Filming of Johnny Depp's latest movie has been put on hold until his daughter has recovered from her illness.

According to the Sun newspaper, the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor has vowed not to return to work while seven-year-old Lily-Rose remains unwell.

He had been due to start filming Sweeney Todd at England's Pinewood Studios but the tabloid reports that staff have been told they will not be needed at the weekend unless Depp returns.

"He does not want to come back until Lily-Rose gets the all-clear. The plan is to re-employ everybody when she is better," a film source told the Sun.

It was reported last week that Lily-Rose was in a British hospital, with Depp and his partner Vanessa Paradis arriving in a blacked-out people carrier and entering the hospital through a staff entrance.

A statement from the actor's publicist said that Lily-Rose was doing well and thanked fans for their support.

Sweeney Todd will be a musical adaptation of the classic story about the serial-killing 19th-century barber, which sees Depp team up once again with eccentric director Tim Burton.

13/03/2007 11:05:26