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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

BBC One chat show. 275 episodes (18 series), 2001 - 2010. Stars Jonathan Ross, David Roper, David Wickenden, Ian Parkin and Stephen de Martin.

Series 18, Episode 7 - Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sade

Jonathan guests are: Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp; Hollywood director Tim Burton; chatting, and with an exclusive performance of Love Never Dies, maestro Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber; and, in her first TV appearance in ten years, Sade.

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Johnny Depp. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

Hollywood star Johnny Depp and Andrew Lloyd Webber join Jonathan Ross for this week's Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

Johnny Depp says that before the Pirates Of The Caribbean films he wasn't a popular choice for leading man: "They used to call me box office poison."

He says he threatened to leave the first Pirates film: "I made choices for the character I believed in. [I said] this is the guy. If you don't like him you're welcome to fire me."

And he refuses to star in a rom-com film: "I've been asked a couple of times but I just couldn't do it, no way, I'd be a wreck."

Johnny Depp says he has never seen himself in a Tim Burton movie but wants to see the latest, Alice In Wonderland: "I prefer to walk away with the experience."

And he hated his teen idol image: "It was pretty weird... I was misrepresented."

He also says he is collaborating with Keith Richards on a new movie and confirms a fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean.

Andrew Lloyd Webber says he has beaten cancer: "If they hadn't found the infection they wouldn't have found the cancer - and luckily I'm in the clear... I'm back."

He denies he's finished with musicals: "I'm writing six new songs for The Wizard Of Oz."


Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sierra Bogges and Louise Hunt performed Love Never Dies.

Sade performed Soldier of Love.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th February 2010
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jonathan Ross Host / Presenter
David Roper (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
David Wickenden (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Ian Parkin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Stephen de Martin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Guest cast
Andrew Lloyd Webber Guest
Tim Burton Guest
Helen Folasade Adu (as Sade) Guest
Johnny Depp Guest
Writing team
Jim Pullin Writer
Shaun Pye Writer
Fraser Steele Writer
Jonathan Ross Writer
Production team
Mick Thomas Director
Tom Barrett Producer
Deborah Cox Producer
Suzi Aplin Executive Producer
Katie Taylor Executive Producer
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer

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