Keyword: Gérard Depardieu

French actor Gérard Depardieu accused of rape

His lawyer says the 69-year-old actor denies 'absolutely' the allegations made against the 69-year-old by a 22-year-old French actress.

Open letter linking Islam to anti-Semitism sparks backlash in France

Signed by prominent figures, it drew a link between anti-Semitism and Islam, blaming Islamist radicalisation for a 'quiet ethnic purge' of Jews.

Gérard Depardieu to 'sell everything' in France

The actor and tax exile pledges to get rid of all his properties in France, including a château, several restaurants and a fishmongers.

Cut! France to clamp down on salaries paid to big-name actors

The Centre National du Cinéma, which funds state films, wants to make movie subsidies dependent on keeping stars' wage bill down.

The French have 'lost their happiness’ says Gérard Depardieu

Actor who quit France for Russia after a tax row with authorities says his native country is simply 'not interesting anymore'.

Strauss-Kahn to sue over film about sex attack scandal

The disgraced former IMF chief launches legal action for defamation over film inspired by his 2011 arrest in New York on rape charges.

DSK-inspired Depardieu movie gets Cannes premiere

Movie inspired by scandal that brought down IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn got its world premiere in Cannes to mixed reviews.

Gerard Depardieu back in France after becoming Russian citizen

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

France's Depardieu to tread boards again

The actor will appear in a production of 'Love Letters' by A. R. Gurney at the Antoine Theatre in Paris, his first stage appearance in a decade.

Depardieu says 'misunderstood' over leaving France

The French actor insists that he never 'left' his country, and says that despite reports he quit it over tax row 'I love France as much as ever'.

Paris court sentences Gérard Depardieu for drunk driving

The fiery French actor, who recently adopted Russian citizenship amid a spat with the government on taxes, was fined and his licence suspended.

Depardieu to open restaurant in Russia

The French actor plans to open the restaurant in the provincial town of Saransk in an effort to integrate more quickly into his newly-adopted country.

Gérard Depardieu denies leaving France over tax

The actor, who now has a Russian passport, says if he simply wanted to avoid tax rises he would have gone earlier and insists he remains French.

Depardieu shows off his new Russian passport

Tax exile Gérard Depardieu has shown the press his new Russian passport before dining with President Vladimir Putin at Black Sea resort of Sochi.

The rich stars feeding off a subsidised French cinema industry

Leading French film producer lambasts huge fees paid to the country's cinema stars whose demands are largely met via subsidies paid to the industry.