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Depp is top Christmas guest

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Dec 24, 2011 | 4:00am EST

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has been named the dream Christmas dinner guest by more than 1,000 movie fans in a poll conducted by Britain's Sky Movies HD Christmas Channel.

The Hollywood hunk saw off competition from fellow actors including George Clooney and Tom Hanks, who finished second and third respectively.

Love Actually star Emma Thompson was the top British nominee and highest-ranked actress at number four, while Friends favourite Jennifer Aniston was a popular pick in fifth place.

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, says, "The guys led at the top of the league and while Hanks and Clooney would both undoubtedly light up anyone's Christmas, Depp was the clear winner for U.K. film fans. He is this year's ultimate Christmas cracker."

The 10 most popular festive guests are as follows:

1. Johnny Depp

2. George Clooney

3. Tom Hanks

4. Emma Thompson

5. Jennifer Aniston

6. Julia Roberts

7. Simon Pegg

8. Hugh Grant

9. Cameron Diaz

10. Jim Carrey.

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