Celebrity picks for Derby Dead Pool 2018: N


Nader, Ralph
Born 27 February 1934  (Winsted, Connecticut, USA)
Independent Presidential candidate, runs on green issues. Also works as an attorney.
[Picture of Ralph Nader]


Nadir, Asil
Born 1 May 1941  (Lefka, Cyprus)
Turkish-Cypriot businessman, who fled the UK in 1993, after he was charged with false accounting and fraud when chief executive of Polly Peck. Returned to Britain to face the music in 2010.
[Picture of Asil Nadir]


Nagasaki, Kendo
Born 19 October 1946  (Stoke-on-Trent, England)
Born Peter Thornley, was the mysterious, samurai-dressed wrestler usually on ITV's 'World of Sport' programme with Big Daddy and the like. Now there's a wrestler I have bloody well heard of!
[Picture of Kendo Nagasaki]


Nagel, Thomas
Born 4 July 1937  (Belgrade, Serbia)
Analytic philosopher, wrote the landmark 1974 paper "What Is It Like to Be A Bat?"
[Picture of Thomas Nagel]


Naguib, Antonios
Born 18 March 1935  (Samalut, Egypt)
Coptic Catholic Patriarchate of Alexandria, one of the papal enclave that elected Pope Francis.
[Picture of Antonios Naguib]


Naipaul, V. S. V. S. Naipaul is no longer with us
Born 17 August 1932  (Chaguanas, Trinidad)

Died 11 August 2018  (London, UK)

Age at death: 85  (read death notice)
Writer, born in Trinidad of Indian parentage but now a naturalised British citizen, who was catapulted to fame in 1961 by his novel 'A House For Mr Biswas', and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. V. S. = Vidiadhar Surajprasad.
[Picture of V. S. Naipaul]


Nakadai, Tatsuya
Born 13 December 1932  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese film actor wo collaborated with the likes of Akira Kurosawa and Masaki Kobayashi.
[Picture of Tatsuya Nakadai]


Nakamatsu, Yoshiro
Born 26 June 1928  (Japan)
AKA Dr. NakaMats. Japanese inventor with over 4000 patents.
[Picture of Yoshiro Nakamatsu]


Nakamura, Iso
Born 23 April 1903  (Ishikawa, Japan)
Japan's fourth-oldest person as of the start of 2018. Dunno about the obituary odds here, lads. UPDATE: turns out she actually died off the radar in 2017.
[Picture of Iso Nakamura]


Nakamura, Shido
Born 14 September 1972  (Tokyo, Japan)
Japanese stage and film actor, who had a breakthrough role as a demonic table tennis player in the 2002 film "Ping Pong".
[Picture of Shido Nakamura]


Nakasone, Yasuhiro
Born 27 May 1918  (Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, Japan)
Former Prime Minister of Japan, known for pushing through the privatisation of state-owned companies and the breakup of Japan National Railways.
[Picture of Yasuhiro Nakasone]


Napolitano, Giorgio
Born 29 June 1925  (Naples, Italy)
President of Italy from 2006-2015.
[Picture of Giorgio Napolitano]


Nash, Graham
Born 2 February 1942  (Blackpool, Lancashire, England)
Singer and songwriter with the Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
[Picture of Graham Nash]


Nasseri, Mehran Karimi
Born in Masjed Soleiman, Iran  (exact date unknown)
Iranian refugee who lived at Terminal 1 of Charles de Gaulle airport in France for 17 years.
[Picture of Mehran Karimi Nasseri]


Navalny, Alexei
Born 4 June 1976  (Butyn, Soviet Union)
Russian lawyer and political activist. Could be a shrewd choice considering what happened to fellow anti-Putinite Boris Nemtsov…
[Picture of Alexei Navalny]


Navratilova, Martina
Born 18 October 1956  (Prague, Czechoslovakia)
Czech born, but US citizen. Legendary female tennis player, one of the most successful tennis players in history.
[Picture of Martina Navratilova]


Nealon, Kevin
Born 18 November 1953  (St Louis, Missouri, USA)
Long-time Saturday Night Live castmember and avid hiker.
[Picture of Kevin Nealon]


Neary, Tony
Born 25 November 1948  (Manchester, England)
Former rugby union international. Represented England 43 times between 1971 and 1980.
[Picture of Tony Neary]


Neeson, Liam
Born 7 June 1952  (Ballymena, UK)
Irish actor with a very particular set of skills.
[Picture of Liam Neeson]


Negga, Ruth
Born 7 January 1982  (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
Irish-raised actress who won critical acclaim for her performance in the 2016 film "Loving".
[Picture of Ruth Negga]


Nelly, (rapper)
Born 2 November 1974  (Austin, Texas, USA)
Rapper. Born Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr.
[Picture of (rapper) Nelly]


Nelson, Willie
Born 30 April 1933  (Fort Worth, Texas, USA)
Country & Western guitarist and singer-songwriter. Wrote 'Crazy', which was a hit for Patsy Cline and 'Always On My Mind', made famous by Elvis Presley and the Pet Shop Boys. Busted for cannabis possession in November 2010.
[Picture of Willie Nelson]


Neophyte, Patriarch
Born 15 October 1945  (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.
[Picture of Patriarch Neophyte]


Netanyahu, Benjamin
Born 21 October 1949  (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Prominent & controversial politician in Israel, the current prime minister, his 2nd time in the job.
[Picture of Benjamin Netanyahu]


Nettles, John
Born 11 October 1943  (St Austell, Cornwall, England)
Actor, best known for his roles in 'Bergerac' and 'Midsomer Murders'. The Man In Black saw him as Octavius Caesar in 'Antony and Cleopatra' at the RSC don't you know!
[Picture of John Nettles]


Nettleton, John
Born 5 February 1929  (London, England)
Veteran character actor, perhaps best known as the wise cabinet secretary Sir Arnold Robinson in 'Yes, Minister'.
[Picture of John Nettleton]


Nevin, Catherine Catherine Nevin is no longer with us
Born 1 October 1950  (Dublin, Ireland)

Died 19 February 2018  (Dublin, Ireland)

Age at death: 67  (read death notice)
Irish woman who killed her husband and was nicknamed "Black Widow" for it. Diagnosed in 2016 with a brain tumour.
[Picture of Catherine Nevin]


Nevins, Gabe
Born 26 August 1991  (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Actor from Gus Van Sant's 2007 film 'Paranoid Park'.
[Picture of Gabe Nevins]


Newhart, Bob
Born 5 September 1929  (Oak Park, Illinois, USA)
Stand-up comedian. Did a much talked-about (but rarely seen these days) routine called 'The Driving Instructor'.
[Picture of Bob Newhart]


Newman, Barry
Born 7 November 1938  (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
American Actor with a breakthrough role as Kowalski in 'Vanishing Point'. Also the protagonist of 70s law series 'Petrocelli'.
[Picture of Barry Newman]


Newman, John
Born 16 June 1990  (Settle, Yorkshire, England)
English pop singer with three #1 hits whose career is repeatedly interrupted by a benign brain tumour.
[Picture of John Newman]


Newmar, Julie
Born 16 August 1933  (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Actress, best remembered as Catwoman in the 1960s television version of Batman.
[Picture of Julie Newmar]


Newsom, Joanna
Born 18 January 1982  (Nevada City, California, USA)
Indie folk irritant, makes music like a mason jar come to life.
[Picture of Joanna Newsom]


Newton, Wayne
Born 3 April 1942  (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
Singer & entertainer, almost exclusively based in Las Vegas.
[Picture of Wayne Newton]


Newton-John, Olivia
Born 26 September 1948  (Cambridge, England)
Successful singer who also had a big break as an actress in 1978, when she played the part of Sandy (can't you see...) in 'Grease'.
[Picture of Olivia Newton-John]


Ng, Charles
Born 24 December 1960  (Hong Kong)
Serial killer born in Hong Kong, but committed between 11 and 25 murders with his accomplice Leonard Lake in California. Sentenced to Death in 1999, so only able to provide points if he dies of other causes.
[Picture of Charles Ng]


Nhat Hanh, Thich
Born 11 October 1926  (Hue, Vietnam)
Buddhist peace activist, an inspiration to Martin Luther King among many others.
[Picture of Thich Nhat Hanh]


Nice, Natasha
Born 28 July 1988  (Fontenay-sous-Bois, France)
French porn starlet, previously known as "Natalie Nutsdeep".
[Picture of Natasha Nice]


Nicholas, Mark
Born 29 September 1957  (London, England)
English cricket player and now commentator, who played for Hampshire from 1978 to 1995.
[Picture of Mark Nicholas]


Nicholl, Chris
Born 12 October 1946  (Wilmslow, UK)
Former Southampton manager who helped develop Alan Shearer and Matt Le Tissier, among others.
[Picture of Chris Nicholl]


Nicholls, Sue
Born 23 November 1943  (Walsall, UK)
Has played Audrey Roberts in "Coronation Street" since 1979, and had a cancerous mole spotted by one eagle-eyed viewer in 2011.
[Picture of Sue Nicholls]


Nichols, Bobby
Born 14 April 1936  (Louisville, Kentucky, USA)
American golfer, who won the PGA Championship in 1964.
[Picture of Bobby Nichols]


Nichols, Nichelle
Born 28 December 1932  (Robbins, Illinois, USA)
Actress, Lieutenant Uhura from 'Star Trek'.
[Picture of Nichelle Nichols]


Nicholson, Jack
Born 22 April 1937  (Neptune, New Jersey, USA)
Star of such films as 'Chinatown', 'About Schmidt' and the Michael Douglas-produced 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'.
[Picture of Jack Nicholson]


Nicklaus, Jack
Born 21 January 1940  (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
Golfer, one of the all-time greats of the sport.
[Picture of Jack Nicklaus]


Nicks, Stevie
Born 26 May 1948  (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
American singer, successful both as a solo artist and as part of Fleetwood Mac.
[Picture of Stevie Nicks]


Nielsen, Nive
Born in Nuuk, Greenland  (exact date unknown)
Singer-songwriter and surely the first person from Greenland ever to be nominated for the DDP?
[Picture of Nive Nielsen]


Nightingale, Annie
Born 1 April 1942  (London, England)
Long time Radio DJ on Radio 1 - the first female presenter in the station's history.
[Picture of Annie Nightingale]


Nighy, Bill
Born 12 December 1949  (Caterham, Surrey, England)
Acclaimed actor, star of 'Love Actually' amongst others. Was strongly rumoured to take the part of the 9th Doctor Who in 2005. Ultimately though, he featured five years later playing an art critic.
[Picture of Bill Nighy]


Nilsen, Dennis Dennis Nilsen is no longer with us
Born 23 November 1945  (Fraserburgh, Scotland)

Died 12 May 2018  (HMP Full Sutton, UK)

Age at death: 72  (read death notice)
Serial killer, jailed for the murders of 15 young men and boys between 1978 and 1983.
[Picture of Dennis Nilsen]


Nilsson, Jonny
Born 9 February 1943  (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Olympic gold medallist and former world-record holder in 10,000m speed skating.
[Picture of Jonny Nilsson]


Nishonovich Nishonov, Rafiq
Born 15 January 1926  (Gazalkent, Uzbekistan)
Former First Secretary of the Uzbek Communist Party.
[Picture of Rafiq Nishonovich Nishonov]


Noguchi, Thomas
Born 4 January 1927  (Japan)
Former Chief Medical Officer for the County of Los Angleles and coroner on the deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Robert F. Kennedy. Any conspiracy theorists out there may consider that this is the man to talk to...
[Picture of Thomas Noguchi]


Nolan, Linda
Born 23 February 1959  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Member of the Nolan Sisters, and a singer in her own right, occasional TV presenter as well.
[Picture of Linda Nolan]


Nora, Pierre
Born 17 November 1931  (Paris, France)
French intellectual and founder of "Le Debat" magazine.
[Picture of Pierre Nora]


Norden, Denis Denis Norden is no longer with us
Born 6 February 1922  (Hackney, London, England)

Died 19 September 2018  (London, UK)

Age at death: 96  (read death notice)
Clipboard-wielding comedy scriptwriter, "raconteur" and presenter of TV programmes such as 'It'll Be All Right on the Night' and 'Denis Norden's Laughter File'.
[Picture of Denis Norden]


Nordine, Ken
Born 13 April 1920  (Cherokee, Iowa, USA)
American voice actor, a familiar voice to many Americans.
[Picture of Ken Nordine]


Nordli, Odvar Odvar Nordli is no longer with us
Born 3 November 1927  (Tangen, Norway)

Died 9 January 2018  (Oslo, Norway)

Age at death: 90  (read death notice)
Norwegian politician. Prime Minister of Norway from 1976-81.
[Picture of Odvar Nordli]


Norris, Chuck
Born 10 March 1940  (Ryan, Oklahoma, USA)
The straight-to-video actor and martial artist.
[Picture of Chuck Norris]


Norris, David
Born 1 July 1944  (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Irish gay rights activist.
[Picture of David Norris]


North, Oliver
Born 7 October 1943  (San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Disgraced former Colonel of the US Marines, now a TV broadcaster.
[Picture of Oliver North]


Norton, Graham
Born 4 April 1963  (Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
Absurdly camp Irish television presenter & comedian.
[Picture of Graham Norton]


Norvelle, Duncan
Born 2 April 1958  (Hoton, Leicestershire, England)
Comedian who pedalled an uamusingly camp persona to briefly capture fame in the 1980s despite being married with 3 kids. Born 1958.
[Picture of Duncan Norvelle]


Nott, John
Born 1 February 1932  (Bideford, Devon, England)
Cabinet minister in the Thatcher government who famously stormed out of a TV interview with Robin Day in 1982 after been classed as a "here today, gone tomorrow" politician.
[Picture of John Nott]


Nouri, Abdelhak
Born 2 April 1997  (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Highly promising Dutch footballer who fell into a coma during a pre-season friendly in 2017.
[Picture of Abdelhak Nouri]


Novak, Kim
Born 13 February 1933  (Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Actress, best remembered for her role in 'Vertigo'.
[Picture of Kim Novak]


Numan, Gary
Born 8 March 1958  (London, England)
Influential electro-rock musician who hit the big time in the late 1970s, suffered a career decline before being rehabilitated as a pioneer.
[Picture of Gary Numan]


Nunez Olivera, Francisco Francisco Nunez Olivera is no longer with us
Born 13 December 1904  (Extremadura, Spain)

Died 29 January 2018  (Badajoz, Spain)

Age at death: 113  (read death notice)
The world's oldest man as of the start of 2018. How long will he hold the crown?
[Picture of Francisco Nunez Olivera]


Nuriddin, Jalal Jalal Nuriddin is no longer with us
Born 24 July 1944  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Died 4 June 2018  (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

Age at death: 73  (read death notice)
Spoken word artist and founder of The Last Poets, described by some (mostly him) as the "Grandfather of Rap".
[Picture of Jalal Nuriddin]


Nussbaum, Martha
Born 6 May 1947  (New York City, New York, USA)
Philosopher whose work deals with the relationship between the classic Greek school and modern sexual legislation. Or at least that's what I understood from reading her Wiki.
[Picture of Martha Nussbaum]


Nylon, Judy
Born in USA  (exact date unknown)
Multidisciplinary American artist and former best pal of Patti Smith. Born 1948.
[Picture of Judy Nylon]

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