Hollywood celebrities who have a thing for Liverpool
A number of celebrities have taken trips to Merseyside, often having found a place in their hearts for the region.
A number of celebrities hail from the city, but many Hollywood stars have made the trip to Liverpool and fallen madly in love with the city.
It was also revealed this week that stars like Emilia Clarke and Samuel L Jackson are in Liverpool filming a new Marvel series for Disney+.
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Samuel L Jackson
Samuel L Jackson is an infamous Liverpool FC fan, posting a celebratory tweet when the club won the league in 2020.
The Pulp Fiction actor has even declared his love for the city, telling BBC Radio One host Nick Grimshaw “I love Liverpool, the city” in 2016.
The 73-year-old Hollywood star is now back in the city he loves to film the new Disney+ and Marvel series Secret Invasion, alongside Emilia Clarke and Olivia Coleman.
The Game of Thrones star is the latest celebrity to announce her new found love for Liverpool after posting snaps of her on Crosby beach this week.
The 35-year-old rose to fame for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Emilia shared snaps on Crosby beach alongside Anthony Gormley’s iconic Iron Men and announced that her heart had been stolen by Liverpool.
She captioned the post: “Ferry down the Mersey and I managed to grab a stone cold fox….
She continued: “Liverpool you stole my heart and my toes # #sorrynotsorryforthedadjoke #buthesarealgoodlistener #seadipnotadvised”
Rebel Wilson was pictured in Liverpool and Crosby last year while filming a new movie.
The 41-year-old actress was spotted on the steps of the World Museum in April last year filming The Almond and the Seahorse.
The Pitch Perfect star also shot a scene at Crosby Mustard & Co restaurant, where the head chef created a menu just for the scene.
Martin Freeman was recently in Liverpool filming recent BBC drama The Responder. Before the show hit our screens, it was revealed that Martin Freeman ‘loves’ touring the shops and cafes of Liverpool.
The 50-year-old actor adopted a Scouse accent, spending months speaking only the Liverpudlian dialect.
The six-part series was written by former Merseyside police officer Tony Schumacher.
ECHO spoke to Tony, who left Merseyside Police in 2006, ahead of the series airdate.
He said: “Because of covid I wasn’t on site much with Martin but he would call me all the time. I would have gone out and he would call me saying things like ‘Hey Tony, how do you say- do you cake? ‘
“He was determined to get it right, and because of that, he stayed in focus the whole time, even when we weren’t filming.
“When the lockdown was lifted and you could do more, go to cafes and stuff, Martin loved it because he could put on a mask and go to those places he normally couldn’t. And his Scouse accent has aid.”
Tony said Martin would hit local beauty spots for walks and head to cafes, staying under the radar with his new accent.
The basketball legend is an avid Liverpool FC fan and has made several visits to the city.
His love for the club and the venue runs so deep that the sports icon invested in 2% of LFC in 2011 and now owns a 1% stake in Fenway Sports Group.
The 37-year-old’s first trip to the city was in 2011 and he described it as “one of the best experiences of my life”.
The actor famous for his role as Austin Powers is a lover of the city.
The Canadian-born actor comes from Liverpool-born parents who emigrated to North America.
The 58-year-old has previously described the town as his ‘home’ and scattered his father’s ashes along the Mersey with his brothers.
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