21st March Birthdays: Diggy Simmons, Gary Oldman, Roger Hodgson, Matthew Broderick and Timothy Dalton

Diggy Simmons

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Diggy Simmons
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Simmons at VUMEE Launch 2012.
Background information
Birth name Daniel Dwayne Simmons III
Also known as Diggy S
Born March 21, 1995 (age 18)
QueensNew YorkUnited States
Labels Atlantic Records
Associated acts JeremihMindless BehaviorLil TwistAll City Chess Club, Asset Da Kid, B.O.B

Daniel Dwayne Simmons III (born March 21, 1995), better known by his stage name as Diggy Simmons or commonly just Diggy, is an American rapper and the fourth child of Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons of Run DMC. He, along with his parents and five siblings, were the primary subjects of the MTV reality television show Run’s House. Diggy is also the youngest member of the hip-hop collective All City Chess Club.

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Gary Oldman

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Gary Oldman
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Oldman at the Venice Film Festival in September 2011
Born Gary Leonard Oldman
21 March 1958 (age 55)
New CrossLondonEnglandUK
Occupation Actor, filmmaker, musician
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Lesley Manville (m. 1987–89)
Uma Thurman (m. 1990–92)
Donya Fiorentino (m. 1997–2001)Alexandra Edenborough(m. 2008)
Children 3
Family Laila Morse (sister)

Gary Leonard Oldman[1] (born 21 March 1958) is an English screen and stage actor, filmmaker and musician. As an actor, he has collaborated with many of Hollywood‘s biggest filmmakers, including Francis Ford CoppolaChristopher Nolan,Ridley ScottOliver StoneQuentin Tarantino and Robert Zemeckis. Some of his best-known roles are Sid Vicious in Sid and NancyJoe Orton in Prick Up Your EarsLee Harvey Oswald in JFKCount Dracula in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Drexl Spivey in True RomanceNorman Stansfield in Léon: The ProfessionalLudwig van Beethoven in Immortal BelovedSirius Black in the Harry Potter seriesJames Gordon in Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Oldman is also known for his role in the films MeantimeThe FirmState of GraceRosencrantz & Guildenstern Are DeadBasquiatThe Fifth ElementAir Force OneThe ContenderHannibalKung Fu Panda 2, and Lawless. As of 2014, Oldman’s films have grossed over $3.8 billion at the United States box office, and over $9.9 billion worldwide.[2] Aside from acting in films, Oldman wrote and directed Nil by Mouth, and appeared in television shows like Friends and Knots Landing, as well as recording music with David Bowie and Glen Matlock. A Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court Theatre alumnus, Oldman is also a classically trained actor who has appeared in many stage productions.

Oldman has earned renown for his classical acting style and diversity, being described by actor Tom Hardy as “hands down, the greatest actor that’s ever lived.”[3] Prominent film critics such as Roger Ebert and Peter Travers have hailed him as one of cinema’s great actors;[4][5] the former had named Oldman as Britain’s best young actor in 1987.[6] An Academy Award nominee, Oldman has also received two BAFTA Awards and a Saturn Award, as well as Emmy AwardScreen Actors Guild Award, and Palme d’Or nominations.

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Roger Hodgson

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Roger Hodgson
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Roger Hodgson in France in 2008
Background information
Birth name Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson
Born 21 March 1950 (age 63)
PortsmouthEngland
United Kingdom
Genres Progressive rockpop rockart rock
Occupations Musiciansongwriter
Instruments Vocalskeyboardsguitarbass guitarcelloflageoletdrums,percussion
Years active 1969–present
Labels A&MUnichord/VoiceprintEpic
Associated acts SupertrampRingo Starr and His All-Starr BandYes, Argosy
Website RogerHodgson.com

Charles Roger Pomfret Hodgson (born 21 March 1950) is a British musician and songwriter, best known as the former co-frontman, and founding member, of progressive rock band Supertramp.[1][2][3]

Hodgson composed and sang the majority of the band’s hits, including “Dreamer“, “Give a Little Bit“, “The Logical Song“, “Breakfast in America“, “Take the Long Way Home” and “It’s Raining Again“.

He left Supertramp in 1983 to pursue a solo career, but after two albums he retired from touring and other industry obligations. In 1997 Hodgson returned to doing solo tours, and released a third album in 2000. He is recognised for his tenor head voice, which became a trademark of his former band Supertramp, and often writes about spiritual and philosophical topics.

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Matthew Broderick

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Matthew Broderick
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Broderick at the 2009 premiere of Wonderful World
Born March 21, 1962 (age 51)
New York CityNew York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, voice actor
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Sarah Jessica Parker (m. 1997)
Children James Broderick (2002)
Marion & Tabitha Broderick (2009)

Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American film, stage and voice actor who, among other roles, played the title character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, voiced Simba in The Lion King, and portrayed Leo Bloom in the Hollywood andBroadway productions of The Producers.

He has won two Tony Awards, one in 1983 for his featured role in the play Brighton Beach Memoirs and one in 1995 for his leading role in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.[1] He was also nominated for the Tony Award, Best Actor in a Musical, for The Producers but lost to his co-star Nathan Lane. As of 2013, Broderick is the youngest winner of the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.

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Timothy Dalton

Timothy Dalton
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Timothy Dalton, Amsterdam 1987
Born Timothy Peter Dalton
21 March 1944 (age 69)
or 21 March 1946 (age 67)[1]
Colwyn BayDenbighshire,Wales, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–present
Known for James Bond,
Alexei Volkoff
Home town Belper, DerbyshireEngland, UK
Children Alexander Dalton

Timothy Peter Dalton (born 21 March 1944 or 1946)[1] is a British[2] actor of film and television. Dalton is known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), as well as Rhett Butler in the television miniseriesScarlett (1994), an original sequel to Gone with the Wind.

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