By Clark Collis
Updated November 08, 2010 at 10:49 PM EST

Image Credit: Solarpix/PR Photos; Photorazzi/PR PhotosLast week, the news broke that British acting legend Dame Judi Dench has a cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth adventure to feature Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow and the first to be directed by Chicago auteur Rob Marshall. But how did producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s crew of salty sea dogs snag the revered Oscar winner for their latest pirate caper? Was it ‘arrrd work? Apparently not, thanks to the fact that Dame Judi had previously worked with Marshall on 2009’s Nine and Depp on 2000’s Chocolat. “Rob is loved by his stars,” Bruckheimer tells EW. “And the combination of that and Johnny Depp — Judi thought it would be an intriguing thing to do.”

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