Depp to guest star in new sitcom

Johnny Depp is set to guest star in Ricky Gervais' new sitcom.

Johnny Depp is set to guest star in Ricky Gervais' new sitcom.

The 47-year-old actor – who was the butt of one of 'The Office' star's jibes at this year's Golden Globes, when he described Johnny's acting in 'The Tourist' as one-dimensional – is reportedly being lined up for a role in Gervais and sidekick Stephen Merchant's new BBC Two sitcom 'Life's Too Short'.

It would appear Depp took Golden Globes host Ricky's jokes on the chin, as he has a "great sense of humour".

An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Johnny will guest star in Ricky's new BBC Two show. He's trying to work out his schedule but it will definitely go ahead.

"Johnny is a huge fan of Ricky's and has a great sense of humour. He has wanted to work with Ricky for ages and this is it."

Filming for the show – which will also be screened on the HBO channel in the US – begins in May and will document the tale of an ego-maniac little person (Warwick Davis) who runs a talent agency for other similarly sized actors and singers.

'Life's Too Short' has been described between Ricky Gervais' 'Extras' and American comedy series 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'.

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