#131 Chris Langham / Sonja Kristina – 14 April 1949

Chris Langham

Christopher “Chris” Langham (born 14 April 1949) is an English writer, actor and comedian. He is most famous for playing MP Hugh Abbot in BBC Four sitcom The Thick of It and as presenter Roy Mallard in People Like Us, first on BBC Radio 4 and later on its transfer to television on BBC Two, where Mallard is almost entirely an unseen character. He is also known for his roles in the TV series Not the Nine O’Clock News. In 2006, he won BAFTA awards for The Thick of It and Help.

Sonja Kristina Linwood

Sonja Kristina (born 14 April 1949, in Brentwood, Essex), is an English musician most recognizable as the vocalist for Curved Air. She also performed in the stage musical Hair and sang with The Strawbs.

(On a personal note: I once held her hand while she waited to go on stage in Bolton . eh)


Also born on this day :
Dave Gibbons is an English comic book artist.
Mary Wings is an American writer, artist, and musician.
Pier Giorgio Dall’Acqua is an Italian politician.
John Shea is an American actor and director.
Percy Mockler is a Canadian Senator.
Chas Mortimer is an English Grand Prix motorcycle road racer.
George C. Schatz is a theoretical chemist.
DeAnne Julius is a former CIA analyst and a British -based American economist.
Eric Cunningham is a former politician in Ontario , Canada.
José Manuel Taure Menéndez is a former Spanish handball player.
George Spyrou was a Scottish businessman.

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