View all newsletters
Sign up for our free email newsletters

Fighting for quality news media in the digital age.

  1. Media Law
September 17, 2012

Actors Sid Owen and Darren Day to sue News International

By Sarah Limbrick



Ex-Eastenders star Sid Owen and actor Darren Day are among two of the latest celebrities to sue over phone-hacking at the News of the World.

Owen, 40, played Ricky Butcher in the BBC soap opera until retiring earlier this year, and is due to be appear as a contestant in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. 

Day, who has starred in numerous West End musicals as well as television shows, is well known for the colourful private life he enjoyed before settling down with his wife, daughter and stepson.

They are just two of the latest round of public figures who claim they are victims of hacking. 

Others who have launched lawsuits are David Brooks, Gary Hersham, and Labour party official Hilary Perrin.      

Content from our partners
Publishing on the open web is broken, how generative AI could help fix it
Impress: Regulation, arbitration and complaints resolution
Papermule: Workflow automation for publishers

The High Court deadline for the lodging of claims against News Group Newspapers was 14 September and a case management conference, expected to last three days, will start on 25 September.

So far 124 people have been accepted into the compensation scheme run by News International, News Group’s parent company.

Email to point out mistakes, provide story tips or send in a letter for publication on our "Letters Page" blog

Select and enter your email address Weekly insight into the big strategic issues affecting the future of the news industry. Essential reading for media leaders every Thursday. Your morning brew of news about the world of news from Press Gazette and elsewhere in the media. Sent at around 10am UK time. Our weekly does of strategic insight about the future of news media aimed at US readers. A fortnightly update from the front-line of news and advertising. Aimed at marketers and those involved in the advertising industry.
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network