Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorised criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men.
“He has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent. The charges follow a review of the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police in its investigation.
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Spacey are active and that he has the right to a fair trial.”
According to the charges, the first alleged victim is complaining about two sexual assaults in March 2005 in London.
The second complainant was allegedly assaulted in London in August 2008.
And the third alleged victim says he was sexually assaulted in Gloucestershire in April 2013.
Spacey is a two-time Oscar winner and known for starring roles in American Beauty, The Usual Suspects and House Of Cards.
He was previously artistic director of The Old Vic theatre in London.