The Secret World of Johnny Depp: The Intimate Biography

Published in 2006 by John Blake Publishing, updated in 2007 and 2010.

The Secret World of Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is Hollywood’s best-loved rebel. In a career spanning two decades, he has endeared himself to audiences as diverse as the roles he has played – adults, teenage girls, movie buffs and geeks alike have been charmed by his virtuoso eccentricity and willingness to take on unconventional films for a mass audience.

From his debut in Nightmare on Elm Street to Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, and Chocolat to the spectacular success of Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny has reached a level of popularity with audiences and respect from critics that most actors merely dream of.

His dashing good looks, early bad boy image, and a series of high-profile love-affairs have made Johnny’s personal life a constant source of fascination – and speculation – and recent hits such as Finding Neverland, Corpse Bride, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The Libertine and the forthcoming Pirates of The Caribbean 2 have allowed him to retain his alternative credentials while at the same time enjoying the status of a true big-screen superstar.

From his early days as a rock musician to being one of the biggest names in film, this in-depth, candid biography takes a close look at the life of an often enigmatic character. The truth is revealed about Johnny’s stormy relationships with Winona Ryder and Kate Moss, as well as the full story of his subsequent relationship with Vanessa Paradis, with whom he now has two children.

Nigel Goodall, author of the bestselling, prize nominated biography of Winona Ryder, reveals how a troubled and gifted child became the actor he is today, using a wide range of sources to create a definitive biography giving us a rare glimpse into the secret world of a man whom there is much more to than meets the eye.