A number of celebrities have made trips to Merseyside, often having found a place in their hearts for the area.
A number of celebrities famously come from the city, but many Hollywood stars have made the trip to Liverpool and fallen head over heels for the city.
It was also revealed this week that stars including Emilia Clarke and Samuel L Jackson are in Liverpool filming a new Marvel series for Disney+.
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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 has now returned to the city he loves to film the new Disney+ and Marvel series Secret Invasion, starring himself alongside Emilia Clarke and Olivia Coleman.
The Game of Throne’s star is the most recent celeb to announce her newfound love for Liverpool after she posted snaps of her on Crosby beach this week.
The 35-year-old shot to stardom for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Emilia shared snaps on Crosby beach alongside Anthony Gormley’s iconic Iron Men and announced her heart has been stolen by Liverpool.
She captioned the post: “One ferry across the Mersey and I managed to bag myself a stone cold fox….
She continued: “Liverpool you done stole my heart, and my toes # #sorrynotsorryforthedadjoke #buthesarealgoodlistener #seadipnotadvised”
Rebel Wilson was pictured in Liverpool and Crosby last year during filming for a new film.
The 41-year-old actress was spotted on the steps of the World Museum in April last year filming The Almond And The Sea Horse.
The Pitch Perfect star also shot a scene in Crosby restaurant Mustard & Co, where the head chef created a menu just for the scene.
Martin Freeman was recently in Liverpool filming for the recent BBC drama, The Responder. Before the show came to our screens, it was revealed that Martin Freeman “loved” going round shops and cafes in Liverpool.
The 50-year-old actor adopted a scouse accent, spending months speaking in just the Liverpudlian dialect.
The six-part series was written by ex-Merseyside police officer Tony Schumacher.
The ECHO spoke with Tony, who left Merseyside Police in 2006, ahead of the series’ air date.
He said: “Because of covid I wasn’t actually on location with Martin much, but he rang me all the time. I’d be out and he’d ring me saying things like ‘Eh Tony, how do you say cake?’
“He was determined to get it right, and because of that he stayed in the accent the whole time, even when we weren’t filming.
“When lockdown lifted and you could do more, go to cafes and stuff, Martin loved it because he could pop a mask on and go to these places where normally he couldn’t. And his Scouse accent helped.”
Tony said Martin would pop to local beauty spots for walks, and head to coffee shops, staying under the radar with his new accent.
The basketball legend is an avid Liverpool FC fan and has made a number of visits to the city.
His love for the club and the location goes so deep that the sports icon invested in 2% of LFC in 2011 and now has a 1% stake in Fenway Sports Group.
The 37-year-old’s first trip to the city came in 2011 and he described it as “one of the single 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 city as his ” home ” and scattered his dad’s ashes along the Mersey with his brothers.