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Of all the instructions I’ve been given in my career, this was the most peculiar, not to mention demanding.
Johnny Depp has voyaged from cult actor to franchise mega-stardom. As the latest Pirates of the Caribbean makes landfall, he explains the lure of the sea to Gill Pringle
What's it like be a 15-year-old playing a pirate in a Hollywood blockbuster alongside Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz?
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck follows up The Lives of Others with a romantic tribute to the kind of glamorous crime caper which Cary Grant starred in 50 years ago.
As one British star used the Golden Globes to bolster his reputation for charm and dignity, another was intent on pricking as many egos as possible.
With their new film topping the box-office charts, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp talk candidly to Gill Pringle about life in the spotlight
Readers review this week's big TV series
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp surprised schoolchildren when he made a shock appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
The ability to create memorable oddball characters for even the most unwieldy of blockbusters separates Johnny Depp from the more generic leading men of his generation – and that alone should be reason enough to check out a BFI series dedicated to the star's most memorable work. Throw in the surreal quality of the films on show, from the downright odd Ed Wood and the bloody Sweeney Todd to the magical Edward Scissorhands and the forthcoming Alice in Wonderland, and missing out would be more catastrophic than the dialogue from Pirates of the Caribbean. From Monday, bfi.org.uk
Johnny Depp underacts and Christian Bale lacks charisma in the much-hyped 1930s gangster biopic
The actor is going to hell and back to star in a dramatisation of the life of Dante
Set in the celebrity-studded enclave of the Hollywood Hills, the novel sees a private investigator hired by an A-list actor who is receiving a series of chilling death threats from an obsessive fan.