Johnny Depp relative of Queen Elizabeth: Report

Last Updated: May 17, 2011, 12:04 PM IST

London: He is Hollywood royalty but Johnny Depp may have some real blue blood in him.

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.

PTI