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Mother Of 4 Spends Thousands Pounds To Look Like Idol Captain Jack Sparrow Amanda Sparrow

Amanda Sparrow has spent £4,000 on the transformation into Johnny Depp's character - despite only having watched the film for the first time this year

A Pirates of the Caribbean superfan was so desperate to be like her idol Jack Sparrow she changed her name, got tattoos and had gold teeth put in.

Amanda Sparrow, whose surname was previously Large, has spent £4,000 on the major transformation to become Johnny Depp's character in the Disney film .

The mum-of-four only watched the movie , which came out in 2003, for the first time in January after her 13-year-old daughter said she looked like the pirate.

Before: Amanda, pictured prior to her transformation, has changed her surname to Sparrow by deed poll

 
Painful: She has also got three exact replica tattoos to those of Jack Sparrow in the movie
 
The 43-year-old, who now dresses like Jack Sparrow every day, said: "My daughter Carla Rose screamed in front of the TV - 'Mum you are so much like Jack Sparrow!' and I was like - 'who is Jack Sparrow'?
 
"I settled down to watch 15 minutes with her because it was on Sky and I was instantly hooked.
 
"The way he gets on with life, his freedom and his walk is so much like me in personality - I'm quite masculine and have that sense.
 
"The way he deals with things is identical to me. I just really related to him."
 
Amanda, who works part-time as a salesperson, has now set up a Jack Sparrow impersonator business off the back of her new look.
 
 
In character: Amanda now dresses as Captain Jack Sparrow for a living as she is an impersonator


Official: Amanda poses with her deed poll certificate after she formally had her surname changed from Large to Sparrow

She has even got tattoos like the drunken sailor, pirate-style dreadlocks and gold-plated teeth in a bid to mimic the character.
 
She said: "I live life looking like this on a day to day basis.
 
"The stuck on beard is the only thing I remove.
 
"I've spent over £4,000 on my transformation and gone through three exact replica painful tattoos.
 
"I love looking like this and people think I look great.
 
"I really connected with the character and thought why not?"
 
 
Different: The mum-of-four, before her new look, works part-time as a salesperson as well as a Johnny Depp look-a-like


Pricey: The total transformation, including the dreadlocks, gold teeth and tattoos cost around £4,000
 
The single mum , who lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland, reckons her kids are proud of her madcap transformation - and she's happy sailing the seven seas alone.
 
She added: "It's made me realise I don't need a partner and if I got one, they'd have to accept me as Jack."
 
"My four children love it, but my dad thought I was too old to be dressing like a pirate.
 
"Now I'm using my new look and doing parties and charity work. I love the way I now look.
 
"I love seeing people's reactions and get a really good response. Hopefully I can do more charity work off the back of it.
 
"Unfortunately the facial hair comes off, but if I could grow it I would.
 
"Life's too short to dress normally and why would you, when you could spend every day as Mrs Sparrow."
 

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