A popular feature in The Just William Society Magazine is the mention of well-known people who have declared themselves in the media to be fans of Just William. Here is the list of those we have collected so far:

Sue Townsend author
Nina Bawden author
Deborah Moggach author
Jeffrey Archer author
Alan Bennett playwright
Martin Jarvis actor
Maggi Hambling artist
Arnold Wesker playwright
John Peel broadcaster
Kate Atkinson author
Andrew Marr broadcaster
Norman Tebbitt politician
Chas Hodges (Chas & Dave) musician
Pam Ayres comedian
Alexander McCall Smith author
Hunter Davies journalist
Beryl Cooke artist
David Steele politician
Denis Healey politician
Roald Dahl author

Morris Gleitzman (Australian children's book author)

Peter Oborne, author and journalist

Anne Fine, author.

Geoff Dyer, author.

Ian Jack, journalist.

Sir Peter Hall, theatre director.

Peter Vansittart. Author

Maggi Hambling.CBE Artist.

John Wells actor
Auberon Waugh journalist
Harriet Waugh author
Raymond Briggs artist
Terry Pratchett author
Craig Brown satirist
Christopher Hitchens journalist
Keith Waterhouse author
Horatio Clare author
Marcel Berlins lawyer/journalist
Javier Marias Spanish author
Eduardo Mendoza Spanish author
Manuel Rodriguez Rivero Spanish writer
Michael Palin actor
John Banville author
Denis Thatcher Ex-PM’s husband businessman
Alan Coren humourist
Dick Clement scriptwriter
Ian La Frenais scriptwriter
Adrian Mitchell poet/playwright
Anne Fine children’s author and laureate
Lucy Mangan journalist
John Lennon musician
Valerie Grove author
Jacqueline Wilson author

Eric Morcambe comedian

Craig Brown journalist

Hannah Sullivan Poet

Catherine Lim Author

John Edmunds BBC Newsreader

Boris Johnson & Family Prime Minister

Julia Llewellyn author
Caroline Quentin actor
M G Harris author
Eric Sykes actor
Shirley Hughes artist/illustrator
Ken Dodd comedian
Robert Harris author
John Major politician
Julia Donaldson author
Nick Hornby author
Louise Rennison author
India Knight journalist
Jane Furnival journalist
Michael Frayn playwright/ author
Christianna Clements plus two brothers – children of the artist Ardizzzone
Len Deighton author
Melvyn Bragg writer/broadcaster
Dennis Potter playwright
Leslie Thomas author
Colin Welch journalist
Georgette Heyer author
Rick Wakeman musician
Terry Wogan broadcaster

David Frith cricket writer

Julian Barnes author

Susan Hill author

Dominic Sandbrook author and journalist
John Carey, Emeritus Professor at Oxford University, author & journalist.

Dame Esther Louise Rantzen DBE. Journalist and television presenter.

Sophia Money-Coutts Journalist.

Peter Ackroyd writer / author.


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