Hugh Grant graced Parliament with his presence last night for the ever tedious Brian Cathcart’s book launch. Cashing in on his involvement with the Leveson Inquiry, the journalism professor’s ‘Everybody’s Hacked Off’ was less of a crowd puller than the A-list stars that included Steve Coogan and Max Mosley.
Not everyone was enamoured though. Tory MP Gavin Barwell clearly did not take too kindly to being threatened by the hard done-by Hugh:
‘Met Hugh Grant tonight. Interesting that when trying to persuade me re regulation of press he used tactic he criticises media proprietors for using — “If you don’t do what I want you to do I’ll attack you and you won’t be in power any more”‘
Hollywood star in media hypocrisy row? Now Mr Steerpike has seen everything.