Date: 10th January 2008 at 2:28pm
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I’m not sure why all of a sudden this is such big news, as it is a story that is over a year old in fairness!

However, everyone is getting excited agian because Tom Hanks has once again said he supports Aston Villa (something that was mentioned over a year ago on this very site!!!)

The Hollywood superstar spoke with Liaison and Welfare Officer Lorna McClelland at his new film, Charlie Wilson’s War.

Lorna told the official site: ‘I was absolutely delighted to meet up with Tom and he seemed genuinely delighted when I told him I worked at Aston Villa FC. He told me he was a supporter of the club and when I offered him the chance to come to one of our home games, he said he’d absolutely love to when he next gets a chance. He also commented about how well the lads were doing in the Premier League at the moment.’

Tom was pictured wearing a Proud History – Bright Future Villa scarf.

Hanks stunned the watching world when he arrived in London draped in Villa’s ‘Proud History, Bright Future’ scarf.

He told BRMB reporter, Jodie Ross. ‘Years ago, I saw the name Aston Villa float by on my TV screen and liked the name. In the life of every football fan, there comes a time when you have to declare your allegiance.’

Hopefully next time the official site gives us a *Webflash* it will be about a star name SIGNING for Villa?!

As updated last week, our celebrity list of fans:

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
Floella Benjamin 80’s TV Presenter

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 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)