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Top 10 celebrity fans

December 15 2009

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The top 10 confirmed celebrity Crystal Palace fans are revealed.

1. Liam Neeson OBE

Liam Neeson is best known for his roles in Star Wars, Schindler's List, Batman Begins and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Eagles chairman Simon Jordan was shocked to have the Irish actor call him up for for tickets to watch the mighty Palace in action.

2. Bill Wyman

The former bass guitarist of the Rolling Stones, who now records and tours with his own band the Rhythm Kings, also owns the famous Sticky Fingers restaurants.

Wyman grew up in Sydenham, went to school in Beckenham, and was a regular at Selhurst Park.

3. Ronnie Corbett

Actor and comedian recently co-hosted Strictly Come Dancing when Bruce Forsyth was ill but is famously known for his association with Ronnie Barker in the Two Ronnies.

The Shirley resident became a Palace fan after moving to the Croydon area from his native Scotland.

4. Eddie Izzard

Transvestite stand-up comedian, who has also featured in a number of TV roles and on the big screen, recently completed 43 marathons in just 52 days in aid of Sport Relief.

Is often seen at matches with his dad who is a season ticket holder in the Arthur Wait Stand. His aunt and uncle lived next to Selhurst Park.

5. Bill Nighy

Had roles in Love Actually, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Underworld, Shaun of the Dead, Notes on a Scandal, Stormbreaker, Pirates of the Caribbean, Hot Fuzz and Valkyrie.

Born in Caterham, Bill Nighy is the Patron of the CPFRIS (Crystal Palace FC Fast Results & Information Service) Disabled Children's Club.

6. Jo Brand

Jo Brand is a stand-up comedienne who regularly appears on TV shows Have I Got News For You and QI.

The former psychiatric nurse at South London Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital represented Palace as a guest on Skinner and Baddiel's Fantasy Football Show a few years back.

7. Neil Morrissey

Popularly known as Tony in the BBC comedy series Men Behaving Badly. He has also been seen in other acting roles such as Boon, Roger Roger, The Vanishing Man, DIY adverts and is the voice of Bob the Builder.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Neil started following Palace when he moved to Dulwich. Featured in the matchday programme advertising Palace Radio.

8. Timothy Spall OBE

Made his name as Barry Taylor in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. He played Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail) in the Harry Potter movies and also starred in films such as Crusoe, Secrets & Lies, and The Last Samurai, recently playing Peter Taylor in the Damned United.

The Forest Hill resident admitted in a recent FourFourTwo interview that he does not get to watch Palace much these days due to illl health.

9. Matthew Wright

Former Mirror showbiz columnist Matthew Wright is now on our TV screens presenting the Wright Stuff.

He went to school at John Fisher in Purley with his first game the FA Cup quarter-final against Sunderland in the 1970s. Is good friends with his all-time hero and namesake Ian Wright.

10. Roy Hudd

Best known for his very long-running BBC Radio 2 series The News Huddlines. Appeared as the undertaker Archie Shuttleworth in ITV1's Coronation Street and in the Hollyoaks spin-off, In the City.

Born in Croydon, he was there for Palace's record win 9-0 vs Barrow and his boyhood hero was goalkeeper Dick Graham.

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