Bafta-nominated actor John McEnery, 73, charged with possessing fake gun at Faversham pub

PUBLISHED: 16:21 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 16:21 09 August 2017

Leading Light pub, Faversham

Leading Light pub, Faversham


The Romeo and Juliet star has been bailed until Friday, August 25

A Bafta-nominated actor who starred in Romeo and Juliet has been charged with possessing a fake gun at a pub in Faversham.

John McEnery, 73, is accused of inciting fear of violence at the Leading Light in Preston Street on Tuesday morning.

Armed officers descended on the scene after being called at 8.22am and made an arrest shortly before 12pm in the Faversham Creek area.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

The actor was nominated for his role as Mercutio in Franco Zeffirelli’s adaptation of the Shakespeare classic in 1968 and has also appeared in films such as Nicholas and Alexandra, The Land That Time Forgot, The Krays, and Bartleby, where he took the title role and starred opposite Paul Scofield.

Most recently he appeared in Girl with a Pearl Earring in 2003.

Mr McEnery, of no fixed address, has been bailed to appear before Maidstone magistrates on Friday, August 25.

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