Hollywood hunk Johnny Depp is finding life away from his partner and children during the filming of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY so tough, he spends nearly 10 hours travelling to see them every weekend.

The movie is being shot near London, but Depp's partner Vanessa Paradis, daughter LILY-ROSE, five, and son JACK, two, are still at the family home on the French Riveria.

But Depp enjoys spending time with them so much, he is willing to spend endless hours in planes and cars.

A source says, "Every weekend is the same.

"On Friday night after work Depp takes a two-hour flight to Nice, followed by a two-hour drive to the family house in a tiny French village, then heads back to London again on a Sunday night."

02/12/2004 09:42