Mar 282018
 

On This Day

28 March 2018


Births



1948

Dianne Wiest

Age 70
Dianne Evelyn Wiest is an American actress. Wiest has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress twice, for Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) and Bullets over Broadway (1994), both directed by Woody Allen. She appeared in three other of Allen's films: The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Radio Days (1987) and September (1987). She also starred in Ron Howard's comedy-drama film Parenthood (1989), for which she received her second Academy Award nomination. Wiest has received a Golden Globe Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as a BAFTA Award nomination.
1960

Chris Barrie

Age 58
Christopher Jonathan Brown, known professionally as Chris Barrie, is a German born British actor, comedian and impressionist. He first achieved success as a vocal impressionist, notably in the ITVsketch show Spitting Image. He is best known for his roles as Arnold Rimmer in the sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf, as Gordon Brittas in the BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire and as Lara Croft's butler Hillary in the Tomb Raiderfranchise films.
1972

Nick Frost

Age 46
Nicholas John Frost is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, and author. He is best known for his work in The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films, consisting of Shaun of the Dead(2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), and the television comedy Spaced (1999–2001). He also appeared in Joe Cornish's film Attack the Block (2011). He co-starred in the 2011 film Paul, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator and friend Simon Pegg. He is also well known for his various roles in the sketch show Man Stroke Woman.
1974

Andy Thomson

Age 44
Andy Thomson is an English former professional footballer, who has played for Swindon TownPortsmouthBristol Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers.

Thomson played 104 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1996 – 1999
1981

Gareth
David-Lloyd


Age 37
Gareth David Lloyd, known professionally as Gareth David-Lloyd, is a Welsh actor best known for his role as Ianto Jones in the British science fiction series Torchwood.
1981

Julia Stiles

Age 37
Julia O'Hara Stiles is an American actress. Stiles began acting at age 11 and made her screen debut as Erica Dansby in the television series Ghostwriter (1993–1994). Her first film role was in I Love You, I Love You Not (1996), followed by a leading role in the thriller Wicked (1998). She went on to gain prominence for her lead roles in teen films such as 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) for which she won MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance and was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards, Down to You (2000), for which she was nominated for another two Teen Choice Awards, and Save the Last Dance (2001), winning the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress and was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance.


Deaths



1987

Patrick Troughton

(Born: 25 Mar 1920)

Died Aged 67
Patrick George Troughton was an English actor. He was classically trained for the stage but became most widely known for his roles in television and film. His work included appearances in several fantasy, science fiction and horror films, but he became best known for his role as the second incarnation of the Doctor in the long-running British science-fiction television series Doctor Who, which he played from 1966 to 1969; he reprised the role in 1973, 1983 and 1985.


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Births



1926

Kenneth Williams

(Died: 15 Apr 1988)

Aged 62
Kenneth Charles Williams was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, and appeared in many British television programmes and radio comedies, including series with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne.
1944

Tucker Smallwood

Age 74
Tucker Smallwood is an American actor. On television, he has been a regular and made guest appearances on many series, including Space: Above and BeyondMillenniumBabylon 5The X-FilesCurb Your EnthusiasmSeinfeldMurphy BrownStar Trek: VoyagerStar Trek: EnterpriseFriends and The Sarah Silverman Program.
1953

Nigel Planer

Age 65
Nigel George Planer is an English actor, comedian, novelist and playwright who is best known for his role as Neil in the cult BBC comedy The Young Ones and as Ralph Filthy in Filthy Rich & Catflap. He has appeared in many West End musicals, including original casts of EvitaChicagoWe Will Rock YouWicked, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has also appeared in Hairspray.
1959

Kyle MacLachlan

Age 59
Kyle Merritt MacLachlan is an American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his role as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks (1990–1991; 2017) and its film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992), as well as roles in two of David Lynch's films: Paul Atreides in Dune (1984) and Jeffrey Beaumont in Blue Velvet (1986). MacLachlan's other film roles include Lloyd Gallagher in The Hidden (1987), Ray Manzarek in The Doors (1991), Clifford Vandercave in The Flintstones (1994), Zack Carey in Showgirls (1995), and the voice of Riley's dad in Inside Out (2015).
1967

Paul Cook

Age 51
Paul Anthony Cook is an English professional football manager and former player who is the manager of Championship club Wigan Athletic. On 6 May 2017, Cook guided Portsmouth to the League Two title.
1968

Jeri Ryan

Age 50
Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann) is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.
1969

Shaka Hislop

Age 49
Neil Shaka Hislop CM is a retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan's first tenure. Before this, he played for Reading where he was on the losing side in the 1st Division play-offs despite finishing second overall. He later played for West Ham United on two separate occasions and also for Portsmouth (where he won the 1st Division in 2002/03).

Hislop played 100 times for Portsmouth between 2002 – 2005
1975

Drew Barrymore

Age 43
Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, author, director, model, and producer. She is a member of the Barrymore family of American stage and film actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She made her breakout role as a child actress in Steven Spielberg's film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
1982

Dichen Lachman

Age 36
Dichen Lachman is an Australian actress, and of German and Tibetan descent. She appeared in the soap opera Neighbours as Katya Kinski and in Joss Whedon's science fiction drama television series Dollhouse as Sierra. Lachman portrayed Suren in the American remake of Being Human as a main character during the show's second season. Lachman starred in The 100 during the second and third season. Lachman has also starred in the 2014 film Lust for Love and had a recurring role in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Jiaying. Lachman currently stars as Reileen Kawahara in Netflix's Altered Carbon.
1990

Damien McCrory

Age 28
Damien Paul McCrory is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a defender for EFL Championship club Burton Albion.

McCrory played 3 times for Portsmouth in 2017


Deaths



2011

Nicholas Courtney

(Born: 16 Dec 1929)

Died Aged 81
William Nicholas Stone Courtney was a British actor, most famous for playing Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
2018

Billy Wilson

(Born: 10 Jul 1946)

Died Aged 71
Billy Wilson was an English footballer who played professionally in England for 15 years before retiring to run The Pompey public house just outside Fratton Park. Wilson was a tough tackling left back who made nearly 250 league appearances for the Blackburn Rovers.

Wilson played 219 times for Portsmouth scoring 6 goals between 1972 – 1979


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Famous Births and Deaths on this day in history


Births


                


1963 – Kenny Black

Kenneth George “Kenny” Black is a Scottish football player and manager.

Black played 70 times for Portsmouth scoring 5 goals between 1989 – 1991

Age 54


1971 – Naoko Mori

Naoko Mori is a Japanese actress who lives and works mainly in the UK. Mori is best known for her roles as Toshiko Sato in Torchwood, Sarah on Absolutely Fabulous, and Nicola in Spice World.

Age 46


1976 – Anna Faris

Anna Kay Faris is an American actress, producer, model, comedian, and occasional singer. She rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the first four Scary Movie films. Raised north of Seattle in Washington, Faris was active in theater as a child, performing with the Seattle Repertory Theater at age nine. After graduating from college, Faris relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

Her breakthrough came with the role of Cindy Campbell in the Wayans Brothers’ Scary Movie (2000). She appeared in the subsequent three sequels of the movie, with her last appearance being in the fourth installment, released in 2006. She became a recurring character on the TV sitcom Friends during its last season in 2004. During the early to mid-2000s, she played supporting roles in dramatic pictures such as Lost in Translation (2003) and Brokeback Mountain (2005), and appeared in various comedies, including The Hot Chick (2002), Waiting… (2005), Just Friends (2005), and My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006). She received critical praise for her role in the indie black comedy Smiley Face (2007) and then starred in the Playboy-themed movie The House Bunny (2008), which was billed as her star vehicle and earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Comedic Performance.

Age 41


1982 – Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan is an English film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model. She portrays Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl; Ruth in Channel 4’s Fresh Meat; Mia Bennett in the BBC’s Doctor Who “The Waters of Mars” and Soo Lin in Sherlock. She also appeared in Exam and Paramount Pictures’ action-thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. She stars in Humans, an AMC/Channel 4 science-fiction drama, which premiered in June 2015.

Age 35


1995 – Laura Marano

Laura Marie Marano is an American actress and singer. She starred in the Disney Channel series Austin & Ally as Ally Dawson. Marano was one of the five original classmates in Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?. She starred in Without a Trace for three seasons and also Back to You, in both instances playing the daughter of the main characters. Marano starred in the indie film A Sort of Homecoming. Marano also starred in the 2015 Disney Channel Original Movie Bad Hair Day along with Good Luck Charlie actress Leigh-Allyn Baker. In 2015, she signed with Big Machine Records and released her debut single “Boombox” on March 11, 2016. At the end of 2016, Big Machine Records made the decision to drop all of their pop artists. Marano then signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2017 and plans to release her debut album with the label. She is also the younger sister of actress Vanessa Marano who starred in Freeform’s Switched at Birth.

Age 22


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