Saturday 21 April 2018


Taylor Swift, pop star, is 26. Jamie Foxx, actor, comedian,

and singer, is 48. Steve Buscemi, actor and director, is 58. Anouska Hempel, actress and dress designer, is 74. Ted Nugent, rock musician and reality TV star, is 67. Christopher Plummer, British actor, is 86. Peter Stringer, Sale and Ireland rugby player, is 38.


Jane Birkin, actress, is 69. Beth Orton, singer, is 45. Michael Owen, former Liverpool and England footballer, is 36. Philip Orr, ex-Irish rugby player, is 65. Peter 'Spider' Stacy, tin whistle player in The Pogues, is 57. Vanessa Hudgens, actress in High School Musical, is 27. Mike Scott, singer-songwriter of The Waterboys, is 57.


Stuart Townsend, Irish actor, is 43. Edna O'Brien, novelist and short story writer, is 85. Sergio Pizzorno, guitarist with Kasabian, is 35. Dave Clark, drummer and bandleader of The Dave Clark Five, is 73. Frankie Dettori, flamboyant jockey, is 45. Paul Simonon, former bassist of The Clash, is 60. Jamie Heaslip, Leinster and Ireland rugby player, is 32.


Michelle Smith de Bruin, controversial triple Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer, is 46. Singer-songwriter Benny Andersson, of ABBA, is 69. Billy Gibbons, guitarist/singer of ZZ Top, is 66. Quentin Blake, illustrator best known for his work on the books of Roald Dahl, is 83.


Sile de Valera, former Fianna Fail politician, is 61. Craig Doyle, TV presenter, is 45. Tommy Steele, song and dance man, is 79. Manny Pacquiao, boxing champion,

is 37. Bill Pullman, actor, is 62. Paula Radcliffe, British long-distance runner, is 42. Pope Francis is 79. Bradley Manning, imprisoned American whistleblower now known as Chelsea, is 28.


Brad Pitt, actor, is 52. Keith Richards, Rolling Stone, is 72. Steven Spielberg, film director-producer, is 69. Robson Green, actor and half of singing duo Robson & Jerome, is 51. Ray Liotta, actor star of Goodfellas, is 61. Christina Aguilera, pop singer, is 35. 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, WWE wrestler, is 51. Katie Holmes, actress and ex-wife of Tom Cruise, is 37.


Syd Little, half of the Little &

Large comedy duo, is 73. Jake Gyllenhaal, star of Donnie Darko and Brokeback Mountain, is 35. Karim Benzema, France and Real Madrid footballer, is 28. Richard 'The Hamster' Hammond, TV presenter and co-host of Top Gear, is 46. Ricky Ponting, former Australian cricket captain, is 41.


Sunday Independent

Entertainment Newsletter

Going out? Staying in? From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered.

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment