- Title: Actor Johnny Depp makes light of Australia dog apology
- Date: 8th May 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 8, 2016) (REUTERS) NEWS CONFERENCE MODERATOR EDITH BOWMAN, DIRECTOR JAMES BOBIN, ACTOR SACHA BARON COHEN, ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP AT NEWS CONFERENCE FOR FILM ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS POSTER OF DEPP AS THE CHARACTER HE PLAYS, THE MAD HATTER / FILM POSTER (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP SAYING: "I would like to, I'm going to do this everywhere I go, I really would like to apologise for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would have been a bad thing to do. Because the Australians, though chipper, you know, kind of. Yeah they are chipper." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS PRODUCER SUZANNE TODD SAYING: "That's funny I feel like Johnny's dogs were here, weren't they with you on set?, No, I'm kidding." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS PRODUCER, TIM BURTON SAYING: "Oh I forgot to tell you, they're dead, I sat on them (inaudible) by accident." ACTRESS MIA WASIKOWSKA, TODD AND BURTON SITTING ON SOFA, AUDIO OF DEPP SAYING (English): "I tried to kill them after Australia." ACTORS SITTING ON STAGE DURING NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 22nd May 2016 18:09
- Keywords: Boo the Mad Hatter Johnny Depp pets Alice Through the Looking Glass actor Pistol dogs Amber Heard
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK/ UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION/ GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK/ UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION/ GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA0014GY5RGN
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- Story Text: Actor Johnny Depp made light of an apology video he made for bringing his dogs into Australia without going through the proper quarantine procedures at a news conference in London on Sunday (May 8).
Depp was in London to promote his new film 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' along with the rest of the cast including actor and comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen.
"I really would like to apologise for not smuggling my dogs into England because it would have been a bad thing to do," Depp told reporters.
Last month Depp and wife and actress Amber Heard recorded a widely mocked video message apologising for breaking Australia's quarantine laws.
In April, an Australian court let off Heard with a good behaviour bond after she pleaded guilty to falsifying travel documents to sneak two pet dogs into the country. Heard, 29, had faced charges of illegally importing animals after authorities accused the couple of flying their Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, into the country without going through proper quarantine procedures.
It brought an end to what the Australian media had gleefully dubbed the "war on terrier", a magistrate filed no conviction for Heard but issued a formal order to stay out of trouble for a month or face a A$1,000 ($767) fine.
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