Celebrity supporters

Read about all the celebrities who support Alzheimer's Society and help people affected by dementia.

David Baddiel: One of Britain’s most popular comedians. David’s Dad is currently living with Pick’s Disease and this was the subject of his stage show ‘My Family: Not the Sitcom’ and Channel 4 documentary ‘The Trouble with Dad’. David wants to use comedy to talk about dementia to raise awareness of what dementia is, and how it affects every person differently. He is joining forces with Alzheimer’s Society to continue this conversation and to encourage others to unite against dementia so no-one has to face the condition alone.

David Baddiel Alzheimer's Society dementia ambassador

Jo Brand: One of Britain’s most popular comedians. Jo is a former psychiatric nurse who worked with people affected by dementia for over a decade before becoming a stand-up comic.

Jo Brand Alzheimer's Society
Julian Fellowes: Screenwriter, actor and novelist whose writing credits include the Oscar-winning Gosford Park and the acclaimed drama, Downton Abbey. Julian Fellowes, Alzheimer's Society
Ruth Langsford: Presenter of ITV’s Loose Women and This Morning. Ruth father, Dennis, had Alzheimer’s disease for 17 years. He died in 2012 aged 85. Ruth Langsford, Alzheimer's Society
Sally Lindsay: Actor who starred in Mount Pleasant, Ordinary Lies, Scott and Bailey, Coronation Street and Still Open All Hours. Sally’s grandmother, Ellen, was diagnosed with dementia aged 60 and died in 1990 aged 70. Sally Lindsay, Alzheimer's Society
Vicky McClure: BAFTA winner and one of the country’s most exciting actors, having starred in Line Of Duty, Broadchurch, The Secret Agent and The Replacement. Vicky's Nan, Iris, lived with Alzheimer’s until her death from the disease in 2015. Since 2010, Vicky has repeatedly taken part in the charity’s flagship fundraising event, Memory Walk, in her hometown of Nottingham. Vicky McClure, Alzheimer's Society
Richard McCourt: Actor and TV presenter best known as one half of the popular children’s comedy duo, Dick and Dom. Richard’s Mum, Helen, died in 201,0 aged 64, of Pick’s disease, a rare form of dementia. Richard McCourt, Alzheimer's Society
Carey Mulligan: Oscar-nominated actress with starring roles in films including An Education, Drive, Never Let Me Go, The Great Gatsby and Suffragette. Carey’s grandmother Margaret, known as Nans, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004. Carey Mulligan, Alzheimer's Society
Arlene Phillips CBE: Choreographer and theatre director of numerous West End and Broadway musicals. Arlene’s father, Abraham, had Alzheimer’s for more than a decade before his death in 2000, aged 89. Arlene Phillips, Alzheimer's Society

Fiona Phillips: Broadcaster, TV presenter and newspaper columnist whose parents were both diagnosed with dementia. Fiona’s mother, Amy, had Alzheimer’s until her death in May 2006 and her father, Phillip, who was diagnosed with the disease shortly afterwards, died in February 2012. 

Fiona Phillips, Alzheimer's Society

Angela Rippon CBE: Broadcaster, journalist and TV presenter. Angela’s mother, Edna, was diagnosed with dementia in 2004 and died in 2009.

Angela Rippon, Alzheimer's Society

Sir Tony Robinson: Actor, TV presenter and writer best known for his starring role, Baldrick, in the comedy series, Blackadder, and the archaeology show, Time Team. Sir Tony’s parents, Leslie and Phyllis, both died of dementia.


Tony Robinson, Alzheimer's Society

Meera Syal CBE: Award-winning writer, actress and comedian whose work includes the popular television series' The Kumars at Number 42 and Goodness Gracious Me. Meera’s family have been affected by dementia. Meera Syal, Alzheimer's Society

Bill Turnbull: Broadcaster who presented BBC Breakfast and is currently a presenter on Classic FM. 

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Kevin Whately: Actor whose work includes Lewis, Inspector Morse, Peak Practice and the classic series, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Kevin’s mother, Mary, died with dementia in 2009. Kevin Whateley, Alzheimer's Society
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