Feb 122018

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1945 – Gareth Thomas

Gareth Daniel Thomas was a British actor. He was best known for his role as Roj Blake in the BBC science fiction television series Blake’s 7, but appeared in many other films and television programmes, including Shem in the ITV sci-fi series Star Maidens and Adam Brake in the fantasy series Children of the Stones.

Died: 13 April 2016

Aged 71

1950 – Michael Ironside

Frederick Reginald Ironside is a Canadian actor best known by his stage name Michael Ironside. He has worked as a voice actor, producer, film director, and screenwriter in movie and television series in various Canadian and American productions. He is best known for playing villains and “tough guy” heroes, though he has also portrayed sympathetic characters. Ironside is a method actor, who stays in character between filming scenes.

Age 68

1980 – Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci is an American actress.

Ricci began her career appearing in commercials and received early recognition as a child star. Her debut performance in Mermaids (1990) was followed by a breakthrough role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993) when she was eleven and thirteen years old, respectively.[3] Following her success with the Addams Family films, she earned something of a “teen icon” status thanks to appearances in various big budget productions, notably Now and Then (1995) and Casper (1995), which were marketed for younger audiences, before making a successful transition into adult-oriented roles with the art-house drama The Ice Storm (1997), at the age of seventeen.

Ricci continued acting in small-scale independent films such as Buffalo ’66 (1998) and The Opposite of Sex (1998), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She made a departure from independent cinema with Tim Burton’s big-budget Gothic horror Sleepy Hollow (1999) and later received praise for her performance in the drama Monster (2003), portraying the girlfriend of a notorious female serial killer. Although she has developed a reputation for being a prominent independent film actress, Ricci has appeared in many box office hits—to date, the films in which she has starred have amassed a gross in excess of $743 million.

Ricci has also acted in various television productions. In 2006, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as a paramedic in the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy. From 2011 to 2012, she starred as a stewardess in the short-lived series Pan Am. In 2014, she starred in the titular role of the Lifetime film Lizzie Borden Took an Ax, marking a return to the darker roles she had generated attention for earlier in her career. In 2015, she reprised the role in the limited series The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, chronicling the aftermath of the events that took place in the biopic.

Ricci married dolly grip James Heerdegen in October 2013 and gave birth to a son in August 2014. She is also the national spokesperson for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).

Age 38

1980 – Enver Gjokaj

Enver Leif Gjokaj is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Victor in Joss Whedon’s science fiction television series Dollhouse and as Agent Daniel Sousa on Agent Carter.

Age 38

1980 – Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster is an American actress. She is known for her long-running roles as Rachel Meyers in the NBC series Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ellie Bartowski in the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck, as well as playing Chloe Grefe in Lovers Lane , Madison Kellner on The WB’s Everwood and Marjorie in ABC’s TV series What About Brian.

Age 38

1986 – Georgina Reilly


Georgina Reilly is a Canadian film and television actress, best known to date for her roles in the films Pontypool and This Movie Is Broken, the television series The L.A. Complex and Murdoch Mysteries, and the CBC Radio drama series Trust Inc.

Age 32

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1939 – Peter Purves

Peter Purves is an English television presenter and actor. He played Steven Taylor in Doctor Who during the era of the First Doctor, a role he continues to play in audio dramas for Big Finish Productions, and later became a presenter on the BBC children’s programme Blue Peter for eleven years. He has continued to make regular appearances on television, including an association with television coverage of the Crufts dog show.

Age 79

1947 – Michael Keating

Michael Keating is an English actor. He is best known as for his role as Vila Restal in the science fiction television series Blake’s 7.

Age 71

1974 – Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Irene Banks is an American actress, director, and producer. Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy (1998), and is known for her roles in the films Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Seabiscuit (2003), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), Role Models (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), Pitch Perfect (2012), Power Rangers (2017), The Lego Movie (2014), and The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015). In 2014, she portrayed Melinda Ledbetter, the girlfriend and later wife of the Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson, in the biographical drama Love & Mercy and made her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, whose $69 million opening weekend gross set a record for a first-time director.

On television, Banks had a recurring role as Avery Jessup on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, which garnered her two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. She also had recurring roles on the comedy series Scrubs and Modern Family, the latter of which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. She reprised her role as Lindsay in Wet Hot American Summer for the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017).

As of August 2017, Box Office Mojo ranked Banks as the 33rd-highest grossing actor of all time, and the fifth-highest grossing actress.

Age 44

1975 – Claire Goose

Claire Goose is a Scottish actress. She played Tina Seabrook, a nurse in BBC One’s Casualty, DS Mel Silver in Waking the Dead. and Inspector Rachel Weston in ITV’s The Bill. She also narrated the last two series of Road Wars for digital satellite channel Sky 1 in 2009 and 2010.

In 2015 she took the part of the leading character in BBC Birmingham’s series The Coroner.

Age 43

1976 – Keeley Hawes

Keeley Clare Julia Hawes is an English actress. She starred in the film version of The Last September (1999) and has voiced roles in video games, such as Lara Croft in several of the Tomb Raider games. She is also known for her roles as Kitty Butler in Tipping the Velvet, Zoe Reynolds in Spooks (2002–2004), Alex Drake in Ashes to Ashes (2008–2010), Lady Agnes in the 2010 reboot of Upstairs, Downstairs, Detective Inspector Lindsay Denton in the second and third series of Line of Duty (2014–2016), as a mother in search of her abducted child in the BBC series The Missing, and as Louisa Durrell in the ITV series The Durrells.

Age 42

1981 – Holly Willoughby


Holly Marie Willoughby is an English television presenter and model, best known for her television work with ITV.

She has presented a number of television programmes alongside Phillip Schofield such as Dancing on Ice (2006–2011, 2018–) and This Morning (2009–present).

She has also presented the revived television series Surprise Surprise (2012–2015) taking over from Cilla Black, The Voice UK (2012–2013) on BBC One and Play to the Whistle (2015–2017). Willougby is also a team captain on the ITV2 show Celebrity Juice alongside Fearne Cotton who co-hosted The Xtra Factor with her for two series from 2008 until 2009.

Age 37

1991 – Emma Roberts


Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in the crime film Blow (2001), Roberts gained recognition for her lead role as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous (2004–07). She released her debut studio album Unfabulous and More in 2005. Roberts then appeared in numerous films, including Nancy Drew (2007), Wild Child (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Valentine’s Day (2010), It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010), and The Art of Getting By (2011).

Looking for more mature roles, Roberts obtained starring roles in the films Lymelife (2009), (2010), Scream 4 (2011), Adult World (2013), We’re the Millers (2013), Palo Alto (2013), The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015), and Nerve (2016). She starred in the lead role of Chanel Oberlin on the FOX horror-comedy series Scream Queens (2015–2016), and appeared in three seasons of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story.

Age 27

1997 – Chloe Moretz


Chloe Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her film career at age seven, with roles in The Amityville Horror (2005), The Poker House (2008), (500) Days of Summer (2009), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) and Let Me In (2010).

Moretz’ breakthrough came in 2010 with her performance as Hit-Girl in the superhero film Kick-Ass and its 2013 sequel Kick-Ass 2. She has since starred in numerous films, such as Hugo (2011), Dark Shadows (2012), Carrie (2013), If I Stay (2014), The Equalizer (2014), The 5th Wave (2016) and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016). Moretz provided the voice of Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass: The Game and Emily Kaldwin in Dishonored. Her stage work includes her performance in the off-Broadway production of The Library at The Public Theatre in 2014.

She has been featured in covers and editorials for publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle.

Age 21

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1960 – Neil Flynn

Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian, known for his role as Janitor on the NBC/ABC medical comedy-drama Scrubs. He currently portrays Mike Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle. In many of his acting roles, he has portrayed a police officer.

Age 57

1982 – Johannes Ertl

Johannes Bruno “Johnny” Ertl is a former Austrian footballer who primarily played as a defensive midfielder, although he could also play at the right or centre of defence.

During his career, Ertl notably represented Sturm Graz, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Portsmouth; after retiring from playing in 2015, he became the spokesman of the Portsmouth F.C. supporters’ trust, also taking on a role as the assistant coach of the Portsmouth under-16s.

Ertl played 88 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2012 – 2015

Age 35

1985 – Rahul Kohli

Rahul Kohli (born 13 November 1985) is an English television, film and stage actor. He is known for playing Dr. Ravi Chakrabarti in the television series iZombie. He has also starred as Jack Spheer in Supergirl.

Age 32

1995 – Stella Hudgens

Former child actress who had 2007 film roles in The Memory Thief and Deeply Irresponsible. She is the younger sister of High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens.

Age 22

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1949 – Armin Shimmerman

Armin Shimerman is an American actor, voice actor and author. Shimerman is known for playing the Ferengi bartender Quark in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Principal Snyder in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kramer’s caddy Stan on Seinfeld, for voicing Dr. Nefarious in the Ratchet & Clank series, and for voicing Andrew Ryan, one of the antagonists of BioShock.

Age 68

1957 – Mike Score

Michael Gordon “Mike” Score is an English musician. He is best known as the keyboardist, guitarist and lead singer of the new wave band, A Flock of Seagulls. He released a solo album on 1 March 2014 titled Zeebratta.

Age 60

1958 – Robert Patrick

Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr. is an American actor, perhaps best known for his portrayals of villainous characters. He is a Saturn Award winner with four nominations.

Patrick dropped out of college when drama class sparked his interest in acting, and entered film in 1986. After playing a supporting role in Die Hard 2 (1990), Patrick starred as the T-1000, the main antagonist of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) – a role he reprised for cameo appearances in Wayne’s World (1992) and Last Action Hero (1993). Other notable film credits include Fire in the Sky (1993), Striptease (1996), Cop Land (1997), The Faculty (1998), Spy Kids (2001), Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Walk the Line (2005), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) and Safe House (2012).

In television, Patrick is known for his portrayals of FBI Special Agent John Doggett in The X-Files and Colonel Tom Ryan in The Unit, and has played ongoing roles in series such as The Outer Limits, The Sopranos, Elvis, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Burn Notice, Last Resort, Sons of Anarchy and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. He currently stars in the CBS drama series Scorpion as Agent Cabe Gallo.

Age 59

1967 – Judy Reyes

Judy Reyes is an American television actress, best known for her roles as Carla Espinosa on the NBC/ABC sitcom Scrubs (2001–2009), and as Zoila Diaz in the Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids (2013–2016). In 2017, she began starring as Quiet Ann in the TNT crime comedy-drama, Claws.

Age 50

1971 – Chris Addison

Christopher David Addison is an English comedian, writer, actor and director from Manchester. He is perhaps best known for his role as a regular panellist on Mock the Week. He is also known for his lecture-style comedy shows, two of which he later adapted for BBC Radio 4.

In addition to stand-up, Addison played Ollie Reeder in the BBC Two satire series The Thick of It and Toby Wright in its spin-off film In the Loop, starred in the Sky Living comedy-drama Trying Again and appeared in several episodes of series 8 of Doctor Who. He also co-created and starred in the BBC Two sitcom Lab Rats. On radio, he previously hosted the weekly comedy news satire show 7 Day Sunday on BBC Radio 5 Live from 2009 to 2010.

Age 46

1971 – Corin Nemec

Corin “Corky” Nemec (born Joseph Charles Nemec IV) is an American actor, producer, and screenwriter. Nemec is known for playing the title character on Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Jonas Quinn on Stargate SG-1, and Harold Lauder in the ABC miniseries The Stand.

Age 46

1979 – Madison McLaughlin

Louisiana-born actress who played Krissy Chambers on the CW’s Supernatural and appeared as Annie Lisbon on CBS’s The Mentalist.

Age 22

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1963 – Tom Cavanagh

Thomas Patrick Cavanagh is a Canadian actor and director best known for a variety of roles on American television, including starring roles in Ed (2000–2004), Love Monkey (2006) and Trust Me (2009), and recurring roles on Providence and Scrubs. Since 2014, Cavanagh has served as a series regular on The Flash, portraying various versions of Harrison Wells.

Age 54

1965 – Kelly Rowan

Kelly Rowan is a Canadian film and television actress and former fashion model. She is best known for portraying Kirsten Cohen in the American television series The O.C.

Age 52

1984 – Sasha Cohen

Alexandra Pauline “Sasha” Cohen is an American figure skater. She is the 2006 Olympic silver medalist, a three-time World Championship medalist, the 2003 Grand Prix Final Champion, and the 2006 U.S. Champion.

Age 33

1996 – Brandon Haunstrup

Brandon Neil Haunstrup is an English professional footballer who plays for Portsmouth as a defender.

Age 21

2000 – Ellery Sprayberry

Ellery Sprayberry is an American actress and voice over artist best known for Wakefield, Baskets, The Bronze, and The Young and the Restless.

Age 17

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