Claire Renvoize and boyfriend Danny Lopez, lookalikes for Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp who were spotted in Framlingham (UK)
Fans in Framlingham (UK) got a real surprise when they thought they spotted Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp arm in arm roaming around- at least that’s what they thought. It appears they were in fact, celebrity impersonators….Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis look-alikes are really Danny Lopez and girlfriend Claire Renvoize.
Ok, first off, ANYONE that looks like Depp is OK in my book. Those steamy eyes, those cheekbones AH! But, really, he’s pretty darn close to Johnny, but sorry, there’s just something missing. I definitely would have figured it out, but that’s me, I’m a serious Johnny fan and Mr. Depp defintiely has a ” ja-nais-que” about him…that something special, the IT factor, that I’m sorry to say Mr. Danny Lopez just doesn’t have. But hey, he’s not half bad, and for people that aren’t as hip to Johnny’s slight nuances as I am, he’s a dead ringer.
Claire Renvoize has been quoted saying,
“Danny is American and he has been a Johnny Depp impersonator for about seven years, but has been told of his uncanny resemblance of him since ’95”.
Claire Renvoize (Vanessa Paradis impersonator) also said,
“Originally I did a Kylie tribute, but Danny and I have been working together as Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis for about six months.”
And get this: Danny Lopez (and Johnny Depp) have the very same birthdays! Both were born on June 9, 1963. Coincidence maybe?
Danny Lopez (Johnny Depp impersonator) said,
“I am also a musician like Johnny and an actor. When Johnny and I first started out we used to go for the same parts and it would really confuse casting directors, especially when I went in after him. I am always mistaken for him and Johnny does know about me. I have been lucky enough to do some personal double work for him.”
Here’s a quip from Danny Lopez’s myspace page,
” I’ve heard the resemblance remarks to JD since 1985. I guess it chose me as opposed to me choosing it. I really enjoy doubling as JD and his famous characters. It can be a tough job sometimes as the actor I portray is such an icon. It’s often un-nerving as people go crazy because they often think I am HIM. Of course, there is only ONE Johnny. I’m not trying to be him, I don’t want to be him and I don’t think I’m him, so you haters can go home. It’s just an acting job for me. I just happen to resemble this famous actor so I joined the celebrity double/impersonators family. It can be a fun job sometimes. The best thing I like about it is that it makes kids happy. Children go nuts for Johnny and especially his famous movie characters. I also do a lot of charity work with it. When you give, you always get back. For more info, please visit my site at: www.JohnnyDeppImpersonator.com.” Read more: http://www.myspace.com/dannylopez9#ixzz106XaqOuJ
The latest installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean -On Stranger Tides is currently being shot and is due to be released next year, meaning interest in Mr. Danny Lopez and Claire Renvoize is expected to increase ten fold.
“We are so like them that they are making a TV show on us here in America,” Danny Lopez also said.
Wow, can’t wait for THAT!
Read more about their visit to Framlingham here, at eveningstar.co.uk;
MORE Danny Lopez and Clair Renvoize contacts:
Danny’s personal page www.myspace.com/dannylopez9
Claire’s personal page www.myspace.com/vanessaparadislookalike
Claire’s website: www.vanessaparadisimpersonator.com
Danny’s website: www.johnnydeppimpersonator.com
Danny’s Facebook: www.facebook.com/johnnydouble9
IF YOU’D LIKE TO SEE ANOTHER JOHNNY IMPERSONATOR SEE;
on myspace; www.myspace.com/spencersmith7 here