Johnny Depp's Not-So Typical Lifestyle

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Actor Johnny Depp recently surprised many by revealing his preference for a quiet life in Somerset. In an interview with Somerset Life, Depp spoke about his love for the tranquility of the English countryside and his appreciation for the coolness of British people. The Hollywood star was recently in the news again after visiting an antique shop in Lincolnshire to purchase some guitars.

Depp Surprises Everyone

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Recently, Johnny Depp, 59, surprised many by revealing that he prefers a quiet life in Somerset. Despite his reputation as one of Hollywood's biggest hell-raisers, the actor claimed that he is not the extroverted persona people often assume him to be.

Depp’s 850-Acre Abode

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Depp resides on an 850-acre estate in the tranquil English countryside, complete with a 19th-century mansion.

Cost Of The Estate

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In 2014, Johnny Depp purchased a magnificent estate in the West Country for a whopping £13 million.

Details Of the Mansion

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The estate, which resembles something straight out of a Jane Austen novel, boasts 12 bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and an impressive 850 acres of land. In addition to the grand mansion, the estate includes sprawling walled gardens and a shoot, adding charm and beauty.

Why DDepp Likes The Brits?

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During his interview with Somerset Life, Johnny Depp expressed his admiration for places with character, stating that he particularly loves the coolness of the British people and their friendly, neighborly manner. According to Depp, the Brits have a unique way of greeting people without going over the top.

Not As Outgoing

Despite his reputation as an extrovert, the actor revealed that he enjoys going to places, seeing new things, and meeting new people but is not as outgoing as many assume.

Quite Shy

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Furthermore, Depp confessed that he is quite shy and appreciates the freedom to be himself, which he finds in Britain, especially in Somerset.

Grateful For Private And Quiet Moments

He enjoys visiting local shops without being surrounded by people seeking selfies or autographs, as he considers it can sometimes become overwhelming. While he doesn't mind the attention to a certain extent, Depp is grateful for the quieter, more private moments that life in Somerset provides him.

Purchased The Estate When He Was Engaged

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When Johnny Depp purchased his Downton Abbey-style estate, he was engaged to his then-fiancée Amber Heard. The couple went on to get married in 2015 but later divorced in 2017.

Defamation Trial

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Recently, Depp was embroiled in a highly publicized defamation trial involving Heard, now 36 years old. In a trial last year, a jury ruled that Amber Heard had defamed her former husband, Johnny Depp, through an article in which she claimed to have been a victim of domestic abuse. 

Verdict Of The Trial

The court awarded Depp $15 million in damages as a result. However, Heard was victorious in one of the three counter-claims she filed against Depp and was subsequently awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.

Depp’s Unexpected Visit

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Recently, employees at an antique shop in Lincolnshire were taken aback when Johnny Depp unexpectedly visited to purchase some guitars.

Arrived Via Helicopter

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The Hollywood star arrived unannounced via helicopter at the Hemswell Antique Centres in Hemswell Cliff earlier this month. The visit was kept under wraps and took place during the afternoon.

Meeting Arranged By the Shop

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It has been revealed that the meeting between Johnny Depp and the staff at the Lincolnshire antique shop was secretly arranged by the shop itself.

Depp Purchased Guitars

The shop has connections with Pinewood Studios, so they arranged a private visit for the Pirates of the Caribbean actor. During the visit, Depp purchased several guitars. 

Depp Described As ‘Down To Earth’

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Robert Miller, who has owned Hemswell Antique Centres for two decades, praised Depp for being "down-to-earth."

Depp’s Purchases

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Miller reported that Depp purchased various eclectic items during his visit, including a desk chair, three guitars, paint sets, easels, pictures, posters, and other decorative items for his personal property.

Depp Played Some Tunes

Robert Miller also shared that Depp and the late Jeff Beck had been close friends and that Depp had even played some tunes on a guitar during his visit in honor of their friendship. 

Antique Shop’s Association With Pinewood Studios

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The antique center has worked with Pinewood Studios, producing many well-known films such as Harry Potter, James Bond, and Superman. Miller expressed excitement over Depp's visit and said he believed the actor might return.