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Actor Frank Langella, 84, is at center of sexual harassment probe over behavior on Netflix limited series The Fall of the House of Usher

  • Langella, 84, being investigated over claims of inappropriate behavior 
  • Oscar-nominated actor has not been fired or suspended from show  
  • He is accused of telling a joke that had sexual overtones
  • Sources said he touched the leg of a female actress during a scripted performance and joked, ‘Did you like that?’ 
  • The Fall of the House of Usher is filming in British Columbia, Canada 
  • Langella is an accomplished actor with a prolific resume, having worked steadily in movies and films since 1965 
  • He garnered an Oscar nod for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as late President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon 

Actor Frank Langella is at the center of a sexual harassment probe over his alleged behavior on the set of the Netflix limited series The Fall of the House of Usher.

The Bayonne, New Jersey-born actor, 84, has been accused of multiple instances of inappropriate behavior on the British Columbia, Canada set of the show, production sources told TMZ Wednesday, but hasn’t been fired or suspended.

Among the alleged incidents, the source told the outlet, include a joke Langella told that had sexual overtones, and an instance in which he touched the leg of a female actress (during a scripted performance) and joked, ‘Did you like that?’

The latest: Actor Frank Langella, 84, is at the center of a sexual harassment probe over his alleged behavior on the set of the Netflix limited series The Fall of the House of Usher. The actor was snapped in 2012 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

The latest: Actor Frank Langella, 84, is at the center of a sexual harassment probe over his alleged behavior on the set of the Netflix limited series The Fall of the House of Usher. The actor was snapped in 2012 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

The production of the Netflix limited series has not been impacted by the probe, sources told the outlet, as Langella did not have any scenes to film this week.

Police told the outlet that no reports have been filed in connection with the veteran actor. A Netflix rep told the outlet the company doesn’t comment on ‘active employment matters.’

Langella plays the role of Roderick Usher in the series, which was created by Mike Flanagan.

Other members of the cast include Mark Hamill, Carla Gugino, Willa Fitzgerald, JayR Tinaco, Mary McDonnell, Kate Siegel, Zach Gilford, Henry Thomas, Annabeth Gish and Malcolm Goodwin, according to iMDb.  

Too close for comfort: A source told the TMZ that Langella told a joke with sexual overtones, and he allegedly touched the leg of a female actress — during a scripted performance — and joked, 'Did you like that?'; seen in April 2021 at the SAG Awards

Langella plays the role of Roderick Usher in the Netflix series, which was created by Mike Flanagan

Langella was seen appearing remotely at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year

Langella was seen appearing remotely at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year 

Acclaimed: Langella garnered an Oscar nomination in 2009 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as late President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon

Langella garnered an Oscar nomination in 2009 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as late President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon 

Langella is an accomplished actor with a prolific resume, having worked steadily in movies and films since 1965.

He garnered an Oscar nomination in 2009 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as late President Richard Nixon in the 2008 film Frost/Nixon.

Among his notable films include the 1979 film Dracula, starring as Count Dracula; 1987’s Masters of the Universe, playing the role of the villain Skeletor; 2006’s Superman Returns, playing the role of Perry White; and 2012’s Robot & Frank, playing Frank.

Latter-day role: Langella portrayed the role of Judge Julius Hoffman in 2020's The Trial of the Chicago 7

Langella portrayed the role of Judge Julius Hoffman in 2020’s The Trial of the Chicago 7

Langella played the role of Perry White in 2006's Superman Returns

Langella played the role of Perry White in 2006’s Superman Returns 

Langella appeared in 1987's Masters of the Universe, playing the role of the villain Skeletor

Langella appeared in 1987’s Masters of the Universe, playing the role of the villain Skeletor 

In recent years, he’s been featured in projects including The Trial of the Chicago 7, in which he played Judge Julius Hoffman; the TV show Kidding, in which he portrayed Seb; and the TV show The Americans, playing Gabriel.

The Hollywood veteran opened up about his love life in his 2012 memoir Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them, according to the New York Post, as he was past linked to late actresses Rita Hayworth and Elizabeth Taylor.

He was romantically linked with Whoopi Goldberg for five years after they worked together on her 1994 movie Eddie, according to a 2000 report from Variety.

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