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Johnny Depp visits London school as Jack Sparrow

Johnny Depp recently visited a London school as his pirate alter-ego Jack Sparrow after a pupil wrote to him asking to stage a ‘mutiny’ against the teachers.

The actor is currently filming the new Pirates of the Caribbean film in Greenwich and he stopped by the school as Captain Jack Sparrow to address the pupils of the Meridian Primary School.

Nine-year-old pupil Beatrice Delap wrote the letter to Depp after learning he was filming nearby at the Old Naval College.

It 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. We’d love it if you could come and help. From Beatrice Delap, aged nine, a budding pirate.”

Yesterday, the school called a special assembly at the end of the day, saying there had been ‘incidents’ in the playground.

Then Johnny Depp walked in dressed as Captain Jack to address the pupils, which someone filmed on a mobile phone:

Depp produced Beatrice’s letter and performed for 15 minutes but said a mutiny might be unwise as the police were outside.

> Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at the IMDb
> BBC News report on the story