BREAKING NEWS–First picture of Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd

Many thanks to the UK’s Daily Mail for publishing the first picture of Johnny Depp in character as Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The photo was taken on Monday, March 26th as Johnny returned to work on the Tim Burton film after a brief hiatus.

The Sweeney look–very pale, clean-shaven face, chin length curly dark hair–reminds us a bit of previous Tim Burton protagonists, notably Edward Scissorhands and Ichabod Crane. The costume consists of a full-sleeved ivory shirt with a wing collar, a dark brown printed ascot, a double-breasted brown vest, and navy blue pin-striped trousers. And yes, that is a straight razor hanging from Sweeney’s leather belt.

You can read a lively discussion of the SWEENEY TODD costume on the Pit, and a discussion about Johnny Depp’s return to work on the Zone’s News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet

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