"He lived fast and died young:" Johnny Depp hosts a BBC2 radio program on James Dean

One iconic actor reminisces about the haunting influence of another: tonight Johnny Depp hosts a one-hour interview program on BBC Radio 2, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Hollywood legend James Dean, who died in a car crash on September 30, 1955. Johnny’s guests on the program include his ED WOOD co-star Martin Landau, who was a close friend of James Dean; Dennis Hopper, who appeared with Dean in the classic REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE; Paul McCartney; Bill Wyman; David Bailey; Morrissey; Carl Barat from The Libertines; and Craig & Charlie Read from The Proclaimers. Archive interviews with Dean co-stars like Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo are also featured. JOHNNY DEPP ON JAMES DEAN airs on BBC Radio 2 at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27th.

Deppheads or Dean fans can listen to the documentary in the BBC Radio Player for one week following the broadcast. You can access the program HERE. Click on “THE JAMES DEAN LEGACY presented by Johnny Depp.” The Zone thanks emma for posting news of the broadcast, and Charly for the BBC Radio Player link. Don’t miss the chance to hear Johnny–you’ll be mesmerized by that velvet voice from the moment he says, “I’m Johnny Depp and this is the story of James Dean.”