Feb 052018

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1948 – Christopher Guest

Christopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest, usually simply known as Christopher Guest, is an American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest’s films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (directed by Rob Reiner), and continued with Waiting for Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind, For Your Consideration, and Mascots.

He holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the right of most hereditary peers to a seat in the parliament. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to the actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis.

Age 70

1951 – Robin Sachs

Robin David Sachs was an English actor and voice actor. He is known for his voice over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for voicing Zaeed Massani in the Mass Effect franchise, Admiral Saul Karath in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sergeant Roderick in SpongeBob SquarePants and Xoloti in Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.

Died: 01 February 2013

Aged 61

1960 – Micky Hazard

Micky Hazard, sometimes spelled Mickey, is an English former professional footballer, best remembered for his time at Tottenham Hotspur.

Hazard played 8 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 1990

Age 58

1976 – John Aloisi

John Aloisi is a retired Australian association football player and the manager of A-League club Brisbane Roar. In a professional career that spanned 20 seasons, with league totals of 459 games and 127 goals, he was the first Australian ever to play and score in La Liga, the Premier League and Serie A.

He returned to Australia in 2007, with four seasons in the A-League. Aloisi was an integral member of the Australia national team for more than a decade, and represented the nation at the 2006 World Cup, being an essential figure in the qualifying stages. He also appeared for the Socceroos in two Confederations Cups. A former striker, Aloisi was described as a goal poacher who was able to “hold the ball up well and create opportunities for his teammates.”

Aloisi played 66 times for Portsmouth scoring 29 goals between 1997 – 1998

Age 42

1981 – Nora Zehetner

Nora Angela Zehetner is an American film and television actress.

At the age of 18 Zehetner started an acting career, something she had been interested in since she was 8, and moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in Tart (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), R.S.V.P. (2002), May (2002), and The Song of Rose (2003), as well as in other films and several TV series and commercials. Zehetner is best known for her role as Laynie Hart on the WB’s show Everwood.

In Brick, which won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, Zehetner plays the femme fatale Laura. The soundtrack CD of this film, released by Lakeshore Records on March 21, 2006, features Zehetner’s full, unedited performance “The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze”.

Age 37

1986 – Manuel Fernandes

Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Russian club FC Lokomotiv Moscow as a midfielder.

He started his professional career with Benfica at only 18, then went on to compete in England and Spain, mainly at the service of Everton and Valencia. He signed with Beşiktaş in January 2011, spending the following three-and-a-half seasons with the club.

Fernandes represented the Portugal under-21 team in two European Championships. He made his debut with the full side in 2005.

Fernandes played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 2006

Age 32

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1921 – Peter Sallis

Peter John Sallis, OBE was an English actor, known for his work on British television. He was the voice of Wallace in the Academy Award-honored Wallace and Gromit films and played Norman “Cleggy” Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine from its 1973 inception until its final episode in 2010, making him the only actor to appear in all 295 episodes.

Although Sallis was born and brought up in London, his two best remembered roles required him to adopt the accent and mannerisms of a Northerner. He also voiced Rat in The Wind in the Willows, appeared in Danger Man in the episode “Find and Destroy” (1961) as Gordon, appeared in the BBC Doctor Who serial “The Ice Warriors” (1967), playing renegade scientist Elric Penley, and appeared in an episode of The Persuaders! (“The Long Goodbye”, 1971). Other appearances include The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), and Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970). He retired from acting in 2010 and died in 2017, aged 96.

Died: 02 June 2017

Aged 96

1942 – Terry Jones

Terence Graham Parry Jones is a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter and film director. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.

Age 76

1946 – Elisabeth Sladen

Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen was an English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who. She was a regular cast member from 1973 to 1976, alongside both Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, and reprised the role many times in subsequent decades, both on Doctor Who and its spin-offs, K-9 and Company and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

Sladen was interested in ballet and theatre from childhood, and began to appear on stage in the mid-1960s, although more often as a stage manager at this time. She moved to London in 1970 and an appearance in the police drama Z-Cars led to her being selected for a part in Doctor Who. She stayed as a regular cast member alongside Pertwee and Baker until 1976. She subsequently starred in other roles on both television and radio, before semi-retiring to bring up a family in the mid-1980s.

She returned to the public eye in the 2000s with more Doctor Who related appearances, which culminated in taking a regular lead role in The Sarah Jane Adventures. The show earned the Royal Television Society 2010 award for Best Children’s Drama. She also made regular guest appearances on the main television series, and provided voice-over commentaries for its releases to DVD.

Her death made national and international news headlines, and major television stations and newspapers paid her tribute.

Died: 19 April 2011

Aged 65

1959 – Dave Bamber

John David “Dave” Bamber is an English former professional footballer.

Bamber played 4 times for Portsmouth in 1985

Age 59

1965 – Sherilyn Fenn

Sherilyn Fenn is an American actress. She came to attention for her performance as Audrey Horne on the 1990 cult TV series Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017) for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. She is also known for her roles in Wild at Heart (1990), Of Mice and Men (1992), Boxing Helena (1993) and the television sitcom Rude Awakening (1998–2001).

Age 53

1993 – Nicke Kabamba

Nicke Kabamba is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Aldershot Town on loan from Portsmouth.

Age 25


2013 – Robin Sachs

Born: 05 February 1951

Robin David Sachs was an English actor and voice actor. He is known for his voice over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for voicing Zaeed Massani in the Mass Effect franchise, Admiral Saul Karath in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sergeant Roderick in SpongeBob SquarePants and Xoloti in Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.

Died Aged 61

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