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Hugh Grant: NoW closure 'cynical manoeuvre'

7 July 2011 Last updated at 23:00 BST

Actor Hugh Grant has told a BBC Question Time audience that he believes the closure of the News of The World, amid mounting pressure over phone hacking allegations, is a cynical management manoeuvre.

Mr Grant exposed the scandal when he recorded a conversation between himself and former features editor Paul McMullan, in which the journalist revealed details of phone hacking by the media.

Watch the whole programme via iPlayer at the Question Time website.