The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are among eight who face charges relating to phone hacking.
All, with the exception of Glenn Mulcaire, will be charged with conspiring to intercept voicemails without legal authority.
In addition, Rebekah Brooks learned she will face two further charges of conspiracy unlawfully to intercept communications. The first relates to the voicemails of the late schoolgirl Milly Dowler, while the second relates to the voicemails of Andrew Gilchrist.
Andy Coulson faces four additional charges, relating to Milly Dowler, model Calum Best and former Cabinet ministers David Blunkett and Charles Clarke.
It was also revealed that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were among the victims or group of victims for which James Weatherup and Neville Thurlbeck will stand further charges.