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People Are Only Just Realising Johnny Depp Was In The Vicar Of Dibley

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People Are Only Just Realising Johnny Depp Was In The Vicar Of Dibley

As one of the UK's best-loved sitcoms, a whole host of famous faces were keen to appear in The Vicar of Dibley.

The chocolate box village in the fictional village of Dibley, Oxfordshire, was home to stars include Mel Giedroyc, Alistair McGowan and even the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson.

But perhaps the biggest Hollywood star to grace the quaint parish with his movie star presence was Johnny Depp.

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The Pirates of the Caribbean star made a cameo appearance in The Vicar of Dibley in 1999 for a Comic Relief special, titled Celebrity Party.

The episode sees wise-cracking vicar Geraldine (played by Dawn French) hold a bash with a number of pals, and invites Johnny and a number of other big names to the 'do.

Naturally, Geraldine doesn't have Johnny on speed dial, and so decides to write him a latter and deliver it to his trailer personally along with her pal Alice (the late Emma Chambers).

Geraldine works her charms on Johnny Depp (Credit: BBC/Comic Relief)
Geraldine works her charms on Johnny Depp (Credit: BBC/Comic Relief)
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And in true Vicar of Dibley style, it's not the smoothest of interactions, with Geraldine scratching her head and shouting about her nits as Johnny answered the door.

Things then go from bad to worse as she startles to babble at Johnny: "I'm a woman with woman's needs, I have just dropped by to give you this invitation to drinks at the nickeridge, the knockeridge, I mean, the vicarage tonight."

Johnny replied: "It would be good to meet some local people, do you think it would be alright if I brought some friends with me?

"We were going to have a party anyway, so maybe we could just bum some booze off you?"

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However, things don't quite go to plan, with a huge power-cut during the party which stops Geraldine getting acquainted with her famous guests.

Depp agrees to attend the party (Credit: BBC/Comic Relief)
Depp agrees to attend the party (Credit: BBC/Comic Relief)

The 1999 special was written by well-connected director Richard Curtis, who has more recently overseen comedy specials such as Red Nose Day, Actually as well as a sequel of Four Weddings and A Funeral.

The Vicar of Dibley has returned for three 10 minute episodes for a Christmas special, titled The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown.

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The series sees Geraldine address her parish over a number of events that have happened this year, including the coronavirus pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The reverend also paid a moving tribute Emma Chambers - who played the wonderfully absent-minded Alice Tinker in the series, after she died in 2018.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Comic Relief

Topics: johnny depp, Celebrity Entertainment, Celebrity News, TV News, TV & Film, TV Entertainment

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