Johnny Depp drops by England school in 'Pirates' costume
October 8th, 2010
10:30 AM ET

Johnny Depp drops by England school in 'Pirates' costume

Well shiver me timbers – is that Johnny Depp?

That's probably what students at the Meridian school in Greenwich, England, were asking themselves when the actor paid a surprise visit to the school dressed as his "Pirates of the Caribbean" character Captain Jack Sparrow.

Depp, 47, stopped by the school on Wednesday after receiving a letter from 9-year-old student Beatrice Delap, reports People. "We are a bunch of budding young pirates," wrote Dunlap, who had penned the letter after an earlier visit to the nearby "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" set. "Normally we're a right handful, but we're having trouble mutinying against the teachers. We'd love it if you could come and help."

Not long after, Depp, dressed as Captain Jack, sailed into the school with some of his cronies from the film and greeted the students at an impromptu assembly.

"He asked where I was in the audience. I put my hand up and then I had to go up and he gave me a hug," Dunlap told London Tonight TV news. "He said, 'Maybe we shouldn’t mutiny today because there are police outside monitoring me.'"

soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. sophie

    what did portalpunk say??

    October 12, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Todd

    Wow. Now THAT'S a class act.

    October 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Lagunatic

    Johnny, I've loved you since 21 Jump Street and this just solidifies that I've always had good taste, 😉

    October 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Pantango

    Remember him in Nightmare on Elm Street?

    October 9, 2010 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. cheryl

    He can rock my boat my ship anytime

    October 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cheryl

    Johnny depp your the greatest at what you do. excellent job and keep up the good work. now a question. When will we see pirates IV ?also way to go going to the school this will be something for this child and his school to remember for rest of the lives and excellent store to tell their children.We love you Johnny Depp

    October 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kevin bacon

    jd is soooooo rad.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jorge

    That was a really cool thing to do!

    October 8, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ANdy

    Pretty cool for a guy who dropped out of school!

    October 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chucck

    I for one admire the man for making a life long good memory for a child that will someday tell his child that story.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Papa_K

    Depp never ceases to amaze me.

    October 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kevin

    Johnny,u hv superfans in nigeria & i top d is all about d happy moments dt wil always take us down memory lane...way 2 go!

    October 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mike gumban

    Johnny has so many good things going for him, hope no scandals to ruin him. ARRGH!

    October 8, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. elfmeister


    October 8, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. My

    I ❤ JD even more now

    October 8, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Snow White

    He is SO COOL ! and has class. Find me another actor who would do this. They're all boozing it up or justing wasting time in L.A.

    October 8, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Shaindy

    I've always loved Johnny Depp (hey, I used to watch 21 Jump Street, okay? LOL!) but this just puts him over the top. What a great guy to take a couple of minutes out of his day to do this.

    October 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. lilly

    k u ppl get way off track

    October 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Name*Aaron

    True Stand up Man!!!!!

    October 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  20. cant read

    U cant read? She penned it and dropped it off on the set of the movie....hello.... Thats sweet of him

    October 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. lilly

    I agree

    October 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Arrrrryebegood

    Just another reason for me to adore him, what a cool, giving, down to earth person. I along with a million others, love you for being you! Ye be a good man matey!

    October 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  23. liz

    how cool is that? way to go mr depp....or, better yet, aye capt'n jack...we'll meet in tortuga!

    October 8, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  24. wraith729

    I have heard he is one of if not the best when it comes to acknowledging his fans. Granted, sometimes people take it too far (i.e. stalking, etc), but if you're respectful to them they should in turn be respectful and kind to them, and Johnny Depp is as classy as it gets.

    October 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  25. shellster

    This is great! How exciting those kids must have been!

    October 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  26. CGreen

    I agree, Johnny is the best. Getting off topic a bit. Please people, you're is the contraction for you are, not your.

    October 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • @CGreen

      What you like 10? Nah, spelled YOU'RE wrong......NAH, NAH!!! F()Ckin' loser!

      October 8, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Deanbo

    Now I understand why he moved to France. With such a high level of compassion and a desire to bring a smile to peoples faces, he would no longer fit into this countrys me-first, screw everybody else mentality. When does the next ship for France leave NY?

    October 8, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  28. dee

    Outstanding Johnny! what a memory to give to those school kids!and for all of us to have something pleasant on the news for a change!!! Our homework... Make a special moment for someone (each day), follow capt'n jacks lead!!! wow imagine what that might do...

    October 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. MMM

    marry me Johnny Deep!

    October 8, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  30. soonerfan9999

    I wish he would come to my house!!! ;-P

    October 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  31. joe dorrity

    johnny, your the best! you keep suprising me with film and character. keep changin life up, it hasent gone wrong for you yet. THANKS FOR THE SMILES BUDDY

    October 8, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  32. debbie

    LOVE you Johnny – way to go – so nice to hear a story like this. Now, if I send you a letter, asking you to help me celebrate our joint birthdays, will you come to my house ?

    October 8, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Robyn

      You'll have to share him with me Debbie!!! I adore this man and he is always so wonderful to his fans!!! Love Johnny D.!!

      October 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • @debbie

      Growing up in Owensboro, KY, this guy was a drunken, dope smoking low life in constant trouble. He also needs to wash his hair more than once a month. Stop slobbering over this guy and get a life!

      October 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • rj

      inresponse to @debbie.............people do things when they are young that are for lack of better words, stupid. BUT people also change and that seems to be what Depp has done. If i based who i am today on some of the choices i made when i was a teen...... but it is good to see that, if what you say is true, he could come to be the great individual he is today. Let's not make judgements against people that we really dont know anymore.

      October 8, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  33. FRAN

    All around Nice guy with a good heart and no hidden agendas!

    October 8, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  34. Phil

    This is yet another reason why Hollywood should jettison the "faux celebrities" and promote only real and deserving ones like Johnny Depp. Go Johnny Go!!

    October 8, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  35. Matt

    If only more celebs would see this and realize, "Maybe I should be a good role model like he is." Then we would be getting somewhere.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  36. ckesling

    @portalpunk, you are a moron !!! and your disgusting as well !!!! nice going johnny depp !!!!!!

    October 8, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  37. Denise

    Its nice to see , that you could take the time for the kids at school. way to go Johnny.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Carol

      I agree Denise. He's one of my favorites and I'm no young chickadee. Johnny D. can drop by my office anytime.

      October 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Cristi

    Such a cool thing for him to do! Those children will keep that memory for a lifetime...

    October 8, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  39. Jenny

    Where do you send letters to Johnny Depp?

    October 8, 2010 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury


      October 8, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      This school is near the old Naval Academy where they're filming; somebody probably dropped the letter off there.

      October 8, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • lily Phillips

      fantastic question!! i want johnny depp to appear at my school and make frightening comments about mutiny and police.

      October 11, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  40. cheefsfury


    October 8, 2010 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |

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