Tonto rides in

Johnny Depp rode into the ‘wild’ West End of London last night for The Lone Ranger premiere.

Depp plays Tonto, the Native American partner to co-star Armie Hammer’s cowboy, John Reid.

Depp said: “It’s always upset me: the idea of Tonto the Indian sidekick to the white man – the idea of the red man as lesser than the white man always bothered me.

“I felt a responsibility to portray the Native Americans as the dignified great nation of warriors they are but also a responsibility to entertain and make people laugh.”