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Will Scotland Become Its Own Country? Not If These Celebs Have A Say

The vote is too close to call right now.

Tomorrow is a huge day for the United Kingdom. It's the day when Scots will vote in a referendum that decides whether they will sever their 307-year relationship with the U.K. and become an independent country. Because they are a polite people, the two sides in the referendum have been politicking the pros and cons of the potential split with the slogans "Yes Please" and "No Thanks."

In the final hours of debate there has been a full-court press to get the vote out, with celebrities on both sides speaking out in favor of status quo or brave new world. At press time, a poll showed the vote was too close to call, with the "No" vote ahead by 4 points. So where do the A-listers stand on Thursday's yes or no question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"


David Beckham

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OK, fine, he's British, but the soccer superstar recently penned an open letter about the time he played for the U.K. Olympic team and saw that "same pride and passion in every Scottish player and fan whenever we played each other... What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together." Not that he's trying to tell people how to vote or anything.

J.K. Rowling


Also born in England, the "Harry Potter" author lives in Scotland with her Scottish husband and has donated more than $1.6 million to the "Better Together" campaign. She's called the attitudes of some of the pro-independence crowd as "a little Death Eaterish for my taste."

David Bowie

Ziggy Stardust put is simply in a message read by model Kate Moss at the 2014 Brit Awards show: "Scotland, stay with us."

Among the hundreds of Britons who can't vote, but signed a letter in favor of staying together are: Helena Bonham-Carter, Simon Cowell, Steve Coogan, Patrick Stewart, Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Hawking, Mick Jagger and Sting.


Calvin Harris

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The superstar DJ and producer was born in Scotland, but doesn't live there anymore, so he's a bit peeved that he can't cast a vote. "It's annoying because I can't vote because I don't live in Scotland any more, so I am watching it from afar," he told British radio station Free Radio. "I am just watching it and seeing it develop. Is it Scotland versus England now?... I see what they are saying - to have a country controlled by another country is kind of bizarre. They are saying we do have a lot of money, but I wonder if we do have enough money (to be independent)."

Mike Myers


Sure, he's a Canadian of Scottish descent, but that doesn't mean the "Wayne's World" star doesn't have an opinion. "Shrek wants what the will of the Scottish people want," he said in his signature cartoon brogue about the vote during an interview. "I love Scotland. I hope they remain part of Britain — and if they don’t, I still love them."

James McAvoy

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The Scottish "X-Men" star warned voters that there is "no way back" once they pull the lever (or whatever they do in Scotland to vote). He also said he's sick of the " "political bickering… between both camps" and won't say how he's voting, even though he's made up his mind.


Sean Connery

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The James Bond actor has said the campaign "is rooted in inclusiveness, equality and that core democratic value that the people of Scotland are the best guardians of their own future."

Russell Brand

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Again, British, but also has an opinion.

Alan Cumming

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The proudly Scottish Broadway star is unequivocal in his support for the break. "The world is waiting for us and I know Scotland is ready."

More than 1,300 Scottish celebs also signed a letter, this one in favor of the split: Gerard Butler, members of the band Franz Ferdinand, "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh and Susan Boyle.

And then there was this: