Sunday, 24 May 2009

Celebrity Doctor Who Fans

Doctor who has developed a large fan base over the years. These fans have become known as whovians, mostly by the press. However the question is, which celebrities are fans of the series?

These celebrity fans include Queen Elizabeth, comedians Jon Culshaw, David Walliams, Mitch Benn, Peter Kay, Mark Gatiss, Stewart Lee, Matt Lucas, Rufus Hound Toby Hadoke, Wil Anderson; actors David Hewlett, Stephen Fry, David Duchovny, Eric McCormack, Simon Pegg, Anthony Stewart Head, Tom Hanks, singer/songwriter Marc Almond and Elizabeth Hurley; Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, voice actor Yuri Lowenthal, science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer, horror writer Stephen King, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, graphic novelist and fantasy writer Neil Gaiman, comics columnist Rich Johnston, horror novelist Brian Keene, comics author Grant Morrison, playwright Mark Ravenhill , Star Trek star Patrick Stewart and science fiction writer Harlan Ellison

Film producers George Lucas and Steven Speilberg are reportedly fans of the series. Although while Steven Moffat claims Steven Spielberg merely "knows and admires the show" , Lucas states Spielberg is a fan of the original series and believes there's a lot of things missing to the new series that made the old one so great.

The world of sport, cricketers Mike Gatting and Graham Gooch, footballer David Beckham, and from the music industry US heavy metal band Slipknot, Omar & Cedric of At the Drive-In/The Mars Volta, Jamie Lenman of UK band Reuben, Matthew Bellamy of the UK band Muse, Welsh hip-hop band Goldie Lookin Chain[17], Jon Spencer of the US garage rock group Blues Explosion[18], Paul & Phil Hartnoll of UK techno duo Orbital, singer and actress Toyah Willcox, singer Meat Loaf.

(Information sourced from Doctor Who Fandom Wikipedia)

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