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Celebrity Villa Fans - Updated List!

I've been waiting for a while to get our archives back online (this week they'll be available to all again) so I could find our full list of celebrity Villa fans. This was the list from 2008, have we any new 'celeb' fans that need to be added?!

Celebrity Fans:

HRH Prince William

Actors:

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

Musicians:

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)

Presenters:

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
Pete Colley - Sky Sports reporter
Floella Benjamin 80's TV Presenter
Radio Highveld DJ Brad Brown

Sports:

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

Mix:

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 former Home Secretary
David Cameron (leader of Conservative party)
Ian Duncan Smith MP
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:Wednesday February 24 2010

Time: 11:24AM

Your Comments

Future king and future PM both Villa fans - the countries tides are turning all rise, the claret and blue army!!
leelindsay
Future king and future PM both Villa fans - the countries tides are turning all rise, the claret and blue army!!
leelindsay
Ian Duncan Smith MP
ljkal
Ian Duncan Smith MP
ljkal
Pete Colley - Sky Sports reporter
ljkal
Pete Colley - Sky Sports reporter
ljkal
Some bloke called Gabriel Abonghalor - Footballer. And Zat Knight. And Ian Taylor.
ljkal
Some bloke called Gabriel Abonghalor - Footballer. And Zat Knight. And Ian Taylor.
ljkal
Radio Highveld DJ Brad Brown on air the other day very excited about Everton beating Man Utd. Some listeners called in enquiring if he is an Everton supporter and his response "My God no! I support 2 teams Aston Villa and anyone who plays against Man Utd." Man after my own heart.
ZA-Villan
Radio Highveld DJ Brad Brown on air the other day very excited about Everton beating Man Utd. Some listeners called in enquiring if he is an Everton supporter and his response "My God no! I support 2 teams Aston Villa and anyone who plays against Man Utd." Man after my own heart.
ZA-Villan
what radio is that ZA-Villan?
Have added Pete and will email him and let him know he is a celebrity! lol. Didn't know Duncan Smith was a Villa fan, were did you see that ljkal?
The Fear
what radio is that ZA-Villan?
Have added Pete and will email him and let him know he is a celebrity! lol. Didn't know Duncan Smith was a Villa fan, were did you see that ljkal?
The Fear
Dr Danielle Coombs, Professor, Kent State University
trekker
Dr Danielle Coombs, Professor, Kent State University
trekker
Wonder how many closet villa fans are out there? List would be much bigger [:->
Ericols_Son
Dan Pallet BBC Midlands Today presentor
trekker
Wonder how many closet villa fans are out there? List would be much bigger [:->
Ericols_Son
Dan Pallet BBC Midlands Today presentor
trekker
Joe Calzaghe is a massive Villa fan. He had an interview in the Metro the other week saying how he hoped that we beat his good friend Wayne Rooney in the final.
CJHanna
Joe Calzaghe is a massive Villa fan. He had an interview in the Metro the other week saying how he hoped that we beat his good friend Wayne Rooney in the final.
CJHanna
David Bradley had a season ticket five seats across from me last season. I didn't renew though
young_jonah
David Bradley had a season ticket five seats across from me last season. I didn't renew though
young_jonah
You mention John Lodge of the Moody Blues, I'm fairly sure that lead singer Justin Hayward was a Villa fan. Memory tells me he used to live in Cooksey Road Kingstanding, but my memory is fading with my age, and so you may need to check that one out!
krfeskivilla
You mention John Lodge of the Moody Blues, I'm fairly sure that lead singer Justin Hayward was a Villa fan. Memory tells me he used to live in Cooksey Road Kingstanding, but my memory is fading with my age, and so you may need to check that one out!
krfeskivilla
just read up on Calzaghe, he's a Juventus fan
The Fear
just read up on Calzaghe, he's a Juventus fan
The Fear
IDS? Been on a number of similar lists I've seen. Next time I bump into him I'll ask! Calzaghe? He could have an English team too? Don't we all have fave foreign teams? (Auxerre, Inter, Schalke, Real (for comedy aspect)...)
ljkal
IDS? Been on a number of similar lists I've seen. Next time I bump into him I'll ask! Calzaghe? He could have an English team too? Don't we all have fave foreign teams? (Auxerre, Inter, Schalke, Real (for comedy aspect)...)
ljkal
Actually on Wikipedia it says IDS is a Spud!...
ljkal
Actually on Wikipedia it says IDS is a Spud!...
ljkal
might add him with a question mark then krfeskivilla, can't see anything online with him talking about footie.
The Fear
might add him with a question mark then krfeskivilla, can't see anything online with him talking about footie.
The Fear
Nessa (Ruth Jones) from Gavin & Stacey!!!!!! In bed with Smithy in her Villa top. I used to bump into Barney and the lads from Napalm Death at loads of away games in the mid 90`s. Phil Etheridge from The Twang is a Villa fan as well.
greenday61
Amy Winehouse, she was picture a while back with something to do with the mighty Aston Villa, can't remember what right now though!
niblot1
Amy Winehouse, she was picture a while back with something to do with the mighty Aston Villa, can't remember what right now though!
niblot1
Nessa (Ruth Jones) from Gavin & Stacey!!!!!! In bed with Smithy in her Villa top. I used to bump into Barney and the lads from Napalm Death at loads of away games in the mid 90`s. Phil Etheridge from The Twang is a Villa fan as well.
greenday61
http://tinyurl.com/ybc2lgm
niblot1
http://tinyurl.com/ybc2lgm
niblot1
All insignificant in comparison to Floella gents!!
Villan444
p.s. If we get to the FA Cup Final which I have a good feeling about, get ready for the mother of all Villa songs! A glam rock stomping toon about how freakin' great we are! "NIGEL KENNEDY VIVALDI'S FRIEND, PRINCE WILLIAM DOWN THE HOLTE END..."!!!
ljkal
p.s. If we get to the FA Cup Final which I have a good feeling about, get ready for the mother of all Villa songs! A glam rock stomping toon about how freakin' great we are! "NIGEL KENNEDY VIVALDI'S FRIEND, PRINCE WILLIAM DOWN THE HOLTE END..."!!!
ljkal
voted off IDS then! Have added Twang dude, forget them as most are blue noses I think?
The Fear
forum
The Fear
forum
The Fear
phwoar....! :(
The Fear
Fear, that is too scarey, please remove it!!
Charizma
Why do you think I only posted the URL and not the picture, sorry should have added (NSFW), that's some scary sheet!
niblot1
Imagine waking up with Amy? Syringes at the bottom of the bed! Nice!
ljkal
Imagine waking up with Amy? Syringes at the bottom of the bed! Nice!
ljkal
What about high jumper Tom Parsons? He likes to wear his lucky Villa socks when jumping. http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-news/2008/08/01/olympic-hopeful-tom-parsons-insists-on-his-villa-lucky-charms-97319-21447360/
DoLpHiNaToR
What about high jumper Tom Parsons? He likes to wear his lucky Villa socks when jumping. http://www.birminghammail.net/news/birmingham-news/2008/08/01/olympic-hopeful-tom-parsons-insists-on-his-villa-lucky-charms-97319-21447360/
DoLpHiNaToR
Surely HRH Wills is slightly more than a "Celebrity!" lol
Adam Deuce
Surely HRH Wills is slightly more than a "Celebrity!" lol
Adam Deuce
Emma Griffiths is now Emma Willis (she married one of Busted). I worked with her earlier this year, she's a big Villa fan. And incredibly fit.
IanSymes
Emma Griffiths is now Emma Willis (she married one of Busted). I worked with her earlier this year, she's a big Villa fan. And incredibly fit.
IanSymes
Lee Sharpe, ex-Man Utd
TheSaucyVicar
Lee Sharpe, ex-Man Utd
TheSaucyVicar
Highveld Stereo is the most popular radio station in Johannesburg
ZA-Villan
Highveld Stereo is the most popular radio station in Johannesburg
ZA-Villan
http://e-edition.metro.co.uk/2010/02/19/52.html Calzaghe - villa fan, last question
Mickey_Villa
One of the ginger twins from Harry Potter, and i think Richard Bacon, ex blue peter and crack user, now Radio 5 presenter
Lost_In_Ca
One of the ginger twins from Harry Potter, and i think Richard Bacon, ex blue peter and crack user, now Radio 5 presenter
Lost_In_Ca
I'm keeping the Winehouse image up, good reminder not to do drugs kids! LOL
The Fear
Thanks ZA, have added. Have changed Griffiths to Willis, that busted guy is very lucky is he not Ian!?
The Fear
Thanks ZA, have added. Have changed Griffiths to Willis, that busted guy is very lucky is he not Ian!?
The Fear
yeah, it is James or Oliver Lost_In_CA, not sure which so have them both up there, one is a blue nose though! Have added the others including Calzaghe.
The Fear
yeah, it is James or Oliver Lost_In_CA, not sure which so have them both up there, one is a blue nose though! Have added the others including Calzaghe.
The Fear
They're all coming out the closet now! Villa fans on the rampage!
ljkal
They're all coming out the closet now! Villa fans on the rampage!
ljkal
He is indeed - mind you, Emma sat on my lap once. That was a highlight of the job.
IanSymes
He is indeed - mind you, Emma sat on my lap once. That was a highlight of the job.
IanSymes
There's a rumour around my way that Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy is a die hard Villa fan.
astonguerrilla
There's a rumour around my way that Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy is a die hard Villa fan.
astonguerrilla
Surely, you are enough of a celebrity to be added to the list, Lord Fear? Not that you are self promoting or vain, or anything like that!!!!!!
heathfieldroad1874
Surely, you are enough of a celebrity to be added to the list, Lord Fear? Not that you are self promoting or vain, or anything like that!!!!!!
heathfieldroad1874
The Metro interview with Calzaghe was him answering questions...he's a definite Villa fan. He may support an Italian team to due to his dad being an Italian.
CJHanna
everyones a villa fan. some just havent had the fortune of realising it yet.
lurman
everyones a villa fan. some just havent had the fortune of realising it yet.
lurman
MY favourite station in Johannesburg is Classic fm , unfortunately the morning D.J is a Baggies fan !!!!!
steamer
MY favourite station in Johannesburg is Classic fm , unfortunately the morning D.J is a Baggies fan !!!!!
steamer
What!!?!!? Craig Gardner not on the list????!?!?
bazzah
Simon Mayo radio 5 presenter
erod
Simon Mayo radio 5 presenter
erod
Been a long time reader, but signed up to put this one on the board... Craig Kieswetter. Cricketer for Somerset and now England. Been in the news recently after qualifying to play for England despite being born in South Africa. Great player and a future star. Had a chat with him last summer and he confirmed he's a Villa fan.
jonah7
Been a long time reader, but signed up to put this one on the board... Craig Kieswetter. Cricketer for Somerset and now England. Been in the news recently after qualifying to play for England despite being born in South Africa. Great player and a future star. Had a chat with him last summer and he confirmed he's a Villa fan.
jonah7
thanks Jonah7, have added. Welcome on board, hopefully you'll stick around!

Will add Mayo as well, where did you see that then Erod?!
the fear
thanks Jonah7, have added. Welcome on board, hopefully you'll stick around!

Will add Mayo as well, where did you see that then Erod?!
the fear
Not only is Pete Colley the tallest ginger villa fan on the list, it just so happens that it's his birthday tomorrow. Really, it is.
lorenzo
Not only is Pete Colley the tallest ginger villa fan on the list, it just so happens that it's his birthday tomorrow. Really, it is.
lorenzo
we believed you lorenzo!
The Fear
we believed you lorenzo!
The Fear
Simon Mayo is a nailed on Spurs fan - don't know where you got the Villa link from!!!!!!!!
heathfieldroad1874
Simon Mayo is a nailed on Spurs fan - don't know where you got the Villa link from!!!!!!!!
heathfieldroad1874
ahh, maybe it was Vassos Alexander not Richard Bacon i was thinking of. also forgot the big one - Randy Lerner - didn't he become a villa fan whilst studying at Oxford - sure i read that somewhere
Lost_In_Ca
fan of English football at least Lost In Ca. Cheers heathfield, must admit I'd not heard Mayo as a Villan, so have removed!
The Fear
 

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