animated television series Ultimate Spider-Man and in the video games Lego Marvel Super HeroesLego Marvel Avengers, and Marvel Heroes.
1966

Teddy Sheringham

Age 52
Edward Paul Sheringham MBE is an English football manager and former player. He last managed ATK in the Indian Super League.

Sheringham played 38 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 2003 – 2004
1968

Thomas Thogersen

Age 50
Thomas Thøgersen is a Danish former professional footballer, who most notably won three Danish football championships with Brøndby IF.

Thøgersen played 115 times for Portsmouth scoring 8 goals between 1998 – 2001
1972

Eyal Berkovic

Age 46
Eyal Berkovic is an Israeli former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He made 78 appearances for Israel, and is considered one of the nation's greatest ever players.

Berkovic played 28 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2004
1978

Jaime Ray Newman

Age 40
Jaime Ray Newman is an American actress and singer. She is known for starring as Kristina Cassadine in the soap opera General Hospital, Mindy O'Dell in the drama series Veronica Mars, Kat Gardener in the fantasy series Eastwick, Tess Fontana in the science-fiction series Eureka, Kat Petrova in the drama-thriller series Red Widow, Sam Gordon in the comedy-drama series Mind Games, Allison Roth in the crime drama series Wicked City, and Sarah Lieberman in the Marvel series The Punisher.
1979

Lindy Booth

Age 39
Lindy Booth is a Canadian actress. She played Riley Grant on the Disney Channel series The Famous Jett Jackson (and Agent Hawk in the show-within-a-show Silverstone) and Claudia on Relic Hunter and A.J. Butterfield on the NBC series The Philanthropist. She then played Cassandra Cillian on the TNT series The Librarians (2014–18).
1987

Lee Holmes

Age 31
Lee Daniel Holmes is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Exeter City in League Two.

Holmes played 5 times for Portsmouth in 2014
1999

Sophie Reynolds

Age 19

 
Sophie Reynolds is an American actress most known for her role as Ashley Parker in Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything.


On This Day   .   Sophie Reynolds

Mar 292018
 

On This Day

29 March 2018


Births



1943

Eric Idle

Age 75
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer. Idle is a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of The Rutles, and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot.
1943

Vangelis

Age 75
Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, best known professionally as Vangelis is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award–winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Blade RunnerMissingAntarctica1492: Conquest of Paradise, and Alexander, and the use of his music in the PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.
1955

Marina Sirtis

Age 63
Marina Sirtis is a British-American actress. She is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the four feature films that followed, as well as other appearances in the Star Trek franchise.
1968

Lucy Lawless

Age 50
Lucille Frances Lawless is a New Zealand actress and singer best known for playing the title character in the internationally-successful television series Xena: Warrior Princess(1995–2001).

She is also widely known for her role as Number Three on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series (2005–2009) and for the role of Lucretia in the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010), its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) and its sequel Spartacus: Vengeance (2012).
1991

Hayley McFarland

Age 27

   
Hayley McFarland is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her portrayal of Emily Lightman on the Fox TV series Lie to Me and Brooke Putner on the FX TV series Sons of Anarchy.
1996

Ronan Curtis

Age 22
Ronan Curtis is an Irish footballer who plays for signed Portsmouth from Derry City in 2018


Deaths



2009

Andy Hallett

(Born: 04 Aug 1975)

Died Aged 33
Andrew Alcott Hallett was an American singer and actor who became known from playing the part of Lorne in the television series Angel (2000–2004). He used his singing talents often on the show, and performed two songs on the series' 2005 soundtrack album, Angel: Live Fast, Die Never.


On This Day   .   Hayley McFarland

Mar 272018
 

On This Day

27 March 2018


Births



1969

Pauley Perrette

Age 49
Pauley Perrette is an American actress, best known for playing Abby Sciuto on the U.S. TV series NCIS. She is also a published writer, singer and civil rights advocate. Perrette also co-owns the "Donna Bell's Bake Shop" in Manhattan, which is named for her late mother
1971

Nathan Fillion

Age 47
Nathan Christopher Fillion is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle, as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity.He has acted in traditionally distributed films like Slither and Trucker, Internet-distributed films like Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, television soap operas and sitcoms, and theatre.


On This Day

Mar 092018
 

On This Day

09 March 2018


Births



1946

Alexandra Bastedo

(Died: 12 Jan 2014)

Aged 67
Alexandra Lendon Bastedo was a British actress, best known for her role as secret agent Sharron Macready in the 1968 British espionage/science fiction adventure series The Champions. She has been cited as a sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s. Bastedo was a vegetarian and animal welfare advocate.
1972

Kerr Smith

Age 46
Kerr Van Cleve Smith is an American actor known for playing Jack McPhee on The WB drama series Dawson's Creek, Kyle Brody in The WB supernatural drama Charmed and more recently Axel Palmer in My Bloody Valentine 3D. He is also known for portraying Carter Horton in Final Destination (2000).
1977

Katherine Parkinson

Age 41
Katherine Jane Parkinson is an English actress. She has appeared in several comedy series, including as Jen Barber in Channel 4's The IT Crowd, for which she received a British Comedy Best TV Actress Award in 2009 and a BAFTA TV Award in 2014 (having received a nomination in 2011).


On This Day

Feb 132018
 

On This Day

13 February 2018


Births



1956

Peter Hook

Age 62
Peter Hook (born Peter Woodhead) is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as the bassist and co-founder of English rock bands Joy Divisionand New Order.
1959

Dave Pullar

Age 59
David Pullar is an English former footballer who played as a winger.

Pullar played 105 times for Portsmouth scoring 7 goals between 1976 – 1979
1962

Hugh Dennis

Age 56
Peter Hugh Dennis, known professionally as Hugh Dennis, is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and Dennis with comedy partner Steve Punt, and playing Pete Brockman, the father in the BBC One sitcom Outnumbered. Since 2005, Dennis has been a regular panellist on the BBC Two satirical comedy show Mock the Week. Since October 2014, Dennis has appeared in the sitcom Not Going Out as Toby.
1968

Kelly Hu

Age 50
Kelly Ann Hu is an American actress, voice artist, former fashion model and beauty queen. She was Miss Teen USA 1985and Miss Hawaii USA 1993. Hu starred as Dr. Rae Chang on the American television soap opera Sunset Beach and as Michelle Chan on the American television police drama series Nash Bridges. She has also starred in numerous films including The Scorpion King (2002) as Sorceress Cassandra, Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) as Sona, X2 as Yuriko Oyama/Lady Deathstrike (2003), The Tournament (2009) as Lai Lai Zhen, and White Frog(2012).
1979

Lucy Brown

Age 39
Lucy Brown is an English actress best known for dual roles in the TV series Primeval.
1979

Mena Suvari

Age 39
Mena Alexandra Suvari (born February 13, 1979) is an American actress, fashion designer, and model. After beginning her career as a model and guest-starring in several television series, she made her film debut in the drama Nowhere (1997). Suvari rose to international prominence for her roles in the drama American Beauty (1999), for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and in three of the American Pie original films (1999–2001, 2012).


On This Day

Feb 072018
 

On This Day

07 February 2018


Births



1955

Miguel Ferrer

(Died: 19 Jan 2017)

Aged 61
Miguel José Ferrer was an American actor and voice actor. His breakthrough role was the OCP Vice President Bob Morton in the 1987 film RoboCop. Other film roles include Quigley in Blank Check (1994), Harbinger in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Shan Yu in Mulan (1998), Eduardo Ruiz in Traffic (2000) and Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3 (2013). Ferrer's notable television roles include FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017), Dr. Garret Macy on Crossing Jordan (2001–2007), Tarakudo on Jackie Chan Adventures (2000-2005) and NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles (2012–2017).
1960

James Spader

Age 58
James Todd Spader is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action science fiction film Stargate(1994), the controversial psychological thriller Crash (1996), the erotic romance Secretary (2002). He also played the voice role of Ultron (the main antagonist) in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). His best-known television roles are those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office. He currently stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist, for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations.
1967

David Nykl

Age 51
David Nykl is a Czech Canadian actor of film, television, commercials and theatre. He is best known for portraying Dr. Radek Zelenka in the SyFy television series Stargate Atlantis and Anatoly Knyazev in DC's comics' popular series Arrow.
1970

Shaun Murray

Age 47
Shaun Murray is an English former professional footballer who played in midfield. He made half of his appearances at Bradford City.

Murray played 45 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1990 – 1993
1979

Cerina Vincent

Age 39
Cerina Vincent is an American actress and writer best known for playing Maya the Yellow Galaxy Ranger in the television series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and Suzy Diaz in Stuck in the Middle, as well as her film appearances in Not Another Teen MovieCabin FeverIt Waits, and Everybody Wants to Be Italian. She has written three books with Jodi Lipper, and writes a regular column for The Huffington Post.
1985

Tina Majorino

Age 33
Tina Marie Majorino is an American film and television actress. She started her career as a child actor, starring in films such as AndreWhen a Man Loves a WomanCorrina, Corrina, and Waterworld. Despite her early success, she took a sabbatical from 1999 to 2004. She returned for one of her best known roles to date, the character Deb in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. Since her return to acting, she has been in television series such as Veronica MarsBig LoveTrue Blood and Grey's Anatomy. She returned to the role of Mac in the Veronica Mars movie, and has played the part of Maggie Harris on TNT's Legends TV series.
1989

Louisa Lytton

Age 29
Louisa Claire Lytton is an English actress. She is known for her television roles as Ruby Allen in EastEnders (2005–06), and PC Beth Green in The Bill (2007–09). She also finished fourth in series 4 of Strictly Come Dancing in 2006 and represented the UK at the Eurovision Dance Contest 2008, finishing ninth. Her theatre credits include playing Betty Rizzo in the 2017 UK touring production of the musical Grease.


Deaths



2017

Richard Hatch

(Born: 21 May 1945)

Died Aged 71
Richard Lawrence Hatch was an American actor, writer and producer. Hatch began his career as a stage actor, before moving on to television work in the 1970s. Hatch is best known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series.


On This Day

Jan 192018
 

On This Day

19 January 2018


Births



1949

Robert Palmer

(Died: 26 Sep 2003)

Aged 54
Robert Allen Palmer was an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He was known for his distinctive, soulful voice, mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae, blues, and sartorial acumen. He found success both in his solo career and with The Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US.


Deaths



2017

Miguel Ferrer

(Born: 07 Feb 1955)

Died Aged 61
Miguel José Ferrer was an American actor and voice actor. His breakthrough role was the OCP Vice President Bob Morton in the 1987 film RoboCop. Other film roles include Quigley in Blank Check (1994), Harbinger in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Shan Yu in Mulan (1998), Eduardo Ruiz in Traffic (2000) and Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3 (2013). Ferrer's notable television roles include FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017), Dr. Garret Macy on Crossing Jordan (2001–2007), Tarakudo on Jackie Chan Adventures (2000-2005) and NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles (2012–2017).


On This Day

Jan 162018
 

On This Day


Births



1948

John Carpenter

Age 70
John Howard Carpenter is an American film director, screenwriter, film producer, musician, editor and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.
1949

Caroline Munro

Age 69
Caroline Munro is an English actress and model known for her many appearances in horror, science fiction and action films of the 1970s and 1980s.
1951

Alex Cropley

Age 67
Alexander James Cropley is a retired footballer who featured as a midfielder. As so he played with clubs HibernianAston VillaArsenalNewcastle United and Portsmouth. Cropley was also capped for the Scottish national football team.

Cropley played 14 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1981 – 1982
1957

Trevor Ross

Age 61
Trevor William Ross is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Ross played for English clubs ArsenalEvertonPortsmouthSheffield United and Bury. He also featured for AEK Athens of the Greek First DivisionBorn in England, Ross is a youth international for Scotland.

Ross played 5 times for Portsmouth in 1982
1975

Tsianina Joelson

Age 43
Tsianina Joelson, or Tsianina Lohmann (born Tsianina Marie Means) is an American actress, fitness model, and former beauty queen.
1985

Renée Felice Smith

Age 33
Renée Felice Smith is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles, since joining the series that began in 2010.


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