French actor Gerard Depardieu spotted in Pyongyang before the 70th anniversary celebrations

French actor Gerard Depardieu (center) was seen in a military parade and mass rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea

The controversial French actor Gerard Depardieu was seen in North Korea during the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the socialist state.

Depardieu, 69, was filmed by reporters in the lobby of a Pyongyang hotel on Friday, but refused to speak with reporters.

North Korea celebrated its 70th anniversary of foundation today, September 9, and the star of the green card was one of the spectators who saw each other in the crowd.

Participants cheered and waved flowers during the parade and military officers marched through Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang.

French actor Gerard Depardieu (center) was seen in a military parade and mass rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea

French actor Gerard Depardieu (center) was seen in a military parade and mass rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea

It is not known if Mr. Depardieu was in the capital of North Korea to participate in the festivities or as a guest

It is not known if Mr. Depardieu was in the capital of North Korea to participate in the festivities or as a guest

It is not known if Mr. Depardieu was in the capital of North Korea to participate in the festivities or as a guest

North Korean soldiers parade during the parade, which was part of the two-hour celebrations

North Korean soldiers parade during the parade, which was part of the two-hour celebrations

North Korean soldiers parade during the parade, which was part of the two-hour celebrations

North Korea organized a major military parade, huge rallies and revived its iconic massive games on Sunday to celebrate its 70th anniversary as a nation

North Korea organized a major military parade, huge rallies and revived its iconic massive games on Sunday to celebrate its 70th anniversary as a nation

North Korea organized a major military parade, huge rallies and revived its iconic massive games on Sunday to celebrate its 70th anniversary as a nation

It is not known if Mr. Depardieu was in the capital of North Korea to participate in the festivities or as a guest, reports the Telegraph.

Oliver Hotham, managing editor of NK News, was present at the Yangakdo hotel for tourists and tweeted about seeing Mr. Depardieu.

He said that the actor: "refused to allow photos and one of his guys said & # 39; You will have a bad time if you persisted in trying to get an appointment from him.

However, Depardieu, who became the face of French cinema thanks to roles in films such as Cyrano de Bergerac, for which he won the best actor award at the Cannes film festival and was nominated for an Oscar, allowed Take a selfie at the airport.

The star posed with a member of a Turkish "friendship" delegation at the airport.

In August, prosecutors in Paris opened a preliminary investigation of a woman's accusations of rape and sexual assault against the actor.

The planes formed the number 70 flying in formation and the fire broke out during the event

The planes formed the number 70 flying in formation and the fire broke out during the event

The planes formed the number 70 flying in formation and the fire broke out during the event

The agitated crowds waved flowers and flags while participating in today's celebrations

The agitated crowds waved flowers and flags while participating in today's celebrations

The agitated crowds waved flowers and flags while participating in today's celebrations

Military officers in the photo applauding in today's parade. Unlike in previous years, there were no intercontinental missiles on display

Military officers in the photo applauding in today's parade. Unlike in previous years, there were no intercontinental missiles on display

Military officers in the photo applauding in today's parade. Unlike in previous years, there were no intercontinental missiles on display

Participants from North Korea march with a float during a parade celebrating National Day and the 70th anniversary of its founding in Pyongyang

Participants from North Korea march with a float during a parade celebrating National Day and the 70th anniversary of its founding in Pyongyang

Participants from North Korea march with a float during a parade celebrating National Day and the 70th anniversary of its founding in Pyongyang

It is alleged that the events took place in the Parisian house of Mr. Depardieu, an expanding mansion in the 6th district of the city, earlier this month.

The 69-year-old star denies the accusations "absolutely", his lawyer told the AFP news agency.

Depardieu has appeared in more than 200 films for more than six decades. He won a Golden Globe for his performance in "Green Card", a 1990 romantic comedy.

He made his name in the 1974 movie "Going Places," after which he enjoyed a meteoric rise and went on to act in powerful roles in classics, dramas and comedies alike.

In August, prosecutors in Paris opened a preliminary investigation into the allegations of rape and sexual assault against Mr. Depardieu (archive photo)

In August, prosecutors in Paris opened a preliminary investigation into the allegations of rape and sexual assault against Mr. Depardieu (archive photo)

In August, prosecutors in Paris opened a preliminary investigation into the allegations of rape and sexual assault against Mr. Depardieu (archive photo)

In 2013, Depardieu sparked a major protest by leaving France and taking Russian citizenship in protest of a proposal to increase taxes on the rich in his homeland.

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited him to a dinner to introduce him to his new citizenship and Mr. Depardieu was later praised in an interview with the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

The star of the green card caused controversy at the time of hitting his country of origin.

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