THIS WEEK’S BIRTH­DAYS

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Letters -

TO­DAY

Ardal O’Han­lon, co­me­dian who played Dou­gal in Fa­ther Ted, is 52. Matt Da­mon, ac­tor, is 47. Gavin Fri­day, Ir­ish mu­si­cian, is 58. Sigour­ney Weaver, ac­tress, is 68. Paul Ho­gan, Croc­o­dile Dundee ac­tor, is 78. Chevy Chase, ac­tor/co­me­dian, is 74. Jesse Jack­son, US civil rights ac­tivist, is 76. Cathal Flynn, for­mer Leitrim foot­baller, is 83. Mick O’Driscoll, for­mer Ire­land rugby player, is 39. Bruno Mars, singer, is 32.

MON­DAY, OCT 9

Nicky Byrne, Westlife singer, is 39. PJ Har­vey, singer-song­writer, is 48. Sharon Os­bourne, TV per­son­al­ity, is 65. Tom Mathews, sur­real car­toon­ist and poet, is 65. James Fearn­ley, ac­cor­dion player with The Pogues, is 63. Chris O’Dowd, ac­tor and co­me­dian, is 38. David Cameron, for­mer UK prime min­is­ter, is 51. Guillermo del Toro, Mex­i­can film direc­tor, is 53.

TUES­DAY, OCT 10

Martin Kemp, EastEn­ders star and bassist of Span­dau Bal­let, is 56. Amanda Bur­ton, North­ern Ir­ish ac­tress, is 60. David Lee Roth, Van Halen singer, is 63. Chris Tar­rant, TV pre­sen­ter, is 71. Tony Adams, for­mer Arse­nal and Eng­land cap­tain, is 51. Una Healy, Ir­ish singer with The Satur­days, is 36. Midge Ure, mu­si­cian who or­gan­ised Live Aid with Bob Geldof, is 64.

WED­NES­DAY, OCT 11

Joan Cu­sack, ac­tress, is 55. Dawn French, co­me­dian, is 59. Bobby Charl­ton, Manch­ester United and Eng­land leg­end, is 80. Luke Perry, for­mer star of Bev­erly Hills 90210, is 51. Sea­mus Cole­man, Ever­ton and Ire­land foot­baller, is 29. Joe Can­ning, All-Ire­land win­ning hurler for Gal­way, is 29.

THURS­DAY, OCT 12

Hugh Jack­man, ac­tor is 49. Mar­ion Jones, dis­graced for­mer US ath­lete, is 42. Brian Kennedy, Belfast-born singer-song­writer, is 51. Josh Hutch­er­son, ac­tor best known for The Hunger Games, is 25. FRI­DAY, OCT 13 Paul Si­mon, singer-song­writer, is 76. Ian Thorpe, Aus­tralia’s record-break­ing swim­mer, is 35. Ashanti, singer, is 37. Pharoah San­ders, jazz sax­o­phon­ist, is 77. Sacha Baron Co­hen, English co­me­dian who cre­ated Ali G and Bo­rat, is 46. Jared Payne, New Zealand-born, Ul­ster and Ire­land rugby player, is 32.

SAT­UR­DAY, OCT 14

Usher, multi-plat­inum sell­ing R&B singer and ac­tor, is 39. Cliff Richard, singer, is 77. Ralph Lau­ren, fash­ion de­signer, is 78. Brian Laws, re­tired Not­ting­ham For­est foot­baller and for­mer direc­tor of foot­ball at Sham­rock Rovers, is 56. Steve Coogan, co­me­dian who cre­ated Alan Par­tridge, is 52. Shaz­nay Lewis, for­mer singer with All Saints, is 42. Justin Hay­ward, singer with the Moody Blues is 71. Mia Wasikowska, Aus­tralian ac­tress and star of Alice in Won­der­land, is 28.

UNA HEALY: Turn­ing 36

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