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Celebrity Villa Fans

Tom Hanks was on breakfast tv yesterday being interviewed about his latest film and again mentioned Aston Villa.

He did admit that he didn't follow football but loved the name of our team!

Got me thinking about the list we did ages ago about our celebrity fans as below. Anyone got any additions to this or is it fairly comprehensive?!

Celebrity Fans:

HRH Prince William


Tom Hanks (actor – or should that be one of the most famous actors in the world?!)
Martin Shaw (actor)
Mark Williams (actor - you might have seen him in Harry Potter! and comedian from the Fast Show)
Brendan Gleeson, (actor, appeared in Braveheart, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, 28 Days Later, Gangs of New York, Harry Potter films, AI...)
David Bradley (actor, Harry Potter, other films, tv and stage)
Pauline McLynn (actress. Played Mrs. Doyle in 'Father Ted')
Ian Lavender (actor, best know as Private Pike in Dads Army)
James or Oliver Phelps (one of the twin Weasley brothers in Harry Potter - one is on the dark side and supports Blues)
Chris Marshall - My Family (the tall one), BT ads etc
Jim Hacker, best known as the Prime Minister in TV and Radio Series; Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.
David Moran, ex-Crossroads actor


Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Tony Iomi
Brian Travers (UB40)
Several members of bands Duran Duran
Several members of Ocean Colour Scene
Nigel Kennedy (violinist)
John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Kingstanding lad (Atlantic Road) Steve Winwood of Spencer Davis Group + Traffic fame.
Pete Way (bassist with rock band UFO)
Colin Abrahall, lead singer of Brum punk rockers GBH.
Chris Storr (plays trumpet in the Jools Holland Band)


Dr Carl Chinn MBE (local historian, tv and radio presenter)
Jonny Gould, (media radio/tv broadcaster and commentator)
Emma B (radio1 presenter)
Professor and guardian columnist Marcel Berlins.
Vassos Alexander and Phil Williams (both radio 5 live announcers)
Matthew Bannister (radio 5 live?)
Emma Griffiths, MTV presenter and model
Floella Benjamin 80's TV Presenter


Ian Bell (Warwickshire and England cricketer)
Jim Lewis (owner of the late great Villa fan Best Mate)
Jane Sixsmith (England Olympic hockey player)
Justin Rose - Golfer


Howard Hodgson (presenter, author, including best seller Six Feet Under)
Benjamin Zepphaniah (poet)
Mervyn King, (Governor of Bank of England )
Jacqui Smith MP for Redditch and Home Secretary
David Cameron (leader of Conservative party)
Trade Union leader Bill Morris
Lord John Taylor (once briefly in the news when controversially deselected as a black Tory election candidate (Cheltenham, IIRC), also had a brief TV career as a 'legal eagle')
Sir Digby Jones, ex head of the CBI
Lee Child. (Author of books in the Pulp Fiction genre specifically know for his series of Jack Reacher books)

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 4 2008

Time: 10:56AM

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Chris Marshall - My Family (the tall one), BT ads, and various other programmes recently.
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04/01/2008 11:15:00

Just to clarify about Lee Child - he is an author of books in the Pulp Fiction genre specifically know for his series of Jack Reacher books. However Pulp Fiction the film and then the subsequent book were written by the director Quentin Tarantino.
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04/01/2008 11:16:00

I thought David Cameron (Conservative Party Leader) was also a Villain
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04/01/2008 11:17:00

Also - Floella Benjamin 80's TV Presenter
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04/01/2008 11:21:00

Jim Hacker, Prime Minister of the TV and Radio Series; Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister. David Moran, ex-Crossroads actor (he used to stand by me on the Holte)
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04/01/2008 11:26:00

I'm sure Tony Blair is a Villa fan....
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04/01/2008 11:29:00

Who was on the list anyway, so I'll shut up!!!
Sheriff Kimbo
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04/01/2008 11:38:00

I believe Pauline McLynn, who played Mrs Doyle in Father Ted, is also one.
Sheriff Kimbo
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04/01/2008 11:38:00

lol Sheriff. Not sure how your one post ended up above the other though!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
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04/01/2008 11:44:00

Tony Blair was supposedly a Newcastle fan
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04/01/2008 12:01:00

Justin Rose - Golfer. Confirmed Villa fan.
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04/01/2008 12:11:00

You forgot about the one of the current government MPs cannot remember her name....
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04/01/2008 12:26:00

Chris Storr . plays trumpet in Jools Holland Band
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04/01/2008 12:28:00

The police were moaning about having to bring in extra police to keep an eye on her...imigration or defence or something! Her name totally escapes me, dont really take an interest in the Labour government TBH.
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04/01/2008 12:30:00

Randy Lerner (American Billionaire)
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04/01/2008 12:30:00

Isn't Prince Harry a villa fan? Or is the other one, William? I don't know - Charles' son, not Hewitt's, you know the older of the two princes. I'm sure he outed himself as a villan.
The Usual Suspect
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04/01/2008 12:45:00

The Labour politician you are thinking of is Jacqui Smith. Also if you are referring to Jonny Gould the C5 Baseball presenter he is a Chelski fan. And Tony Blair is a Newcastle fan.
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04/01/2008 13:30:00

Surely you have to mention Colin Abrahall, lead singer of legendary Brum punk rockers GBH.
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04/01/2008 14:34:00

I did the catwalk on Soccer AM in My 82 European Cup winning shirt?! That must count for something?! JF - Please add me too the list- especially after I slapped Chantelle Houghton on the Ass on live Tele!
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04/01/2008 16:23:00

John Fear and Naz for their roles in hosting Villa Fans Combined. The only official pressure group seeking to remove Doug Ellis from the helm.... look at the club now! 7th place, Totems, jazzy lights, bottle bars, a new board, money to spend, a new training ground!!! There help was long forgotten by many but not few! I will remember your efforts JF/Naz.
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04/01/2008 16:26:00

Kevin Costner was there a couple of years ago! Probably to see us lose to Arsenal or United though! I don't remember the game (gladly!)
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04/01/2008 16:28:00

We're all celebreties. Well put it this way, if not celebreties we are most certainly true fans. At least we turn up week in/week out, 99.9% of that lot dont know what the inside of Villa Park looks like. Let them stick to what they do, and we'll stick to what we're good at. Namely supporting AVFC.
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04/01/2008 19:39:00

Luciano Pavarotti once said Aston villa was a beautiful name might have been like a tom hank's kinda fan, do agree with Glen though.
chris the villan
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04/01/2008 20:37:00

Can't see many of those taking their seats in the Holte end today! In fact i doubt they would attend if it was free and in an executive box. Surely a Fan is someone who pays his money and goes to games? Or at least will be glued to the tv tonight to see the game ? Not someone who likes the name Aston Villa!
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05/01/2008 10:21:00

I like the name Aston villa
chris the villan
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05/01/2008 12:11:00

Nigel Kennedy - aaaahhhh!
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05/01/2008 14:05:00

Thanks Lee, nice sentiments but just checked the list of double z celebs and our names were sadly missing! ;-)))
The Fear
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05/01/2008 14:24:00

updated ^^^
The Fear
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05/01/2008 14:31:00

Vassos Alexander and Phil Williams ...meh.
Blue is the colour
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05/01/2008 19:02:00


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