Jan 172019
 

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Susanna Hoffs1959Age 60


Susanna Hoffs is an American vocalist, guitarist and actress. She is best known as a co-founder of The Bangles.
Zooey Deschanel1980Age 39


Zooey Deschanel is an American actress, model and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999) and next obtained a supporting role in Cameron Crowe's film Almost Famous (2000). Deschanel is known for her deadpan comedy roles in films such as The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), and 500 Days of Summer (2009). She has ventured into more dramatic territory with Manic (2001), All the Real Girls (2003), Winter Passing (2005), and Bridge to Terabithia (2007). From 2011 to 2018, she played Jessica Day on the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations.
David Blue1982Age 37


David Blue is an American actor, writer, producer and director. He is known for his portrayal of Cliff St. Paul on Ugly Betty and Eli Wallace on the Syfy series Stargate Universe.

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Jan 162019
 

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16

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John Carpenter1948Age 71


John Carpenter is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and musician. Although Carpenter has worked with various film genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.

Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the exceptions of Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Escape from New York (1981), and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter's have come to be considered as cult classics, and he has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker. The cult classics that he has directed include Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987), They Live (1988), and In the Mouth of Madness (1995).
Caroline Munro1949Age 70


Caroline Munro is an English actress and model known for her many appearances in horror, science fiction and action films of the 1970s and 1980s.
Alex Cropley1951Age 68


Alex Cropley is a retired footballer who featured as a midfielder. As so he played with clubs Hibernian, Aston Villa, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Portsmouth. Cropley was also capped for the Scottish national football team.

He played 14 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 1981 – 1982.
Trevor Ross1957Age 62


Trevor Ross is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Ross played for English clubs Arsenal, Everton, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Bury. He also featured for AEK Athens of the Greek First Division. Born in England, Ross is a youth international for Scotland.

He played 5 times for Portsmouth in 1982.
Tsianina Joelson1975Age 44


Tsianina Joelson is an American actress, fitness model, and former beauty queen. She was crowned Miss Coos County in 1993.

Joelson was the co-host of the short-lived summer 1998 MTV series The Daily Burn. Her most recognized movie role is for the 2000 film Bring It On, where she played wealthy cheerleader Darcy. From 2000-2001 she also had four appearances in the role of Varia, an Amazon, on Xena: Warrior Princess in the 6th and final season.
Renée Felice Smith1985Age 34


Renée Felice Smith is an American actress. She is known for portraying Nell Jones on NCIS: Los Angeles, since joining the series that began in 2010.

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Jan 152019
 

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15

Births

Richard Franklin1936Age 83


Richard Franklin is an English actor, writer, director and political activist. Principally a stage actor, he has also appeared as a regular character in several high-profile British television programmes, including Crossroads, Emmerdale Farm, and most notably in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, in which he portrayed Captain Mike Yates of UNIT. Franklin initially played the part from 1971 until 1974, but has returned to the role on a number of occasions both on television and in Doctor Who spin-off media.
Kevin Harper1976Age 43


Kevin Harper is a Scottish football player and coach, who is currently the manager of Albion Rovers. Harper played as a winger for Hibernian, Derby County, Walsall, Portsmouth, Norwich City, Leicester City, Stoke City, Carlisle United and Dunfermline Athletic. He was appointed manager of Scottish League Two side Albion Rovers in November 2018.

He played 128 times for Portsmouth scoring 9 goals between 2000 – 2004.
Dove Cameron1996Age 23 Dove Cameron is an American actress and singer, known for playing a dual role as the eponymous characters in the Disney Channel teen sitcom Liv and Maddie (2013–2017) and playing Mal, in the films Descendants (2015), and its sequels Descendants 2 (2017), and Descendants 3 (2019).

Subsequently, she had a recurring role as Ruby Hale in the ABC television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2018).

Deaths

Gordan Jackson1990Born : 19 Dec 1923Died Aged 66


Gordan Jackson was a Scottish actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head of CI5, in The Professionals. He also portrayed Flt. Lt. Andrew MacDonald, "Intelligence", in The Great Escape.
Roger Lloyd-Pack2014Born : 8 Feb 1944Died Aged 69


Roger Lloyd-Pack was an English actor. He was best known for the role of Trigger in Only Fools and Horses from 1981 to 2003. He had a supporting role of Owen Newitt in The Vicar of Dibley from 1994 to 2007, and as Tom in The Old Guys with Clive Swift. He was also well known for his appearance as Barty Crouch, Sr. in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and his appearances in Doctor Who as John Lumic in the episodes "Rise of the Cybermen" and "The Age of Steel".
Dolores O'Riordan2018Born : 6 Sep 1971Died Aged 46


Dolores O'Riordan was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She was the vocalist for rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until their break-up in 2003, later reuniting with her band in 2009, which she led until her death in 2018.

O'Riordan's first solo album, Are You Listening?, was released in May 2007 and was followed up by No Baggage in 2009. O'Riordan was known for her lilting mezzo-soprano voice, her emphasised use of keening, and her strong Limerick accent. She appeared as a judge on RTÉ's The Voice of Ireland during the 2013–14 season. In April 2014, O'Riordan joined and began recording new material with the trio D.A.R.K.

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Jan 142019
 

Bryn Morris

Transfer : Shrewsbury Town – Portsmouth


Bryn Morris


Pompey have signed midfielder Bryn Morris from Shrewsbury for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has penned a two-and-a-year-half deal at Fratton Park, having spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Wycombe.

Morris scored against Pompey with a neat curling finish for the Chairboys in their 2-2 draw on the south coast back in September.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He’s played against us in recent times for a couple of clubs and has excellent pedigree.

“We think he’s someone who has his best years ahead of him, so we’re very much looking forward to working with Bryn.

“He’s experienced playing at Fratton Park and is a progressive signing – someone who’s on the way up and hungry to prove himself here.”

Morris – who has previously skippered England at various youth levels – began his career with Middlesbrough.

He signed for Shrewsbury in January 2017 and helped them reach the play-off final last term, making a total of 43 appearances for the club.

Portsmouth FC Bryn Morris

Jan 142019
 

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Births

Richard Briers1934Died : 17 Feb 2013Aged 79


Richard Briers was an English actor. His fifty-year career encompassed television, stage, film and radio.

Briers first came to prominence as George Starling in Marriage Lines (1961–66), but it was a decade later, when he narrated Roobarb and Noah and Nelly in… SkylArk (1974–76) and when he played Tom Good in the BBC sitcom The Good Life (1975–78), that he became a household name. Later, he starred as Martin in Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–89), and he had a leading role as Hector in Monarch of the Glen (2000–05). From the late 1980s, with Kenneth Branagh as director, he performed Shakespearean roles in Henry V (1989), Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Hamlet (1996), and As You Like It (2006).
Patricia Morrison1962Age 57


Patricia Morrison is an American bass guitarist, singer and songwriter. She worked with Bags, The Gun Club, Fur Bible, The Sisters of Mercy and The Damned.
Jemma Redgrave1965Age 54


Jemma Redgrave is a fourth-generation English actress of the Redgrave family.

She appeared as Kate Stewart, the daughter of The Brigadier (Lethbridge-Stewart), in "The Power of Three" episode of Doctor Who in 2012 and reprised the role a year later in the 50th anniversary episode "The Day of the Doctor"; and she returned to the role of Kate Stewart in the Doctor Who (series 8) finale "Death in Heaven", and in the 2015 episodes "The Magician's Apprentice", "The Zygon Invasion" and "The Zygon Inversion".
Marc Keller1968Age 51


Marc Keller is a French former professional footballer who played primarily as a midfielder. In his club career he played in France, Germany and England. For the national side he played seven times, scoring one goal against Brazil. He later became Director-General of RC Strasbourg and AS Monaco.

Keller played 3 times for Portsmouth in 2000.
Aaron McCarey1992Age 27


Aaron McCarey is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Dundalk.

McCarey played 6 times for Portsmouth in 2015.

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Alan Rickman2016Born : 21 Feb 1946Died Aged 69


Alan Rickman was an English actor and director. Rickman trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and became a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), performing in modern and classical theatre productions. His first big television role came in 1982, but his big break was as the Vicomte de Valmont in the RSC stage production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses in 1985, and after the production transferred to Broadway in 1987 he was nominated for a Tony Award.

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Jan 132019
 

Genevieve Hannelius

Born : 22 December 1998 ( 20 )


Genevieve Hannelius






Genevieve Hannelius is an American actress and singer.

She starred as Avery Jennings in the Disney Channel sitcom Dog with a Blog. Prior to this, she had recurring roles in the Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance and Good Luck Charlie. She has also starred in Leo Little's Big Show and has done voice work as Rosebud in the Air Buddies films. She also guest starred in Disney Channel's series Jessie.

In February 2011, she was cast for a lead role in the pilot of the High School Musical spin-off series Madison High, however the pilot was not picked up to series. In 2012, she played Avery Jennings on the Disney Channel series Dog with a Blog, it premiered on October 12, 2012. In 2014, she guest starred as Mad Mack on the Disney Channel series Jessie and voiced Lady Joy on the Disney Junior series Sofia the First.

Celebrity Genevieve Hannelius

Jan 132019
 

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Bill Bailey1965Age 54


Bill Bailey is an English comedian, musician, singer, actor, TV and radio presenter and author. Bailey is well known for his role in Black Books and for his appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News for You and QI, as well as his extensive stand-up work.

Bailey was listed by The Observer as one of the 50 funniest acts in British comedy in 2003. In 2007, and again in 2010, he was voted the seventh greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.
Natalia Dyer1997Age 22 Natalia Dyer is an American actress. She is best known for playing Nancy Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things.

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Jan 122019
 

Match Report

League One

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Portsmouth 0    1 Blackpool

Pompey suffered their first defeat of 2019 as they lost by a single goal to Blackpool in a largely turgid encounter at Fratton Park.

The action intensified following a soporific opening 45 minutes, but it was the visitors who struck through Chris Long.

And they held on for the closing stages as the Blues threw men forward in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to find a leveller.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that secured a dramatic FA Cup victory against Norwich the previous week.

Andre Green – who came off the bench to net a stoppage-time winner at Carrow Road – was rewarded with a return to the starting line-up.

He replaced Ben Thompson following the midfielder’s recall by Millwall, meaning Gareth Evans dropped further back.

The first half was a drab affair that was greeted with more yawns than cheers from another packed Fratton crowd.

A Jay Spearing free-kick caused a few problems, but when the ball made its way to Callum Guy, he fired well wide.

Ben Heneghan then did well to turn the ball behind and stop Brett Pitman from capitalising on Jack Whatmough’s long pass.

A corner from Evans was nervously punched clear by Christoffer Mafoumbi on 20 minutes, but the Blackpool back-line were able to clear.

It was the visitors who looked more likely to break the deadlock during a bright 10-minute spell towards the end of the half.

Armand Gnaduillet had two chances in quick succession, but swiped at thin air from a Liam Feeney delivery and then headed a cross from Donervon Daniels straight into Craig MacGillivray’s arms.

And a second decent ball into the box from Daniels was turned over by Nathan Delfouneso at the near post.

Pompey finally started to threaten just before the break and a fine Pitman cross was just out of reach for Ronan Curtis.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Blackpool 0


Jamal Lowe had a shot deflected behind as the Blues began the second half with a lot more energy and attacking intent.

Blackpool then survived a couple of corners, while Nick Anderton would have been relieved to see Pitman’s cross evade a blue-shirted player after making a mess of his clearance.

There was an injury-enforced substitution on 55 minutes – but it was not any of the players who had to come off.

Referee Kevin Johnson limped forlornly to the sidelines to swap roles with fourth official Graham Kane.

Pompey continued to look more of a threat going forward, but their moves kept breaking down in the final third.

A good example was when Lowe cut the ball back for Green on the edge of the box, only for the loanee to take an air kick.

That proved to be his last contribution of note, with January signing Andy Cannon coming on for his debut on 64 minutes.

And the new arrival was soon involved in a lovely move involving Matt Clarke, Lowe and Curtis, with the latter seeing his effort blocked.

But it was Blackpool who took the lead on 75 minutes when Gnanduillet flicked the ball on for substitute Long to fire home.

Jackett immediately made his second change, with David Wheeler joining the forward line and Evans making way.

The hosts started to apply more pressure and Marc Bola bravely blocked Lowe’s drive, while Clarke’s cut-back somehow evaded his team-mates queuing up in the box.

Anton Walkes then swung in a fine left-footed cross, but Pitman’s glancing header was held by Christoffer Mafoumbi.

And the goalkeeper made a better save on 88 minutes to keep out Clarke’s hooked effort from a Lowe centre.

Pompey continued to throw everything at the Seasiders as the seconds ticked down, but they held on to take the three points back to the north-west.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Donohue; Evans (Wheeler 75), Naylor; Lowe, Green (Cannon 64), Curtis; Pitman (c)
Subs not used: Bass, Burgess, Haunstrup, May, Dennis

Blackpool (4-1-4-1): Mafoumbi; Daniels, Heneghan, Anderton, Bola; Spearing (c); Delfouneso (Long 68), Thompson, Guy (Pritchard 82), Feeney (Nottingham 88); Gnanduillet
Goals: Long 75
Subs not used: Boney, Bunney, O’Sullivan, Kirby

Referee: Kevin Johnson (Graham Kane 55)

Attendance: 18,403 (247 away fans)

Portsmouth FC

Jan 122019
 

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12

Births

Noel Blake1962Age 57


Noel Blake is a retired footballer and current coach. He was formerly the head coach of the England national under-19 football team. He played in the Football League for Aston Villa, Shrewsbury Town, Birmingham City, Portsmouth, Leeds United, Stoke City, Bradford City and Exeter City, and in the Scottish Football League for Dundee.

Blake played 173 times for Portsmouth scoring 13 goals between 1984 – 1988
Robert Prosinecki1969Age 50


Robert Prosinecki is a Croatian football manager and former football midfielder, working as a manager of Bosnia and Herzegovina national team. He is one of the few footballers to have played for both the Spanish rival clubs Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

Prosinecki played 35 times for Portsmouth scoring 9 goals between 2001 – 2002
Ivica Mornar1974Age 46


Ivica Mornar is a retired Croatian footballer.

Mornar played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2004 – 2005
Pixie Lott1991Age 28


Pixie Lott is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. Her debut single, "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)", was released in June 2009 and went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart. Her second single, "Boys and Girls", also topped the UK Singles Chart in September 2009.
Craig MacGillivray1993Age 26


Craig MacGillivray is an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for League One side Shrewsbury Town. In 2018, MacGillivray became a Portsmouth Football Club player on a two-year deal.
Ally Ioannides1998Age 21


Ally Ioannides is a Greek-American actress, best known for playing Dylan Jones in the NBC drama series Parenthood from 2014–15, and Tilda in the 2015-current AMC martial arts drama series Into the Badlands.

Deaths

Alexandra Bastedo2014Born : 9 Mar 1946Died Aged 67


Alexandra Bastedo was a British actress, best known for her role as secret agent Sharron Macready in the 1968 British espionage/science fiction adventure series The Champions. She has been cited as a sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s. Bastedo was a vegetarian and animal welfare advocate.

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Jan 112019
 

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11

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Marc Blucas1972Age 47


Marc Blucas is an American actor, known for playing Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Matthew Donnelly in Necessary Roughness and recently, abolitionist John Hawkes in Underground. Prior to his acting career, he was known for playing college basketball with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Rachel Riley1986Age 33 Rachel Riley is an English television presenter who currently co-presents the Channel 4 daytime puzzle show Countdown and its comedy spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. A mathematics graduate, her television debut came when she joined Countdown at age 22.
Simon Ferry1988Age 31


Simon Ferry is a Scottish professional footballer, who currently plays for Peterhead.

Ferry played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal between 2013 – 2014.

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Jan 102019
 

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10

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Martin Kuhl1965Age 54


Martin Kuhl is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder for many years in the Football League. He then went into coaching and is currently manager of Basingstoke Town.

He played 184 times for Portsmouth scoring 29 goals between 1988 – 1992

Deaths

David Bowie2016Born : 8 Jan 1947 Died Aged 69


David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry and is considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, acclaimed by critics and musicians, particularly for his innovative work during the 1970s. In the UK, he was awarded ten platinum album certifications, eleven gold and eight silver, and released eleven number-one albums. In the US, he received five platinum and nine gold certifications. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

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