A first look at Victor, Johnny Depp's character in Tim Burton's animated feature CORPSE BRIDE!

The dark-haired big-eyed gent to the left is Victor, the character for whom Johnny Depp supplies the voice in Tim Burton’s stop-motion animated fantasy CORPSE BRIDE. The film is based on a 19th Century folktale in which a man mistakenly weds a corpse, much to the distress of his living, faithful fiancee. Helena Bonham Carter voices the Corpse Bride, with Emily Watson playing Victor’s beloved. Albert Finney and Christopher Lee also voice major roles in the film, directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson. CORPSE BRIDE is scheduled for release in the U.S. on September 23, 2005, and in the U.K. a month later, on October 21, 2005. We can’t wait to see more of Victor! Thanks to DeepinDepp and Bonnie for posting the news on the Zone. For a larger view of Victor and his fiancee, click HERE.

Johnny Depp nominated as Actor of the Year by London Critics' Circle

More accolades for Johnny Depp’s outstanding performance as J. M. Barrie in FINDING NEVERLAND–he has been nominated as Actor of the Year by the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. FINDING NEVERLAND received four nominations from the London group: Actor of the Year for Johnny, Screenwriter of the Year for David Magee, British Newcomer of the Year for Freddie Highmore, and British Film of the Year for FINDING NEVERLAND. Co-star Kate Winslet received a nomination as British Actress of the Year for her starring role in ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND. Congratulations to all the nominees! The Zone thanks micdus and deppenpointe for posting the nominations on the News & Views forum.