Dec 022018
 

On This Day

02 December 2018

Births


1968

Lucy Liu

Age 50
Lucy Alexis Liu (born Lucy Liu) is an American actress. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002). Liu's film work includes starring as one of the heroines (Alex Munday) in Charlie's Angels (2000), portraying O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill (2003) and starring roles in the main casts of Payback (as Pearl; 1999) and Chicago (as Kitty Baxter; 2002), and the animated film series Kung Fu Panda (2008–present) portraying the character Master Viper. She is currently co-starring in the Sherlock Holmes–inspired crime drama series Elementary as Joan Watson.


On This Day

Nov 182018
 

On This Day

18 November 2018

Births


1960

Kim Wilde

Age 58
Kim Wilde (born Kim Smith) is an English pop singer who burst onto the music scene in 1981 with her debut single "Kids in America", which reached number two in the UK. In 1983, she received the Brit Award for Best British Female solo artist. In 1986, she had a UK number two hit with her version of The Supremes' song "You Keep Me Hangin' On", which also went on to be a major US hit, topping the charts there in 1987. Between 1981 and 1996, she had 25 singles reach the Top 50 of the UK singles chart. Her other hits include "Chequered Love" (1981), "You Came" (1988) and "Never Trust a Stranger" (1988). In 2003, she collaborated with Nena on the song "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", which topped the Dutch charts.
1961

Steven Moffatt

Age 57
Steven William Moffat OBE is a Scottish television writer and producer, best known for his work as showrunner, writer and executive producer of British television series Doctor Who and Sherlock.
1969

Dan Bakkedahl

Age 49
Dan Bakkedahl is an American actor and improvisational comedian from Chicago's Second City. He is best known for starring as Tim Hughes on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, as Congressman Roger Furlong on the HBO series Veep, and as Steve Nugent in the FX comedy series Legit. From 2005 to 2007, he was a correspondent for three seasons on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
1970

Elizabeth
Anne Allen


Age 48
Elizabeth Anne Allen is an American actress. Allen is best known for her recurring role as the witch Amy Madison on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


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Nov 152018
 

On This Day

15 November 2018

Births


1945

Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Age 73
Anni-Frid Synni, Dowager Princess Reuss of Plauen (née Lyngstad) is a Norwegian-Swedish singer, songwriter, and environmentalist. She is best known as one of the lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
1971

Darryl Powell

Age 47
Darryl Anthony Powell is a sports agent and former professional footballer who made more than 350 appearances in the Football League and Premier League and played international football for the Jamaican national team. He usually played as a central midfielder.

Powell played 170 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1988 – 1995
1972

Jonny Lee Miller

Age 46
Jonathan Lee Miller is an English-American film, television and theatre actor. He achieved early success for his portrayal of Simon "Sick Boy" Williamson in the dark comedy drama film Trainspotting(1996) and as Dade Murphy in Hackers (1995), before earning further critical recognition for his performances in Afterglow (1997), Mansfield Park (1999), The Flying Scotsman (2006), Endgame (2009) and T2 Trainspotting(2016); for The Flying Scotsman he received a London Film Critics' Circle nomination for Actor of the Year. He was also part of the principal cast in the films Melinda and Melinda (2004), Dark Shadows (2012) and Byzantium(2013). He currently stars as Sherlock Holmes in the CBS crime drama Elementary.
1975

Boris Zivkovic

Age 43
Boris Živković is a former Croatian footballer of Bosnian Croat descent. He played as right and left full-back and centre-back. At one point of his career he even played as defensive midfielder.

Zivkovic played 20 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1977

Sean Murray

Age 41
Sean Harland Murray is an American actor best known for his role as Special Agent Timothy McGee on the American TV drama NCIS. He also played Thackery Binx in Disney's Halloween film Hocus Pocus and Danny Walden in the military drama series JAG.
1987

Ryan Bird

Age 31
Ryan Bird is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Maidenhead United.

Bird played 25 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 2013 – 2014
1991

Shailene Woodley

Age 27

   
Shailene Diann Woodley is an American actress. After early acting roles that earned her two Young Artist Award nominations, Woodley rose to fame for her lead role as Amy Juergens on the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008–13). Her supporting roles in The Descendants (2011) and The Spectacular Now (2013) garnered her nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, while winning an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Cannes Trophée Chopard in 2012 and the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Dramatic Acting. Woodley became most known for starring in the films The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and The Divergent series (2014–16).

Deaths


2014

Valery Mezague

(Born: 08 Dec 1983)

Died Aged 30
Válery Mézague was a Cameroonian footballer. He was a midfielder and last played for Sporting Toulon Var.

Mezague played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2005


On This Day Shailene Woodley Darryl Powell Boris Zivkovic Ryan Bird Valery Mezague

Nov 032018
 

On This Day

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.


On This Day

Sep 122018
 

On This Day

12 September 2018


Births



1931

Ian Holm

Age 87
Sir Ian Holm Cuthbert CBE, known professionally as Ian Holm, is an English actor known for his stage work and many film roles. He received the 1967 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Lenny in The Homecoming and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of King Lear. He won the 1981 BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as athletics trainer Sam Mussabini in Chariots of Fire, for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award.
1976

Lauren Stamile

Age 42
Lauren Stamile is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Nurse Rose on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy, Michelle Slater on the NBC series Community, and CIA Agent Dani Pearce on the USA Network series Burn Notice.
1986

Emmy Rossum

Age 32

  
Emmanuelle Grey "EmmyRossum is an American actress, director and singer-songwriter. She is best known for her portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the television series Shameless. Rossum has starred in movies including Songcatcher (2000), An American Rhapsody, (2001) and Passionada (2002). Her role in Mystic River (2003) garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the science fiction film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). She has since starred in Poseidon (2006), Dragonball Evolution (2009), Dare(2009), Beautiful Creatures (2013), Before I Disappear (2014), You're Not You (2014) and Comet (2014).
1992

Alexia Fast

Age 26
Alexia Fast is a Canadian actress who began her career at the age of seven when she wrote, directed and starred in the short film The Red Bridge, which premiered at the 2002 Atlantic and Reel to Reel Film Festivals. She obtained her first agent at the age of 11 and starred in her first feature film, Fido (2006), at 13.


Deaths



1995

Jeremy Brett

(Born: 03 Nov 1933)

Died Aged 61
Peter Jeremy William Huggins, known professionally as Jeremy Brett, was an English actor. He played fictional detective Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series 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.
2000

Gary Olsen

(Born: 03 Nov 2000)

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


On This Day   .   Emmy Rossum

Sep 082018
 

On This Day

08 September 2018


Births



1970

Robbie Pethick

Age 48
Robert John Pethick is an English retired football defender.

Pethick played 218 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1993 – 1998
1971

Martin Freeman

Age 47
Martin John Christopher Freeman is an English actor, who became known for portraying Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office, Dr. John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy, and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo.
1979

Miles Jupp

Age 39
Miles Hugh Barrett Jupp is an English comedian and actor. Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian, he first became known on British television as the inventor Archie in the children's television series Balamory. His profile rose in Britain, after a spate of appearances on comedy panel shows, and his roles as John Duggan in The Thick of It and Nigel in the sitcom Rev.


On This Day

Aug 072018
 

On This Day

07 August 2018


Births



1932

Edward Hardwicke

(Died 16 May 2011)

Aged 78
Edward Cedric Hardwicke was an English actor, who had a distinguished career on the stage, as well as being known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in the Granada TV series Sherlock Holmes.
1960

David Duchovny

Age 58
David William Duchovny is an American actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter. He is known for playing FBI agent Fox Mulder on the television series The X-Files and writer Hank Moody on the television series Californication, both of which have earned him Golden Globe awards.


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Jul 192018
 

On This Day

19 July 2018


Births



1976

Benedict Cumberbatch

Age 42
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE is an English actor. He made his West End debut in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005.

His television work includes appearances in Silent Witness (2002) and Fortysomething (2003) before playing Stephen Hawking in the television film Hawking in 2004. He has starred as Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock since 2010.
1982

Jared Padalecki

Age 36
Jared Tristan Padalecki is an American actor, best known for his role as Sam Winchester on Supernatural. He grew up in Texas and rose to fame in the early 2000s after appearing on the television series Gilmore Girls as well as the films New York Minute and House of Wax.
1983

Helen Skelton

Age 35
Helen Elizabeth Skelton is an English television presenter and actress, best known for co-presenting the BBC children's programme Blue Peter from 2008 until 2013 and as an occasional presenter on Countryfile.
1986

Drew Talbot

Age 32
Andrew Talbot is an English footballer who plays for Chesterfield. A versatile player, Talbot predominantly plays at right back or on the right wing. He has occasionally played at left back and as a left winger, and can be utilised as a striker.

Talbot played 14 times for Portsmouth between 2016 – 2017


Deaths



2013

Mel Smith

(Born: 03 Dec 1952)

Died Aged 60
Melvin Kenneth Smith was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.

Smith worked on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones along with his comedy partner Griff Rhys Jones. Smith and Jones founded Talkback, which grew to be one of the UK's largest producers of television comedy and light entertainment programming.


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May 252018
 

On This Day

25 May 2018

Births


1934

David Burke

Age 84
David Burke is an English actor, known for playing Watson in the initial series of Granada Television's 1980s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, which starred Jeremy Brett in the title role. He also starred as Josef Stalin in the last two episodes of Reilly, Ace of Spies.
1939

Ian McKellen

Age 79
Sir Ian Murray McKellen CH CBE is an English actor.

McKellen was cast, to play Magneto in the 2000 film X-Men and its sequels X2: X-Men United (2003) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). In 1999 McKellen was cast as the wizard Gandalf in Peter Jackson's three-film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings (consisting of The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), and The Return of the King (2003) ). He provided the voice of Gandalf for several video game adaptations of the Lord of the Rings films, then reprised the role on screen in Jackson's film adaptation of The Hobbit, which was released in three parts from 2012 to 2014.
1963

Mike Myers

Age 55
Michael John Myers OC is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. He is known for his run as a featured performer on Saturday Night Live from 1989 to 1995, and for playing the title roles in the Wayne's WorldAustin Powers, and Shrek films. He made his directorial debut with the documentary Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2013) and had a small role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009).
1999

Brec Bassinger

Age 19

   
Brec Bassinger is an American actress, best known for her role as Bella Dawson on the Nickelodeon series Bella and the Bulldogs, her recurring role as Emma in The Haunted Hathaways, her part in the Hulu show All Night, and her role in the 2018 movie Status Update.


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May 162018
 

On This Day

16 May 2018


Births



1958

Glenn Gregory

Age 60
Glenn Peter Gregory is an English singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose music career spans more than 30 years. He came to prominence in the early 1980s as co-founder and lead singer of the new wave and synthpop band Heaven 17, which released six singles that entered the Top 40 charts in the United Kingdom during the 1980s, and 1990s, including "Temptation", "Come Live with Me", "Crushed by the Wheels of Industry", "Sunset Now", "This Is Mine", and "(We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang"
1964

Rebecca Front

Age 54
Rebecca Louise Front is an English actress, writer, comedian and singer. She won the 2010 BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance for The Thick of It (2009–12). She is also known for her work in numerous other British comedies, including the radio show On The Hour (1992), The Day Today (1994), Knowing Me, Knowing You… with Alan Partridge (1994), Time Gentlemen Please (2000–02), sketch show Big Train (2002), and Nighty Night (2004–05).
1969

David Boreanaz

Age 49
David Boreanaz is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for playing the roles of vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) and its spinoff Angel (1999–2004), FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth on the television crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones (2005–2017) and Jason Hayes in the military drama series SEAL Team.
1969

Yannick Bisson

Age 49
Yannick D. Bisson is a Canadian film and television actor and director best known to international audiences for playing Detective William Murdoch on the series Murdoch Mysteries.
1982

Tiya Sircar

Age 36
Tiya Sircar is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in The Internship17 AgainStar Wars Rebels, and The Good Place.


Deaths



2011

Edward Hardwicke

(Born: 07 Aug 1932)

Died Aged 78
Edward Cedric Hardwicke was an English actor, who had a distinguished career on the stage, as well as being known for his portrayal of Dr. Watson in the Granada TV series Sherlock Holmes.


On This Day


Apr 042018
 

On This Day

04 April 2018


Births



1963

Steve Berry

Age 55
Stephen Andrew Berry is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for PortsmouthAldershotSunderlandNewport CountySwindon Town and Northampton Town, in the German second division for Darmstadt, and in the Hong Kong First Division League for Instant-Dict.

Berry played 33 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1981 – 1983
1965

Robert Downey Jr.

Age 53
Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor and singer. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age. Downey began portraying the role of Marvel Comics superhero Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in several films as either the lead role, member of an ensemble cast, or in a cameo.
1979

Natasha Lyonne

Age 39
Natasha Bianca Lyonne Braunstein better known as Natasha Lyonne, is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Nicky Nichols on the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, for which she received a nomination for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, and Jessica in the American Pie film series. Her other films include Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Slums of Beverly Hills (1998), and But I'm a Cheerleader (1999).
1987

Sarah Gadon

Age 31
Sarah Gadon is a Canadian actress. She first gained recognition for her performances in David Cronenberg's films A Dangerous Method (2011) and Cosmopolis (2012). She has guest starred in a number of television series, including Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999), In a Heartbeat (2000), Mutant X (2002), and Dark Oracle (2004). She has also worked as a voice actress on various productions.


Deaths



1995

Kenny Everett

(Born: 25 Dec 1944)

Died Aged 50
Maurice James Christopher Cole, known professionally as Kenny Everett, was a British comedian, radio DJ and television entertainer. Everett is best known for his career as a radio DJ and for The Kenny Everett Video Show.


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