Johnny Depp Royal Roots
The `Pirates of the Caribbean` star is a distant relative of UK`s Queen Elizabeth II according to the finds of a BBC show `Who Do You Think You Are`.
According to Nick Barratt, the genealogy expert of the show which traces back the roots of famous names, Depp is a member of the British royal family.
"Depp is likely 20th cousins with the Queen, the connection being a shared grandfather," said Barratt.
The connection requires one to go back 600 years to an unconfirmed marriage in the 1400`s in Yorkshire, England.
"I believe the balance of probability is that there is indeed a link between Depp and the royals, though I doubt we`ll ever be able to prove it 100 percent," he said.
Meanwhile Depp`s next project is inspired by a different line of ancestry, his Cherokee Indian heritage.
Depp will play Tonto in a reinvented big screen version of `The Lone Ranger` in which the Native American sidekick takes a lead role.