Johnny Depp fans sing Happy Birthday as star, 59, signs autographs and poses for selfies in York on last night of UK tour with Jeff Beck
- The Pirates of the Caribbean actor celebrated his 59th birthday on Thursday
- Hundreds of fans waited outside The Barbican Theatre in York on Tuesday night
- He posed for selfies and signed autographs before he was whisked away
- Actor has been touring with Jeff Beck following Amber Heard lawsuit victory
Johnny Depp fans cheered and sang Happy Birthday in York as the star enjoyed the last night of his UK tour with Jeff Beck.
The actor, 59, posed for selfies and signed autographs while receiving gifts from fans who had waited hours to catch a glimpse of the star outside The Barbican Theatre in York.
Depp, who celebrated his birthday on Thursday, spoke with hundreds of fans before he was whisked away by his security to a tour bus.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor wore a cap, long chequered jacket, and a brown waistcoat as he greeted adoring fans on Tuesday night.
It was the latest of his tour dates with Beck, having previously joined him on stage in Gateshead, London and Glasgow in the wake of his $59million lawsuit victory over ex-wife Amber Heard last week.
And it came hours after joined TikTok to thank fans for their support throughout his defamation trial against Ms Heard.
Johnny Depp signs an autograph during a short meet and greet with fans outside the York Barbican Theatre
The actor, who celebrated his 59th birthday on Thursday, was met with a chorus of Happy Birthday from the fans
Depp spent around 15 minutes posing for selfies and signing autographs before he was whisked away by security
The Pirates of the Caribbean star has been revelling since his lawsuit victory over ex-wife Amber Heard
Hundreds of fans waited hours outside the venue in York in the hope of catching a glimpse of the star
The star posted a video compilation on Tuesday on the platform, where he has already racked up 5.1 million followers, which showed him arriving at the courthouse to crowds of fans, as well as clips of him playing guitar on stage with his friend’s band afterwards.
He captioned the 30-second video: ‘To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together. We have walked the same road together.
‘We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together.
‘You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you.
‘My love & respect, JD’.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor wore a cap, long chequered jacket, and a brown waistcoat as he greeted adoring fans on Tuesday night
Depp was followed closely by security as he spoke to fans outside the venue on Tuesday night
His appearance in York came hours after he created a TikTok account to thanks his followers for their support
Depp grinned and waved to fans who were waiting for him outside the venue.
The film star cut a laid back figure for the outing as he sported a navy and white striped T-shirt which he wore under a teal polka dot shirt.
In demand: Johnny Depp appeared in good spirits as he arrived at The Barbican Theatre in York ahead of his show with Jeff Beck on Tuesday
Johnny also opted for a dark brown waistcoat along with a pair of navy trousers and black shoes.
Also wearing a grey cap, the actor added to his look with a pair of sunglasses and several scarves.
It comes after Johnny celebrated his dramatic defamation case victory over ex-wife Amber Heard by enjoying a curry in Birmingham with friends – and running up a whopping £50,000 bill.
The actor was joined by Beck, 77, and around 20 others in their entourage as they took over the chic Varanasi restaurant on Sunday night.
Casual: The film star cut a laid back figure for the outing as he sported a navy and white striped T-shirt which he wore under a teal polka dot shirt
The group enjoyed a banquet of Indian food that had been specially prepared for them along with cocktails and Rosé Champagne.
Johnny has been in the UK to join Beck on his tour and previously made appearances during his friend’s gigs at the Sage Gateshead in the north of England, Glasgow and London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The Hollywood legend was in Birmingham to accompany Beck on stage for his performance in the city’s Symphony Hall
He has been revelling in the public spotlight after successfully suing ex-wife Heard, 36, for $50million over a 2018 piece she had written that alleged she was a victim of domestic abuse.
He won the trial by jury in Virginia, meaning he is set to receive millions in compensation from Heard.
Lavish: Johnny recently celebrated his dramatic defamation case victory over ex-wife Amber Heard by enjoying a curry in Birmingham with friends – and running up a whopping £50,000 bill
Celebrating: The actor was joined by his musician friend Beck, 77, (pictured left) and around 20 others in their entourage as they took over the chic Varanasi restaurant on Sunday night
Pals: Depp and his party arrived at the up-market Varanasi at around 7pm, where the actor posed for pictures with staff and their friends and family who had been sworn to secrecy about his visit
Outing: The group enjoyed a banquet of Indian food that had been specially prepared for them along with cocktails and Rosé Champagne
Johnny and his party arrived at the up-market Varanasi at around 7pm, where the actor posed for pictures with staff and their friends and family who had been sworn to secrecy about his visit.
The restaurant was closed to all other customers while Johnny and his group were given the full run of the place, leaving at around midnight.
So how did Johnny run up a £50k bill?
- Venue Hire: £25-30k
- Rosé Champagne: £7,500 per bottle
- Wine list: £1,200 per bottle
- Cocktails: ranging from £100-£500 each
- Lamb Karahi: £35
- King Prawn bunha: £24
- Shish kebab starter: £14
- Chicken tikka masala: £22
Mohammed Hussain, Operations Director of Varanasi, which is considered one of the UK’s leading Indian restaurants told MailOnline: ‘We had a call out of the blue on Sunday afternoon saying that Johnny Depp wanted to come to eat with a group of people.
‘I was shocked and at first, I thought it might have been a wind up. But then his security team arrived, checked out the restaurant and we let them have the whole place because we were concerned that he might be bothered by other diners.’
Mr Hussain added: ‘He was a very lovely, down to earth bloke who spent a lot of time speaking with the staff, our friends and family and was happy to pose for pictures with them. You would never have thought that he was such a big star. He had a lot of time for us all.’
Mr Hussain revealed that cooks at the restaurant prepared a special banquet for Depp and his group that included starters of shish kebabs, chicken tikka and tandoori king prawns.
The main course comprised butter chicken, paneer tikka masala, lamb karahi and king prawn bhuna. All the food was accompanied by nans, rice and salad.
Opting not to go for traditional Indian desserts, Depp finished off his meal with panna cotta and cheesecake.
MailOnline understands that the bill for the whole evening came to around £50,000 which was paid for by Johnny.
Tour: Depp has been in the UK to join Beck on his tour and previously made appearances during his friend’s gigs at the Sage Gateshead in the north of England, Glasgow and London’s Royal Albert Hall
Mr Hussain: ‘We had to promise that we would not reveal the final bill but let’s just put it this way; money was no issue, and it was easily in five figures. We made more money from Johnny’s visit than we did from our busiest night of the week, which is a Saturday when we have around 400 diners.
‘In addition to the food, there was champagne, wine and all kinds of drinks being downed. Johnny and his group had a great time. They loved the food, the ambience of the restaurant and the service that we provided. It was a real honour to have him here.’
Mr Hussain revealed that Joohnny was so impressed with the fare that he ordered a takeaway, which comprised a selection of the banquet.
Happier times: Johnny won the defamation trial after he sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50million over a 2018 piece she had written that alleged she was a victim of domestic abuse (pictured in 2015)
He added: ‘He clearly knows something about Indian food and enjoys it. We made sure not to make it too spicy so that Johnny Depp could enjoy the variety of flavours.’
Mr Hussain recalled the most surreal moment of the night was when Depp broke away from his party and sat with him for around 20 minutes in his office.
Mr Hussain said: ‘He said he wanted a little break from everybody and sat in my office, where he watched the people in his group on CCTV and asked me a lot of questions about it.
‘I didn’t ask him about Amber Herd or the court case. It was just a nice conversation with a very humble man. I’m still pinching myself because I never dreamt that Johnny Depp would be in my office having a chat about how the CCTV in the restaurant works.’
Case: Amber (pictured in court as the verdict was read), countersued for $100million claiming that Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman made defamatory statements by calling her claims a ‘hoax’