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By Chris V. Thangham     Jun 14, 2008 in Entertainment
Kevin Spacey was offered a teaching job for a year at Oxford University and he has accepted the offer. The Hollywood actor, who has also won acclaim as a theatre actor, will begin teaching next semester.
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is well known for his movies “American Beauty”, “The Usual Suspects”, “Seven”, “21” and more. He will take a break from acting and will start teaching at Oxford. He has accepted a one-year job offer at Oxford University and will teach the students and faculty beginning next semester.
Spacey follows other actor legends who have taken this honorary teaching job previously. Patrick Stewart, star of the “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, composer Stephen Sondheim, actress Diana Rigg, playwright Alan Ayckbourn and lyricist Sir Tim Rice have all been visiting professors at Oxford in the past.
Spacey will occupy the post of Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theater at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford.
Spacey said in a statement: "It really is an honor for me to have been invited to follow such illustrious names and take up this role at Oxford…The university is steeped in tradition and has a great heritage in the arts, and I look forward to working with the students and staff."
The college's master, Professor Roger Ainsworth welcomes this decision and said Spacey "will bring an enormous wealth of talent and experience in both film and theater to bear on the role."
The students at Oxford University are lucky to learn the tools of the acting trade directly from a versatile actor like Spacey.
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