From pop stars to world famous actors, when it comes to the sport of cricket there is an abundance of celebrity fans. We've rounded up a list of some of the most famous, so make sure you have your iPhone handy at the next cricket game, as you never know who will pop up in a seat next to you.
He's a regular at Lords, one of the UK's most prestigious cricket grounds and loves nothing more than to watch his beloved English team play against the Aussies in the Ashes. Yes comedian Stephen Fry is a huge cricket fan and did you know he was once a pretty good cricketer himself.
He’s part of Australia’s most successful radio duo, Hamish and Andy, and outside of the studio the funny man loves to cheer on his BBL club the Melbourne Stars. He also loves the Ashes Series and earlier this year flew to England to watch the Aussies take home Ashes glory. Unfortunately his support didn’t quite lift the guys over the line this year but he did manage to surprise some unsuspecting Aussie fans by cracking some beers with them in the crowd.
We must admit that dating a former Australian cricket captain (Shane Warne) might have had something to do with English model and Gossip Girl actress Elizabeth Hurley becoming a cricket regular. Although we’re not quite sure if this duo are on, or off again. (Note Liz was recently snapped by Shane Warne on insta enjoying an All Stars Game in New York.) One thing is for certain, we’re still claiming you as a cricket fan Liz.
He may have struck gold in Hollywood as an actor, (Wolverine and X Men just to name a few) however this major star loves to stay close to his Aussie roots by spending a day at the cricket. Hughey once confessed in an interview that he’s a ‘cricket nut’ who loves soaking up the atmosphere of Test cricket. He’s also rumoured to be a pretty talented cricketer himself.
She may have soared to fame in 2009 with the release of her first album, but did you know English singer and songwriter Lily Allen is actually a massive fan when it comes to Test cricket! She once said in an interview that the slower rhythms (of Test match cricket) form a counterpoint to her somewhat hectic life....hmmmm deep!
She’s one of the world’s biggest recording artists and Katy Perry is also one of the world’s most famous cricket fans. The singer made international headlines when she performed in Chennai for the opening ceremony of the International Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 tournament back in 2012, raising eyebrows when she asked Australian cricketer Doug Bollinger for a personal lesson in batting.
Although Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe no longer enjoys watching soccer, he recently told the English tabloids that he was still a major cricket fan (we think he made the right choice). The 26 year old actor says he plays EA Cricket on his computer and that he is a 'self proclaimed nerd'. With a property in Melbourne, don’t be surprised if you see Mr Radcliffe in a seat next to you at the MCG…. we might keep one free, just in case.
Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard, surprised many cricket fans when she was snapped in the crowd a few summers ago. The former Labour politician is now a regular at games and is such a good sport that she regularly takes part in a good old fashioned grilling of Aussie players. The Delivery caught up with her recently enjoying the festivities of the Commonwealth Bank Adelaide Test.