Sunday World names injunction actors

An Irish newspaper has printed reports of an alleged affair between two actors at the centre of a High Court privacy injunction.

The Sunday World – which publishes Northern Ireland and Ireland editions – claims to have named the duo, both married, whose identities are protected by a legal gagging order to stop their alleged relationship hitting the headlines.

The actress and actor are said to have started an affair while filming a popular television programme.

The paper claims it saw legal documents that state the woman’s part was written out of the show when the actor’s wife found out about the alleged relationship.

But the legal gagging order is only applicable in Britain and its contents can be reported in the Republic of Ireland.

The pair were previously identified on Twitter, where users have been publishing the names of people claimed to have obtained injunctions including footballer Ryan Giggs.

Liberal Democrat MP John Hemming later used parliamentary privilege to unmask the 37-year-old as the married footballer at the centre of a privacy case over his alleged relationship with Big Brother contestant Imogen Thomas.

The MP also revealed that ex-Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin had taken out an order.

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