Johnny Depp is in York and has arrived ready for his gig tonight (Tuesday).
This afternoon the Hollywood superstar left the Principal Hotel in York where he had been staying. “He was so nice!” said Amanda Monaghan, director of Thor’s Tipi which is at the Principal Hotel.
Another fan said: “He was a real gent and spent plenty of time signing autographs!”
Johnny then left the hotel on a tour bus.
He arrived at the York Barbican around 2.30pm this afternoon (Tuesday).
Johnny was on the tour bus which parked at the rear of the venue, ready to play tonight’s show with legendary guitarist and two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Beck.
The gig, which starts at 8pm, is entirely sold out.
Fans were gathered behind crash barriers at the Barbican as Johnny and Jeff arrived.
He was on board a Beat The Street single decker coach. It arrived alongside a silver Mercedes people carrier with blacked out windows.
Waved at fans
Johnny was third off the bus, behind Jeff Beck himself. As he stepped down the crowd started shouting “Johnny” and screaming at the star.
Carrying a guitar case on his back, Johnny turned and waved before heading to the stage door. After another chorus of cheers, he stopped and waved again, then was gone.
Fans, some of whom had been waiting for hours to see their hero, were thrilled.
Caron Binks, 47, from Scotland, had one word for the experience. “Elated!” she said.
“I was elated because I didn’t think I’d ever see him! And I’ve seen him now, so that’s one off my bucket list.”
She said she had been a fan since she started his career. “It’s a great day for me,” she said.
Beverley Matheson, 64, from Chorley, described herself as a “massive” fan of Johnny Depp, having followed his career since 1992.
She said: “When I found out he was in England, I just decided we were going to come and see him.”
She wants Johnny’s autograph so she can get a tattoo of it on her arm.
Johnny’s appearance in York follows the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard which came to a close in the United States last week.
A jury found Ms Heard’s 2018 article in the Washington Post about her experiences as a survivor of domestic abuse to be defamatory and awarded $10.35million (£8.2 million) in damages to Mr Depp.
Ms Heard won on one count of her counter-suit, successfully arguing Depp’s press agent defamed her by claiming her allegations were “an abuse hoax” aimed at capitalising on the #MeToo movement.
The jury awarded her $2 million (£1.5 million) in damages.
The actor was not in court for the jury findings on Wednesday, and has instead been touring with musician Jeff Beck appearing at a host of UK dates.