Jude Law begins to give evidence in the phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks. Get the latest from London's Old Bailey...
Jude Law arrived at London’s Old Bailey today to take his turn in the witness box at the phone-hacking trial.
Beginning to give evidence in the ongoing trial of former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andrew Coulson, the British actor arrived in a silver Mercedes before hot-footing it into the court this morning.
The Henry V actor, who’s currently performing in the West End, said it ‘didn’t surprise me’, as the jury were taken through the years when it is alleged that his and Sienna Miller’s phones were hacked.
Describing his relationship with Sadie Frost, who he told the court had been his wife of 10 years and the mother of three of his children, he said his relationship ‘didn’t overlap’ with Sienna Miller, who he described as ‘his friend’ and his girlfriend ‘for about five years’.
He also confirmed that he had never heard the name of Glenn Mulcaire – the private investigator who has admitted hacking phones – previous to the investigation.
‘Sadly it didn’t surprise me,’ he said. ‘Because they were able to follow me not just in this country but abroad as well.’
Rebekah Brooks, 45, is accused of conspiring with others to hack phones, misconduct in a public office and pervert the course of justice. She denies all charges against her, along with six other defendants in the case.