Since moving to London to take over the Old Vic in 2003, award-winning actor, producer and director Kevin Spacey has finally had time to indulge in one luxury: himself. It was something he could never do while he was busy making his mark in the celluloid world. Spacey has had a wildly successful career as an actor, having starred in hit films such as The Usual Suspects and American Beauty for which he won Oscars for best supporting actor and best actor, respectively. He was also the executive producer of the 2010 hit The Social Network, which netted three Academy Awards earlier this year. 'My life has been quite nomadic being on different locations for different movies. I never used to have as much time for myself. I was focused on my film career. Now, I'm living out another dream by returning to my first love, the theatre. For the past eight years, I've actually had a home,' he says. Since taking over as artistic director of the Old Vic, Spacey has cut down on central roles and, instead, taken on supporting roles in films such as The Men Who Stare at Goats, Margin Calls and Horrible Bosses. He's also taken time to do a special photo project with renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh. 'I simply wasn't available as I was still building the company. But now, the Old Vic is in a strong position as a theatre and I have incredible staff who I can delegate to, so I can take on more film work,' says the New Jersey native, who appeared in Hong Kong, headlining Shakespeare's Richard III as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Being artistic director of the Old Vic has been rewarding for Spacey, who was originally signed on for 10 years, but decided to extend his term until 2015. He was largely credited with reviving one of Britain's oldest theatres by bringing in big names such as Sam Mendes, Robert Altman, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Dreyfuss. But Spacey's theatrical dreams stretch beyond the stage. Last year, he set up the Kevin Spacey Foundation to support young actors, directors, writers and producers. The foundation is a homage of sorts to Spacey's own mentor, the late Jack Lemmon. 'Jack had a philosophy: if you have done well, then you're obligated to send the elevator back down for others.' IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days & Portofino Automatic 'The manufacturer has always built timepieces which combine elegance and beauty in a unique way, a good example of this is the new Portofino collection.'