British actor Andrew Lancel has appeared in court to deny child sex charges.

The former Coronation Street star, real name Andrew Watkinson, is accused of indecently assaulting a child under the age of 15 between 1993 and 1994.

He appeared at Liverpool Crown Court in Liverpool, England on Monday (15Apr13) and entered a not guilty plea to six counts.

Lancel, 42, was granted bail until his trial, which is slated to commence on 3 June (13).

The actor left the long-running soap opera in March 2012.