Johnny Depp's £1m gift

  1. He's such a amazing guy. I love that he dressed up as Jack Sparrow to read to the sick kids! How sweet!

    Johnny Depp secretly visited Great Ormond Street Hospital yesterday to donate £1 million of his own money to thank staff for saving his daughter's life.

    He arrived unexpectedly at the London children's hospital where eight-year-old Lily-Rose was treated last year when her kidneys failed.

    Last week he invited five Great Ormond Street doctors and nurses to the party for the London premiere of his film Sweeney Todd.

    And on November 29, unknown to the public, Depp spent four hours at the hospital telling bedtime stories to patients dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow after having his Pirates Of The Caribbean costume flown over from Los Angeles.

    In March last year, Lily-Rose spent nine days at Great Ormond Street after E.coli poisoning led to the failure of her kidneys.

    She is said to have contracted the bug while staying with Depp, 43, and her mother Vanessa Paradis, 34, in a rented mansion in Richmond, Surrey, while he filmed Sweeney Todd.

    Filming at Pinewood in Buckinghamshire had to be halted as her conditioned worsened so much it was feared she might not live.

    Depp, who was yesterday named best actor in a musical at the Golden Globes for his role in Sweeney Todd, later said of the scare: "It was the most frightening thing we have ever been through. It was hell.

    "But the magic is that she pulled through beautifully. Great Ormond Street was terrific, a great hospital."

    Disney, which made the Pirates Of The Caribbean films, will also today donate £10million to Great Ormond Street, which needs to raise £ 170million in five years to redevelop two thirds of the hospital site.
  2. :smile:
  3. What a sweet story. And an even sweeter actor :p Relieved to hear his daughter is doing well.
  4. He is absolutely amazing!!! Love him!
  5. Wow...
  6. One more reason to love that man.
  7. ^ ITA. I love this guy! :girlsigh:
  8. He's amazing! :tup:
  9. I'm in awe of this man.. I tip my hat to him what an awesome thing to do. I can just imagine the happiness it brought to those kids to meet Capt Jack just so cool!
  10. :heart:
  11. Awww, very sweet of him! One of the reasons why I love him as an actor is how he stays out of the public eye and doesn't bask in the attention, for example how he read to the children at the hospital and most people didn't even know about it, most stars would make sure every paparazzi is present.
    I didn't even know his daughter was sick, poor thing, I am glad she recovered successfully!
  12. :love:
  13. TMZ reported that he gave 2 million! He is a great guy and it shows that he would do anything for his daughter. I am very happy she is doing better.
  14. Aww!! I love when celebrities are also nice people. :love: :yes:
  15. :love: He can read me a bedtime story ANYTIME!!! :love: :drool:

    He does seem to be a very genuine person... How nice to see.:tup: