I was cycling past the Royal Courts of Justice last week when I saw a group of people tightly packed on the pavement. I Googled what was going on. Amber Heard had arrived for a libel trial at the High Court where her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, is suing the Sun’s publisher and one of its journalists for an article in which Depp was called a “wife-beater”.
Photos of Heard entering the courts whisked briskly around the internet. I noticed, with a small shock of recognition, that she was wearing a jumper dress cinched at the waist by a belt, just as she had when I was flown to the Hague in 2018 to interview her for The Sunday Times.
In fact, she looked exactly the same: beautiful and