They may have fame and fortune but there is a select band of celebrities
who are as badly off as we are when it comes to football. Below is a list of people in the public eye who are either known to or are believed to follow Everton.
Some of the following are tenuous, others disputable. Please feel free
to write in and challenge a
listing or suggest others. Remember, sports broadcasters are
notorious for hiding their true allegiances; what someone heard them say
in a bar one night may not necessarily be true!
There is obviously a
grey area to this feature and we haven't listed famous ex-players and
managers who haven't gone on to post-football careers in the public eye,
nor are we listing current or former Everton players, even if they are known Blues like Tom Davies, unless they remain in the public eye and are vocal in their support of the club.
Liverpool-born BAFTA-winning actress, known for Killing Eve, Thirteen, Lady Chatterley's Lover and My Mad Fat Diary. Her Dad, Jimmy, is a masseur at the club.
Actress, model, fixture on Britain's Got Talent and general fodder for tabloid front pages and gossip columns. She is the ex-wife of Les Dennis (see Unsubstatiated Connections below), a good friend of Bill Kenwright and can occasionally be spotted in the Director's Box at Goodison Park.
Britain's wealthiest and perhaps
most famous musician is a Blue of sorts: "I went occasionally
to watch football. My family team was Everton and I went
to Goodison Park a couple of times with my uncles Harry and
Ron. They were nice memories for me, but I wasn't that
keen on football." More recently, he has rather lamely pledged allegiance to both the reds and the Blues.
The Oscar-winning actress and all-round good egg is an avowed Evertonian and honorary patron of the club's official charirty, Everton In The Community.
The famous Hollywood actor became a Blue overnight after being invited to his first Premier League game by friend, business partner and former Everton director, Robert Earl. "Sly" was involved in bringing the film Creed to Goodison Park where Evertonian and professional boxer Tony Bellew fought the title character played by Michael B. Jordaan.
The Hollywood star says Everton is his team in support of his friend and Creed co-star, Tony Bellew. Jordan's fame has only increased since thanks to his role in the blockbuster Black Panther.
Lead singer of The Cult who were one of the most famous rock bands on the planet in the 1980s and early 1990s.
Professional PGA Tour golfer whose caddy Ian Finnis is also a Blue. Came second in both the US and British Open and has risen as high as 9th in the world
Actor who starred in Line of Duty and Rita, Sue and Bob Too for TV as well as the films Hereafter and Calendar Girls. Also a fixture on the Everton podcast Talking The Blues with his brother, Andy.
BBC Radio stalwart, TV presenter, former singer and winner of I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here in 2002 who has been on Britain's airwaves since the late 1960s.
Liverpool-born actor who starred in Clockwork Mice, Ken Loach's Land & Freedom, the biopic Michael Collinus and played Professor Quirrell in the Harry Potter movie series. In all, the prolific actor has made over 130 films and TV programmes.
The celebrity chef of The Great British Bake Off fame says she's never been to Goodison Park but she's an Everton fan.
The acclaimed author of numerous travel books and other excellent works including Notes from a Small Island, Notes from a Big Country and A Short History of Nearly Everything apparently developed a love of the Blues while he was living in Britain in the 1970s.
Late mad-cap comedian, TV presenter and DJ who was most famous for his surreal The Kenny Everett Television Show in the 1980s.
Understated Wavertree-born actor who most famously starred in Rising
Damp and The Rise & Fall of Reginald Perrin in the 1970s but also starred in Z-Cars early in his career. He passed away at the Lyric Theatre in London's West End at the age of just 57 in 1984.
Late stand-up comedian and lead singer of Merseybeat band, The Midniters in the early 1960s. He became a fixture on British TV between the 1970s and 1990s and famously showed up outside the Everton team hotel to perform for the players ahead of the 1984 FA Cup Final
Actor and model who played scheming under butler Thomas Barrow in the highly-acclaimed Julian Fellowes period drama, Downton Abbey
Professional boxer who realised his dream of winning a world title belt in a bout at Goodison Park. Star of Rocky spin-off Creed in which he fought Michael B. Jordan's title character with the stands of the Blues' home ground as the backdrop.
Harold Bishop from Australian soap Neighbours is a confirmed Blue!
The star of Rocky IV once said of his Blues cedentials, "I live in Los Angeles... But when I lived in Europe, I liked Everton."
Star of Broadchurch, Legend, Vampire Academy, Between Two Worlds and Pretty Little Lies, now follows the Blues from Los Angeles as he builds his acting career
Professional snooker player, Question of Sport captain and brother-in-law of Duncan Ferguson
Hollywood Director and Screen Writer who told BBC 5 Live Sport in March 2021 that while he isn't a big follower of the beautiful game, he is "an Everton fan".
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