Sir Paul McCartney appears to show support for Johnny Depp on stage

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Watch: Paul McCartney performs 'My Valentine' in Seattle in front of video of Johnny Depp

Sir Paul McCartney appeared to show support for Johnny Depp amid the actor's court case by sharing a video of the Pirates of the Caribbean star while he was on stage.

The Beatles legend, 79, is friends with the Hollywood star, who is locked in a court battle with his ex Amber Heard.

A video shared on Instagram showed that when Sir Paul was on stage in the US this week, a video screen displaying Depp was the backdrop.

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The Donnie Brasco star was seen strumming a guitar in the clip, which was shared by model Jill Vedder, who is married to Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.

Paul McCartney and Johnny Depp in 1995. (Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
Paul McCartney and Johnny Depp in 1995. (Brian Rasic/Getty Images)

As Depp played in the background, Sir Paul was sat at the piano performing 'My Valentine'.

Macca had a cameo role in 2017's Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge playing Jack Sparrow's uncle Jack opposite Depp, after Keith Richards was unable to reprise his role as Sparrow's father.

Paul McCartney appeared in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, released in 2017. (Disney)
Paul McCartney appeared in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film, released in 2017. (Disney)

It comes as Depp and Heard's case rumbles on.

However, according to reports, Sir Paul has been using the footage of the actor at his shows for many years.

Depp, 58, is suing his former wife over a 2018 piece she wrote in The Washington Post in which she said she was a "public figure representing domestic abuse”.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arriving at the BFI London Film Festival Gala Premiere of Black Mass, Odeon Cinema, Leicester Square, London
Photo Credit should read Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are locked in a legal battle. (Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment)

Heard – who did not mention her ex or anyone else by name — is counter-suing.

The former couple met in 2009 on the set of Hunter S Thompson adaptation The Rum Diary and they went on to tie the knot in 2015.

However, Heard filed for divorce around a year after they exchanged vows and their divorce was finalised in 2017.

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In 2020, Pirates Of The Caribbean star Depp lost a libel case against The Sun over an article that called him a "wife beater".

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