Nov 162017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


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1953 – Griff Rhys Jones

Griffith Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter. He has starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner Mel Smith.

Rhys Jones came to national attention in the early 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones alongside Mel Smith. With Smith, he founded television production company Talkback Productions, now part of RTL Group and later in 2005, he started the production company Modern Television.

He went on to develop a career as a television presenter and writer, as well as continuing with acting work. As of September 2016, he presented the television bloopers show It’ll Be Alright on the Night for ITV, having replaced Denis Norden in 2008. Rhys Jones has fronted a number of documentary series for both the BBC and ITV including Mountain in 2007, Greatest Cities of the World between 2008 and 2010 and A Great Welsh Adventure in 2014.

Age 64


1964 – Harry Lennix

Harry Joseph Lennix III is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Terrence “Dresser” Williams in the Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats (1991) and as Boyd Langton in the Joss Whedon television series Dollhouse. Lennix currently co-stars as Harold Cooper, Assistant Director of the FBI Counterterrorism Division, on the NBC drama The Blacklist. Lennix played Calvin Swanwick in the DC Extended Universe.

Age 53


1977 – Maggie Gyllenhaal

Margalit Ruth “Maggie” Gyllenhaal is an American actress. Part of the Gyllenhaal family, she is the daughter of filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs, and the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

She began her film career as a teenager with roles in her father’s films, and appeared alongside her brother in the science fiction film Donnie Darko (2001). She garnered critical praise for starring as Lee Holloway in Secretary (2002), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. For her performance in independent drama Sherrybaby (2006), she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She also received recognition for starring as Rachel Dawes in the superhero film The Dark Knight (2008). For her performance in the musical-drama Crazy Heart (2009), she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She subsequently starred in the fantasy comedy family film Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), the drama Won’t Back Down (2012) and the comedy-drama Frank (2014), for which she was nominated for a BIFA Award.

In 2014, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Real Thing, and also starred in the British television BBC political spy thriller television miniseries The Honourable Woman. For her performance in the latter she won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

Age 40


1984 – Gemma Atkinson

Gemma Louise Atkinson is an English actress and ex-glamour model.

She is best known for playing Lisa Hunter on Hollyoaks (2001–2005) and on three spin-off series, Hollyoaks: After Hours (2004), Hollyoaks: Let Loose (2005) and Hollyoaks: In the City (2006); and for playing Tamzin Bayle on Casualty (2011–12, 2014) and Carly Hope on Emmerdale (2015–17).

Age 33


1989 – Amine Linganzi

Amine Linganzi is a professional Congolese footballer who plays for English club Swindon Town as a midfielder.

Born in Algeria, Linganzi was raised in France and represents Congo at international level.

Linganzi played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2016 – 2017

Age 28


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Oct 052017
 

Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                


1948 – Russell Mael

Russell Craig Mael is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

Mael’s music career spans more than 50 years. With his elder brother Ron, he formed the pop band Sparks in 1971, which was renamed from Halfnelson. He is also the co-founder of Lil’ Beethoven Records.

Age 69


1950 – Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas is a former professional footballer and England international who played as a midfielder. An extremely skillful and fast player, for much of his career his trademark was playing without shin pads; something that would be contrary to the rules of the game today.

He made his senior debut in Burnley’s 8-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the 1966/67 season.

He had a long and successful playing career, playing for almost 20 years and totalling over 450 league appearances whilst playing for Burnley, QPR, Everton, Vancouver Whitecaps, Middlesbrough, Portsmouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers. He won 8 England caps overall whilst at Queens Park Rangers. His first England cap was given to him by manager Don Revie on 30 October 1974 in a 3–0 win against Czechoslovakia. He set up the first goal in the game. In 1981, he played a single summer season with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the North American Soccer League.

Thomas played 35 times for Portsmouth between 1982 – 1985

Age 67


1975 – Kate Winslet

Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE, is an English actress. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, a BIFA Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, an AACTA Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Winslet is the youngest person to receive six Academy Award nominations, with seven nominations in total, and is one of the few actresses to win three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). In addition, she has won awards from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and European Film Academy, among others, and the Honorary César Award in 2012.

Age 42


1975 – Parminder Nagra

Parminder Kaur Nagra is a British film and television actress, known for playing Jess in the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham and Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the NBC medical drama ER from 2003 to 2009. She has had several other major television roles, including a starring role as Meera Malik in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist from 2013 to 2014 and a recurring role on the ABC/Marvel Television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Ellen Nadeer for its 4th season.

Age 42


1983 – Shaun Cooper

Shaun David Cooper is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a defender for National League South club Poole Town.

Cooper played 32 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2002 – 2013

Age 34


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Jul 022017
 

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Parminder Kaur Nagra (born 5 October 1975) is a British film and television actress, known for playing Jess in the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham and Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the NBC medical drama ER from 2003 to 2009. She has had several other major television roles, including a starring role as Meera Malik in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist from 2013 to 2014 and a recurring role on the ABC/Marvel Television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Ellen Nadeer for its 4th season.



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