Johnny Depp’s surprise performance: Actor gets carried away in England as jury debates libel case heard, video shows


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Actor Johnny Depp was spotted in England on Sunday where he joined British musician Jeff Beck on stage for a surprise performance as the jury deliberates in his libel case against ex-wife Amber Heard back in the US .

Videos posted to social media show Depp, guitar in hand, rocking on stage during Beck’s concert, which took place in Sheffield, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Depp and Beck performed their 2020 collab “Isolation,” the videos seemed to show.

Actor Johnny Depp appears in the courtroom of Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, April 28, 2022.
(Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Depp and Beck also performed a cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” and Jimi Hendrix’s “Little Wing.”

Depp’s impromptu appearance took him back to his roots, as before he started his acting career, he aspired to be a musician. His musical career was short-lived, however, as he testified in his defamation trial, he found more success as an actor.

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Depp is also a member of the hard-rock supergroup, Hollywood Vampires, alongside Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.

The band performed at the Rock in Rio music festival in Lisbon, Portugal in 2016 when Depp was initially dealing with Heard’s domestic abuse allegations.

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The two high-profile actors concluded the defamation case on Friday, after days of hearings that included testimony from Depp’s ex-girlfriend Kate Moss and ex-girlfriend Ellen Barkin. It also included notable star names like Elon Musk, Paul Bettany, Marilyn Manson, and James Franco.

Disney executives have also been dragged into the talks repeatedly, as Depp and Heard claim they lost movie spots, in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Aquaman 2’. respectively, due to the controversy of the case and allegations of abuse.

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Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post alleging she was the victim of domestic violence.

A combination of photos of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in court on May 23, 2022.

A combination of photos of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in court on May 23, 2022.
((AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool))

Heard filed a countersuit for $100 million, accusing Depp of trying to defame her.

Jurors began deliberations Friday afternoon around 3 p.m. after listening to the summons for more than four hours. Jurors deliberated for two hours on Friday without reaching a verdict.

The seven-member panel, made up of five men and two women, was sent home for the long weekend.

Jury deliberation is scheduled to resume Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Fox News’ Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.


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