Aug 152018
 

On This Day

15 August 2018


Births



1935

Jim Dale

Age 83
Jim DaleMBE (born James Smith) is an English actor, narrator, singer, director, and composer. In the British film world he became one of the comedic icons in the Carry On series. In the United States, he is most recognised as a leading actor on Broadway, where he had roles in ScapinoBarnumCandide and Me and My Girl, as well as for narrating all seven of the Harry Potter audiobooks in the American market (for which he received two Grammy Awards out of six nominations) and the ABC series Pushing Daisies(2007–2009); he also starred in the Disney film Pete's Dragon (1977). He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for portraying a young Spike Milligan in Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall (1973).
1946

Tony Robinson

Age 72
Sir Anthony Robinson is an English actor, comedian, author, presenter and political activist. He is known for playing Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder and for hosting the Channel 4 programmes Time Team and The Worst Jobs in History.
1961

Matt Johnson

Age 57
Matt Johnson is an English singer-songwriter best known as the vocalist and only constant member of his band The The. He is also a film soundtrack composer (Cineola), publisher (Fifty First State Press), broadcaster (Radio Cineola), and conservationist/local activist.
1975

Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi

Age 43
Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi, sometimes referred to as Yoshi Kawaguchi, is a Japanese footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He is a former captain of the Japan national team. Currently, he plays with SC Sagamihara in J3 League.

Kawaguchi played 13 times for Portsmouth between 2001 – 2003
1982

Alessandro Zamperini

Age 36
Alessandro Zamperini is an Italian footballer, in the role of defender.

Zamperini played 17 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2001 – 2002
1985

Emily Kinney

Age 33

   
Emily Rebecca Kinney is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC's horror drama television series The Walking Dead. Kinney has also appeared on several other television series, including Showtime's critically acclaimed Masters of Sex, The CW's The Flash, and later Arrow. In 2016, she co-starred in the ABC series Conviction, alongside Hayley Atwell.
1990

Jennifer Lawrence

Age 28

  
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. Lawrence made her film debut in a supporting role in Garden Party (2008), and had her breakthrough playing a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent drama Winter's Bone (2010). She achieved wider recognition for starring as the mutant Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011) and with her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), which established her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. She went on to earn various accolades for her collaborations with director David O. Russell. Her performance as a depressed and bipolar widow in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.


On This Day   .   Emily Kinney   .   Jennifer Lawrence

Jul 122018
 

On This Day

12 July 2018


Births



1950

Joe Laidlaw

Age 68
Joe Laidlaw was a combative midfielder who played for six English league clubs over a 15-year period spanning three decades.

Laidlaw played 75 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1979 – 1980
1956

Robin Simon

Age 62
Robin" Simon is a British guitarist who was a member of UltravoxMagazine and Visage.
1976

Anna Friel

Age 42
Anna Louise Friel is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, and portrayed the first lesbian kiss in a British soap opera in January 1994. She made her West End theatre debut in London in 2001 and has subsequently appeared in several productions, including in an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
1989

Phoebe Tonkin

Age 29
Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin is an Australian actress and model. She is best known for portraying Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water, Fiona Maxwell in Tomorrow, When the War Began, Faye Chamberlain in The Secret Circle, and Hayley Marshall-Kenner in The CW series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals.


On This Day

Mar 252018
 

On This Day

25 March 2018


Births



1920

Patrick Troughton

(Died: 28 Mar 1987)

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.
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