From Tom Cruise, David Beckham to the Royalties, All Luminaries Who Attended Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/12/2021, 11:32 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Tom Cruise during the men’s final between Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Italy’s Matteo Berrettini REUTERS/Paul Childs


Wimbledon Championships 2021 saw history made and numerous records break over the last two weeks. Truly, it was a successful and memorable event that players and fans would remember for years to come. However, another thing that set the tone for this year’s Championships was the well-known icons present on the Centre Court.

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In the last thirteen days, the camera caught many famous faces at the All England Club, there to witness World No.1 of women and men singles, Ashleigh Barty and Novak Djokovic, lift the Championships title. So, let’s look at all who graced the Centre Court over the fortnight.

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Tom Cruise, David Beckham, and others at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Ageless as ever, the Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise was present at both women’s and men’s singles final. For the women’s singles final, he came with actress Hayley Atwell, and for the men’s singles final, he came alone.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise during the women’s final between Australia’s Ashleigh Barty and Czech Republic’s Karolina Plískova REUTERS/Paul Childs

Furthermore, a regular at Wimbledon, former English soccer legend David Beckham lit up the Royal Box. He had come in to see the men’s singles semifinals.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 David Beckham in the royal box on centre court REUTERS/Toby Melville

Indeed, the Championships are incomplete without the presence of royalty. This year, both the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance in the Royal Box. Moreover, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, was a part of the trophy ceremony in both singles finals. Also, the former World No.1 Billie Jean King saw the match with them.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Britain’s Prince William and Billie Jean King during the women’s final between Australia’s Ashleigh Barty and Czech Republic’s Karolina Plískova REUTERS/Toby Melville

Even the most-loved Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, saw the best grass-court tennis action live from the stands. He came in with English singer-songwriter Olly Murs.

From the Hollywood circle, the Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne was also present with his wife.

Additionally, the off-beat director extraordinaire, Sam Mendes, also paid a visit at Wimbledon this year. And the charming English actor Hugh Grant, too, wanted a piece of the best grass-court tennis tournament. He was present with Anna Elisabet Eberstein.

Among the list of Hollywood entries was actor James Norton.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 James Norton sits in the royal box REUTERS/Toby Melville

Famous for his portrayal as Mr. Poirot, actor David Suchet also graced the 134th edition of the Championships.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 David Suchet in the royal box on centre court during the semi final match between Italy’s Matteo Berrettini and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Jed Leicester

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Daniel Ricciardo, Frank Lampard, Ben Simmons, and others at Wimbledon

For a much-needed refreshment, F1 racer Daniel Ricciardo reached Wimbledon. In his company, he had former Chelsea soccer star Frank Lampard with his wife, Christine Lampard.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 F1 driver McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo and former footballer Frank Lampard and his wife Christine Lampard in the royal box on centre court during the semi final match between Italy’s Matteo Berrettini and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Paul Childs

Moreover, the retired track and field athlete Denise Lewis enjoyed tennis from the Royal Box with former Australian tennis legend Pat Cash.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 David Beckham shakes hands with Pat Cash in the royal box on centre court as Denise Lewis looks on before the semi final match between Italy’s Matteo Berrettini and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville

At the out-of-this-world sporting event, astronaut Tim Peake was also in attendance.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 British astronaut Tim Peake in the royal box on centre court before the semi final match between Italy’s Matteo Berrettini and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville

Adding to the royalty, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Beatrice, and Annabelle Galletley cheered for players competing in Wimbledon.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 8, 2021 Britain’s Princess Beatrice and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi applaud in the royal box on centre court as Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her semi final match against Germany’s Angelique Kerber REUTERS/Paul Childs

Talking about royalty, even the Duke of Kent paid a visit to the All England Club this year. Also, Sir Jackie Stewart, the former F1 World champion, found his way into Wimbledon beside Prince Edward.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2021 Britain’s Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent with former F1 racing driver Jackie Stewart in the royal box on centre court before the start of play REUTERS/Paul Childs

NBA star Ben Simmons caught Wimbledon Championships live with TV presenter Maya Jama.

Even the British adventurer Bear Grylls could not keep himself from the revered grass court in London.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 1, 2021 Bear Grylls in the royal box on centre court REUTERS/Paul Childs

Apart from them, here are some other familiar faces seen at Wimbledon this year.

Mary Berry enjoying tennis at Wimbledon

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 6, 2021 TV personality Mary Berry watching the fourth round match between Russia’s Daniil Medvedev and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Brian Cox, Melvyn Bragg, and Trevor McDonald: Wimbledon 2021

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Brian Cox , Melvyn Bragg , Trevor McDonald sit in the royal box REUTERS/Toby Melville

Andrew Marr

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021 Andrew Marr sits in the royal box REUTERS/Toby Melville

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 9, 2021 Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews are seen in the stand during his semi final match between Itay’s Matteo Berrettini and Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz REUTERS/Toby Melville

Joe Wicks

Holly Willoughby

Jack Whitehall and Lewis Capaldi

Dave and Stormzy at Wimbledon Championships 2021

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