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Here’s Which Famous People Are Voting For Britain To Stay In The EU Vs Voting To Leave

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With only two days to go until the UK's European Union referendum, more and more celebrities are revealing which side they're backing. Everyone from Patrick Stewart to Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Caine to Simon Cowell has aired how they'll be voting on Thursday – whether its Leave or Remain.

On Tuesday David Beckham added his name to those against Brexit. Here's the rundown:

David Beckham is supporting Remain.

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As is Victoria Beckham.

So proud of David #remain 🇬🇧 x vb https://t.co/WUrIPnkhqb

She also shared an Instagram slamming Vote Leave campaigners for using quotes she made 20 years ago. She wrote: "In response to the @leave.eu campaign who have today tried to put a spin on quotes made 20 years ago about keeping or losing the pound, I have to say strongly my comments were not about this referendum and should not be misused in this way! I believe in my country, I believe in a future for my children where we are stronger together and I support the #remain campaign. @strongerineurope."

Michael Caine is supporting Leave.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today show: "To me, you've now got in Europe a sort of government by-proxy of everybody, who has now got carried away."Unless there is some extremely significant changes, we should get out. You cannot be dictated to by thousands of faceless civil servants."
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He told BBC Radio 4's Today show: "To me, you've now got in Europe a sort of government by-proxy of everybody, who has now got carried away.

"Unless there is some extremely significant changes, we should get out. You cannot be dictated to by thousands of faceless civil servants."

Patrick Stewart is supporting Remain.

He wrote an impassioned essay for The Guardian titled "I saw postwar Europe unite. We can’t let it unravel". He wrote: "Though I am convinced that the stay vote will win the day, nevertheless the fact that so many fellow British citizens want to leave Europe is shocking. Standing alone was how we were in 1940. Why campaign to put us back there?" In the essay he also talkined about being born during the second world war and how he watched Britain prosper as their European links improved.
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He wrote an impassioned essay for The Guardian titled "I saw postwar Europe unite. We can’t let it unravel". He wrote: "Though I am convinced that the stay vote will win the day, nevertheless the fact that so many fellow British citizens want to leave Europe is shocking. Standing alone was how we were in 1940. Why campaign to put us back there?" In the essay he also talkined about being born during the second world war and how he watched Britain prosper as their European links improved.

Joan Collins is supporting Leave.

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Keira Knightley, Ian McKellen, and Benedict Cumberbatch are supporting Remain.

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They are among almost 300 actors, musicians, writers, and artists who signed a letter rallying against Brexit.

K**** H****** is supporting Leave.

She wrote a piece for the Daily Mail stating: "There is no European Union left to leave."
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She wrote a piece for the Daily Mail stating: "There is no European Union left to leave."

Douglas Booth is supporting Remain.

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He wrote on Instagram: "Don’t miss out on the most important vote of our generation, and one that will shape our future."

Elizabeth Hurley is supporting Leave.

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Bill Nighy, Danny Boyle, and Thandie Newton are supporting Remain.

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They also signed the letter rallying against Brexit for fear it could "damage" the creative industries.

Sol Campbell is supporting Leave.

The former England captain wrote a piece for the Mail on Sunday claiming if we leave Europe it will help boost British football. He wrote: "If we want to see more English stars like Harry Kane rise through the ranks we should take back control – and Vote Leave."
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The former England captain wrote a piece for the Mail on Sunday claiming if we leave Europe it will help boost British football. He wrote: "If we want to see more English stars like Harry Kane rise through the ranks we should take back control – and Vote Leave."

Stephen Hawking is supporting Remain.

He led 150 Royal Society scientists against Brexit, claiming it would be a disaster for science. In a letter to the Times, they wrote: "We now recruit many of our best researchers from continental Europe, including younger ones who have obtained EU grants and have chosen to move with them here. If the UK leaves the EU and there is a loss of freedom of movement of scientists between the UK and Europe it will be a disaster for UK science and universities."
Bryan Bedder

He led 150 Royal Society scientists against Brexit, claiming it would be a disaster for science. In a letter to the Times, they wrote: "We now recruit many of our best researchers from continental Europe, including younger ones who have obtained EU grants and have chosen to move with them here. If the UK leaves the EU and there is a loss of freedom of movement of scientists between the UK and Europe it will be a disaster for UK science and universities."

Bryan Adams is supporting Leave.

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Paloma Faith and Simon Cowell are supporting Remain.

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Paloma was among the artists who signed the letter on behalf of the creative industries, while Simon Cowell told The Mirror: "I try to stay out of religion and politics. But my gut feeling is I don’t think at this time – because it is a tricky time – you would want to be on your own on a tiny island."

Keith Chegwin is supporting Leave.

During a Q&A at a bingo hall, Chegwin said: "I’m Brexit! There you go. I’m honest about it. The only reason being is because, yes, we can stay in and renegotiate new terms. But I think it’s always better to shut the door, then open it again and agree better terms. So let’s come out and agree a better deal for our United Kingdom. It just seems that there’s a lot of money going to Europe and it doesn’t seem like there’s that much coming back. So let’s leave and let’s create a new contract."
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During a Q&A at a bingo hall, Chegwin said: "I’m Brexit! There you go. I’m honest about it. The only reason being is because, yes, we can stay in and renegotiate new terms. But I think it’s always better to shut the door, then open it again and agree better terms. So let’s come out and agree a better deal for our United Kingdom. It just seems that there’s a lot of money going to Europe and it doesn’t seem like there’s that much coming back. So let’s leave and let’s create a new contract."

Jude Law, Sophie Okonedo, and Helena Bonham Carter are supporting Remain.

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They, too, signed the letter published by The Telegraph supporting Remain.

Ian Botham is supporting Leave.

At a pro-Brexit event he said: "The people coming into our country, they don’t seem to have come over with a job, any qualifications, they just turn up. I think it will get cluttered. I want my grandchildren to enjoy this country as much as I have, and that must mean freedom to move around as they want."
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At a pro-Brexit event he said: "The people coming into our country, they don’t seem to have come over with a job, any qualifications, they just turn up. I think it will get cluttered. I want my grandchildren to enjoy this country as much as I have, and that must mean freedom to move around as they want."

Emma Thompson is supporting Remain.

At the Berlin film festival she told reporters: "I feel European even though I live in Great Britain, and in Scotland. So of course I'm going to vote to stay in Europe, Oh my god, it would be madness not to. It would be a crazy idea not to. We should be taking down borders, not putting them up."
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At the Berlin film festival she told reporters: "I feel European even though I live in Great Britain, and in Scotland. So of course I'm going to vote to stay in Europe, Oh my god, it would be madness not to. It would be a crazy idea not to. We should be taking down borders, not putting them up."

As is Idris Elba.

My parents immigrated to the UK, worked hard and made a contribution..ME...on that basis VOTE IN....#EUDebate 👊🏾💯 https://t.co/MpGd1yAW3g

Cheryl Baker is supporting Leave.

The Bucks Fizz singer told the Daily Star: "My gut feeling is we need to get out because we did all right before when we were out. I think if we leave it will be immediately detrimental but we will be OK in the end. I don’t want to make any rash judgments at the moment and need to read up on it, but I think we should get out."
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The Bucks Fizz singer told the Daily Star: "My gut feeling is we need to get out because we did all right before when we were out. I think if we leave it will be immediately detrimental but we will be OK in the end. I don’t want to make any rash judgments at the moment and need to read up on it, but I think we should get out."

Matt Damon is supporting Remain.

He used his Massachusetts Institute of Technology commencement address speech to condemn the idea. He told the crowd: "Or the Brexit – for god’s sakes, that insane idea that the best path for Britain is to cut loose from Europe and drift out to sea. I mean, what is Europe even going to look like in 25 years?"
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He used his Massachusetts Institute of Technology commencement address speech to condemn the idea. He told the crowd: "Or the Brexit – for god’s sakes, that insane idea that the best path for Britain is to cut loose from Europe and drift out to sea. I mean, what is Europe even going to look like in 25 years?"

John Cleese is supporting Leave.

If I thought there was any chance of major reform in the EU,I'd vote to stay in.But there isn't.Sad.Sorry,Paddy.

Daniel Craig is supporting Remain.

It's great to see Daniel Craig is planning to Vote Remain on Thursday.

As is David Walliams.

Duncan Bannatyne is undecided.

I have been asked a few times about whether I am voting In or Out. To be honest I have wavered on the fence a bit & I am still undecided.