Arr classmates! Johnny Depp surprises students

In this image made available by Meridian School on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, U.S. actor Johnny Depp, left, holds a letter from Bea Delap, right, inviting him to attend her school assembly. Depp, dressed as the character Jack Sparrow from the Pirate of the Caribbean films, attended the school Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, after receiving the letter from the school girl in which she declared herself and her classmates to be budding pirates and inviting him into school to support a mutiny. (AP Photo/Meridian School)

October 8, 2010 10:43:32 AM PDT
Actor Johnny Depp has shocked pupils at a London school by answering a fan letter and visiting them dressed as his character from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie series. Depp responded after 9-year-old Beatrice Delap sent a letter pleading for help in leading a mutiny against teachers at Meridian Primary School in Greenwich, a district in southeastern London.

The school said Friday that Depp performed pirate songs and dances for the pupils during the visit with four other cast members on Wednesday.

The 47-year-old Depp is currently filming "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" at Greenwich's Old Naval College, a 17th-century seafaring center.

Acting head teacher Jo Graham said pupils were thrilled at the visit, and have abandoned plans for a mutiny.