On This Day … 10 September [2022]


People (Births)

  • 1960 – Colin Firth, English actor and producer.
  • 1984 – Harry Treadaway, English actor.

People (Deaths)

  • 2011 – Cliff Robertson, American actor (b. 1923).
  • 2012 – Lance LeGault, American actor and stuntman (b. 1935).

Colin Firth

Colin Andrew Firth CBE (born 10 September 1960) is an English actor. He was identified in the mid-1980s with the “Brit Pack” of rising young British actors, undertaking a challenging series of roles, including leading roles in A Month in the Country (1987), Tumbledown (1988) (set during the Falklands War) and Valmont (1989). Military-orientated films he has starred in/produced include:

  • Tumbledown (1988).
  • The English Patient (1996).
  • Conspiracy (2001).
  • King’s Speech (2010).
  • Eye in the Sky (2015).
  • 1917 (2019).

Harry Treadaway

Harry John Newman Treadaway (born 10 September 1984) is an English actor known for his performances as Victor Frankenstein on the horror-drama series Penny Dreadful and Brady Hartsfield on Audience’s Mr. Mercedes.

He portrays the Romulan Narek in the first season of CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Picard.

Cliff Robertson

Clifford Parker Robertson III (09 September 1923 to 10 September 2011) was an American actor whose career in film and television spanned over six decades. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy in the 1963 film PT 109, and won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Charly.

On television, Robertson portrayed retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the 1976 TV film adaptation of Aldrin’s autobiographic Return to Earth, played a fictional character based on Director of Central Intelligence Richard Helms in the 1977 miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors, and portrayed Henry Ford in Ford: The Man and the Machine (1987). His last well-known film appearances were as Uncle Ben in the 2002-2007 Spider-Man film trilogy.

Robertson was also an accomplished aviator who served as the founding chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)’s Young Eagles Program during its inception in the early 1990s. It became the most successful aviation youth advocacy program in history.

Lance LeGault

William Lance LeGault (02 May 1935 to 10 September 2012) was an American actor. He was best known as US Army Colonel Roderick Decker in the 1980s American television series The A-Team.

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