Apr 012018
 

On This Day

01 April 2018


Births



1930

Grace Lee Whitney

(Died: 01 May 2015)

Aged 85
Grace Lee Whitney was an American actress and singer. She was known for her role as Janice Rand on the original Star Trek television series and subsequent Star Trek television series and films.
1947

Robin Scott

Age 71
Robin Edmond Scott is an English singer and founder of a music project he called M. His career encompasses four decades.
1950

Billy Currie

Age 68
William Lee "BillyCurrie is an English violist, violinist, pianist, keyboardist, and songwriter. He is best known for his work with new wave band Ultravox, who achieved their greatest commercial success in the 1980s.
1960

Michael Praed

Age 58
Michael Praed (born Michael David Prince) is a British actor, probably best known for his role as Robin of Loxley (Robin Hood) in the British television series Robin of Sherwood, which attained cult status worldwide in the 1980s. He was recognised for his role as Prince Michael of Moldavia on the American primetime soap Dynasty, Phileas Fogg in The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, and various films. He is also known in the UK for his stage work (in musicals and drama) and lately for his narrations. He has been the regular narrator for BBC's history programme Timewatch since 2003. In July 2009, he starred as Captain Von Trapp in the UK National Tour of The Sound of Music.
1964

Ian Baird

Age 54
Ian James Baird is a former professional footballer whose most notable spells were at Leeds United. During his first period at the club he spent a season as captain. He won a player of the year award in his second stint in West Yorkshire, as well as a Second Division Championship medal (following his departure). He played as a striker. He is currently head coach at Sutton United.

Baird played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 1987 – 1988
1973

Kris Marshall

Age 45
Kristopher Marshall is an English actor. He has played Nick Harper in My Family, Colin Frissell in the 2003 film Love Actually, Adam in BT Retail adverts from 2005 until 2011, and Dave in the first series of Citizen Khan (2012). He played DI Humphrey Goodman in Death in Paradise, taking over the role April 2013 for the show's third series and leaving it in February 2017 in the sixth series.
1981

Hannah Spearritt

Age 37
Hannah Louise Spearritt is an English actress and singer. She is an original member of the pop group S Club 7 from 1999 until they split in 2003. In November 2014, the group announced plans for an arena reunion tour, Bring It All Back 2015, which toured the UK in May 2015. Spearritt is also known for playing the role of Abby Maitland in the drama Primeval.
1998

Alex Bass

Age 20
Alexander Michael "Alex" Bass is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper, for Portsmouth.


On This Day

Mar 292018
 

On This Day

29 March 2018


Births



1943

Eric Idle

Age 75
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer. Idle is a member of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python, a member of The Rutles, and the author of the Broadway musical Spamalot.
1943

Vangelis

Age 75
Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou, best known professionally as Vangelis is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award–winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, composing scores for the films Blade RunnerMissingAntarctica1492: Conquest of Paradise, and Alexander, and the use of his music in the PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.
1955

Marina Sirtis

Age 63
Marina Sirtis is a British-American actress. She is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the four feature films that followed, as well as other appearances in the Star Trek franchise.
1968

Lucy Lawless

Age 50
Lucille Frances Lawless is a New Zealand actress and singer best known for playing the title character in the internationally-successful television series Xena: Warrior Princess(1995–2001).

She is also widely known for her role as Number Three on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series (2005–2009) and for the role of Lucretia in the television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010), its prequel Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (2011) and its sequel Spartacus: Vengeance (2012).
1991

Hayley McFarland

Age 27

   
Hayley McFarland is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her portrayal of Emily Lightman on the Fox TV series Lie to Me and Brooke Putner on the FX TV series Sons of Anarchy.
1996

Ronan Curtis

Age 22
Ronan Curtis is an Irish footballer who plays for signed Portsmouth from Derry City in 2018


Deaths



2009

Andy Hallett

(Born: 04 Aug 1975)

Died Aged 33
Andrew Alcott Hallett was an American singer and actor who became known from playing the part of Lorne in the television series Angel (2000–2004). He used his singing talents often on the show, and performed two songs on the series' 2005 soundtrack album, Angel: Live Fast, Die Never.


On This Day   .   Hayley McFarland

Mar 262018
 

On This Day

26 March 2018


Births



1931

Leonard Nimoy

(Died: 27 Feb 2015)

Aged 83
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer and songwriter. He was best known for his role as Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance in 2013.
1948

Nash The Slash

(Died: 10 May 2014)

Aged 66
James Jeffrey "Jeff" Plewman, better known by his stage name Nash the Slash, was a Canadian musician. A multi-instrumentalist, he was known primarily for playing the electric violin and mandolin, as well as the harmonica, keyboards, glockenspiel, and other instruments (sometimes described as "devices" on album notes).
1976

Amy Smart

Age 42
Amy Lysle Smart is an American actress and former fashion model. Smart began her career modeling in Italy and subsequently enrolled in acting school. Her first role in film was in director Martin Kunert's film Campfire Tales. She has since appeared in numerous films, including Varsity Blues (1999), Road Trip (2000), Rat Race (2001), The Butterfly Effect (2004), Just Friends (2005), Mirrors (2008), and Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014).
1977

Bianca Kajlich

Age 41
Bianca Maria Kajlich is an American actress. Kajlich has had starring and supporting roles in television and film including the role of Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement (2007–2013).
1985

Keira Knightley

Age 33
Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress. Having worked extensively in both the British and the American film Industries, she has garnered such accolades as an Empire Award and multiple nominations for the British Academy, the Golden Globe, and the Academy Awards. Knightley featured as the highest-paid English actress on Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2008. Apart from acting in films, she had also starred in Broadway and West End Theatre productions.
1992

Haley Ramm

Age 26

 
Haley Ramm is an American actress. She played young Jean Grey in X-Men: The Last Stand and appeared in multiple episodes of the CBS drama Without a Trace throughout 2007 and 2008. Ramm has co-starred in the ABC Family drama Chasing Life during 2014–15.
1994

Freya Tingley

Age 24
Freya Tingley is an Australian-born actress.

Freya's first professional role was "Young Joan" in Caryl Churchill's play Far Away for The Black Swan Theatre Company in 2008. Since then she has appeared in a number of films including the short Bootleg, a singing role in the short Light as a Feather, directed by Damien Spiccia, X, directed by Jon Hewitt, and 3 voice-overs for the production Bully for You. She appeared in the television miniseries Cloudstreet based on Tim Winton's novel, in a support role as "Young Hat Lamb".
1994

Jed Wallace

Age 24
Jed Fernley Wallace is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Millwall.

Beginning in non-league football, Wallace broke into Portsmouth's first team in 2013, going on to become a regular player for them and being named in the League Two PFA Team of the Year along with 2015 Player of the Season award before moving to Wolves in 2015.

Wallace played 121 times for Portsmouth scoring 30 goals between 2012 – 2015


On This Day   .   Haley Ramm

Mar 222018
 

On This Day

22 March 2018


Births



1931

William Shatner

Age 87
William Shatner OC is a Canadian actor, author, producer, and director. In his seven decades of television, Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the Star Trek franchise. He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek, and has co-written several novels set in the Star Trek universe. He has written a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.
1980

Kandyse McClure

Age 38
Kandyse McClure is a South African-born Canadian actress. She has played Anastasia Dualla on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica, and Dr. Clementine Chasseur on the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove.
1986

Amy Studt

Age 32
Amy Jane Studt is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Growing up in a musical family she recorded her first demo, "A New Day Breaks" by age 14, which eventually got her signed to Polydor. Studt released her first single "Just a Little Girl" in July 2002, to international success. It was followed a year later by "Misfit", which came to be her highest charting single. The same month her debut album False Smiles appeared. Late 2003 and early 2004 two more singles were released, "Under the Thumb" and "All I Wanna Do", but only to diminishing sales. That caused Polydor to drop Studt in February 2004.


On This Day

Mar 202018
 

On This Day

20 March 2018


Births



1948

John de Lancie

Age 70
John de Lancie is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, writer, singer, musician, and voice artist, best known for his role as Q in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–94), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–99), and Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001) and the voice of Discord in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (2010–present). He has been featured in several recurring roles on television series, including Frank Simmons in Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007) and Donald Margolis in Breaking Bad (2008–13).
1959

Dave Beasant

Age 59
David John Beasant is an English former football goalkeeper, who is goalkeeping coach for Reading.

Beasant played 28 times for Portsmouth 2001 – 2002
1968

Paul Merson

Age 50
Paul Charles Merson is an English former professional footballer and manager, turned football television pundit. Originally a forward, Merson found success as an attacking midfielder and playmaker later in his career.

Merson played 48 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 2002 – 2003
1972

Shelley Poole

Age 46
Michelle Lena "Shelly" Poole is an English songwriter and singer. With her sister Karen, she formed the duo band, Alisha's Atticin 1989.
1974

Paula Garcés

Age 44
Paula Garcés is a Colombian American film and television actress, known for her appearance in films such as ClockstoppersMan of the House and The Harold and Kumar Series, and on TV shows such as CSI: MiamiThe ShieldLaw and Order: Special Victims UnitThe SopranosOzDevious Maids and All My Children.
1979

Bianca Lawson

Age 39
Bianca Jasmine Lawson is an American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her regular roles in the television series Saved by the Bell: The New ClassGoode BehaviorPretty Little Liars, and Rogue. She has also had recurring roles in the series Sister, SisterBuffy the Vampire SlayerThe Steve Harvey ShowDawson's CreekThe Secret Life of the American TeenagerThe Vampire DiariesTeen Wolf, and Witches of East End. In 2016, Lawson began starring in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Queen Sugar.
1979

Freema Agyeman

Age 39
Freema Agyeman (born Frema Agyeman) is an English actress who is known for playing Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who and its spin-off series Torchwood, and Amanita Caplan in the Netflix science fiction drama Sense8.


On This Day

Mar 102018
 

On This Day

10 March 2018


Births



1956

Robert Llewellyn

Age 62
Robert Llewellyn is a British actor, comedian and writer best known as the mechanoid Kryten in the hit TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and as a presenter of the TV engineering gameshow Scrapheap Challenge. Llewellyn is a leading authority and recognisable figure worldwide for his knowledge and opinion on emerging transport and the future of energy in the renewable sector through his series Fully Charged.
1968

Pavel Srnicek

(Died: 29 Dec 2015)

Aged 47
Pavel Srníček was a Czech professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper from 1990 to 2007, mainly for Newcastle United. In addition, he represented Sheffield WednesdayPortsmouth and West Ham United in England, and also played in Italy for Brescia and Cosenza, in Portugal for Beira-Mar, and in his native country for Banik Ostrava. After retiring, he worked as a goalkeeping coach for his own private school and for Sparta Prague.

Srnicek played 4 times for Portsmouth between 2003 – 2004
1979

Danny Pudi

Age 39
Daniel Mark Pudi is an American actor and comedian, who is best known for his role as Abed Nadir on the NBC/Yahoo! comedy series Community.


On This Day   .   Pavel Srnicek Obituary

Mar 052018
 

On This Day

05 March 2018


Births



1936

Dean Stockwell

Age 82
Robert Dean Stockwell is an American actor of film and television, with a career spanning over 70 years. As a child actor under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he first came to the public's attention in films such as Anchors Aweigh (1945), The Green Years (1946), Gentleman's Agreement (1947), and Kim (1950). His television roles include playing Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci in Quantum Leap (1989–1993) and Brother Cavil in the Sci Fi Channel revival of Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)
1974

Matt Lucas

Age 44
Matthew Richard Lucas is an English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain, as well as for his portrayals of the scorekeeping baby Georgie Dawes in the comedy panel game Shooting Stars, both Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee in Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Nardole in the tenth series of long-running British sci-fi drama Doctor Who.
1975

Jolene Blalock

Age 43
Jolene Blalock is an American actress and model, best known for playing the Vulcan first officer T'Pol on the UPN science-fiction series Star Trek: Enterprise. She has also guest-starred on television series and films and has appeared in several feature films.
1979

Riki Lindhome

Age 39
Erika "RikiLindhome is an American actress, comedian, and musician. She is best known for roles in television shows including Garfunkel and OatesGilmore GirlsHouseThe Big Bang Theory, and United States of Tara, and for the comedy music duo Garfunkel and Oates, which she formed with Kate Micucci. She also hosts the Nerdist podcast Making It. She currently stars alongside Natasha Leggero in the Comedy Central series Another Period.
1980

Jessica Boehrs

Age 38
Jessica Boehrs is a German singer and actress. Boehrs started her singing career in 1996 in the band, JessVaness, and produced vocals for a Hands Up project Novaspace, which performed a few Top-10 hit-singles including "Time After Time", "Guardian Angel", and "Beds Are Burning". She also appeared in EuroTrip (2004) as Mieke, the object of Scott Thomas's European vacation quest. While Boehrs was with Novaspace, she sang on the albums Supernova and Cubes.


On This Day

Mar 032018
 

On This Day

03 March 2018


Births



1920

James Doohan

(Died: 20 Jul 2005)

Aged 85
James Montgomery Doohan, LVO was a Canadian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Doohan's characterization of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise was one of the most recognizable elements in the Star Trek franchise, and inspired many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields.
1970

Julie Bowen

Age 48
Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer, known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Dawson’s Aunt Gwen, Carol Vessey on Ed (2000–04), Denise Bauer on Boston Legal (2005–07), Sarah Shephard on Lost (2005–07), and Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family (since 2009).
1972

Darren Anderton

Age 46
Darren Robert Anderton (born 3 March 1972) is an English former footballer who spent most of his career with Tottenham Hotspur as a midfielder. He played 30 times for the England national football team, scoring 7 goals.

Anderton played 77 times for Portsmouth scoring 13 goals between 1990 – 1992
1977

Sarah Smart

Age 41
Sarah Smart is an English actress. Between 2008 and 2010, she was featured as Anne-Britt Hoglund in Wallander, six feature-length adaptations of Henning Mankell's Wallander novels, for the BBC. Smart has also been featured successfully in a number of radio dramas. In 2011, she appeared in a two-part story for the sixth series of the BBC1 hit series Doctor Who giving a very positively received performance as the sympathetic 'villain' of The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.


On This Day

Mar 022018
 

On This Day

02 March 2018


Births



1949

Gates McFadden

Age 69
Cheryl Gates McFadden, is an American actress and choreographer. She is usually credited as Cheryl McFadden when working as a choreographer and Gates McFadden when working as an actress. She is best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and in the four subsequent films.
1955

Michael Troughton

Age 63
Michael Troughton is an English actor, writer, and teacher. He is the son of actor Patrick Troughton (known as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who in the 1960s) and the younger brother of David Troughton.
1970

Alexander Armstrong

Age 48
Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong is an English comedian, actor, television presenter and bass baritone singer, best known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and as host of the BBC TV game show PointlessAside from his Armstrong and Miller sketch show characters, Armstrong's television credits include a leading role in the TV series Life Begins, whilst he also voiced Professor M in Tooned, alien supercomputer Mr Smith in the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures as well as the main show's two part story "The Stolen Earth" / "Journey's End", and the title character in the revived series of Danger Mouse.
1971

Dave Gorman

Age 47
David James Gorman is an English comedian, author, and television presenter. Gorman began his career writing for television comedy series, such as The Mrs Merton Show and The Fast Show. His stand-up shows also achieved acclaim, and he was nominated for a Perrier Award. Gorman became famous for his Are You Dave Gorman? stage show for the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the television version of which was broadcast as The Dave Gorman Collection in 2001 over several episodes.


On This Day

Feb 272018
 

On This Day

27 February 2018


Births



1960

Paul Humphreys

Age 58
Paul David Humphreys is a British musician and songwriter who is best known for his contributions to Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), a new wave band which he founded alongside Andy McCluskey in 1978. John Doran in The Quietus remarked: "If, roughly speaking, McCluskey is the intellect and inquisitive nature in the group, then Humphreys is the heart."
1962

Adam Baldwin

Age 56
Adam Baldwin is an American actor. He starred in Full Metal Jacket (1987) as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb. His roles include Stillman in Ordinary People (1980) Colonel John Casey in Chuck and as Mike Slattery in The Last Ship.
1982

Ali Bastian

Age 36
Alexandra Louise "Ali" Bastian is an English television actress, best known for playing Becca Dean in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2001 to 2007, and PC Sally Armstrong in long-running ITV drama series The Bill from 2007 to 2009.


Deaths



2015

Leonard Nimoy

(Born: 26 Mar 1931)

Died Aged 83
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer and songwriter. He was best known for his role as Spock of the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance in 2013.


On This Day

Feb 262018
 

On This Day

26 February 2018


Births



1957

Alan Biley

Age 61
Alan Paul Biley is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Brighton & Hove AlbionCambridge UnitedDerby CountyEvertonPortsmouth and Stoke City.

Biley played 121 times for Portsmouth scoring 58 goals between 1982 – 1985
1963

Chase Masterson

Age 55
Chase Masterson (born Christianne Carafano) is an American actress and singer.
1968

Ed Quinn

Age 50
Arthur Edward "EdQuinn is an American model, musician, and actor who has appeared in several film and television roles, including One Day at a TimeTwo Broke GirlsEurekaYoung Americansand True Blood.
1970

Fitzroy Simpson

Age 48
Fitzroy Simpson is an English-born Jamaican former professional footballer who played as a midfielder and left back from 1988 to 2008.

Simpson played 169 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 1995 – 1999
1971

Ceri Hughes

Age 47
Ceri Hughes is a Welsh former footballer who played as a midfielder. His clubs included Luton Town, for which he played for 8 years, Wimbledon, Portsmouth (where he scored on his debut against Stockport County) and, lastly, Cardiff City where he made no first team appearances. He won 8 caps for the Welsh national team, without scoring.

Hughes played 38 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2000 – 2001
1973

Erinn Bartlett

Age 45
Erinn Anne Bartlett is an American actress who also competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant.
1979

Pedro Mendes

Age 39
Pedro Miguel da Silva Mendes is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a midfielder. Starting his career with home town club Vitória de Guimarães, Mendes won the UEFA Champions League with Porto in the 2003–04 season. He then moved to the Premier League, with Tottenham Hotspur in 2004, where he famously scored a 50-yard goal against Manchester United that was disallowed. He then moved to his second English club, Portsmouth, before a stint at Scottish Premier League side Rangers.

Mendes played 68 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 2006 – 2008
1986

Teresa Palmer

Age 32

  
Teresa Mary Palmer is an Australian actress, writer, and model, best known for her roles in Warm BodiesLights Out and Hacksaw Ridge. She starred in, co-wrote and co-produced The Ever Afterwith her husband, Mark Webber.


On This Day   .   Teresa Palmer