Hollywood star visits Wrexham Glyndwr University

Rob with WGU staff

Hollywood icon Rob McElhenney has paid a surprise visit to the university campus, stopping for a chat and photos with the Marketing, Communications and Recruitment staff.

The ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ actor co-owns Wrexham Glyndwr University neighbours, Wrexham AFC, with fellow Hollywood legend and Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds.

Having taken over as Wrexham AFC bosses a little over a year ago, it was only a matter of time before the duo ventured onto the WGU Wrexham campus.

It is believed that Rob was in town filming for an upcoming documentary on Wrexham AFC.

The docu-series ‘Welcome to Wrexham’, will chart their acquisition of the football club and will follow them as they learn the ropes of what it takes to own a football club. The series, which has been ordered for two seasons, will ‘track Rob and Ryan’s crash course in football club ownership and the inextricably connected fates of a team and a town counting on two actors to bring some serious hope and change to a community that could use it’, according to FX’s synopsis.

To quote Rob during his visit, the football club’s motto is now “Up the City!”, following the town’s recent grant of city status. Read more about Wrexham changing from town to city to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Wrexham is really on the up, with its distinct local identity, range of businesses and industries and now the occasional visit from two Hollywood stars, Wrexham Glyndwr University is the place to study.

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Written by Bethan Rumsey-Jones, Digital Engagement Officer at Wrexham Glyndwr University.