A court in Cairo has upheld a three-month jail sentence against actor Adel Imam on charges of defaming Islam.
The 71-year-old Egyptian comedian, who also is a UN goodwill ambassador, was sentenced in absentia in February.
Dubbed the Arab world's Charlie Chaplin, Imam has a long history of legal tangles with Islamists, who regard his work as blasphemous.
The latest case is connected to his 1994 film "Al-Irhabi" (The Terrorist) in which he portrays an Islamic fundamentalist, and his 1985 comedy "Al-Zaeem" (The Leader), in which Imam pokes fun at autocratic leaders in the Middle East.
Imam is expected to appeal the verdict.
Based on reporting by AFP and Al-Arabiya