Johnny Depp Surprises British Classroom With Visit From Captain Jack Sparrow

Tara Ariano
Movie Talk
Johnny Depp Walt Disney Pictures
Johnny Depp Walt Disney Pictures

While Disney has created a very successful brand in its Princess line, at least one of the company's young female fans is passionate about another of its iconic characters.

Beatrice, a 9-year-old student at a school in London's Greenwich neighborhood, wrote a letter to Captain Jack Sparrow, the character made famous by Johnny Depp in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie series. The letter made its way to Depp -- who's in England at the moment, shooting the fourth film in the franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" -- and he made a surprise visit to Beatrice's school, according to BBC News.

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A 2-minute clip of his in-character visit (below) has made it to the Internet, but reportedly he spent 15 minutes in all with Beatrice and her classmates. And though the reason for Beatrice's letter was to seek Captain Jack's advice on staging a mutiny against her teachers, Captain Jack went against his renegade principles, diplomatically recommending to Beatrice that a mutiny would probably get her into trouble.

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Here's a glimpse of the event, captured by what seems to be a cell phone camera.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" arrives in theaters on May 20, 2011.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow - Photo: Darryl Green

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