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Hugh Grant Doubts Leveson Will Change Media
Hugh Grant has expressed doubt that the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics will result in tougher regulation of newspapers.
The actor has said it may be a "real hurdle" to get any changes implemented.
Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry was set up by David Cameron last year in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News Of The World.
Grant, who was in Brussels calling for tougher EU regulation of the media, said: "Things we used to rant about and people used to roll their eyes and say 'They are a bit paranoid' have now been exposed to the public through the inquiry so I think the inquiry has done a very good job.
"I hope the recommendations are strong enough. I have every faith that they will be. I think the real hurdle comes in trying to get them enacted because I think there is huge forces of conservatism lined up against doing something about this."
The Four Weddings and a Funeral star gave evidence to the inquiry in November, where he said he suspected his voicemail messages had been hacked.
He also used his appearance to condemn photographers for hounding the mother of his baby daughter.