Johnny Depp visits London school as Captain Jack Sparrow

I haven’t been jealous of a 9-year-old girl since Macy White told me in Music class that her parents took her to the movie theater to see Private Eyes, starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway. But this morning, I saw that a young girl in South London named Beatrice had written a letter inviting Capt. Jack Sparrow to visit her school and help her classmates in a mutiny against her teachers. It may have been the rum that she promised, but Capt. Jack actually showed up. And I don’t mean some Disney World impersonator; it was Johnny Depp himself.

Depp’s surprise visit got me thinking, what character would’ve been the most memorable guest for me when I was still eating out of a lunchbox. No doubt, it would’ve been Indiana Jones, though if Harrison Ford came as scholarly, clean-cut Dr. Jones, I might have been just a little disappointed. Using Beatrice’s successful letter as a guide, I may have invited Indiana like this:

Dear Dr. Jones,

At our school, we are all a bunch of budding archeologists. Normally, we’re a right handful, but we’re having a bit of trouble with a mutiny against our teachers, who are Nazis obsessed with tearing our still-beating hearts out of our chests. We’d love it you can come and help make their faces melt.

From, Jeff

P.S.: We have no snakes.

Thinking back to your school days, what movie character would’ve left you speechless if he or she walked into your auditorium?

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  • D’s Advocate

    This is just darn cool, as far as I’m concerned.

    • graeme

      yup, totally awesome.

    • Lily

      Johnny Depp is the coolest person on the planet.

      • Erinn

        He is, isn’t he? Celebrities don’t just go and make little kid’s days like that. What a cool person!

      • anna

        you got that right

    • lilian

      I’ll second that!

    • Julie

      Johnny Depp just rose several notches on my respect ladder. How absolutely incredible. :)

  • ‘k

    I am officially now in love with Johnny Depp.

    • Mr. Holloway

      My favorite thing is that I’m not even completely surprised. (It’s like OF COURSE Johnny Depp would dress up like Jack Sparrow and show up at a random London elementary school.)

      • Minutiae

        This. It’s like, “What movie star does something like that? Oh yeah… Johnny Depp.”

    • Crys

      I hear ya. I was always in love with Johnny Depp, but now I just want to snog him too. Hard. <3

  • jules

    Very cool. :)

  • Jacob

    Peter Venkman.

    • patrick

      Peter Venkman – HAHA

      Mine would be Dan Akroid from The Greaet Outdoors

      • Dede

        Nobody is blowing anything out of anyones’s a$$!

    • amie

      lol for sure!

    • Cris

      If Michael Knight had showed up at my elementary school riding K.I.T.T., me and most of my classmates would have gone completely insane

  • jimmyd

    Depp is a great person, not just an actor. For me, I’d say it would be James West (Robert Conrad) who may not have been as cool as Sean Connery’s James Bond but I was in grade school and wasn’t allowed to see those movies so the Wild Wild West was the closest I could get to the spy biz.

  • Nerwen Aldarion

    WOW how cool is that?!

  • Raven

    Now there’s a class that’s going to pay close attention when History gets around to the Age of Piracy!



  • yepyep

    Now this is cool, I like when actors do things like this.

    • Lee

      Isn’t it great? Depp’s cool points went way up in my book. :)

  • Rocky

    The youtube productionn crew seems to be everywhere. how many employees does it have?

    • steve

      Youtube ‘employs’ anybody with a digital camera & the common know-how to upload a video. You must not be an ‘employee’.

      • Rocky

        Oh Steve. I love that people like you still exist in this world. Does owning a polaroid camera make me a youtube employee as well?

      • rocky’s mom

        you are an idiot rocky

    • leah

      Rocky, you really need a reality check.

      • gizmodiansky

        I’m guessing rocky was partaking in a little know act called sarcasm.

      • Lisa

        ha that’s funny Rocky

  • santana

    That is awesome! I just wish it would have happened to me!

  • Mary

    I absolutely love this. Kudos to Johnny! He’s amazing.

  • Juliet

    Damon Salvatore.
    I don’t know what he could possibly help with in a school.
    But, he’s hot.

  • Meli

    I think that’s adorable. What a great thing for Johnny Depp to do. The only thing that would have been cooler for me would’ve been if Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul had shown up at my school as Starsky and Hutch.

  • Djse

    Props to Depp. What a class act.

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