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 172018
 

On This Day

17 July 2018


Births



1935

Donald Sutherland

Age 83
Donald McNichol SutherlandOC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans more than five decades.

Sutherland rose to fame after starring in a series of successful films including The Dirty Dozen (1967), M*A*S*H (1970), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Klute (1971), Don't Look Now (1973), Fellini's Casanova (1976), 1900 (1976), Animal House (1978), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Ordinary People (1980) and Eye of the Needle (1981). He subsequently established himself as one of the most respected, prolific and versatile character actors of Canada.
1940

Tim Brooke-Taylor

Age 78
Timothy Julian Brooke-Taylor OBE is an English comic actor. He became wider known to the public for his work on BBC Radio with I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, he moved into television with At Last the 1948 Show working together with old Cambridge friends John Cleese and Graham Chapman. He is most well known as a member of The Goodies, starring in the television series throughout the 1970s and picking up international recognition in Australia and New Zealand. He has also appeared as an actor in various sitcoms, and has been a panellist on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue for over 40 years.
1947

Wolfgang Flur

Age 71
Wolfgang Flür is a German musician, formerly a member of the electronic group Kraftwerk from 1973 to 1987, playing electronic percussion. Flür claims that he also invented the group's electric drums used throughout the 1970s. However, patent records dispute this citing Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter as the creators.
1975

Konnie Huq

Age 43
Kanak Asha "Konnie" Huq is a British television presenter and writer. She was the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter, having presented it from 1 December 1997 until 23 January 2008. She presented the 2010 series of The Xtra Factor on ITV2.0


On This Day

Jul 162018
 

On This Day

16 July 2018


Births



1965

Daryl Mitchell

Age 53
Daryl "Chill" Mitchell is an American actor. He is known for such roles as Dexter Walker on The John Larroquette Show, Tommy Webber in Galaxy Quest, Leo Michaels on Veronica's Closet, Eli Goggins III on Ed, and Patton Plame on NCIS: New Orleans.
1971

Carl Griffiths

Age 47
Carl Brian Griffiths is an English-born Welsh former footballer and manager.

Griffiths played 15 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1995 – 1996
1986

Taryn Southern

Age 32

 
Taryn Southern is an American writer, producer, digital strategist, singer, and YouTube personality whose videos have received more than 700 million views online. She was part of American Idol season three's Top 50, but first gained national attention with her video Hot4Hill during the 2008 Presidential race. She went on to host and executive produce DirecTV's first original series, Project My World before landing other jobs in the entertainment industry.


Deaths



2017

George A. Romero

Died Aged 77
Born: 04 February 1940

George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about a zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968). Other films in the series include Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Day of the Dead(1985). Aside from this series, his works include The Crazies (1973), Martin (1978), Creepshow (1982), Monkey Shines (1988), The Dark Half (1993) and Bruiser (2000). He also created and executive-produced the 1983–88 television series Tales from the Darkside.


On This Day

Jul 152018
 

Iron Man 2

2010

  



PLOT SUMMARY

Now that Tony Stark has revealed to the world that he is Iron Man, the entire world is now eager to get their hands on his hot technology – whether it's the United States government, weapons contractors, or someone else. That someone else happens to be Ivan Vanko – the son of now deceased Anton Vanko, Howard Stark's former partner. Stark had Vanko banished to Russia for conspiring to commit treason against the US, and now Ivan wants revenge against Tony – and he's willing to get it at any cost. But after being humiliated in front of the Senate Armed Forces Committee, rival weapons contractor Justin Hammer sees Ivan as the key to upping his status against Stark Enterprises after an attack on the Monaco 500. But an ailing Tony has to figure out a way to save himself, get Vanko, and get Hammer before the government shows up and takes his beloved suits away. And can he figure out what a mysterious figure named Nick Fury wants with him?




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Jul 152018
 

On This Day

15 July 2018


Births



1956

Ian Curtis

(Died: 18 May 1980)

Aged 23
Ian Kevin Curtis was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. Joy Division released their debut album, Unknown Pleasures, in 1979 and recorded their follow-up, Closer, in 1980.
1971

Jim Rash

Age 47
James Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, screenwriter, and director. He is known for playing Dean Craig Pelton on the NBC/Yahoo! sitcom Community. In 2012, he received a Golden Globe nomination and won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film The Descendants.
1973

Brian Austin Green

Age 45
Brian Austin Green (born Brian Green) is an American actor best known for his portrayal of David Silver on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000). Green was also a series regular on Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesFreddieWedding Band, and Anger Management.
1976

Diane Kruger

Age 42
Diane Kruger is a German-American actress and former fashion model.
She is known for roles such as Helen in the epic war film Troy (2004), Dr. Abigail Chase in the heist film National Treasure (2004) and its sequel (2007), Bridget von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantino's war film Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Gina in the psychological thriller film Unknown (2011). She also starred as Detective Sonya Cross in the FX crime drama series The Bridge (2013–14).
1984

Matt Tubbs

Age 34
Matthew Stephen Tubbs is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for National League South club Havant & Waterlooville.

Tubbs played 40 times for Portsmouth scoring 14 goals in 2015


On This Day

Jul 142018
 

Match Report

Friendly


Stevenage 3    2 Portsmouth

Pompey suffered their first pre-season defeat, despite Gareth Evans giving them the lead at Stevenage.

The winger steered home a neat finish midway through the first half, only for Ben Kennedy’s strike to ensure the scores were level at the break.

Susbtitute Andronicos Georgiou then added a brace to secure victory for the League Two outfit, despite a late consolation from Conor Chaplin.

Kenny Jackett had made extensive substitutions in the middle of the previous friendlies against Cork and the Hawks, but was more conservative with his changes at Broadhall Way.

Boro started brightly and almost took the lead when Joel Byrom’s free-kick was met by Kennedy, but Craig MacGillivray came to the rescue with a fine save.

Nathan Thompson then prevented Scott Cuthbert from converting the loose ball, while MacGillivray denied one of the hosts’ two first half trialists from the resulting corner.

But the Blues soon began to dominate and after Evans had sent one effort high and wide, Adam May’s 20-yard drive drew a decent stop from Paul Farman.

Then, following great work down the right from the lively Jamal Lowe, Brett Pitman had a shot blocked by Cuthbert.

Ronan Curtis was next to go close for the visitors, but he was unable to beat Farman after collecting a raking pass from Tom Naylor.

The deadlock was broken on 20 minutes, however, as Thompson slipped the ball through to EVANS, who neatly bent it into the net.

But Stevenage fought back and Kennedy was proving to be a constant menace with some probing runs forward.

He had already seen one attempt fizz agonisingly past the post before finding a leveller on 30 minutes.

The attacking midfielder was able to get away from Matt Clarke and then slam home a shot that left MacGillivray with no chance.

Pompey almost retook their lead, as Curtis ran along the edge of the box before curling in a shot that Farman did well to push away.

They kept plugging away as the interval approached, but neither Pitman or Lowe were able to make the most of promising openings.


Half Time

Stevenage 1

Portsmouth 1


Pompey emerged unchanged for the second half, while their opponents switched the entire 11 – with the introduction of five more trialists.

It was the visitors who were fastest out of the blocks, although a cleanly-struck Evans effort was comfortably kept out.

But Boro turned the contest on its head, as they took the lead in somewhat fortunate circumstances just before the hour mark.

Emmanuel Sonupe teed-up Georgiou and his shot took a wicked deflection off Naylor to wrong-foot MacGillivray and land in the net.

Jackett then made four substitutions, as Christian Burgess, Danny Rose, Chaplin and Oli Hawkins all entered the pitch.

The latter had a decent chance to draw Pompey level, but was unable to divert his header on target after meeting a pin-point cross from Lee Brown.

Stevenage, meanwhile, were attacking with pace and MacGillivray used his legs to keep out a Sonupe shot.

It was only a brief reprieve, however, as just seconds later, Sonupe’s delivery was emphatically finished by Georgiou at close range.

The game started to drift towards its conclusion after that, although Curtis was still proving a lively presence.

He did well to win back possession on the byline on 80 minutes, but could not force the ball home from an acute angle.

The summer signing also narrowly cleared the crossbar from long-range in the closing stages, as the Blues finished with a flourish.

But it was CHAPLIN who netted a consolation in the final seconds, controlling Curtis’ pass and slotting into the net.

Stevenage (4-1-2-1-2): Farman (Trialist 46); Vancooten (Fraser 46), Cuthbert (Trialist 46), Trialist (Wilkinson 46), Hunt (Trialist 46); Byrom (Trialist 46); Timlin (Sonupe 46), McKee (Trialist 46); Kennedy (Iontton 46); Trialist (Georgiou 46), Revell (c) (White 46)
Goals: Kennedy 30, Georgiou 57, 70
Subs not used: Martin, O’Donnell, Smith

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Thompson, Whatmough (Burgess 62), Clarke, Brown; Naylor (Haunstrup 84), May (Rose 62); Evans (Chaplin 62), Lowe, Curtis; Pitman (c) (Hawkins 62)
Goals: Evans 20, Chaplin 89
Subs not used: McGee, Casey, Dennis, Smith


Portsmouth FC

Jul 142018
 

Kat Dennings

  



Katherine Litwack (born June 13, 1986), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. After making her acting debut in an episode of the HBO dramedy series Sex and the City, Dennings has since appeared in films including The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Big Momma's House 2 (2006), Charlie Bartlett (2007), The House Bunny (2008), Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008), Defendor (2009), Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013). From 2011 to 2017, she starred alongside Beth Behrs in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.


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Jul 142018
 

On This Day

14 July 2018


Births



1952

Chris Cross

Age 66
Chris Cross (born Christopher Thomas Allen) is an English musician, best known as the bass guitarist in the new wave band Ultravox.
1972

Andy Awford

Age 46
Andrew Terry Awford is an English football coach and former footballer who was most recently the caretaker manager of Luton Town. Prior to this, he was the manager of Portsmouth, a club where he spent the vast majority of his playing and coaching career. Awford was hand selected by The FA in 2012 to participate on their new level 5 qualification, The FA Professional / Elite Award, which he successfully completed and graduated in June 2013 at St Georges Park.

Awford played 372 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1989 – 2000. He was Portsmouth manager between 2014 – 2015
1974

David Mitchell

Age 44
David James Stuart Mitchell is a British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter. He is half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, alongside Robert Webb. The duo starred in the Channel 4sitcom Peep Show in which Mitchell plays Mark Corrigan. Mitchell won the British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance in 2009 for his performance in the show. The duo have written and starred in several sketch shows including BruiserThe Mitchell and Webb SituationThat Mitchell and Webb Sound and also That Mitchell and Webb Look. Their first film, Magicians, was released in 2007.


On This Day

Jul 132018
 

On This Day

13 July 2018


Births



1940

Patrick Stewart

Age 78
Sir Patrick StewartOBE is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film in a career spanning almost six decades. He is a multiple time Olivier, Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and Saturn Award nominee.

In the 1980s, Stewart began working in American television and film, with roles such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and its successor films, as Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series of superhero movies
1969

Ken Jeong

Age 49
Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong is an American actor and comedian, best known for playing Ben Chang on the sitcom Community, and the gangster Leslie Chow in The Hangover Trilogy. He was the lead in the ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, in which he was also the creator, writer and executive producer. Jeong is a licensed physician, but has stopped practising in favour of his acting career.
1981

Fran Kranz

Age 37
Francis Elliott "FranKranz is an American film, television and Broadway actor. He is known for his portrayal of Topher Brink in the science fiction drama series Dollhouse. He had prominent roles in the films The Cabin in the Woods and Much Ado About Nothing. In 2012, he played Bernard in Death of a Salesman beginning a career on Broadway that continued with 2014's You Can't Take It with You.
1999

Brooke Sorenson

Age 19

 
Brooke Sorenson is perhaps best known for her role as Stephanie on the Disney XD series Mighty Med, she was also featured on the Disney XD series Kickin' It in 2013 in the episode "How Bobby Got His Groove Back."


On This Day   .   Brooke Sorenson

Jul 122018
 

On This Day

12 July 2018


Births



1950

Joe Laidlaw

Age 68
Joe Laidlaw was a combative midfielder who played for six English league clubs over a 15-year period spanning three decades.

Laidlaw played 75 times for Portsmouth scoring 23 goals between 1979 – 1980
1956

Robin Simon

Age 62
Robin" Simon is a British guitarist who was a member of UltravoxMagazine and Visage.
1976

Anna Friel

Age 42
Anna Louise Friel is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, and portrayed the first lesbian kiss in a British soap opera in January 1994. She made her West End theatre debut in London in 2001 and has subsequently appeared in several productions, including in an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
1989

Phoebe Tonkin

Age 29
Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin is an Australian actress and model. She is best known for portraying Cleo Sertori in H2O: Just Add Water, Fiona Maxwell in Tomorrow, When the War Began, Faye Chamberlain in The Secret Circle, and Hayley Marshall-Kenner in The CW series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals.


On This Day

Jul 112018
 

On This Day

11 July 2018


Births



1957

Peter Murphy

Age 61
Peter John Joseph Murphy is an English singer and musician. He was the vocalist of the Goth rock group Bauhaus and later went on to release a number of solo albums, such as DeepHoly Smoke, and Love Hysteria. Thin with prominent cheekbones, a baritone voice, and a penchant for gloomy poetics, he is often called the "Godfather of Goth".


On This Day

Jul 102018
 

Iron Man

2008

   



PLOT SUMMARY

Tony Stark. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Son of legendary inventor and weapons contractor Howard Stark. When Tony Stark is assigned to give a weapons presentation to an Iraqi unit led by Lt. Col. James Rhodes, he's given a ride on enemy lines. That ride ends badly when Stark's Humvee that he's riding in is attacked by enemy combatants. He survives – barely – with a chest full of shrapnel and a car battery attached to his heart. In order to survive he comes up with a way to miniaturize the battery and figures out that the battery can power something else. Thus Iron Man is born. He uses the primitive device to escape from the cave in Iraq. Once back home, he then begins work on perfecting the Iron Man suit. But the man who was put in charge of Stark Industries has plans of his own to take over Tony's technology for other matters.




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