Thursday 30 October 2014

"I'm at the Grocho with Jude ...I love you," Sienna Miller's message to Daniel Craig revealed

Published 29/01/2014 | 07:42

Sienna Miller with Daniel Craig n the 2004 film Layer Cake.
Sienna Miller and Jude Law had embarked on a relationship after his marriage ended.
Jude Law arrives at the Old Bailey in London to take the witness box in the phone hacking trial
Jude Law arrives at the Old Bailey in London to take the witness box in the phone hacking trial

An affair between Sienna Miller and Daniel Craig was uncovered through hacking the Bond star's phone.

Sienna Miller was in love with Daniel Craig while dating Jude Law in 2005, it was revealed in court yesterday.

At the hacking trial of the now-defunct tabloid News of the World bosses a  a voicemail recording was played from the actress to the 007 star.

Sienna Miller, is heard to have said: "Hi, it's me. I can't speak, I'm at the Groucho with Jude. I love you."

The NOTW reporter Dan Evans, who's pleaded guilty to hacking, revealed on the witness stand  that back in 2005, he  tapped into Daniel  Craig's voicemail  and discovered messages from Sienna Miller, his co-star in Layer Cake.  The James Bond actor was working in the US at the time, the court heard.

Evans played the contents for editor Andy Coulson,  who later became David Cameron’s Director of Communications,  he then responded "brilliant" after hearing the recording.

It has been revealed in the trial that Coulson was at the time having an affair with Rebekah Brooks, who is on trial with him for phone hacking.

He told the court that Coulson “became very animated” when he heard the recording, said “brilliant”.

Evans said: “Andy came over. He wanted to hear the tape.” He said he played the tape to Mr Coulson and another executive. “I played the tape a couple of times. They said ‘Good work.’” He added: “Everyone was having a bit of an adrenaline kick.”

At the time, Craig was engaged to producer Satsuki Mitchell and Sienna Miller was in a relationship with Jude Law who had split from wife Sadie Frost.

Jude Law gave evidence on Monday  and  answered questions about the affair between Miller and his friend Daniel Craig.   "We had known each other many, many years," the actor said.

As part of the NOTW’s preparations to publish the story,  Evans said he visited Daniel  Craig’s home in London. The court heard he “fronted up” the James Bond actor by knocking on his door and, when he answered, apologised and said his paper had details of his affair with Sienna Miller.

Craig denied the story saying “No, no, no… it’s not true.” Because of the denial, the story was held over until the following Sunday.

Daniel Craig is now married to actress Rachel Weisz and has a teenagee daughter, Ella, from his first marriage to actress Fiona Loudon.  Sienna Miller is with actor and model Tom Sturridge, and  the couple became parents iin 2012.

 

As Mr Evans outlined events, Mr Coulson, who had been taking notes sitting in the witness box, shook his head.

 

 

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