Oct 202018
 

On This Day

20 October 2018


Births


1941

Anneke Wills

Age 77
Anneke Wills (born Anna Katarina Willys) is an English actress, best known for her role as the Doctor Who companion Polly in the long-running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.
1971

Dannii Minogue

Age 47
Dannii Minogue is an Australian singer, dancer, songwriter, model, fashion designer, television presenter and actress. Dannii rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop singer in the early 1990s. The late 1990s saw a brief return to music after Minogue reinvented herself as a dance artist with "All I Wanna Do", her first number one UK Club hit.
1980

Niall Matter

Age 38
Niall Matter is a Canadian actor. He received his first significant break in 2007, with a main role in teen drama The Best Years. Later in the same year, he joined the cast of Eureka as bad-boy genius Zane Donovan. In 2009 he had a small supporting role in Zack Snyder's film Watchmen. He went on to star as Evan Cross in the short-lived 2012 series Primeval: New World. His career subsequently moved away from science fiction, seeing him star in several television movies, as well as joining Canadian series such as RemedyArctic Air and When Calls the Heart.
1983

Alona Tal

Age 35
Alona Tal is an Israeli singer and actress. She is known for her roles in Veronica Mars as cheerleader Meg Manning and Supernatural as Jo Harvelle.


On This Day

Oct 072018
 

On This Day

07 October 2018


Births



1979

Aaron Ashmore

Age 39
Aaron Richard Ashmore is a Canadian film and television actor. He is known for his roles on American television series, such as Jimmy Olsen on Smallville and Steve Jinks on Warehouse 13. He plays Johnny Jaqobis on the Canadian television series Killjoys. He is the identical twin brother of actor Shawn Ashmore.
1982

Jermain Defoe

Age 36
Jermain Colin Defoe OBE is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club AFC Bournemouth.

Defoe played 36 times for Portsmouth scoring 17 goals in 2008
1987

Lauren Mayberry

Age 31

 
Lauren Eve Mayberry is a Scottish singer, songwriter, writer and journalist. She is best known as the front woman of the Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches.
1991

Christian Burgess

Age 27
Christian Thomas Kerran Burgess is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Portsmouth.
1997

Kira Kosarin

Age 21

    
Kira Nicole Kosarin is an American actress. She is known for her role as Phoebe Thunderman on the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans.


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Lauren Mayberry   .   Kira Kosarin

Jermain Defoe   .   Christian Burgess


Jul 232018
 

On This Day

23 July 2018


Births



1961

Woody Harrelson

Age 57
Woodrow Tracy Harrelson is an American actor. His breakout role came in 1985 in the television sitcom Cheers. In film, he is best known for his portrayals of basketball hustler Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump (1992), serial killer Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers (1994), magazine publisher Larry Flynt in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Tallahassee in Zombieland (2009), Capt. Tony Stone in The Messenger (2009), Dave Brown in Rampart (2011), Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), magician/mentalist Merritt McKinney in the Now You See Me film series (2013–2019), the Colonel in War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), and Sheriff Bill Willoughby in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri(2017).
1967

Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Died: 02 Feb 2014)

Aged 46
Philip Seymour Hoffman was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits – Hoffman acted in many films from the early 1990s until his death in 2014.
1970

Charisma Carpenter

Age 48
Charisma Carpenter is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase in the popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–1999) and its spin-off series Angel (1999–2004). She has also starred as Kyra on Charmed (2004), Kendall Casablancas on Veronica Mars (2005–2006), Rebecca Sewell on The Lying Game (2012–2013) and Lacy in The Expendables film series (2010–2012).
1980

Sandeep Parikh

Age 38
Sandeep Parikh is an American writer, director, actor and producer of comedy currently residing in Silverlake in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his co-starring role as Zaboo on the award-winning web series The Guild. He is the founder of Effinfunny.com, a comedy video site focusing on alternative stand up comedy and the creation of original web series like The Legend of Neil (for Comedy Central and AtomFilms), which are currently available online.


On This Day

Jul 202018
 

On This Day

20 July 2018


Births



1931

Roy Skelton

(Died: 08 June 2011)

Aged 79
Roy William Skelton was an English actor and voice artist, whose voice was more familiar to television viewers than his name. Born in Nottingham, he provided the voices for many characters on British television for nearly fifty years, particularly the characters of both Zippy and George on Rainbow, which the actor first joined in the early 1970s and performed on until it was axed in 1991. However, due to the fame of the characters, he continued to voice Zippy and George in guest appearances on television in series such as The Weakest Link and TV Burp until his death.
1951

Jeff Rawle

Age 67
Jeffrey Alan Rawle is a British actor, known for playing the long-suffering George Dent in the news-gathering sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. He also played Silas Blissett in Hollyoaks from December 2010 until 2012. Rawle returned to Hollyoaks in 2016.
1958

Mick MacNeil

Age 60
Norman Michael "Mick" MacNeil is a Scottish songwriter and keyboardist. He is best known for being a former member of the group Simple Minds. Having joined the band in 1978, MacNeil left in 1990.
1975

Judy Greer

Age 43
Judith Therese Evans known as Judy Greer, is an American actress, model, and author. Her television roles include Kitty Sanchez in the comedy Arrested Development, Ingrid "Fatty Magoo" Nelson in the comedy It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Trixie in the comedy-drama Californication, and Cheryl Tunt in the animated comedy Archer.
1978

Nigel Quashie

Age 40
Nigel Francis Quashie is an English-born Scottish former footballer who played more than 300 games as a midfielder in the Football League. Between 2004 and 2006, he represented Scotland, the country of his grandfather, at full international level on 14 occasions.

Quashie played 163 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 2000 – 2005
1982

Percy Daggs

Age 36
Percy Daggs III is an American actor best known for his role as Wallace Fennel in the Rob Thomas television series Veronica Mars. He is also known for starring in television commercials for Hot Pockets and Orbit Gum. He has had guest appearances on such shows as Boston PublicThe GuardianNYPD Blue and The Nightmare Room.
1985

John Francis Daley

Age 33
John Francis Daley is an American actor, screenwriter and film director. He is known for playing high school freshman Sam Weir on the NBC comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks and FBI criminal profiler Dr. Lance Sweets on the series Bones, for which he was nominated for a 2014 PRISM Award. He plays keyboards and sings for the band Dayplayer.
1988

Julianne Hough

Age 30
Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, singer, and actress. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show. Her first leading acting role was in the 2011 film remake of Footloose. In September 2014, Hough joined Dancing with the Stars as a permanent fourth judge. Along with her brother Derek Hough (who is a six-time winner of the dancing show) and Tessandra Chavez, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2015. In 2016, she played Sandy in the live Fox television production of Grease.
1993

Alycia
Debnam-Carey


Age 25
Alycia Jasmin Debnam-Carey is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Commander Lexa on The CW science fiction television series The 100 and Alicia Clark on the AMC horror drama television series Fear the Walking Dead.


On This Day

Jul 182018
 

On This Day

18 July 2018


Births



1930

Burt Kwouk

(Died: 24 May 2016)

Aged 85
Herbert Tsangtse "BurtKwouk, OBE was a British actor, known for his role as Cato in the Pink Panther films. He made appearances in many television programmes, including a portrayal of Imperial Japanese Army Major Yamauchi in the British drama series Tenko and as Entwistle in Last of the Summer Wine.
1940

James Brolin

Age 78
James Brolin (born Craig Kenneth Bruderlin) is an American actor, producer, and director, best known for his roles in film and television, including sitcoms and soap operas. He is the father of actor Josh Brolin and husband of Barbra Streisand. Brolin has won two Golden Globes and an Emmy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 10, 2016.
1974

Jed Whedon

Age 44
Jed Tucker Whedon is an American screenwriter and musician, and the son of screenwriter Tom Whedon, grandson of screenwriter John Whedon, and the brother of screenwriter Zack Whedon and of producer/director/writer Joss Whedon.
1980

Kristen Bell

Age 38
Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and starred in the Broadway revival of The Crucible the following year. In 2004, she had a role in the film Spartan and received praise for her performance in Gracie's Choice.

Bell gained critical acclaim for her first major role as the title character in the teen noir drama television series Veronica Mars (2004–07). For her performance she was awarded a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. She reprised the eponymous role in the 2014 Veronica Mars film .


On This Day   .   Burt Kwouk Obituary

Jul 052018
 

On This Day

05 July 2018


Births



1981

Ryan Hansen

Age 37
Ryan Albert Hansen is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for starring as Dick Casablancas on the noir drama series Veronica Mars (2004–2007), as Kyle Bradway on the Starz comedy series Party Down (2009–2010), and as Nolan in the horror remake film Friday the 13th (2009). Hansen also had a recurring role on the comedy series 2 Broke Girls (2012) and the web series Burning Love (2012–2013).


On This Day

Apr 302018
 

On This Day

30 April 2018


Births



1975

Johnny Galecki

Age 43
John Mark Galecki is an American actor. He is known for playing Leonard Hofstadter in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory since 2007 and David Healy in the ABC sitcom Roseanne from 1992 to 1997. Galecki also appeared in the films National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), Prancer (1989), Suicide Kings (1997), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Bookies (2003), In Time (2011), and Rings (2017).
1977

Alexandra Holden

Age 41
Alexandra Holden is an American film and television actress.
1981

Kunal Nayyar

Age 37
Kunal Nayyar is an Indian actor known for his role as Rajesh Koothrappali in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
1982

Kirsten Dunst

Age 36
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories (1989). At the age of twelve, Dunst gained widespread recognition as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994). She appeared in Little Women the same year and in Jumanji the following year. After starring in films such as Wag the Dog (1997), Small Soldiers (1998), the English dub of Kiki's Delivery Service (U.S. release 1998), and The Virgin Suicides (1999), Dunst began making romantic comedies and comedy-dramas, starring in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Bring It On (2000), Get Over It and Crazy/Beautiful (both released in 2001).
1985

Gal Gadot

Age 33
Gal Gadot-Varsano is an Israeli actress and model. She was born and raised in Israel. At age 18 she was crowned Miss Israel 2004.

Gadot's first film role came as Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious film franchise. She went on to achieve wide recognition for portraying Wonder Woman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and then the solo film Wonder Woman and the ensemble Justice League (both 2017).
1986

Dianna Agron

Age 32
Dianna Elise Agron is an American actress, singer, and dancer. In 2006, Agron made her television debut as Jessica Grant on CSI: NY. From 2006 to 2007, Agron had recurring roles on Veronica Mars as Jenny Budosh, and Heroes as Debbie Marshall.
1988

Ana de Armas

Age 30
Ana Celia de Armas Caso is a Cuban actress. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia. She also starred in the popular Spanish television show El Internado. In 2015 she starred in her first American film Knock Knock followed by ExposedHands of StoneWar Dogs and Blade Runner 2049.


On This Day 

Apr 092018
 

On This Day

09 April 2018


Births



1946

Les Gray

(Died: 21 Feb 2004)

Aged 57
Thomas Leslie "Les" Gray was an English musician best known for his work with glam rock pop band Mud. Gray was also known for his distinctive vocal impersonation of Elvis Presley.
1972

Neve McIntosh

Age 46
Neve McIntosh (born Carol McIntosh) is a Scottish actress.

In May 2010, McIntosh appeared in two episodes of the 2010 series of Doctor Who beside the Doctor played by Matt Smith. She plays Alaya and Restac, two Silurian sisters who have been disturbed under the earth, one captured by humans and the other demanding vengeance. In October 2010, she starred alongside former Doctor Who star, David Tennant, in Single Father, a BBC drama. She portrayed the part of Anna, the sister of the dead wife of Tennant's character (Dave).
1986

Leighton Meester

Age 32
Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She is known mostly for her starring role as Blair Waldorf on the television series Gossip Girl (2007–2012). She has also appeared in the films Killer Movie (2008), Country Strong (2010), The Roommate (2011), Monte Carlo (2011), The Oranges (2011), and The Judge (2014). Meester made her Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men (2014).
1998

Elle Fanning

Age 20

  
Mary Elle Fanning is an American actress and fashion model. In 2011, Fanning starred in her breakout role as Alice Dainard in J. J. Abrams' sci-fi-drama, Super 8, for which she received positive reviews and a Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival. She is also known for her starring roles in Phoebe in WonderlandSomewhereWe Bought a ZooGinger and RosaMaleficent, and The Neon Demon. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning.


On This Day   .   Elle Fanning

Apr 022018
 

On This Day

02 April 2018


Births



1962

Clark Gregg

Age 56
Robert Clark Gregg is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He is best known for the role of Agent Phil Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has appeared in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and the television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., being the actor with the longest screen time in the MCU, he will also appear as the character in Captain Marvel (2019). He also voices the character on the animated television series Ultimate Spider-Man and in the video games Lego Marvel Super HeroesLego Marvel Avengers, and Marvel Heroes.
1966

Teddy Sheringham

Age 52
Edward Paul Sheringham MBE is an English football manager and former player. He last managed ATK in the Indian Super League.

Sheringham played 38 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 2003 – 2004
1968

Thomas Thogersen

Age 50
Thomas Thøgersen is a Danish former professional footballer, who most notably won three Danish football championships with Brøndby IF.

Thøgersen played 115 times for Portsmouth scoring 8 goals between 1998 – 2001
1972

Eyal Berkovic

Age 46
Eyal Berkovic is an Israeli former footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He made 78 appearances for Israel, and is considered one of the nation's greatest ever players.

Berkovic played 28 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2004
1978

Jaime Ray Newman

Age 40
Jaime Ray Newman is an American actress and singer. She is known for starring as Kristina Cassadine in the soap opera General Hospital, Mindy O'Dell in the drama series Veronica Mars, Kat Gardener in the fantasy series Eastwick, Tess Fontana in the science-fiction series Eureka, Kat Petrova in the drama-thriller series Red Widow, Sam Gordon in the comedy-drama series Mind Games, Allison Roth in the crime drama series Wicked City, and Sarah Lieberman in the Marvel series The Punisher.
1979

Lindy Booth

Age 39
Lindy Booth is a Canadian actress. She played Riley Grant on the Disney Channel series The Famous Jett Jackson (and Agent Hawk in the show-within-a-show Silverstone) and Claudia on Relic Hunter and A.J. Butterfield on the NBC series The Philanthropist. She then played Cassandra Cillian on the TNT series The Librarians (2014–18).
1987

Lee Holmes

Age 31
Lee Daniel Holmes is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Exeter City in League Two.

Holmes played 5 times for Portsmouth in 2014
1999

Sophie Reynolds

Age 19

 
Sophie Reynolds is an American actress most known for her role as Ashley Parker in Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything.


On This Day   .   Sophie Reynolds

Mar 302018
 

On This Day

30 March 2018


Births



1944

Gabrielle Drake

Age 74
Gabrielle Drake is a British actress. She became well known in the 1970s for her appearance in television series, most notably The Brothers and UFO. In the early 1970s she appeared in several erotic roles on screen. She later took parts in soap operas Crossroads and Coronation Street. She has also had a long career on stage.
1946

Eoin Hand

Age 72
Eoin Kevin Joseph Colin Hand is an Irish former footballer and football manager. As a player, his normal position was centre-half. He works as a television and radio football commentator for RTÉ in Ireland.

Hand played 307 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals between 1968 – 1979
1960

Chris Price

Age 58
Christopher James "ChrisPrice is an English former footballer who made 561 appearances in the Football League and Premier League, playing for Hereford UnitedAston VillaBlackburn Rovers and Portsmouth. He played as a right-back.

Price played 21 times for Portsmouth in 1993
1962

Gary Stevens

Age 56
Gary Andrew Stevens is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Brighton & Hove AlbionTottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth. He won seven caps for England.

Stevens played 59 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1990 – 1991
1965

Juliet Landau

Age 53
Juliet Rose Landau is an American actress, director, producer and ballerina best known for her role as Drusilla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff show Angel, the latter appearance earning her a Saturn Award nomination. She is also known for co-starring as Loretta King in Tim Burton's Ed Wood.
1982

Jason Dohring

Age 36
Jason William Dohring is an American actor who is best known for his role as Logan Echolls on the television show Veronica Mars (2004–2007) and the subsequent film continuation as well as his roles as Josef Kostan on Moonlight (2007), Adam Carpenter on Ringer (2011), Detective Will Kinney on The Originals (2013) and Chase Graves on iZombie (2015).


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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 242018
 

On This Day

24 March 2018


Births



1970

Sharon Corr

Age 48
Sharon Helga Corr MBE is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician and television personality. She is best known as a member of the pop-rock band The Corrs, which she co-founded in 1990 with her elder brother Jim and younger sisters Caroline and Andrea.

She plays the violin, piano and guitar, and sings backing vocals. She began learning the violin when she was six years old. She has played in national youth orchestras and is qualified to teach the violin.
1971

Megyn Price

Age 47
Megyn Price is an American actress, best known for her roles on television as Claudia Finnerty in the FOX Network/WB sitcom Grounded for Life (2001–05), Audrey Bingham on the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement (2007–13), and Mary Roth on the Netflix sitcom The Ranch (2016–present).
1973

Jim Parsons

Age 45
James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has received several awards for his performance, including four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.
1974

Alyson Hannigan

Age 44
Alyson Lee Hannigan is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003), Lily Aldrin on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014), and Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series (1999–2012).
1976

Aliou Cissé

Age 42
Aliou Cissé is a Senegalese football coach and former player. He has previously played for English Premier League club Birmingham City and later Portsmouth. Cisse was a defensive midfielder who has, on occasion, played at center back.

Cissé played 28 times for Portsmouth between 2004 – 2006
1978

Amir Arison

Age 40
Amir Arison is an American film, television, and theatre actor, perhaps best known for his role as Special Agent Aram Mojtabai in NBC's The Blacklist.
1981

Neil Grayston

Age 37
Neil Gordon Grayston is a Canadian actor.

He won a 2006 Leo Award (Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series) for his performance in the Godiva's episode "The Bigger Man". Neil played Douglas Fargo in Eureka, a Syfy network series that began broadcasting in 2006.


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