The 48 year-old has been named the ‘dream Christmas dinner guest’ by more than 1,000 fans in a poll conducted by Britain’s Sky Movies HD Christmas Channel.
Depp saw off competition from fellow actors including George Clooney and Tom Hanks, who finished in second and third place respectively.
“Love Actually” star Emma Thompson was the top British nominee and highest-ranked actress at number four, while “Friends” actress Jennifer Aniston was a popular pick in fifth place.
“The guys led at the top of the league and while Hanks and Clooney would both undoubtedly light up anyone’s Christmas, Depp was the clear winner for U.K. film fans. He is this year’s ultimate Christmas cracker,” contactmusic.com quoted Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, as saying.