Hollywood star Jason Statham has sent a special 100th birthday message to a superfan and WWII veteran.
Joyce Ensell received the video message from the Hollywood hunk during a birthday party at Royal Star & Garter, in Solihull, on Monday 22 November.
She regularly watches the action-thriller actor’s high-octane films from her room at the award-winning care home.
Staff at the Home, which provides loving, compassionate care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia, organised the video message. They 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 Statham pays tribute to Joyce. He says: “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 celebrated her birthday with other residents, who enjoyed cake and bubbly. Afterwards, the star-struck centenarian said: “I can’t believe it. Thank you to everyone at Royal Star & Garter for giving me a very happy day.”
The great-grandmother has been a resident at Royal Star & Garter since January 2019. She added afterwards: “I had a lovely birthday party. I don’t feel 100. I am very happy at Royal Star & Garter, everything is great.”