Kevin Spacey already has two Academy Awards and heads London's Old Vic theater. Now he can add a new title: Oxford University professor.
The Hollywood star has been named Cameron Mackintosh visiting professor of contemporary theater at Oxford's St. Catherine's College, officials there announced Friday.
Spacey will succeed Shakespearean actor and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" star Patrick Stewart when the new academic year starts in October. Previous holders of the post, endowed by theater impresario Mackintosh, include composer Stephen Sondheim, playwright Alan Ayckbourn and actress Diana Rigg.
In a statement, Spacey said he was delighted to be appointed to the one-year post, which requires him to give lectures, workshops and seminars at the 800-year-old university.