Depp in bedside vigil for sick young daughter

Hollywood film star Johnny Depp's young daughter is seriously ill in hospital, it was reported today.

The Mirror newspaper said Depp's seven-year-old daughter Lily-Rose was rushed to a British hospital nine days ago as Depp, 43, took part in filming in the UK.

It said the Pirates Of The Caribbean star, who has enthused about the joys of fatherhood, and his partner Vanessa Paradis are keeping a round-the-clock vigil on the youngster.

The Mirror said it knew what Lily-Rose's medical condition was and where she was being treated but was not revealing those details to protect the family's privacy.

The actor is shooting his new movie Sweeney Todd at Pinewood Studios. He plays Benjamin Barker, also known as the murderous barber Sweeney Todd. The film is being directed by Tim Burton and also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman.

Depp and 34-year-old French singer Paradis have been together for nine years.

Depp also has a four-year-old son, John Jack.

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