New York, L.A, Vegas, these are the places you’d possibly think A-lister Johnny Depp would be spotted. But if you were enjoying the Blackpool Illuminations this week you may have seen a glimpse of Hollywood glamour…
With a hint of an Indian Summer in the UK, Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp recently rocked up on the shores of the famous seaside town. But onlookers could be forgiven for mistaking his whereabouts, as he arrived to a stunning sunset on the Fylde coast amidst the bright lights of the famous illuminations.
However all isn’t as it seems as this celebrity is in town to take up his residence in Madame Tussauds Blackpool. The resort looked resplendent as the highly acclaimed heartthrob had his waxwork version photographed around the seafront.
The beauty of Blackpool, which had its seafront revamped to the cost of £76 million across 2010 and 2011, replaced 3.2km of the old coastal defenses between the North and South Piers, protecting a popular section of the Golden Mile and giving the whole area a trendy new look. The town has been a draw for some of Hollywood’s biggest names in 2015 including big screen royalty Samuel L Jackson, who took part in filming for an upcoming film directed by Tim Burton. The highly acclaimed movie director and close friend of Johnny Depp then returned to switch on the world famous Blackpool Illuminations last month.
Johnny Depp was seen posing against the Blackpool night skyline, with the iconic Blackpool Tower highlighted in the background, his figure is styled in a crisp dark shirt and blazer, teamed with a hat to compliment his quirky style.
One of Hollywood’s most versatile actors, Johnny Depp has had some of the most extravagant film roles to date. From his transformation back in 1990 into the dark and peculiar role of Edward Scissorhands, to one of his most well known roles as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and more recently in 2007 in another collaboration with Tim Burton in Sweeney Todd, for which he won a Golden Globe.
“Johnny Depp is possibly one of the most famous and well respected actors in Hollywood. The timing of his arrival couldn’t be more perfect with Tim Burton having recently turned on the lights. Were absolutely over the moon to welcome Johnny to Blackpool for the October half term period. He’s played such iconic roles over the years and is loved by so many that we can’t wait to see the reaction he receives from guests, he’s sure to receive a peck or two.” – Matthew Titherington, General Manager at Madame Tussauds Blackpool
Last year, Madame Tussauds Blackpool welcomed three brand new wax figures for 2014 including Coronation Street’s popular couple – Jack and Vera Duckworth and sporting hero, Mo Farah in his signature Mobot pose.
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Pictured top: Madame Tussauds Blackpool welcomes Johnny Depp, Pictured bottom: Corrie’s fondly remembered Jack and Vera Duckworth