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Hugh Grant: 'Astonishment and betrayal of Cameron's failure to endorse Leveson'

Speaking on the Andrew Marr show this morning Hugh Grant has described how he felt on reading the Leveson report and David Cameron's subsequent refusal to back it;

"We thought the report was intelligent and clever - but mild, the mild end of what everyone had hoped for. But the up side of it being mild is that there's no way that the Prime Minister can't endorse this. This is something that can get through.

"We then sat therewith a bunch of 50-60 ordinarily, non-celebrity victims, watching the Prime Minister speak in the Commons and the feeling was one of astonishment, and betrayal."

Hugh Grant about to get advance copy of Leveson report

Actor Hugh Grant has tweeted that he, and other phone hacking victims, are about to see his advance copy of the Leveson report.


Hugh Grant reveals he wants to go on Strictly

Hugh Grant has revealed to Tom Bradby on ITV1's The Agenda that he would not want to follow in Nadine Dorries' steps and appear on I'm A Celebrity, but revealed he would like to take part on the BBC1 hit show Strictly Come Dancing:

It probably isn't the most dignified thing you can do as an MP. I've always wanted to be on the dancing one myself.

That's my secret fantasy. That's out of the bag.

The Agenda with Tom Bradby is on ITV1 at 10:35pm.


Hugh Grant calls for independent press regulator

Hugh Grant is concerned the Government will ignore the Leveson Inquiry Credit: PA

The actor High Grant has urged the Government to establish an independent media regulator on the back of Lord Leveson's inquiry into press ethics.

"Self-regulation of the press is a system that has been proven to fail for 50 years," the actor told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.

"What could come out of Leveson is an independent regulator. I do not see the slightest danger to freedom of speech from it."

Grant said he fears David Cameron's government could ignore the findings of the inquiry.

"Suddenly, sinisterly, a few weeks ago we start to get weird rumblings from (the Government) that Leveson is a waste of time," he said.

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