Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is to teach acting classes to students at a London college.

The Usual Suspects star has agreed to host masterclasses for aspiring actors as part of a new scholarship scheme in conjunction with Regent's College and his Kevin Spacey Foundation.

Applicants will start auditioning for places in the spring (13), according to the London Evening Standard newspaper.

Spacey says, "It's my responsibility (to help young actors). It's what you're supposed to do if you've done very well."

The scholarship program will eventually include the college's degree courses in subjects such as screenwriting and producing, and Spacey hopes to have 18 scholarship pupils onboard by 2015.