First look: Johnny Depp as a vampire in new Tim Burton movie

Supernatural drama Dark Shadows is based on the 1960s TV series

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Look at Johnny Depp as a creepy vampire – his name’s probably Xanthor or Count Arugula or Karnak the Destroyer, isn’t it? No, it’s Barnabas Collins.

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Depp plays this very pale and interesting character in Tim Burton’s new movie, Dark Shadows, based on a 1960s TV series of the same name. And when a witch whose heart he broke (it’s a long story) turned him into a vamp, he stuck with his old name nevertheless. Nostalgic, I expect.

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The film features a whole load of other supernatural creatures – as well as Michelle Pfeiffer and Eva Green – and is set for release on 11 May.