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03 November 2018


Births


1910

William Hurndall

(Died: 13 Apr 1984)

Aged 73
Richard Gibbon Hurndall was an English actor. In 1983, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, producer John Nathan-Turner planned a special event, The Five Doctors, a 90-minute episode to feature four of the five actors who had at that point played the role of the Doctor. William Hartnell, the actor who originated the role, had died in 1975. Hurndall eventually won the role of the First Doctor, playing him as acerbic and temperamental but in some ways wiser than his successors. When Tom Baker, who played the Fourth Doctor, declined to appear in the programme, Hurndall's role was expanded slightly to have the First Doctor take a greater part in the action.
1933

Jeremy Brett

(Died: 12 Sep 1995)

Aged 61
Peter Jeremy William Huggins, known professionally as Jeremy Brett, was an English actor. He played the title character in the fictional detective series Sherlock Holmes from 1984 to 1994 in all 41 episodes. His career spanned from stage, to television and film, to Shakespeare and musical theatre. He is also remembered for playing the besotted Freddie Eynsford-Hill in the 1964 Warner Bros. production of My Fair Lady.
1954

Adam Ant

Age 64
Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard) is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring 10 UK top ten hits from 1980 to 1983, including three UK No. 1 singles. He has also worked as an actor, appearing in over two dozen films and television episodes from 1985 to 2003. Since 2010, Ant has undertaken an intense reactivation of his musical career, performing live regularly in his hometown of London and beyond, recording and releasing a new album and completing six full-length UK national tours, four US national tours, and two Australian tours and with a fifth US tour scheduled and a further album completed and awaiting release.
1957

Gary Olsen

(Died: 12 Sep 2000)

Aged 42
Gary Olsen was an English actor. He is best known for the role of Ben in the BBC television sitcom 2point4 Children.


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Births



1951

Peter Davison

Age 67
Peter Davison (born Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett)is an English actor with many credits in television dramas and sitcoms. He became famous as Tristan Farnon in the BBC's television adaptation of James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small stories. His subsequent starring roles included the sitcoms Holding the Fort and Sink or Swim, the fifth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, Dr. Stephen Daker in A Very Peculiar Practice and Albert Campion in Campion. He later played David Braithwaite in At Home with the Braithwaites, "Dangerous" Davies in The Last Detective and Henry Sharpe in Law & Order: UK.
1954

Jimmy Destri

Age 64
Jimmy Destri (born James Mollica) is an American musician. He played keyboards in the rock band Blondie, and was one of the principal songwriters for the band along with Chris Stein and Deborah Harry. Destri ceased touring with the band in 2004, but remained an official member for several more years.
1970

Gerry Creaney

Age 48
Gerard Thomas "GerryCreaney is a Scottish former footballer, who played as a striker.

Creaney played 69 times for Portsmouth scoring 36 goals between 1994 – 1995
1977

Leonardo Biagini

Age 41
Leonardo Ángel Biagini is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a striker.

Biagini played 8 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals in 2002
1993

Hannah Marks

Age 25
Hannah Gayle Marks is an American actress. She is best known for her role on the television series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
1994

Ariane Rinehart

Age 24
Ariane Rinehart is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her performance in The Sound of Music Live! as the eldest von Trapp daughter, Liesl, which was described by critics as the standout performance in the production.
2003

Olivia Sanabia

Age 15

Olivia Sanabia is a young actress who landed the starring role of Kelly Quinn in the Amazon Studios television pilot Just Add Magic. She has previously guest-starred in Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and Sam & Cat.


Deaths



1984

Richard Hurndall

(Born: 03 Nov 1920)

Died Aged 73
Richard Gibbon Hurndall was an English actor. In 1983, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BBC television series Doctor Who, producer John Nathan-Turner planned a special event, The Five Doctors, a 90-minute episode to feature the four of the five actors who had played the role of the Doctor. William Hartnell, the actor who originated the role, had died in 1975. Hurndall eventually won the role of the First Doctor, playing him as acerbic and temperamental but in some ways wiser than his successors.


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