Depp buys jackets worth £40K for movie crew

London: `Pirates of the Caribbean` actor Johnny Depp spent 40,000 pounds on jackets for the shivering crew on his new pirate movie.

Depp, 47, is currently filming the Pirates of the Caribbean``s fourth series at Pinewood Studios, Bucks, which has been hit by the biting cold crack.

"Johnny paid out of his own pocket for all 500 of us to have a nice warm waterproof," the Sun quoted a crew member as saying.

"It``s a great morale boost and another example of why he is one of the nicest people in Hollywood," he added.

Depp - who plays Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie, spent 80 pounds on each of the waterproof hiking jackets.