JASON STATHAM has surprised a 100-year-old superfan by sending her a personal message.
Joyce Ensell received the video message from the Expendables Four star during a birthday party at Royal Star and Garter, in Solihull, on Monday 22 November.
The Second World War Women’s Auxiliary Air Force Leading Aircraftwoman regularly watches the action-thriller actor’s high-octane films from her room at the care home which looks after veterans and their spouses with disability or dementia.
Staff at the Monkspath Hall Road home also arranged for a life-sized cardboard cut-out of the actor to take pride of place during the party, alongside a cake, flowers and a card from Her Majesty The Queen.
In the birthday message, Jason said: “I’m flattered you’re a fan of mine, but more than that, I’m a big fan of yours.
“And I’d like to say that being in the Royal Air Force in the Second World War is the real and true definition of what a hero is.
“Thanks for your bravery.
“I send you lots of love on your big, special day.”
Joyce was born into a mining family in Westerhope, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 1921.
She met her husband Leslie, an RAF electrician, during the war and they got married in 1943.
They settled in Birmingham, where Joyce worked as a school dinner lady in the 1950s and ‘60s.
The great-grandmother has been a resident at Royal Star and Garter since January 2019.
She added: “I had a lovely birthday party. I don’t feel 100.”