Kevin Spacey has been questioned by Scotland Yard detectives over sex assault claims in the UK.

In May, the officers travelled to the US to interview the 59-year-old actor under caution, the US website Variety first reported.

He was voluntarily interviewed and was not arrested.

Spacey faces six allegations of sexual assault in the UK between 1996 and 2013. He has denied the allegations.

The Metropolitan Police did not name Spacey, but said in a statement: "In May 2019, a man was voluntarily interviewed under caution in America, by officers from the Met's Complex Case Team.

"He was not arrested. Inquiries are ongoing."

A legal representative for Spacey has not yet responded to the report.

Spacey has faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The first was made by actor Anthony Rapp, who alleged that Spacey, aged 26, made a sexual advance on him when he was 14-years-old.

Spacey said he did not remember the alleged encounter but apologised for any "inappropriate drunken behaviour".

The two-time Oscar-winner, who was artistic director at London's The Old Vic Theatre between 2004 and 2015, has also been accused of inappropriate behaviour by more than 20 people following an inquiry by the theatre.

In the wake of the accusations, Spacey was dropped from the cast of the popular House of Cards TV series and was replaced in director Ridley Scott's completed film All the Money in the World

In the US, a young man who says Spacey groped him in a Nantucket bar in 2016 dropped his lawsuit against the actor.

Spacey still faces a criminal charge in the US and pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery in January.