Monday 24 July 2017

Glastonbury welcomes Johnny Depp and Liam Gallagher

Astronaut Mike Massimino and singer Liam Gallagher have also been added to the bill.

By Sherna Noah

Hollywood star Johnny Depp has been added to this year’s Glastonbury line-up.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star, 54, is the guest of honour at a new drive-in movie area, Cineramageddon.

Glastonbury also announced its first astronaut, Nasa’s Mike Massimino, at the festival, while Liam Gallagher will sing on The Other Stage.

Depp will introduce his personal choice of films, which will be screened through the night on June 22, and discuss his selections with filmmaker Julien Temple.

His film choices include Withnail & I, of which Depp says: “No film has ever made me laugh more, or filled me with so much joy and dread.”

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The star’s other choices are his own movies Dead Man, which he describes as “an epic visual poem” and The Libertine, of which he is very “proud” and says: “This is one of those films that got lost in the shuffle.”

Astronaut and US engineer Massimino flew on two shuttle missions to repair the Hubble telescope.

This year’s event is being headlined by Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran.

Press Association

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