The BBC said Spacey is earning praise from British critics for his performance in the contemporary re-telling of William Shakespeare's history play at London's Old Vic theater. The production is to run through Sept. 11.
Spacey's previous collaboration with Mendes on "Beauty" resulted in a Best Actor Oscar for the star in 1999. He won a Supporting Actor Oscar for "The Usual Suspects" in 1995.
He will be seen this month in the big-screen comedy "Horrible Bosses."
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