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Depardieu to open his own restaurant in Moscow

Published on Jul 3, 2014 7:04 PM
 
French actor Gerard Depardieu stands in the pit lane before the start of the 82nd 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race in Le Mans, western France on June 14, 2014. Depardieu - who raised eyebrows when he took Russian nationality 18 months ago after befriending President Vladimir Putin - is to open his own Franco-Russian restaurant in Moscow called "Gérard". -- PHOTO: AFP

MOSCOW (AFP) - The French actor Gerard Depardieu - who raised eyebrows when he took Russian nationality 18 months ago after befriending President Vladimir Putin - is to open his own Franco-Russian restaurant in Moscow called "Gérard".

Known for his gargantuan appetite for food and drink, Depardieu already owns three restaurants in Paris, several vineyards and bistros and brasseries in Belgium.

Only last weekend he failed to turn up at the Edinburgh Film Festival in Scotland after a roisterous night "attacking" a haggis - a Scottish delicacy made from oats and sheep innards - and sampling local beers and whiskies in a pub on the Isle of Skye.

The actor had been due at a première of the controversial film "Welcome to New York", in which he plays disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

 
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