Gerard Depardieu allegedly "urinated" on the floor during a flight from Paris to Dublin.

The French actor was said to be drunk while waiting for the plane to take off and refused a request to wait for 15 minutes until they were in the air, instead shouting he needed to "p**s" before passing water in front of the crew and passengers yesterday evening (16.08.11).

A spokesperson for CityJet - the airliner with which Gerard was travelling with - said: "I will confirm that he, in effect, urinated in the plane."

A passenger who witnessed the 62-year-old star urinate, added the crew were "dumbfounded" by what happened.

The unnamed person told Europe 1 radio: "He said he could not wait and there and then he stood up and did in on the floor.

"We could see he had been drinking. The stewardess was dumbfounded. No one said anything. It all happened with courtesy. Mr. Depardieu sat back down and the plane returned to the parking area to be cleaned."

It is not clear if any further action will be taken against Gerard, who is the co-owner of a winery in Condrieu and was once convicted for drink driving in 1990.