May 302018
 

On This Day


Births



1953

Colm Meaney

Age 65
Colm J. Meaney is an Irish actor known for playing Miles O'Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has guest-starred on many TV shows from Law & Order to The Simpsons, and starred as Thomas Durant on Hell on Wheels.
1961

Harry Enfield

Age 57
Henry Richard "HarryEnfield is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director. He is known in particular for his television work, including Harry Enfield's Television Programme and Harry & Paul, and for the creation and portrayal of comedy characters such as Kevin the Teenager and Loadsamoney.
1964

Mark Sheppard

Age 54
Mark Andreas Sheppard is a British-American actor and musician. He is often credited as "Mark A. Sheppard". Sheppard is known for his recurring roles as the demon/King of Hell Crowley on Supernatural, lawyer Romo Lampkin on the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Interpol investigator James Sterling on Leverage, and small-time crime lord Badger on Joss Whedon's Firefly.
1974

Kostas Chalkias

Age 44
Konstantinos "Kostas" Chalkias is a Greek footballer who was plays as a goalkeeper. Previously he had played for PanathinaikosApollon SmyrniIraklisPortsmouthReal MurciaAris and PAOK. He currently plays for Panachaiki.

Chalkias played 6 times for Portsmouth in 2005
1979

Jenny Mollen

Age 39
Jenny Ann Mollen is an American actress and New York Times best selling author. She is known for her portrayal of Nina Ash on the television series Angel, and for Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave. She also writes a humorous column for The Smoking Jacket, a website affiliated with Playboy, as well as an advice column for Playboy.


On This Day

May 262018
 

On This Day


Births



1913

Peter Cushing

(Died: 11 Aug 1994)

Aged 81
Peter Wilton Cushing OBE was an English actor best known for his roles in the Hammer Productions horror films of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, as well as his performance as Grand Moff Tarkinin Star Wars (1977). Spanning over six decades, his acting career included appearances in more than 100 films, as well as many television, stage and radio roles. Born in Kenley, Surrey, Cushing made his stage debut in 1935 and spent three years at a repertory theatre before moving to Hollywood to pursue a film career.
1962

Colin Vearncombe

(Died: 26 Jan 2016)

Aged 53
Colin Vearncombe, known by his stage name Black, was an English singer-songwriter. He emerged from the punk rock music scene and achieved mainstream pop success in the late 1980s, most notably with the international hit single "Wonderful Life" in 1987.
1963

Musetta Vander

Age 55
Musetta Vander (born Musetta van der Merweis a South African actress and model who is best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy films.
1979

Elizabeth Harnois

Age 39

Elisabeth Rose Harnois is an American actress. Her career started at the age of five, where she began appearing in a number of film and television roles. She starred as Morgan Brody in the CBS forensics drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation from 2011 to 2015.


On This Day   .   Elisabeth Harnois

May 062018
 

On This Day

06 May 2018


Births



1947

Alan Dale

Age 71
Alan Hugh Dale is a New Zealand actor. As a child, Dale enjoyed theatre and rugby. After retiring from the sport, he took on a number of professions, before deciding to become a professional actor at age 27. With work limited in New Zealand, Dale moved to Australia, where he played Dr. John Forrest in The Young Doctors from 1979 to 1982. He later appeared as Jim Robinson in Neighbours, a part he played from 1985 until 1993. He left the series when he fell out with the producers over the pay he and the rest of the cast received.
1970

Kavan Smith

Age 48
Kavan Joel Smith is a Canadian actor known for playing Major Evan Lorne in Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1, as Agent Jed Garrity in The 4400, and as Leland Coulter in When Calls the Heart.


On This Day

Apr 182018
 

On This Day

18 April 2018


Births



1956

Eric Roberts

Age 62
Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. His career began with a leading role in King of the Gypsies (1978), for which he received his first Golden Globe Award nomination. He was again recognized by the Golden Globes for his interpretation of Paul Snider in Bob Fosse's Star 80 (1983). Roberts' performance in Runaway Train (1985), as prison escapee Buck McGeehy, earned him a nomination for a third Golden Globe and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
1963

Eric McCormack

Age 55
Eric James McCormack is a Canadian-American actor known for his role as Will Truman in the American sitcom Will & Grace and Dr. Daniel Pierce in the American crime drama Perception.
1965

Camille Coduri

Age 53
Camille Coduri is an English actress. She is best known for playing Jackie Tyler, the mother of Rose Tyler, in Doctor Who, and also for her roles as Faith in Nuns on the Run, Miranda in King Ralph, and Dot Clapton, chambers secretary in Rumpole of the Bailey.
1967

Maria Bello

Age 51
Maria Elena Bello is an American actress and writer. She has appeared in the films Permanent Midnight (1998), Payback (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Cooler (2003), A History of Violence (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2006), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Prisoners (2013), and Lights Out (2016). Bello is known for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the NBC medical drama ER (1997–1998). She starred as Lucy Robbins on the Fox series Touch alongside Kiefer Sutherland in 2013 and currently stars as Michelle McBride on the Amazon original series Goliath. In 2017, Bello joined the CBS procedural NCIS as Special Agent Jacqueline 'Jack' Sloane, a series regular.
1968

David Hewlett

Age 50
David Ian Hewlett is a British-born Canadian actor, writer, director, and voice actor known for his role as Dr. Rodney McKay on the Canadian-American science fiction TV shows Stargate SG-1Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. He is also known for his two 1993 guest appearances on Shining Time Station, portraying nosy journalist Ted Typo.
1971

David Tennant

Age 47
David Tennant (born David John McDonald) is a British actor and voice actor. He is best known for his roles as the Tenth Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who, Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, Giacomo Casanova in the TV serial Casanova, Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, and Barty Crouch, Jr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In addition to his appearances on screen, he has worked as a voice actor and in theatre, including Prince Hamlet in a critically acclaimed 2008 stage production of Hamlet and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in the new DuckTales series starting in 2017. In January 2015, Tennant received the National Television Award for Special Recognition.
1976

Melissa Joan Hart

Age 42
Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She is known for her title roles in the sitcoms Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996–2003), and Melissa & Joey (2010–2015).
1992

Tom Davies

Age 26
Thomas Christopher "Tom" Davies is an English professional footballer who plays as a Defender for Coventry City.

Davies played 17 times for Portsmouth between 2016 – 2017
1995

Virginia Gardner

Age 23

Virginia Elizabeth Gardner is an American actress best known for playing the roles of Christina Raskin in the film Project Almanac (2015) and Karolina Dean in the Hulu original series Marvel's Runaways.


On This Day

Apr 052018
 

On This Day

05 April 2018


Births



1950

Agentha Faltskog

Age 68
Agnetha Åse Fältskog is a Swedish musician, singer, songwriter, actress, and author. She achieved success in Sweden after the release of her debut album Agnetha Fältskog in 1968, and reached international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which has sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists in history.
1952

Mitch Pileggi

Age 66
Mitchell Craig "MitchPileggi is an American actor, best known for his role as Walter Skinner on The X-Files. He also had a recurring role on Stargate Atlantis as Colonel Steven Caldwell. He appeared in the 2008 film Flash of Genius. In 2008, he began a recurring role as Ernest Darby in Sons of Anarchy. He starred as Harris Ryland in the TNT revival of Dallas (2012–2014).
1981

Tom Riley

Age 37
Tom Riley is an English actor and producer. Tom has received wide critical acclaim for his stage, television and film performances, although he is perhaps best known for his leading television roles – Leonardo da Vinci in three seasons of Starz fantasy drama series Da Vinci's Demons, Charlie in BBC2's Ill Behaviour, DI Will Wagstaffe in ITV's Dark Heart, and Claude Sabine in Amazon UK's The Collection.
1982

Hayley Atwell

Age 36
Hayley Elizabeth Atwell is a British American actress. She is known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and onscreen, for period pieces as the 2008 drama The Duchess, the 2010 historical drama miniseries The Pillars of the Earth and for her portrayal of Peggy Carter in various films and television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the lead role in the ABC action-adventureseries Agent Carter.
1989

Lily James

Age 29
Lily James (born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson) is an English actress. She studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and soon began her acting career in the British television series Just William (2010). Following a supporting role in the period drama series Downton Abbey (2012–2015), James had her film breakthrough by playing the eponymous role in the fantasy film Cinderella (2015). She went on playing Natasha Rostova in the television series War & Peace (2016) and in 2017, she starred in two critically and commercially successful films—the action film Baby Driver and the war drama Darkest Hour.


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 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

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 072018
 

On This Day

07 February 2018


Births



1955

Miguel Ferrer

(Died: 19 Jan 2017)

Aged 61
Miguel José Ferrer was an American actor and voice actor. His breakthrough role was the OCP Vice President Bob Morton in the 1987 film RoboCop. Other film roles include Quigley in Blank Check (1994), Harbinger in Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993), Shan Yu in Mulan (1998), Eduardo Ruiz in Traffic (2000) and Vice President Rodriguez in Iron Man 3 (2013). Ferrer's notable television roles include FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017), Dr. Garret Macy on Crossing Jordan (2001–2007), Tarakudo on Jackie Chan Adventures (2000-2005) and NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles (2012–2017).
1960

James Spader

Age 58
James Todd Spader is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), the action science fiction film Stargate(1994), the controversial psychological thriller Crash (1996), the erotic romance Secretary (2002). He also played the voice role of Ultron (the main antagonist) in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). His best-known television roles are those of attorney Alan Shore in The Practice and its spin-off Boston Legal, and Robert California in the comedy-mockumentary The Office. He currently stars as high-profile criminal-turned-FBI-informant Raymond "Red" Reddington in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist, for which he has earned two Golden Globe Award nominations.
1967

David Nykl

Age 51
David Nykl is a Czech Canadian actor of film, television, commercials and theatre. He is best known for portraying Dr. Radek Zelenka in the SyFy television series Stargate Atlantis and Anatoly Knyazev in DC's comics' popular series Arrow.
1970

Shaun Murray

Age 47
Shaun Murray is an English former professional footballer who played in midfield. He made half of his appearances at Bradford City.

Murray played 45 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1990 – 1993
1979

Cerina Vincent

Age 39
Cerina Vincent is an American actress and writer best known for playing Maya the Yellow Galaxy Ranger in the television series Power Rangers Lost Galaxy and Suzy Diaz in Stuck in the Middle, as well as her film appearances in Not Another Teen MovieCabin FeverIt Waits, and Everybody Wants to Be Italian. She has written three books with Jodi Lipper, and writes a regular column for The Huffington Post.
1985

Tina Majorino

Age 33
Tina Marie Majorino is an American film and television actress. She started her career as a child actor, starring in films such as AndreWhen a Man Loves a WomanCorrina, Corrina, and Waterworld. Despite her early success, she took a sabbatical from 1999 to 2004. She returned for one of her best known roles to date, the character Deb in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. Since her return to acting, she has been in television series such as Veronica MarsBig LoveTrue Blood and Grey's Anatomy. She returned to the role of Mac in the Veronica Mars movie, and has played the part of Maggie Harris on TNT's Legends TV series.
1989

Louisa Lytton

Age 29
Louisa Claire Lytton is an English actress. She is known for her television roles as Ruby Allen in EastEnders (2005–06), and PC Beth Green in The Bill (2007–09). She also finished fourth in series 4 of Strictly Come Dancing in 2006 and represented the UK at the Eurovision Dance Contest 2008, finishing ninth. Her theatre credits include playing Betty Rizzo in the 2017 UK touring production of the musical Grease.


Deaths



2017

Richard Hatch

(Born: 21 May 1945)

Died Aged 71
Richard Lawrence Hatch was an American actor, writer and producer. Hatch began his career as a stage actor, before moving on to television work in the 1970s. Hatch is best known for his role as Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica television series.


On This Day

Jan 232018
 

On This Day


Births



1950

Richard Dean Anderson

Age 68
Richard Dean Anderson is an American actor and producer. He began his television career in 1976, playing Dr. Jeff Webber in the American soap-opera series General Hospital, then rose to prominence as the lead actor in the television series MacGyver (1985–1992). He later appeared in films such as Through the Eyes of a Killer (1992), Pandora's Clock (1996), and Firehouse (1997). Anderson returned to television as the lead actor of the series Stargate SG-1
1973

Lanei Chapman

Age 45
Lanei Chapman is an American actress. She has appeared in a variety of television series and movies, including as the main cast character Lt. Vanessa Damphousse, in Space: Above and Beyond.
1979

Dawn O'Porter

Age 39
Dawn O'Porter (born Dawn Porter) is a Scottish writer, director and television presenter. She was born in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland but raised in Guernsey.
1985

Mekenna Melvin

Age 33
Mekenna Melvin is an American actress best known for playing Alex McHugh in Chuck, Angela in Three Rivers and Stefanie Fife in Lie to Me. She also co-created and starred as Amber Hannold in Amber Lake, an independent film released in 2010.
1995

Conor Wilkinson

Age 23
Conor Dominic Geoffrey Wilkinson is an English-born Irish footballer who plays for Gillingham.

Wilkinson played 1 time for Portsmouth in 2016


On This Day

Jan 172018
 

On This Day


Births



1959

Susannah Hoffs

Age 59
Susanna Lee Hoffs is an American vocalist, guitarist and actress. She is best known as a co-founder of The Bangles.
1980

Zooey Deschanel

Age 38
Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, model and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999) and next obtained a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film Almost Famous (2000). Deschanel is known for her deadpan comedy roles in films such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), and (500) Days of Summer (2009). She has ventured into more dramatic territory with Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005), and Bridge to Terabithia (2007).
1982

David Blue

Age 36
David Blue is an American actor, writer, producer and director. He is known for his portrayal of Cliff St. Paul on Ugly Betty and Eli Wallace on the Syfy series Stargate Universe.


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