Johnny Depp leads children in mutiny

When nine-year-old Beatrice Delap wanted to organize a mutiny at the school she attends in London, she knew who to call on. And it took just one letter to enlist the aid of the world’s most famous pirate: Captain Jack Sparrow. Calling Meridian primary school to let them know he was arriving in 10 minutes, Johnny Depp showed up in costume with four other cast members. Beatrice sent her appeal when she learned he was filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at London’s Old Royal Naval College nearby. The letter said: ”Captain Jack Sparrow, at Meridian primary school we are a bunch of budding young pirates. Normally we’re a right handful but we’re having trouble mutinying against the teachers.” Beatrice was thrilled when he gave her a cuddle, telling her he plans to frame her letter because it meant so much to him. “He asked where I was so I put my hand up and he gave me a hug. He pulled the letter out of his pocket and said he was going to frame it,” she told British newspaper The Sun.

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  1. HorneeZomBie • October 8, 2010 @ 10:40 AM

    That’s to cool….a memory that kid will never forget

  2. Jodie • October 8, 2010 @ 1:23 PM

    He’s such a total sweetheart.

  3. Helen • October 8, 2010 @ 1:26 PM

    What a great story! Love him!

  4. Linda • October 8, 2010 @ 3:48 PM

    Love Johnny!

  5. beast • October 8, 2010 @ 5:19 PM

    Who does he think he is visiting a little girls school who wrote him a letter, were does he get off dressing up as his pirate persona jack sparrow to entertain them all!By now I hope you have noticed I am speaking ironically and have nothing against Mr.Depp and enjoys everything he does. Johnny, do not change a thing 🙂

  6. Victor • October 8, 2010 @ 8:44 PM

    He’s wicked. I wish he would visit the school where I teach.

  7. "Anthems"=Out Now!=Wow! • October 9, 2010 @ 8:01 AM

    Aaah!! 🙂

  8. Hollywood Man says ANTHEMS=WOW! • October 9, 2010 @ 8:26 AM

    Hah! 🙂

  9. nadine • October 9, 2010 @ 11:42 AM

    too bad i dont live in London.

  10. Linda • October 9, 2010 @ 6:58 PM

    Great guy…that little girl will never forget that day!

  11. Robert • October 10, 2010 @ 10:58 AM

    Wow, I wonder if he stayed in character for the whole thing? I just think that’s great.

  12. bubba • October 10, 2010 @ 2:04 PM

    can that guy get any cooler???

  13. Helen • October 11, 2010 @ 2:55 PM

    Robert: definitely – more actors should do things like this!

  14. mandee • October 12, 2010 @ 8:06 AM

    johnny depp always amazes me. what a wonderful person.

  15. Norma • October 12, 2010 @ 2:21 PM

    He’s a true Mother’s son – Love him dearly

  16. Cheryl • October 12, 2010 @ 3:13 PM

    He is a class act! The most under-rated actor of the all time, not only that such a humble, caring man. He will always be my favourite and will love him forever!

  17. Bug • December 9, 2010 @ 2:17 PM

    What a classy guy. I really like Johnny Depp. Imagine how much of a thrill that would be for those kids. Awesome.

  18. Deb • December 9, 2010 @ 8:04 PM

    My youngest daughter has always liked Johnny Depp and got me hooked too. I am so glad she admires such a classy actor and great role model.

    Thanks Johnny for leading the way!

  19. Rob • January 2, 2011 @ 2:23 AM

    Mr. Depp has two children and knows the importance of having dreams fulfilled for boys and girls at a young age.A truly class act by a reknowned actor.

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