60 Supporters of Crystal Palace FC (CPFC)

by Sparagmos | created - 07 Apr 2013 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

Crystal Palace Football Club (CPFC) four time play-off winners and the current FA Cup runners-up, are the greatest team the world have ever seen. Here is a list of famous people (and a couple of people who once were on X-Factor) most of who are confirmed Crystal Palace supporters or have a soft spot for Palace, plus one or two who are currently unconfirmed.

1. Neil Morrissey

Actor | The Bounty

Neil Morrissey was born on July 4, 1962 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England as Neil Anthony Morrissey. He is known for his work on The Bounty (1984), British Men Behaving Badly (1992) and Bob the Builder (1998). He was previously married to Amanda Noar.

Neil Morrissey's two favourites things are supporting Crystal Palace and drinking Ale. Incidentally those are my two favourtie things to. Neil owns a Brewery which make bottles of Palace Ale which can be brought in various bars at Selhurst Park.

2. Eddie Izzard

Actor | Ocean's Thirteen

Best-known for his surreal and digressive stand-up, British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard was born on February 7, 1962, in Aden, Yemen, where his English parents -- Dorothy Ella, a nurse and midwife, and Harold John Izzard, an accountant -- worked for British Petroleum.

Izzard worked as a street ...

Eddie Izzard gave the wonderful quote of 'All I really want is for Crystal Palace to win every game from now until the end of time. That's all. I know that's a tough thing to ask but that really is what I want" after he was made an associate director of Crystal Palace Football Club in the summer of 2012

3. Bill Nighy

Actor | Love Actually

Bill Nighy is an award-winning British character actor. He was born William Francis Nighy on December 12, 1949 in Caterham, Surrey, England, to Catherine Josephine (Whittaker), a psychiatric nurse from Glasgow, and Alfred Martin Nighy, who was English-born and managed a garage in Croydon.

At school,...

Bill Nighy is the Hon. President of Crystal Palace ladies team

4. Simon Bird

Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie

Simon Bird was born on August 19, 1984 in Guildford, Surrey, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The Inbetweeners Movie (2011), The Inbetweeners 2 (2014) and The Inbetweeners (2008). He has been married to Lisa Owens since 2012.

One of two Inbetweeners to follow Crystal Palace (James Buckley being the other one).

5. James Buckley

Actor | The Inbetweeners Movie

James Buckley was born on August 14, 1987 in Croydon, England as James Patrick Buckley. He is an actor and producer, known for The Inbetweeners Movie (2011), The Inbetweeners 2 (2014) and Charlie Countryman (2013). He has been married to Clair Meek since November 2, 2012. They have two children.

There was an excellent article in the Palace fanzine Five Year Plan where James Buckley discussed his love for the Eagles. I have seen James Buckley at Selhurst Park.

6. Jim Piddock

Actor | Mascots

Jim Piddock is an actor, writer, and producer, who co-wrote, produced, and co-stars in the current Netflix original film "Mascots". He also co-created and co-starred in the 2013 HBO and BBC 2 series Family Tree with Christopher Guest.

He was born in Rochester, Kent, England, to Celia Mary (...

Jim posted on a CPFC Supporters Forum a picture of his House in Hollywood with the Crystal Palace club chest waving on a ten foot high flagpole. He is even wearing a red and blue Crystal Palace tie in his official IMDB photo

7. Rafe Spall

Actor | The Big Short

Rafe Spall was born on March 10, 1983 in Camberwell, London, England as Rafe Joseph Spall. He is an actor, known for The Big Short (2015), Life of Pi (2012) and The Ritual (2017). He has been married to Elize du Toit since August 14, 2010. They have three children.

Like his father Timothy Spall, Rafe Spall has confirmed he is a Crystal Palace supporter, meaning he can stand in Block B and sing "When I was a Young Boy",

8. Paul Greengrass

Director | United 93

Paul Greengrass started his filmmaking career with a super 8 camera he found in his art room in secondary school. Those short movies were animation horror films he made using old dolls, artist dummies, and the general art room clutter.

After studying in Cambridge University he got into Granada ...

Director Paul Greengrass supports Palace and has admitted he's tried to persuade Matt Damon to go to a Palace game, but for some bizarre reason Matt Damon thought going to Stamford Bridge was a better idea.

9. Peter Davison

Actor | Doctor Who

Peter Davison was born as Peter Malcolm Gordon Moffett on 13 April 1951 in Streatham, London. A decade later, he and his family - his parents, Sheila and Claude (an electrical engineer who hailed from British Guiana), and his sisters, Barbara, Pamela and Shirley, moved to Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, ...

Doctor Who No.5 grew up in Streatham and attended his first game in the 1960's

10. Timothy Spall

Actor | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Timothy Leonard Spall was born in Battersea, London, to Sylvia R. (Leonard), a hairdresser, and Joseph L. Spall, a postal worker. He was raised in London. Spall auditioned and earned a spot with the National Youth Theatre and later showed great promise at RADA where he portrayed the title roles in ...

Timothy Spall is a London boy and a long standing Crystal Palace supporter. As all good Crystal Palace supporters do, he convinced his son, Rafe, into following the Eagles too

11. Kellie Shirley

Actress | In the Long Run

Kellie was born in Croydon and lives in SE London.

She trained at The BRIT School and works in Film, TV, Theatre & Radio.

Kellie has recently been selected for BAFTA Elevate actors 2019/20


Her recent TV includes: award-winning ...

Kellie Shirley, is regularly spotted inside Selhrust Park. is from a family of Palace supporters. Her dad even coached youth squad

12. Ronnie Corbett

Actor | Casino Royale

Ronnie Corbett began his successful show business career in the early 1950s. Amongst many other things he performed on stage with Danny La Rue in a cacophony of well received variety and cabaret shows.

It was whilst performing in these shows that Corbett attracted the attention of several top TV ...

The late, great Comedy Legend Ronnie Corbett was a Palace supporter. RIP Ronnie.

13. Bill Wyman

Actor | Eat the Rich

Wyman was born in Lewishman, Kent on 24th October 1936. When he was a child he started to play the organ with his father. His first real job was when he did his national service in the RAF Regiment. When he came back to England he got married and had a kid called Steven. Bill then took up a job as ...

Was in the Rolling Stones for thirty years, leaving in December 1992 an event which was overlooked by many because December 1992 was the month when Crystal Palace won all five Premier League matches and dumped Liverpool out of the League Cup.

14. Pope John Paul II

Writer | La bottega dell'orefice

Pope John Paul II was born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Malopolskie, Poland as Karol Józef Wojtyla. He was a writer, known for The Jeweller's Shop (1988), Television Theater (1953) and Our God's Brother (1997). He died on April 2, 2005 in Vatican City.

Was revealed to be a Palace supporter after the Famous Alan Mullary once went to Rome to sign him.

NOTE: This is clearly a joke! Idiots.

15. Reece Dinsdale

Actor | I.D.

Reece was born and raised in Normanton West Yorkshire. He trained at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. This led to a long and successful acting career in television, theatre, film and radio drama. He has appeared in some of the most celebrated TV shows and films over ...

16. Nigel Harman

Actor | EastEnders

Nigel Harman was born on August 11, 1973 in Purley, Surrey, England as Nigel Derek Harman. He is an actor, known for EastEnders (1985), Blood Diamond (2006) and Hotel Babylon (2006). He has been married to Lucy Liemann since 2011. They have one child.

Nigel used to sit near me at Selhurst Park but not watching Eastenders I hadn't a clue he was famous until my friend went to a game with me and got all excited at seeing Dennis from Eastenders

17. John Pienaar

Actor | Bodyguard

John Pienaar is an actor, known for Bodyguard (2018), BBC News Special (2006) and Mastermind (1972).

BBC New Journalist.

18. Richard Graham

Actor | Titanic

Richard Graham was born on May 10, 1960 in Farnborough, Kent, England. He is an actor, known for Titanic (1997), The World's End (2013) and Cassandra's Dream (2007). He is married to Yvonne. They have two children.

19. Richard Wattis

Actor | Hobson's Choice

A balding, bespectacled, bird-like British comic actor, Richard Wattis was an invaluable asset to any UK comedy film or TV programme for nearly thirty years. Much associated with the Eric Sykes TV series for the latter part of his career. He was often seen in officious roles, such as snooty shop ...

The late Richard Wattis was a Crystal Palace fan. I've been told he was often seen supporting the side in the 50s and 60s although as I wasn't born then I never saw him at Selhurst Park.

20. Maxi Jazz

Soundtrack | The Beach

Maxi Jazz was born in Brixton, London, England as Maxwell Fraser.

Associate Director of Palace, organised a charity dance event at the end of the 2012-2013 season to raise funds for the Palace youth set up.

21. Graham Cole

Actor | The Bill

Graham Cole was born on March 16, 1952 in Willesden, London, England as Graham Coleman Smith. He is an actor, known for The Bill (1984), TV Burp (2001) and Law & Order: UK (2009). He has been married to Cherry since 1989. They have two children.

Was on The Bill, a TV show I never watched but apparantly based in the local area.

22. Bryan Mosley

Actor | Get Carter

Bryan Mosley was born on August 25, 1931 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. He was an actor, known for Get Carter (1971), Doctor Who (1963) and The Avengers (1961). He was married to Norma Bowes. He died on February 9, 1999 in Shipley, Yorkshire.

23. Windsor Davies

Actor | It Ain't Half Hot Mum

Windsor Davies was born on August 28, 1930 in Canning Town, London, England. He was an actor, known for It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974), Ring Out an Alibi (1964) and Carry On England (1976). He was married to Eluned (Lynne) Evans. He died on January 17, 2019 in the UK.

24. Jo Brand

Writer | Getting On

Jo Brand was born on July 23, 1957 in London, England as Josephine Grace Brand. She is a writer and actress, known for Getting On (2009), The More You Ignore Me (2018) and Damned (2016). She has been married to Bernie Bourke since December 19, 1997. They have two children.

Comedienne Jo Brand often appears on Comedy Shows run is association with the club

25. Rick Parfitt

Soundtrack | Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

Rick Parfitt was born on October 12, 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England as Richard John Parfitt. He was an actor, known for Once Upon a Time in the Midlands (2002), Paul Is Dead (2000) and Guitars, Guns and Paradise! (2013). He was married to Lyndsay Whitburn, Patty Beedon and Marietta Booker. He died...

26. Susanna Reid

Actress | Trolls

Susanna Reid was born on December 10, 1970 in England. She is a well-known journalist and television presenter in the United Kingdom. She is known for presenting shows such as BBC Breakfast (2006 - 2013) and Good Morning Britain (2014 to date).

She has also appeared as a contestant on the 2013 ...

Susanna Reid (along with her husband and children) are all big Crystal Palace supporters. Susanna gleefully sang the Wilfried Zaha "He's just too good for you" chant live on air after he had been called up to the England International Side. Starting dating CPFC chairman Simon Parish in 2018

Is suppose to remain neutral when annoucing football resutls but always fails to hide her grin whenever Palace have won.

28. Holly Walsh

Writer | Motherland

Holly Walsh is a writer and producer, known for Motherland (2016), The Time Surgeon (2007) and Dead Boss (2012).

Was at Old Trafford when the amazing Crystal Palace knocked Manchester United out of the cup in 2011 thanks to Darren Ambrose's wonder goal and every now and then mentions CPFC when tweeting.

29. Sean Hughes

Actor | Sean's Show

Sean Hughes was born on November 10, 1965 in London, England as John Hughes. He was an actor and writer, known for Sean's Show (1992), The Last Detective (2003) and The Commitments (1991). He died on October 16, 2017 in Highgate, London.

One time team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Often spotted at Selhurst Park.

30. Roy Hudd

Actor | Up the Chastity Belt

Roy Hudd was born on May 16, 1936 in Croydon, Surrey, England. He is an actor, known for The Chastity Belt (1972), Cold Lazarus (1996) and Ashes to Ashes (2008). He has been married to Debbie Flitcroft since September 25, 1988. He was previously married to Ann Lambert.

Roy Hudd was born in Croydon, and was in attendence when Palace recorded their record 9-0 win against Barrow.

31. Simon Jordan

Producer | Telstar: The Joe Meek Story

Simon Jordan was born on September 24, 1967 in Thornton Heath, London, England. He is a producer, known for Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008), Sweeney Todd (2006) and The Footballers' Football Show (2012).

Born a few minutes walk from Selhurst Park, Simon Jordan sold his mobile phone business in 2000 to buy Crystal Palace and plunged millions of pounds of his own money into the club.

32. Mark Bright

Actor | Kicking Off

Mark Bright was born on June 6, 1962 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He is an actor, known for Kicking Off (2015), The London Programme (1975) and Football World Cup (1954). He has been married to Michelle Gayle since November 1, 1996. They have one child.

One of Crystal Palace's all time leading goalscorers, Mark Bright now works as a BBC pundit. as much as he tried to be impartial he can't help his pro-Palaceness.

David Haye may support Millwall, but his trainer Adam Booth is a Palace supporter, often spotted in the Holmesdale. In the summer of 2012 there was Amateur Boxing at Selhurst and Adam Booth was in attendence then.

34. Mark Butcher

Self | The Ashes

Mark Butcher was born on August 23, 1972 in Croydon, Surrey, England as Mark Alan Butcher.

Cricketer who often gets falsely accused of being a Chelski supporter. I don't really like Cricket. A bit like how I really don't like Chelsea.

35. Steve Brookstein

Soundtrack | The X Factor

Steve Brookstein was born on November 10, 1968 in Dulwich, London, England. He has been married to Eileen Hunter since August 26, 2006. They have two children.

The first ever winner of X Factor, which I'm pretty sure means he is the best is a Palace fan. Whilst most Palace fans sing on from the stands, he once got to sing on the pitch as the half time entertainment. I once sat in the Director's box at Selhurst Park and Steve Brookstein was just in front of me.

36. Daniel Pearce

Self | Top of the Pops

Daniel Pearce was born on May 29, 1978 in Ashford, Kent, England. He is an actor, known for Top of the Pops (1964), TV Burp (2001) and Guru Josh: Infinity 2012 (2012). He is married to Charlotte Hodson. They have two children.

Was in One True Voice the boy band created on ITV's Popstars programme at the same time as Girl's Aloud. Since then he appeared on The X-Factor, but his career high has to be when he took a penalty at half time on the pitch.

37. Matthew Wright

Actor | The Man You're Not

Matthew Wright went to Catholic school. He was not good at school sports, so his mother encouraged him to go to the Croydon Youth Theatre. He developed a deep and abiding love of Hawkwind when a school friend played him their 1977 compilation album "Masters of the Universe". At the age of 14 he ...

From Croydon, Matthew Wright does occasionally mention Palace on his long running TV show.

38. Margherita Taylor

Actress | Fast Girls

Margherita Taylor was born on April 26, 1972 in Islington, London, England. She is an actress, known for Fast Girls (2012), London's Hottest Properties (2004) and Gladiators: Train 2 Win (1995).

Radio DJ, who on matchday often says a good luck message to Palace.

39. Kid Jensen

Actor | The Mind of David Berglas

Kid Jensen was born on July 4, 1950 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as David Jensen. He is an actor, known for The Mind of David Berglas (1986), Cue Gary (1987) and Henry's Leg (1986).

Radio DJ, who often mentioned Palace in his shows.

40. Ortis Deley

Actor | Derailed

Ortis Deley was born as Ortis Kwame Deley. He is an actor, known for Derailed (2005), Kidulthood (2006) and Silent Witness (1996).

Children's TV presenter often spotted at games

41. Mark Steel

Writer | The Richard Blackwood Show

Mark Steel was born on July 4, 1960 in Swanley, Kent, England. He is a writer and actor, known for The Richard Blackwood Show (1999), The Mark Steel Lectures (2003) and Red Dwarf (1988).

Comedian often seen at Palace. Often spotted at games and also at some of the Beambacks at Selhurst the club puts on why all away tickets have sold out.

42. Danny Bowes

Self | Raw Power

Danny Bowes was born on April 14, 1960 in England. He is a composer, known for Noisy Mothers (1990), Top of the Pops (1964) and MTV's Most Wanted (1992).

Current Palace chairman.

44. Chuka Umunna

Self | Panorama

Chuka Umunna was born on October 17, 1978 in Streatham, London, England as Chuka Harrison Umunna.

Labour MP for Streatham once worked in the Box Office at Selhurs Park. According the his Wikipedia page (his staff wrote) he is the British Barack Obama.

45. Roger De Courcey

Actor | The 39 Steps

Roger De Courcey was born on December 10, 1944 in London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for The 39 Steps (2008), Harry Hill (1997) and Ashes to Ashes (2008). He has been married to Cheryl McCandless since 1973. They have one child.

46. Kevin Day

Writer | Go for It

Kevin Day is known for his work on Go for It (2016), A League of Their Own (2010) and Like It or Lump It (1997).

Big Palace fan, often ends up missing games due to BBC commitments when they send him to other ground. I did once see him holding two beers in the Glazier's Lounge before a game during the 2012-2013 season.

British 400m runner, who came out onto the pitch after the London 2012 Olympics. Local boy who runs for the Croydon Harriers Athletics club.

48. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Actor | 12 Years a Slave

English actor, writer and director Chiwetel Ejiofor is renowned for his portrayal of Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he received Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, along with the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He is also known for playing Okwe in Dirty Pretty Things...

Local South London boy now an oscar nominated star,

49. Katy B

Soundtrack | The Sweeney

Katy B was born on May 8, 1989 in London, England as Kathleen Anne Brien.

Better known as Katy B. confirmed on the Graham Norton show she supports Palace. Went to the Brit School in Selhurst just five minutes walk from the ground

50. Ben Haenow

Actor | Ben Haenow & Kelly Carkson: Second Hand Heart

Ben Haenow was born on 6 January 1985 in Croydon, England to parents Mick and Rosanna Haenow. He has an older brother named Alex. Their parents split when Ben was four years old, forcing his mother to work three jobs to make ends meet. When he was 14 years old, Ben suffered depression and drank a ...

On X-Factor many years ago

51. Nigel Farage

Actor | Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul

Nigel Farage was born on April 3, 1964 in Farnborough, Kent, England as Nigel Paul Farage. He is an actor, known for Ruddy Hell! It's Harry and Paul (2007), Carry on Brussels (2018) and UK General Election (1950). He has been married to Kirsten Mehr since November 1999. They have two children. He ...

52. Naga Munchetty

Self | Working Lunch

Naga Munchetty was born on February 25, 1975 in Streatham, London, England as Subha Nagalakshmi Munchetty-Chendriah. She has been married to James Haggar since 2007.

53. Layla Anna-Lee

Actress | Hacked Off

Layla Anna-Lee was born on March 22, 1983 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Hacked Off (2005), The Football Show (2018) and The Premier League Show (2016).

54. Jon Marsh

Soundtrack | Brokedown Palace

Jon Marsh was born in 1965 in Camberwell, London, England.

55. Ben Bailey Smith

Actor | Drunk History: UK

Doc Brown is the stage name of Ben Harvey Smith Bailey, the younger brother of novelist Zadie Smith. He was born in December 1977 to Jamaican and English parentage and began his professional career as a rapper. Following the release of his short film 'Blighty' he moved into the realm of stand-up ...

Genius behind Glad All Over Again, the unofficial official 2016 FA Cup song.

56. Frans Jeppson-Wall

Actor | BingoLotto

Frans Jeppson-Wall was born on December 19, 1998 in Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden. He is an actor, known for BingoLotto (1989), Frans: If I Were Sorry (2016) and Allsång på Skansen (1979).

Sweden's entry in Eurovision 2016 spend a year at school in South London

Runner-up in Britain's Got Talent 2016

58. Carly Smallman

Actress | The Comedian's Guide to Survival

Carly Smallman was born on December 15, 1985 in England. She is an actress, known for The Comedian's Guide to Survival (2016), Galaxy Ball Team Earth (2017) and Unfinished London (2009).

59. Roger Samuels

Actor | The Choice

Roger Samuels is an actor, known for The Choice (2012).

Appeared in 2019 The Voice UK on team Tom Jones.

WBC World Flyweight Champion who dreams of Fighting at Selhurst Park.

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