Kissing Johnny Depp in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory made veteran British actress Liz Smith's career.

The 83-year-old was asked to read for the roles of two grandmas in the movie version of Roald Dahl's novel and elated when she won the chance to get close to the actor - who plays mysterious factory owner WILLY WONKA.

She says, "I read scripts for both grandmas. And when I saw that Georgina gets to kiss Johnny, I went for that one. And it was lovely."