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On This Day (USA) - 18 August



The Middle Men premiered on BBC One in 2011 at 9:03pm, watched by 4.60 million viewers.
Sci-fi drama. With Gwen, Rex and Esther trapped on both sides of the Atlantic, Jack faces a race against time as he goes straight to the heart of the conspiracy.

 Birthdays
Rob Cavazos was 35 - credited as Walter in A Town Called Mercy

Actor from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

He played Walter in the 2012 Doctor Who story A Town Called Mercy

Has appeared in RushGoliathHazeAndante ma non troppoMunich: Mossad's Revenge



Kieran Bew was 37 - 3 credits, including Ivan in Oxygen

Kieran Bew is an English actor, known for portraying Alfonso, Duke of Calabria in Da Vinci's Demons for Starz, Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale for Hallmark Entertainment and Gary Parr in Jimmy McGovern's BAFTA award winning The Street.

He has worked extensively in British theatre and television since graduating from LAMDA in 2001.



Huw Edwards was 56 - credited as Commentator in Fear Her

Huw Edwards  is a BAFTA award-winning Welsh journalistpresenter andnewsreader.

He is a news presenter for BBC News in the United Kingdom. Edwards presents Britain's most watched news programme, BBC News at Ten, which is also the corporation's flagship news broadcast. He also presents an hour-long slot from 5:00pm on the BBC News channel.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA 



John Debney was 61 - credited as Title Music Arranger for The TV Movie

John Debney is an American film composer. He received an Academy Award nomination for his score for Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. He also composed the score for Cutthroat Island, which has been celebrated by music critics as a notable example of swashbuckling film music.

The son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney (ZorroThe Mickey Mouse Club), John was born and raised in nearby Glendale, California, where he began guitar lessons at age six and played in rock bands in college. Debney earned his B.A. degree in Music Composition from the California Institute of Arts in 1979. Two weeks after graduating from CalArts, he got a job at copying department at Disney. One day, Buddy Baker saw him and had him arrange music that would later be used for different pavilions and rides at epcot (at Disney World in Florida). After three years at Disney, he freelanced for television composer Mike Post. Debney furthered his hands-on training by working with Hanna-Barbera composer Hoyt Curtin. After this, Debney went on to score television projects as diverse as Star Trek: The Next GenerationStar Trek: Deep Space NineSeaQuest DSVA Pup Named Scooby-DooThe Further Adventures of SuperTedDoctor Who and Dink, the Little Dinosaur, for which he won an Emmy for Best Main Title. In the early 1990s, Debney began to score indie films and Disneyland attractions. In 1991, Debney composed the music for Phantom Manor in Disneyland Paris. In 1993, he scored his first studio feature, the Disney comedy Hocus Pocus starring Bette Midler.

Debney has since gone on to have a career composing scores for many films including: Iron Man 2The Passion of the ChristBruce AlmightyI Know What You Did Last SummerElfSin CityChicken LittleLiar LiarSpy KidsThe Emperor's New GrooveThe Scorpion KingThe Princess Diaries and Predators.

Debney has also recorded scores for the video games Lair and The Sims Medieval. In 2010, he composed the theme music for the Nickelodeon television series Supah Ninjas.



Joseph Marcell was 69 - credited as John in Remembrance of the Daleks

Joseph Marcell  is a St. Lucian-born British actor, best known for his work as Geoffrey the English butler on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Marcell moved from St. Lucia with his family to England when he was five years old. He studied at the University of Sheffield in South Yorkshire and graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama.

He serves on the board of the Globe Theatre in London and is a British citizen. He currently lives in South bank near the Tate modern gallery.



Barry Justice (died 1980 aged 39) would have been 77 - credited as Charles IX in The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve

Roy Boyd was 79 - credited as Driscoll in The Hand Of Fear

 

Roy Boyd is an English actor best known for his roles on television

His credits include: The SaintCounterstrikeThe BorderersCodenameColditzThe Zoo GangThe SweeneyWarshipSurvivorsThe New AvengersSpace: 1999The ProfessionalsSecret ArmyBlake's 7MinderDempsey & MakepeaceThe BillHeartbeat and New Tricks.

 

He played Driscoll in the 1976 Doctor Who story The Hand of Fear.


 Deaths
Michael Napier-Brown (died 2016 aged 79) - credited as Arturo Villar in The War Games

Michael Napier-Brown began his career as a journalist in Bournemouth but after National Service became an actor, appearing in a number of television programmes in his career, which as well as Doctor Who included Ivanhoe, Secret Army, Dick Emery and Terry and June.

He was chief executive artistic director of Northampton's Theatre Royal for some 20 years until 1999 when it combined with the Derngate. He is also credited as the person who 'discovered' Gian Sammarco and Lindsey Stagg, the actor and actress who played Adrian and Pandora in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole.

The University of Northampton awarded him an honorary Master of Arts degree for his development work on the Theatre in Education programme.


Tom Watson (died 2001 aged 69) - credited as Ramo in The Underwater Menace

Actor who appeared in the 1967 story The Underwater Menace



James Maxwell (died 1995 aged 66) - credited as Jackson in Underworld

James Maxwell was an American actor, theatre director and writer, particularly associated with the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester.

He appeared in the 1978 story Underworld.

He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, but spent most of his career in the United Kingdom and died in London. 

He came to England at the age of 20 to train at the Old Vic theatre school. 

He acted in many productions including Prospero in The Tempest in 1969 and Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons in 1975. He also directed Arms and the Man with Tom Courtenay, Jenny Agutter and Brian Cox in 1973.

He was one of the founding artistic directors of the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester. He appeared in both the opening productions: Kleist's The Prince of Homburg and Sheridan's The Rivals and remained an artistic director until his death in 1995. 

As well as acting in many productions over the course of 20 years, he adapted several novels including The Count of Monte Cristo, Pride and Prejudice and The Moonstone. He also directed over 20 productions.

His best-known television role was as King Henry VII in a BBC2 drama series, Shadow of the Tower. He also appeared as Osmond in a television serial of Henry James' Portrait of a Lady (1967), The Avengers and The Saint.

He also seen in the films Private Potter (1962), Far from the Madding Crowd (1967), Otley (1968) and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (1970). 



Elaine Williams (died 1993) - credited as Customer in Cafe in City of Death

Barbara Leake (died 1991) - credited as Mrs. Farrel in Terror of the Autons

Actress who appeared the 1971 story Terror of the Autons.

She also appeared in Vanity Fair, Z Cars and Dixon of Dock Green



Reg Lever (died 1985 aged 81) - credited as Joker in The Celestial Toymaker