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Johnny Depp accepts Polish film festival award after Fantastic Beasts axe

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Johnny Depp received a special award from the Camerimage festival (Picture:Getty/@camerimage.festival/Instagram)

Johnny Depp has accepted a special award from the EnergaCamerimage cinematography festival, held in Torun, Poland.

The event closed with a screening of his film Minamata, about war photographer W. Eugene Smith.

The actor, who recently lost his libel case against The Sun’s publishers News Group Newspapers, accepted the award for actor with unique visual sensitivity.

Johnny, 57, proudly posed with his golden frog trophy from the Bahamas while standing behind bars.

He penned a letter saying he was ‘honoured and humbled’ to win the award.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star was suing NGN and The Sun’s executive editor Dan Wootton, in relation to a column Wootton wrote in April 2018, with the headline: ‘Gone Potty – How can JK Rowling be “genuinely happy” casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?’

It referred to author Rowling’s defence of Depp’s casting in the film adaptation of her Harry Potter spin-off series.

He denied all allegations of domestic violence.

It comes after the star was dropped from the Fantastic Beasts movie franchise, a spin off of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, in which he played Gellert Grindelwald.

Sharing a statement on Instagram, he revealed he was asked to resign by Warner Brothers, after the court case concluded that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard.

Warner Bros released its own statement which said his role would be recast, with recent reports pointing to Mads Mikkelsen as the studio’s choice for the part.

However the 54-year-old Hannibal star said it ‘on a rumour basis’.

‘I’m waiting for that phone call,’ he told IGN.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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