Johny Depp Fronts Sky Show On Cartoonist
Johnny Depp is to front a documentary about his hero, the artist Ralph Steadman, for a new series on Sky Atlantic.
The American actor is among a host of stars featuring in the documentary series to be broadcast in 2014.
In the episode entitled For No Good Reason, Depp will explore the life and art of Steadman, who is best known for his work with Gonzo author Hunter S Thompson.
The British cartoonist illustrated many of Thompson's articles and books, including Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas.
Depp starred in the film version of the book, portraying his close friend Thompson.
Other documentaries in the series include a film by Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris about former US Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld and his part in the Iraq War.
Entitled The Unknown Known, the film was the first documentary to be nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in September.
The new films were announced at the Sky Atlantic Documentary Film Festival, which showcased the six films that will be shown during the first series.
It will feature Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker's The Crash Reel and Bafta-winning director Beeban Kidron's InRealLife.
The first season will be shown on Sky Atlantic HD on November 5.