Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey was on Thursday due to make his latest British courtroom appearance

after he was charged last month with sexually assaulting three men and granted unconditional bail.

The 62-year-old star, who last faced a UK court over the four counts of sexual assault on June 16

was expected at London's Central Criminal Court -- known as the Old Bailey -- from 0845 GMT for a scheduled hearing.

His case is listed for "plea and trial preparation" after being transferred to the crown court

which deals with the most serious crimes, from a lower magistrates' court last month.

No formal pleas were entered at the previous 28-minute hearing

but Spacey's lawyer Patrick Gibbs told the court his client "strenuously denies any and all criminality in this case".

"He needs to answer these charges if he is to proceed with his life," Gibbs added then.