Actors are often uneasy when asked to be themselves in public and it was noticeable that Hugh Grant, fronting Taking on the Tabloids, a documentary rushed into the schedules on the eve of the Leveson report, rapidly gave himself a character to play – a plucky guy called David.
"We're David taking on a terrifying Goliath," Grant declared, referring to the Hacked Off campaign that he heads with the Lib Dem former MP, Evan Harris, with the aim of promoting legislation against press misbehaviour.
As portrayed for an hour on Channel 4 last night, "David" is a 52-year-old former heart-throb actor who, though rumoured to be due to appear in the third Bridget Jones movie next year, has recently cut back on acting and taken to appearing as an anti-tabloid »
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