Geoffrey Rush denies claims of inappropriate behaviour on set

Rebekah Scanlan

Academy Award winning actor Geoffrey Rush has denied claims he acted inappropriately during a stint at an Australian theatre.

The Sydney Theatre Company (STC) had issued a statement saying it received a complaint during their 2016 run of Shakespeare play, King Lear and claimed the alleged misconduct went on for months.

However, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor has refuted the accusations branding them "false and untrue", with his lawyers telling the Daily Telegraph he had never heard a complaint about the "matter".

Aussie actor Geoffrey Rush has been accused of sexual misconduct whilst starring in the play King Lear. Source: Getty

In their statement, the STC said the alleged complainant requested to remain anonymous and as a result, would not comment further on the allegations.

"The Company continues to work with the complainant to minimise the risk of future instances of the alleged behaviour occurring in its workplace," it said.

Geoffrey Rush has denied the allegations, saying they are

The Shakespeare play ran from November 2015 to January 2016 in the Roslyn Packer Theatre, with Rush starring as King Lear.

Its latest run, which also starred 2012's Australian of the Year winner Rush, had just begun and was due to show until 9th January 2018, but tickets are now no longer available to purchase.

The STC company said it would not be commenting further on the matter involving Geoffrey Rush, pictured here last month. Source: Getty

Lawyers for 66-year-old Geoffrey claimed they hadn't been "informed" about the actual nature of the accusations, saying they were "unfounded."

The actor is seen here with his wife in 2013. The pair have been married since 1988. Source: Getty

The King's Speech star has been married to Jane Menelaus for almost 30 years and is one of a handful of actors who has achieved an elusive "triple crown" for winning an Oscar, Emmy and Tony award.

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