Oct 232018
 

On This Day

23 October 2018


Births



1959

Sam Raimi

Age 59
Samuel M. Raimi is an American filmmaker, actor, and producer famous for creating the cult horror Evil Dead series, as well as directing the original Spider-Man trilogy (2002–07), the 1990 superhero film Darkman, and the 2013 Disney fantasy film Oz the Great and Powerful.
1970

Grant Imahara

Age 48
Grant Masaru Imahara is an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and television host. He is best known for his work on the television series MythBusters, in which he designed and built numerous robots that were needed for the show, and specialized in operating the various computers and electronics that were utilized to test myths.
1986

Emilia Clarke

Age 32
Emilia Clarke is an English actress. Her television debut came in 2009 with a guest appearance in an episode of the British soap opera Doctors. The following year, she was named as one of the UK Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International magazine for her role in the Syfy film Triassic Attack (2010). Clarke rose to international prominence in 2011 for her breakthrough role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–present). It gained her critical acclaim and several accolades, including three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
1993

Taylor Spreitler

Age 25

Taylor Danielle Spreitler is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Mia McCormick in the soap opera series Days of Our Lives (2009–2010), Lennox Scanlon in the sitcom Melissa & Joey (2010–15), and Kendra Gable in the sitcom Kevin Can Wait (2016–18). Spreitler's films include the comedy 3 Day Test (2012), the action thriller The Contractor (2013), and the horror Amityville: The Awakening (2017).


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Taylor Spreitler


Oct 222018
 

On This Day

22 October 2018


Births



1938

Derek Jacobi

Age 80
Sir Derek George JacobiCBE is an English actor. Jacobi has also enjoyed a successful television career in Cadfael (1994–1998), as Stanley Baldwin in The Gathering Storm (2002), as Stuart Bixby in the ITV comedy Vicious (2013–2016) and as Alan Buttershaw in Last Tango in Halifax (2012–2016). Jacobi also portrayed a version of The Master in the long running science fiction series Doctor Who. Though principally a stage actor, Jacobi has appeared in a number of films, including The Day of the Jackal (1973), Henry V (1989), Dead Again (1991), Gladiator (2000), Gosford Park (2001), The Riddle (2007), The King's Speech (2010), My Week with Marilyn (2011), Cinderella (2015); and Murder on the Orient Express (2017).
1971

Adrian Whitbread

Age 47
Adrian Richard Whitbread is an English manager and former professional footballer.

Whitbread played 158 times for Portsmouth scoring 3 goals between 1995 – 2000
1992

Caolan Lavery

Age 26
Caolan Owen Lavery is a Canadian-born Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for EFL Championship club Sheffield United. He has played in the English Football League for Sheffield Wednesday, and on loan at Southend UnitedPlymouth ArgyleChesterfield and Portsmouth.

Lavery played 13 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2015 – 2016
1992

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Age 26
Carrie Hope Fletcher is an English singer, songwriter, actress (primarily in musical theatre), author and vlogger from Harrow.


Deaths



1992

Cleavon Little

(Born: 01 Jun 1939)

Died Aged 53
Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie, for which he earned both a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award. His first leading television role was that of the irreverent Dr. Jerry Noland on the ABC sitcom Temperatures Rising (1972–1974). While starring in the sitcom, Little appeared in what has become his signature performance, portraying Sheriff Bart in the 1974 Mel Brooks comedy film Blazing Saddles.


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Adrian Whitbread   .   Caolan Lavery


Oct 212018
 

Summer Glau



Summer Lyn Glau (born July 24, 1981) is an American actress best known for her roles in science fiction and fantasy television series; as River Tam in Firefly (2002) and its continuation film Serenity (2005), as Tess Doerner in The 4400 (2005–2007), as Cameron / Allison Young in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009), as Bennett Halverson
in Dollhouse (2009–2010), as Skylar Adams in Alphas
(2011–2012) and as Isabel Rochev / Ravager in Arrow (2013–2014).


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Oct 202018
 

Match Report

League One


Portsmouth 1    0 Fleetwood Town

Oli Hawkins celebrated a half-century of appearances by netting the only goal to seal victory for Pompey against Fleetwood.

Neither side looked like scoring in an opening 45 minutes at Fratton Park that was totally devoid of any excitement.

But it was the Blues who dominated after the break and Hawkins headed home to ensure the hosts remained top of the League One standings.

And the Cod Army’s hopes of finding a leveller were dashed when Nathan Sheron was dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that won at AFC Wimbledon the previous week.

Ronan Curtis came straight back into the team after returning from Republic of Ireland international duty.

Gareth Evans dropped to the bench, as Pompey switched to a 4-4-2 system, with Tom Naylor handed the captain’s armband.

The first half was a soporific affair, with neither keeper called into action to make even the most regulation of saves.

It was Naylor who probably had the best chance on six minutes when Ben Thompson’s free-kick was nodded down by Hawkins, but the midfielder hooked over the bar.

An Ashley Eastham clearance then ricocheted off Curtis, only to land safely for Craig Morgan to hack clear.

And when Dion Donohue’s deep free-kick was only partially dealt with, Ben Thompson hit a fierce effort narrowly over.

Hawkins was proving an aerial nuisance, but after doing well to win the ball, he sliced his shot wide of the post.

Fleetwood were not helping the pace of the game by taking an age over every set-piece and referee Lee Swabey lost patience with Lewie Coyle’s long-winded throw, brandishing a yellow card.

The fourth official was also being kept busy on the touchline, with visiting manager Joey Barton keen to argue every decision.

That was about as exciting as it got, however, and Hawkins blazed wide after doing well to steal possession from Morgan.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Fleetwood Town 0


There was a tactical switch at the start of the second half, with Pompey moving back to their usual 4-2-3-1 system.

It saw Ben Thompson move into the attacking hole behind Hawkins, as Donohue dropped into a deeper midfield role.

And it almost immediately paid dividends, with HAWKINS – in the 50th minute and on his 50th Blues appearance – breaking the deadlock.

The striker ran in to head home from close range after Donohue’s corner had been nodded towards goal by Naylor.

He might have had a second soon after, as Alex Cairns’ clearance ricocheted off his back and narrowly past the post.

Hawkins was also not too far off target after running in at the far post to meet a cross from Lee Brown.

A round of applause broke out on 58 minutes to pay tribute to Craig Bryden – aka the ‘Pompey Pirate’ – who sadly passed away earlier in the week.

The action on the pitch was certainly more vibrant than before the break, although it was still fairly quiet for both keepers.

Fleetwood’s quest for an equaliser saw Naylor head clear a free-kick, while Paddy Madden could not divert Ash Hunter’s cross on target.

There was a chance at the other end, with Curtis not quite able to thread a pass through to Hawkins, who was waiting in acres of space inside the box.

Pompey were dominating, but unable to put the game to bed and Curtis curled wide after a Donohue corner led to some pinball in the box.

And Fleetwood’s task was made a lot harder when Sheron – earlier booked for a foul on Curtis – tugged back the same player and received his marching orders on 84 minutes.

The Blues forward took the free-kick, but Matt Clarke could not adjust his body enough to divert a header on target.

Six minutes of stoppage-time gave the visitors hope of finding a leveller, but Pompey held on to ensure a return to Fratton form.

Pompey (4-4-2): MacGillivray; N.Thompson, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; Lowe, Naylor (c), B.Thompson, Donohue; Curtis (Evans 90+2), Hawkins
Goals: Hawkins 50
Booked: Naylor
Subs not used: McGee, Walkes, Burgess, Close, Pitman, Mason

Fleetwood (4-1-4-1): Cairns; Sheron, Eastham, Morgan (c), Coyle (Bolger 90+1); Taylor; Burns, Holt (Evans 67), Wallace (Dempsey 79), Hunter; Madden
Sent off: Sheron (two yellow cards)
Booked: Coyle, Wallace
Subs not used: Jones, Rydel, Marney, Biggins

Referee: Lee Swabey

Attendance: 18,046 (76 away fans)

HIGHLIGHTS


Portsmouth FC

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.


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Oct 192018
 

On This Day

19 October 2018


Births



1957

Karl Wallinger

Age 61
Karl Edmond De Vere Wallinger is a Welsh musician, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for leading the band World Party and for his mid-1980s stint in The Waterboys. He also wrote and originally released the song "She's the One", which was later covered by Robbie Williams and became a hit single.
1961

Kevin O'Callaghan

Age 57
Kevin O'Callaghan is a former Irish footballer, who played as a left winger.

O'Callaghan played 105 times for Portsmouth scoring 20 goals between 1985 – 1987
1982

Gillian Jacobs

Age 36
Gillian MacLaren Jacobs is an American actress. She is known for portraying Britta Perry on the NBC/Yahoo! Screen comedy series Community and Mickey Dobbs on the Netflix series Love. Jacobs had a recurring role as Mimi-Rose Howard on the fourth season of the HBO series Girls and has appeared in films such as Gardens of the Night (2008), The Lookalike (2014), Life Partners (2014), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015), Don't Think Twice (2016) and Brother Nature (2016).
1993

Hunter King

Age 25

    
Hunter Haley King is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Adriana Masters on Hollywood Heights (2012), Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless (2012–2016) and Clementine Hughes on Life in Pieces (2015–present). Earlier in her career she was credited as Haley King, but she has since been credited as Hunter King.
1998

Katie Douglas

Age 20

 
Katie Douglas is a Young Artist Award nominee for Best Performance in a TV Series as a Leading Young Actress for her role in Spooksville, she previously had a notable role in the television series Defiance as well.


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Hunter King   .   Katie Douglas

Kevin O’Callaghan


Oct 182018
 

On This Day

18 October 2018


Births



1947

Joe Morton

Age 71
Joseph Thomas Morton, Jr. is an American stage, television, and film actor. He worked with film director John Sayles in The Brother from Another Planet (1984), City of Hope (1991) and Lone Star(1996). Other films he appeared in include Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Of Mice and Men (1992), Speed (1994), Apt Pupil (1998), What Lies Beneath (2000), Ali (2001), Paycheck (2003), Stealth (2005) and American Gangster (2007). In 2014, Morton won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Eli Pope, Olivia Pope's father, in Scandal, and is known for playing the role of Henry Deacon on the popular TV series Eureka.
1998

Emily Robinson

Age 20

  
Emily Robinson, is an American actress. Robinson's television credits include: Transparent (Amazon), Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), Criminal Minds (CBS), Scorpion (CBS), The Following (FOX), CSI: NY (CBS), Person of Interest (CBS), A.N.T. Farm (Disney), Saturday Night Live (NBC), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon(NBC) and The Guiding Light (CBS).


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Emily Robinson


Oct 172018
 

On This Day

17 October 2018


Births



1947

Michael McKean

Age 71
Michael McKean is an American actor, comedian, and musician, known for a variety of roles played since the 1980s. McKean’s first big role was playing annoying neighbour Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley. In the mid-1990s he was a repertory cast member on Saturday Night Live. He has played roles in several Christopher Guest ensemble films, particularly as David St. Hubbins, lead vocalist and co-lead guitarist of the fictional rock band Spinal Tap in This Is Spinal Tap. He co-wrote the song "A Mighty Wind" (from the film A Mighty Wind), which won a Grammy Award, as well as "A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" from the same film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song.
1978

Erin Karpluk

Age 40
Erin Karpluk is a Canadian actress. She is known for her portrayal of Erica Strange on the Canadian television series Being Erica.
1991

Michael Smith

Age 27
Michael John Smith is an English footballer who plays as a striker for
Championship club Rotherham United.

Smith played 37 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 2016 – 2017


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Michael Smith


Oct 162018
 

On This Day

16 October 2018


Births



1973

David Unsworth

Age 45
David Gerald Unsworth is an English former professional footballer and was formerly Everton caretaker manager. As a player, Unsworth played as a centre-back or left-back from 1991 until 2009. Unsworth is best remembered for his time at Everton during the 1990s, where he was part of their FA Cup-winning team of 1995 and acquired the nickname "Rhino". He earned one full England cap in 1995. He also played in the Premier League for West Ham UnitedPortsmouthSheffield United and Wigan Athletic, and in the Football League for Ipswich TownBurnley and Huddersfield Town.

Unsworth played 19 times for Portsmouth scoring 2 goals between 2004 – 2005


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David Unsworth


Oct 152018
 

On This Day

15 October 2018


Births



1961

Steve Wigley

Age 57
Steven Wigley is an English football coach and former player for Nottingham ForestSheffield UnitedBirmingham CityPortsmouth and Exeter City. He made 340 appearances in the Football League. He is the former manager of Southampton and the former assistant manager of Bristol City.

Wigley played 139 times for Portsmouth scoring 12 goals between 1989 – 1992
1971

Andy Cole

Age 47
Andrew Alexander Cole is an English former professional footballer. As a player, he was a striker from 1988 to 2008. He is most notably remembered for his time in the Premier League, with Manchester United. He also played in the top division of English football for ArsenalNewcastle UnitedBlackburn RoversFulhamManchester CityPortsmouth and Sunderland, as well as in the Football League for Bristol CityBirmingham CityBurnley and Nottingham Forest. He is the third-highest goalscorer in Premier League history with 187 goals.

Cole played 22 times for Portsmouth scoring 4 goals between 2006 – 2007
1999

Bailee Madison

Age 19

    
Bailee Madison is an American actress. In film, she played May Belle Aarons in Bridge to Terabithia (2007), Isabelle in Brothers (2009), Sally Hurst in Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), Maggie in Just Go with It (2011), Harper Simmons in Parental Guidance (2012), and Kinsey in The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018). On television, she made guest appearances as Maxine Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place and young Snow White in Once Upon a Time. She also has a recurring role as Sophia Quinn in The Fosters. In 2015, she began starring as Grace Russell in the Hallmark Channel series Good Witch.


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Bailee Madison

Steve Wigley   .   Andy Cole