Feb 052018
 

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Births



1948

Christopher Guest

Age 70
Christopher Haden-Guest, usually simply known as Christopher Guest, is a British-American screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian who holds dual British and American citizenship. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest's films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (directed by Rob Reiner), and continued with Waiting for GuffmanBest In ShowA Mighty WindFor Your Consideration, and Mascots.
1951

Robin Sachs

(Died: 01 Feb 2013)

Aged 61
Robin David Sachs was an English actor and voice actor known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for voicing Zaeed Massani in the Mass Effect franchise, Admiral Saul Karath in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sergeant Roderick in SpongeBob SquarePants and Xoloti in Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.
1960

Micky Hazard

Age 58
Micky Hazard, sometimes spelled Mickey, is an English former professional footballer, best remembered for his time at Tottenham Hotspur.

Hazard played 8 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 1990
1976

John Aloisi

Age 42
John Aloisi is a retired Australian association football player and the manager of A-League club Brisbane Roar. In a professional career that spanned 20 seasons, with league totals of 459 games and 127 goals, he was the first Australian ever to play and score in La Liga, the Premier League and Serie A.

Aloisi played 66 times for Portsmouth scoring 29 goals between 1997 – 1998
1981

Nora Zehetner

Age 37
Nora Angela Zehetner is an American film and television actress.
1986

Manuel Fernandes

Age 32
Manuel Henrique Tavares Fernandes is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Russian club FC Lokomotiv Moscow as a midfielder.

Fernandes played 12 times for Portsmouth scoring 1 goal in 2006


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Feb 042018
 

Lily Collins

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Lily Jane Collins (born 18 March 1989) is a British-American actress, model, and writer. The daughter of English musician Phil Collins, and an American mother, Jill Tavelman, she was born in Surrey and moved to Los Angeles as a child. Her first screen role was at the age of two in the BBC series Growing Pains. She went on to study broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California and as a teenager, wrote for Seventeen magazine, Teen Vogue, and The Los Angeles Times. She was named International Model of the Year by Spain’s Glamour magazine after being selected by Chanel to wear one of their gowns at the Hotel de Crillon in 2007. In 2008, she was named Newest Red Carpet Correspondent and One to Watch in 2008.

Collins appeared as a guest star on the teen drama television series 90210 in 2009, followed by her feature film debut in the semi-biographical sports film The Blind Side. She had leading roles in the sci-fi action-horror film Priest (2011) and the psychological action-thriller film Abduction, and was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Sci-Fi/Fantasy for her role as Snow White in the fantasy film Mirror Mirror. She received wider recognition after taking on the role of Clary Fray in the fantasy film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s The New York Times best-selling novel, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, for which she was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Action and an MTV Movie Award.

Collins is also known for her roles in independent films, such as the romantic comedy-drama Stuck in Love (2012), the romantic comedy The English Teacher (2013), and the romantic comedy-drama Love, Rosie (2014). She won the New Hollywood Film Award and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role as Marla Mabrey in Rules Don’t Apply (2016). In 2017, her first book, Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me, was released to critical praise. In May 2017, Lily Collins and Marti Noxon were honoured at Project Heal for their movie To the Bone.


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Feb 042018
 

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Births



1940

George A. Romero

(Died: 16 Jul 2017)

Age 77
George Andrew Romero was an American-Canadian filmmaker, writer and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often considered a progenitor of the fictional zombie of modern culture. 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).
1953

Kitaro

Age 65
Kitarō (born Masanori Takahashi), is a Japanese recording artist, composer, record producer and arranger noted for his electronic-instrumental music, and is often associated and regarded as one of the most prominent musical acts of New-age music. He is the winner of a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album (Thinking of You (1999); with a record 16 nominations in the same category) and a Golden Globe Award for the Heaven & Earth (1993) original score.
1960

Tim Booth

Age 58
Timothy John Booth is an English singer, dancer and actor best known as the lead singer from the band James.
1962

John Gordon Sinclair

Age 56
John Gordon Sinclair is a Scottish actor most notable for playing Gregory in Gregory's Girl. He was born as Gordon John but took the stage name John Gordon Sinclair because Equity already had a Gordon John registered.
1975

Natalie Imbruglia

Age 43
Natalie Jane Imbruglia is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress, naturalised in the UK. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, she began a singing career with her successful hit cover of Ednaswap's song "Torn".


Deaths



1984

Paul Gardiner

(Born: 01 May 1958)

Died Aged 25
Paul Mark Gardiner was a British musician who played bass guitar with Gary Numan and Tubeway Army, as well as creating material under his own name.


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Feb 032018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Portsmouth    2

 


 

Doncaster Rovers    2

 


Pompey twice battled from behind to secure a 2-2 draw with Doncaster in an eventful contest at Fratton Park.

They recovered from a disastrous start that saw James Coppinger score and Anton Walkes grabbed a deserved equaliser.

The hosts dominated from that point on, only for John Marquis to leave them trailing once more after the break.

But Brett Pitman came off the bench to level and the Blues saw out a nervy conclusion that saw Kal Naismith go in goal following an injury to Stephen Henderson, before Christian Burgess was sent off.

Kenny Jackett made four changes from the side narrowly beaten at home by Shrewsbury the previous week.

New signings Henderson and Walkes were both handed debuts, with there were also starts for Matty Kennedy and Connor Ronan.

That meant Luke McGee, Jamal Lowe and Naismith all dropped to the bench, while Adam May was serving a suspension.

But Henderson’s first job was to pick the ball out of his own net, as – for the second time this season against Doncaster – Pompey made a terrible start.

Walkes blocked Alfie Beestin’s path to goal, but Coppinger picked up the loose ball and managed to force the ball home.

It might have got even worse for the hosts, as they struggled to keep hold of the ball in the opening stages.

The evergreen Coppinger was proving a nuisance and one shot was dealt with by Henderson, while another was deflected just past the post.

Rovers did have the ball in the net again on 16 minutes when former Fratton loanee Marquis stooped to convert Coppinger’s cross, but their celebrations were cut short by the linesman’s flag.

Pompey suddenly found their feet, though, and proceeded to dominate the remainder of the first half.

Burgess was not quite able to take advantage when Ben Close’s free-kick was helped on, first by Matt Clarke and then Oli Hawkins.

But a leveller did arrive on 19 minutes and it was WALKES who was able to celebrate a goal on his Blues bow.

A corner was sent into the box by skipper Gareth Evans and that led to a scramble in the visitors’ box.

Clarke and Walkes both tried to stab home the loose ball, although it was the latter who got the vital touch before wheeling away to celebrate.

Pompey did not stop there, though, and a shot from Evans was deflected behind, while Tyler Garratt did well to beat Hawkins to Kennedy’s cross.

Ian Lawlor then made a stunning save to keep out Clarke’s header from point-blank range when the centre-back met Dion Donohue’s excellent corner.

There were plenty more dangerous deliveries into the Doncaster box – particularly from Kennedy – although the visitors were defending firm.

But there was late drama at the other end just before the break, as a late challenge from Donohue led to a melee.

Referee Graham Salisbury calmed things down, though, showing yellow cards to the initial perpetrator, as well as Burgess and Marquis.


Half Time

Portsmouth 1

Doncaster Rovers 1


It was still the hosts on top once the action restarted, although clear-cut opportunities were at a premium.

Hawkins met a low cross from Kennedy, only for a well-placed Andy Boyle to make a vital block in the Doncaster box.

Pompey almost took the lead just before the hour mark, though, as Ronan sent Close through on goal, only for Lawlor to tear from his line and make another fine save.

Jackett soon made his first change of the afternoon, as Hawkins was withdrawn for top scorer Pitman.

But the Blues then undid all their good work by leaving Marquis in acres of space to head home Coppinger’s corner and restore Rovers’ advantage.

The hosts tried to battle back, but some wayward crossing was undoing their progress into promising areas.

A double substitution was made to reinvigorate Pompey on 72 minutes, with Kennedy and Evans withdrawn for Naismith and Lowe.

Naismith almost levelled when he tried to sneak a long-range shot inside Lawlor’s near post, only for the keeper to get down and save.

But Pompey did find another equaliser from Donohue’s resulting corner, as PITMAN managed to bundle the ball over the line.

Delight turned to concern soon after, though, as Henderson went down off the ball and – clearly distraught – had to limp off.

Jackett had already made all three of his allowed changes, meaning Naismith had to don the gloves for the closing stages.

The challenge became even harder early in the seven minutes of stoppage-time, when Burgess handled and was shown a second booking to leave the Blues with nine men.

Naismith came to the rescue, though, making a key save with his feet to deny Ben Whiteman and ensure Pompey secured a point.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Walkes, Burgess, Clarke, Donohue; Thompson, Close; Evans (c) (Lowe 72), Ronan, Kennedy (Naismith 72); Hawkins (Pitman 59)
Goals: Walkes 19, Pitman 81
Sent off: Burgess (two yellow cards)
Booked: Donohue
Subs not used: McGee, Deslandes, Widdrington, Chaplin

Doncaster (4-1-2-1-2): Lawlor; Blair, Anderson, Boyle, Garratt (McCullough 59); Houghton; Whiteman, Rowe; Coppinger (c) (Kongolo 73); Beestin (Kiwomya 59), Marquis
Goals: Coppinger 4, Marquis 63
Booked: Marquis, Anderson
Subs not used: Marosi, Alcock, Mason, May

Referee: Graham Salisbury

Attendance: 17,364 (366 away fans)


Portsmouth FC

Feb 032018
 

On This Day


Births



1976

Isla Fisher

Age 42
Isla Lang Fisher is an Australian actress and author. Born to Scottish parents in Oman, she moved to Australia at age six. After appearing in television commercials and guest-starring in an episode of Paradise Beach, Fisher took on the regular role of Shannon Reed on the soap opera Home and Away (1994–97), garnering two Logie Awards nominations.


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Feb 022018
 

On This Day


Births



1949

Brent Spiner

Age 69
Brent Jay Spiner is an American actor, comedian, and singer best known for his portrayal of the android Lieutenant Commander Data in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent films. In 1997, he won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Data in Star Trek: First Contact, and was nominated in the same category for portraying Dr. Brackish Okun in Independence Day, a role he reprised in Independence Day: Resurgence.
1956

Philip Franks

Age 62
Philip Franks is an English actor and theatre director, known to the public chiefly for his roles in British television series, such as The Darling Buds of May and Heartbeat.
1977

Shakira

Age 41
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Lebanese singer, songwriter, and dancer. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira's first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, failed to attain commercial success in the 1990s; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998). As of 2001, before releasing her best seller Laundry Service, she has sold over 10 million albums alone in Latin America.
1986

Gemma Arterton

Age 32
Gemma Christina Arterton is an English actress. Arterton made her film debut in the comedy film St Trinian's (2007). Her breakthrough role was in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace (2008), playing Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, which won her an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. She was the title star of the film The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009). She is known for her roles in the fantasy films Clash of the Titans (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Byzantium (2013), and as the character Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013). She played Joan in Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan at Donmar Warehouse, December 2016. She plays the lead role in the film Their Finest (2017).
1994

Michael Drennan

Age 24
Michael Joseph 'Mikey' Drennan is an Irish footballer who last played professionally as a striker for Shamrock Rovers. Drennan has represented the Republic of Ireland at youth level and won the Football Association of Ireland's Under-16 International Player of the Year in 2010. Drennan was scouted by then Premier League side Aston Villa and spent five years in their youth and reserve sides where he was loaned out to English Football League sides Carlisle United and Portsmouth.

Drennan played 14 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals in 2014
1997

Ellie Bamber

Age 21
Eleanor Elizabeth "Ellie" Bamber is an English actress.


Deaths



2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman

(Born: 23 Jul 1967)

Died 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.


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Feb 012018
 

On This Day


Births



1921

Peter Sallis

(Died: 02 Jun 2017)

Aged 96
Peter John SallisOBE was an English actor, known for his work on British television. He was the voice of Wallace in the Academy Award-honoured Wallace and Gromit films and played Norman "Cleggy" Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine from its 1973 inception until its final episode in 2010, making him the only actor to appear in all 295 episodes.
1942

Terry Jones

Age 76
Terence Graham Parry Jones is a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter and film director. He is a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe.
1946

Elisabeth Sladen

(Died: 19 Apr 2011)

Aged 65
Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen was an English actress best known for her role as Sarah Jane Smith in the British television series Doctor Who. She was a regular cast member from 1973 to 1976, alongside both Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, and reprised the role many times in subsequent decades, both on Doctor Who and its spin-offs, K-9 and Company and The Sarah Jane Adventures.
1959

Dave Bamber

Age 59
John David "DaveBamber is an English former professional footballer.

Bamber played 4 times for Portsmouth in 1985.
1965

Sherilyn Fenn

Age 53
Sherilyn Fenn (born Sheryl Ann Fenn) is an American actress. She came to attention for her performance as Audrey Horne on the 1990 cult TV series Twin Peaks (1990–1991, 2017) for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. She is also known for her roles in Wild at Heart (1990), Of Mice and Men (1992), Boxing Helena (1993) and the television sitcom Rude Awakening (1998–2001).
1993

Nicke Kabamba

Age 25
Nicke Kabamba is an English footballer who played as a striker for Aldershot Town and Portsmouth.

Kabamba played 5 times for Portsmouth in 2017


Deaths



2013

Robin Sachs

(Born: 05 Feb 1951)

Died Aged 61
Robin David Sachs was an English actor and voice actor known for his voice-over work in video games, movies and TV shows. He is also known for voicing Zaeed Massani in the Mass Effect franchise, Admiral Saul Karath in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sergeant Roderick in SpongeBob SquarePants and Xoloti in Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.


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Jan 312018
 

Stephen Henderson

Loan : Nottingham Forest – Portsmouth



Stephen Henderson has returned to Pompey in a loan deal from Nottingham Forest until the end of the season.

The 29-year-old goalkeeper made 27 appearances after joining the Blues in the summer of 2011, but financial problems saw him shipped out to West Ham eight months later.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “I’m delighted to bring Stephen in. His experience will be vital in a young squad, as we enter the crucial final third of the season and push for the top six.”

Henderson started his career at Aston Villa and then played for Bristol City prior to his first stint at Fratton Park.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international left the Hammers to join Charlton in 2014, moving to Forest two years later.


Portsmouth FC

Jan 312018
 

Kyle Bennett

Mutual Consent



Portsmouth Football Club can announce that Kyle Bennett has left the club by mutual consent

The 27-year-old winger netted 13 goals in 117 appearances after signing from Doncaster in the summer of 2015.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “We have a number of wide players available in our squad and Kyle wasn’t getting the game-time that he wanted.

“But we wish him all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for everything that he’s done for Portsmouth Football Club.”

Bennett scored six times last season as Pompey secured the League Two title, finding the target in the 6-1 rout of Cheltenham on the final day.


Portsmouth FC

Jan 312018
 

Milan Lalkovic

Mutual Consent



Portsmouth Football Club can announce that Milan Lalkovic has left the club by mutual consent.

The 25-year-old Slovakian winger netted one goal in 18 appearances after joining Pompey from Walsall in the summer of 2016.

He featured in a 1-1 draw with his former club at the start of the current campaign, but has recently been sidelined with an Achilles problem.

Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “Milan has been unfortunate with injuries this season, but has been nothing but professional since I’ve been working with him.

“We have a number of options in that area of the pitch, so we felt it best for both parties if he moved on.

“But we thank Milan for all his efforts and wish him well in the next stage of his football career.”

Lalkovic began his career with Chelsea and spent the second half of last season on loan at Scottish side Ross County.


Portsmouth FC

Jan 312018
 

On This Day


Births



1947

Jonathan Banks

Age 71
Jonathan Ray Banks is an American actor. His first notable film roles were in the films Airplane!48 Hrs., and Beverly Hills Cop. He has received critical acclaim for his role as former police officer Mike Ehrmantraut in the television series Breaking Bad, and its spin-off Better Call Saul. Earlier he was well-reviewed as Frank McPike in Wiseguy. He has received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
1966

Dexter Fletcher

Age 52
Dexter Fletcher is an English actor and director. He appeared in Guy Ritchie's film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, crime comedy Smoking Guns as well as television roles in such shows as the comedy-drama Hotel Babylon, the HBO series Band of Brothers, and earlier in his career, the children's show Press Gang, and the film Bugsy Malone. He also had a short-lived stint at presenting the third series of Channel 4's GamesMaster that aired between 1993 and 1994. Fletcher made his directorial debut with Wild Bill (2011), and also directed Sunshine On Leith (2013) and Eddie the Eagle (2016). Fletcher replaced by Bryan Singer as director of Bohemian Rhapsody, a film about the band Queen, due for release in October 2018.
1974

Anna Silk

Age 44
Anna Silk is a Canadian actress most commonly known for her role as Bo from the Showcase television series Lost Girl.
1988

Brett Pitman

Age 30
Brett Douglas Pitman is professional footballer from Jersey who plays as a forward for English club Portsmouth. He has spent most of his career at Bournemouth in two separate spells, totalling 102 goals in 301 games.


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