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1958 – Rik Mayall

Richard Michael “Rik” Mayall was an English comedian, actor and writer. Mayall formed a close partnership with Ade Edmondson while they were students at Manchester University, and became a pioneer of alternative comedy in the 1980s. Mayall starred in numerous cult classic sitcoms throughout his career, including The Young Ones, The Comic Strip Presents…, Blackadder, Filthy Rich & Catflap, The New Statesman, and Bottom. Mayall also starred in the comedy films Drop Dead Fred and Guest House Paradiso, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for his voice-over work in The Willows in Winter. His comedic style was described as energetic “post-punk”.

Died: 09 June 2014

Aged 56


1970 – Rachel Weisz

Rachel Hannah Weisz is an Academy Award winning British actress.

Age 48


1975 – T.J. Thyne

Thomas Joseph “T.J.” Thyne is an American actor, best known for his role on Bones as Dr. Jack Hodgins, an entomologist.

Age 43


1995 – Haley Lu Richardson

Haley Lu Richardson is an American actress. Her credits include the roles of Krista in The Edge of Seventeen and Claire Benoit in Split.

Age 23


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2000 – Charles Gray

Born: 29 August 1928

Charles Gray was an English actor who was well known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Dikko Henderson in a previous Bond film You Only Live Twice, Sherlock Holmes’s brother Mycroft Holmes in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and as the Criminologist in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1975.

Died Aged 71


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1917

Frankie Howerd

(Died: 19 Apr 1992)

Age 75
Francis Alick "Frankie" HowerdOBE was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades.
1965

John Kerr

Age 53
John Kerr Jr. is an American retired soccer midfielder who played professionally in the United States, Canada, England, France and Northern Ireland during a much travelled and varied playing career. He is currently head coach of the Duke University men's soccer team. Kerr was named the 1986 Hermann Award winner as the top collegiate player of the year. He also earned sixteen caps, scoring two goals, with the U.S. national team.

Kerr played 6 times for Portsmouth between 1987 – 1988
1966

Alan Davies

Age 52
Alan Roger Davies is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has played the title role in the BBC mystery drama series Jonathan Creek since 1997. He has been a permanent panellist on the BBC panel show QI since 2003.
1989

Amy Okuda

Age 29
Amy Kei Okuda is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Tinkerballa in the web series The Guild (2007–2013).
1998

Connor Ronan

Age 20
Connor Patrick Ronan is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Wolverhampton Wanderers. He was born in England, but represents Republic of Ireland at international youth level.

Ronan played 16 times for Portsmouth in 2018


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Mary Elizabeth Winstead


     


Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She has held scream queen roles in horror films including Final Destination 3 (2006), Black Christmas (2006), Death Proof (2007), The Thing (2011), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), and 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016). She appeared as John McClane’s daughter Lucy in the fourth and fifth films in the Die Hard franchise (2007, 2013), Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Leah in The Beauty Inside (2012), and Kate Hannah in the Sundance drama Smashed (2012).

Her singing career started in 2013, when she formed the music duo Got a Girl with Dan the Automator.


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Angourie Rice


     


Angourie Rice (born 2001) is an Australian film actress known for her lead roles in These Final Hours and The Nice Guys..

Rice lives in Melbourne, with her parents Jeremy Rice, a director, and Kate Rice, a writer. She also lived in Perth for five years and in Munich, Germany for one year before moving back to Melbourne.


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1936 – Dean Stockwell

Robert Dean Stockwell is an American actor of film and television, with a career spanning over 70 years. His television roles include playing Rear Admiral Albert “Al” Calavicci in Quantum Leap (1989–1993) and Brother Cavil in the Sci Fi Channel revival of Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009). Following his roles on Quantum Leap and Battlestar Galactica, Stockwell has appeared at numerous science fiction conventions.

Age 82


1974 – Matt Lucas

Matthew Richard Lucas is an English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain, as well as for his portrayals of the scorekeeping baby Georgie Dawes in the comedy panel game Shooting Stars, both Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee in Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Nardole in the tenth series of long-running British sci-fi drama Doctor Who.

Age 44


1975 – Jolene Blalock

Jolene Blalock is an American actress and model, best known for playing the Vulcan first officer T’Pol on the UPN science-fiction series Star Trek: Enterprise. She has also guest-starred on television series and films and has appeared in several feature films.

Age 43


1979 – Riki Lindhome

Erika “Riki” Lindhome is an American actress, comedian, and musician. She is best known for roles in television shows including Garfunkel and Oates, Gilmore Girls, House, The Big Bang Theory, and United States of Tara, and for the comedy music duo Garfunkel and Oates, which she formed with Kate Micucci. She also hosts the Nerdist podcast Making It. She currently stars alongside Natasha Leggero in the Comedy Central series Another Period.

Age 39


1980 – Jessica Boehrs

Jessica Boehrs is a German singer and actress. Boehrs started her singing career in 1996 in the band, JessVaness, and produced vocals for a Hands Up project Novaspace, which performed a few Top-10 hit-singles including “Time After Time”, “Guardian Angel”, and “Beds Are Burning”. She also appeared in EuroTrip (2004) as Mieke, the object of Scott Thomas’s European vacation quest. While Boehrs was with Novaspace, she sang on the albums Supernova and Cubes.

Age 38


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Mackenzie Foy


     


Mackenzie Christine Foy (born November 10, 2000) is an American model and actress. She is known for appearing as Renesmee Cullen in the 2012 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film, and for her role as the young Murphy in the 2014 space epic Interstellar, for which she received critical acclaim, a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, and several other awards nominations.


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Chloe East


     


Chloe East (born 16 February 2001) is an American actress and dancer. She stars in the 2017 ABC television series Kevin (Probably) Saves the World.

East began modeling at age 9, and at 11 she start acting in the HBO television series True Blood. Other credits include Jessica Darling in the film adaption of Jessica Darling’s IT List, Val on Disney Channel series Liv and Maddie, and Willow Pierce on Audience Network series Ice.


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1954

Gary Stanley

Age 64
Gary Stanley is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for ChelseaEvertonSwansea CityPortsmouth and Bristol City. He also played in the North American Soccer League with Fort Lauderdale Strikers and in the Major Indoor Soccer League with Wichita Wings.

Stanley played 57 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 1984 – 1986
1991

Stuart O'Keefe

Age 27
Stuart Antony Alan O'Keefe is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Cardiff City.

O'Keefe played 26 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2017 – 2018


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1994

John Candy

(Born: 31 Oct 1950)

Died Aged 43
John Franklin Candy was a Canadian comedian and actor known mainly for his work in Hollywood films. Candy rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of the Second City and its related Second City Television series, and through his appearances in such comedy films as StripesSplashCool RunningsSummer RentalHome AloneThe Great OutdoorsSpaceballs, and Uncle Buck, as well as more dramatic roles in Only the Lonely and JFK. One of his most renowned onscreen performances was as Del Griffith, the loquacious, shower-curtain ring salesman in the John Hughes comedy Planes, Trains and Automobiles.


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Amy Acker


     


Amy Louise Acker (born December 5, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Winifred Burkle and Illyria on the supernatural drama series Angel (2001–2004), as Kelly Peyton on the action drama series Alias (2005–2006), and as Root on the science-fiction drama series Person of Interest (2012–2016). As of 2017, she stars as Caitlin Strucker on the superhero drama series The Gifted, based on Marvel Comics’ X-Men.

Acker made her major television debut when she starred as Winifred “Fred” Burkle in Angel (seasons 2–5), and also as the character of Illyria for part of the show’s fifth and final season. She won the 2003 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her portrayal.

She joined the cast of Alias in 2005 for its final season, playing villainess Kelly Peyton. Acker graduated from guest star to fully credited cast member as the show entered the final episodes in April and May 2006. Also in 2005, Acker provided voice acting for the character of Huntress on the animated series Justice League Unlimited. She went on to make a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother, in which she was reunited with Angel co-star, Alexis Denisof (the real-life husband of HIMYM star Alyson Hannigan), who had a recurring role on the show.

Acker portrayed Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey, a recurring character, on Joss Whedon‘s Dollhouse. She guest-starred in 10 of the 13 episodes of the first season and three episodes of the second.

In 2010, she was a series regular in the ABC drama Happy Town, portraying the character Rachel Conroy. That same year, she starred in the season-one finale of the Fox series Human Target, as the mysterious Katherine Walters. On May 25, 2010, she appeared on CBS’s The Good Wife. She appeared in the horror movie The Cabin in the Woods, released April 13, 2012. In 2012, she made guest performances in Warehouse 13Once Upon A Time, and Grimm. In 2012, she starred as Beatrice in Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing.


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Emma Stone


     


Emily Jean Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. The recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe, she is the highest-paid actress in the world. She has appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013 and the Time 100 in 2017, and has been cited in the media as one of the most talented actresses of her generation.

Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone began acting as a child, in a theater production of The Wind in the Willows in 2000. As a teenager, she relocated to Los Angeles with her mother, and made her television debut in In Search of the New Partridge Family(2004), a reality show that produced only an unsold pilot. After small television roles, she made her film debut in Superbad (2007), and received positive media attention for her role in Zombieland (2009). The 2010 teen comedy Easy A was Stone’s first starring role, earning her nominations for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. This breakthrough was followed with further success in the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love and the drama The Help (both 2011).

Stone gained wider recognition for playing Gwen Stacy in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, and its sequel in 2014. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role of a recovering drug addict in the black comedy-drama Birdman (2014). Her Broadway debut came in a revival of the musical Cabaret (2014–2015). Stone won an Academy Award for Best Actress for playing an aspiring actress in the highly successful musical film La La Land (2016), following which she portrayed Billie Jean King in the biographical sports film Battle of the Sexes (2017).


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1920 – James Doohan

James Montgomery Doohan, LVO was a Canadian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Doohan’s characterisation of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise was one of the most recognisable elements in the Star Trek franchise, and inspired many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields. He also made contributions behind the scenes, such as the initial development of the Klingon and Vulcan languages.

Died: 20 July 2005

Aged 85


1970 – Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer, known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress. She is best known for playing Carol Vessey on Ed (2000–04), Denise Bauer on Boston Legal (2005–07), Sarah Shephard on Lost (2005–07), and Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family (since 2009). The last earned her six nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010–2015), winning in 2011 and 2012.

Age 48


1972 – Darren Anderton

Darren Robert Anderton is an English former footballer who spent most of his career with Tottenham Hotspur as a midfielder. He played 30 times for the England national football team, scoring 7 goals.

Anderton played 77 times for Portsmouth scoring 13 goals between 1990 – 1992

Age 46


1977 – Sarah Smart

Sarah Smart is an English actress. In 2011, she appeared in a 2-part story for the sixth series of the BBC1 hit series Doctor Who giving a very positively received performance as the sympathetic ‘villain’ of The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.

Age 41


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1949 – Gates McFadden

Cheryl Gates McFadden is an American actress and choreographer. She is usually credited as Cheryl McFadden when working as a choreographer and Gates McFadden when working as an actress. She is best known for playing Dr. Beverly Crusher in the Star Trek: The Next Generation television series and in the four subsequent films.

Age 69


1955 – Michael Troughton

Michael Troughton is an English actor, writer, and teacher. He is the son of actor Patrick Troughton (known as the Second Doctor in Doctor Who in the 1960s) and the younger brother of David Troughton.

Age 63


1970 – Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Henry Fenwick Armstrong is an English comedian, actor, television presenter and bass baritone singer, best known as one half of the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller and as host of the BBC TV game show Pointless. He also voiced Professor M in Tooned, alien supercomputer Mr Smith in the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures as well as the main show’s two part story “The Stolen Earth” / “Journey’s End”, and the title character in the revived series of Danger Mouse.

Age 48


1971 – Dave Gorman

David James “Dave” Gorman is an English comedian, author, and television presenter. Gorman began his career writing for television comedy series, such as The Mrs Merton Show and The Fast Show. His stand-up shows also achieved acclaim, and he was nominated for a Perrier Award. Gorman became famous for his Are You Dave Gorman? stage show for the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the television version of which was broadcast as The Dave Gorman Collection in 2001 over several episodes.

Age 47


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