Did you spot Johnny Depp in King’s Lynn yesterday?

Captain Jack Sparrow was at Howard Junior School in Gaywood, to officially open the new pirate ship

Captain Jack Sparrow was at Howard Junior School in Gaywood, to officially open the new pirate ship play area. Also pictured is Chelsea Mullane (7). Picture: Ian Burt

Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp was in King's Lynn yesterday - or at least his look-alike, Darren Potter, AKA Captain Jack Sparrow, was.

The dead ringer for the movie star, who has appeared on TV's Britain's Got Talent, opened a children's pirate play area at Howard Junior School in King's Lynn.

Headteacher Gregory Hill said: 'We have built the largest pirate ship in the region, which the whole class can fit into. Can you imagine the surprise for the children meeting Johnny Depp on a pirate ship? The whole school was dressed up as pirates and the children have been researching pirates in lessons.'

Pupil Alyssa Swinger, eight, said: 'It's been awesome. We got to ask him some questions. He was very funny.

'I asked him how many adventures he'd been on, and he said 147. I was going to ask him another question - why he looked so young if he's been on so many adventures - but I didn't have time.'


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