Kevin Spacey pleads not guilty

LONDON: Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will go on trial in London next year

after pleading not guilty on Thursday to accusations of sex offences dating back almost 20 years.

Spacey is accused of five offences in Britain.

Speaking clearly, the 62-year-old American actor and producer, whose name was

given as Kevin Spacey Fowler, said "not guilty" when each of the charges were put

to him at London's Old Bailey central criminal court.

Wearing glasses and a light blue suit, he sat impassively in the dock during the

20-minute hearing as a trial date of June 6 next year was agreed.

"Thank you my Lord," he told the judge at the end of the hearing. He has been granted unconditional bail.