Gerard Depardieu back in France after becoming Russian citizen

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The French actor was given a standing ovation for his performance in the American play Love Letters at the Theatre Antoine in Paris.

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The French actor Gerard Depadieu has returned to Paris from tax exile to appear in a play, reports The Daily Telegraph.

He may have missed a string of court dates to answer charges that he had been driving while drunk. But at the weekend Gérard Depardieu, the actor who took Belgian residence, then Russian citizenship after a bitter dispute with the French government over tax, finally managed to turn up on time - for his first Paris stage appearance in a decade.