Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski loses court case over expulsion from Oscar body

Wed, 26 Aug 2020 - 12:03 GMT

Movie director Roman Polanski, who was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over charges of unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl, on Tuesday lost a court bid to be reinstated as a member.

Film Academy expels actor Cosby, director Polanski

Thu, 03 May 2018 - 10:10 GMT

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Thursday that it has expelled actor Bill Cosby and film director Roman Polanski from its membership.

Polanski retrospective angers French feminists

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 - 04:12 GMT

French feminists have voiced outrage over a planned retrospective of the films of director Roman Polanski.

Today in history: controversial director Roman Polanski is born

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 - 11:22 GMT

Today marks the birth of director Roman Polanski, both renowned for his groundbreaking classics and reviled his sexual assault case.

Polanski rape victim asks judge to close 1977 case as 'act of mercy'

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 - 08:27 GMT

An American woman raped by filmmaker Roman Polanski as a teenager four decades ago pleaded with a California judge on Friday.