Aston Villa is one of the most historic clubs in English football. And with that story, many famous faces don the burgundy and blue we see at Villa Park every week. From real-life royalty to musical royalty, if Aston Villa hosted a celebrity luncheon, they’d have no shortage of impressive guests.
Ian Bell – Former famous cricketer, Ian Bell is one of the biggest Aston Villa fans on this list, his admiration for the club is no secret.
chris woake – Like Bell, Englishman Chris Woakes also supports the Villans.
Benjamin Sophonie – Famous poet known for his role in Peaky Blinders, Birmingham-born Benjamin Zephaniah, joins the list of famous faces to support Villa.
David Bradley – Not the only Harry Potter cast member on this list, David Bradley, who played Argus Filch, is no stranger to burgundy and blue colors.
Olivier Phelps – Also known for his role in the Harry Potter franchise, Oliver Phelps is a Villa fan. He played George Weasley.
Brendan Gleeson – Irish actor and director, Brendan Gleason does not hide his love for Aston Villa. He played Alastor Moody in – you guessed it, Harry Potter – and also starred in Braveheart, Gangs of New York, Sufferagette and 28 Days Later.
black sabbath – Aston Villa could get a very good gig from their famous cohort of fans. Trained in Birmingham, Black Sabbath qualifies as both notorious villains in the world of football and notorious villains in the bat community.
Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor (Duran Duran) – We did not mention when we said royal music. Simon Le Bon and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran both support Aston Villa.
tom hank – Arguably the most unexpected name on this list, Tom Hanks chose Aston Villa because he liked the name of the club, according to Birmingham World. The iconic actor’s oeuvre includes Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Catch Me If You Can and Sleepless in Seattle to name a few of his blockbusters.
Prince William – It’s no secret that the Duke of Cambridge is a huge Aston Villa fan. He was seen in many games, including Villa’s promotion in the 2018/19 play-off final at Wembley.
So there you have it, the ten most famous Aston Villa fans. They would definitely do a dinner party, with a range of celebrities in different fields. We’re not sure about you, but we’d love to see how a conversation between Tom Hanks, Ozzy Osbourne, Benjamin Zephaniah and Prince William would go.