"I became aware I was turning up at places having arranged to
go there secretly and the media would already be there," said
Law, who is currently appearing on stage in London's West End in
a production of Shakespeare's "Henry V".
The jury was told that voicemail messages from Law had been
found at the home of Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator for
tabloid newspaper the News of the World.
Law, 41, is the most high-profile figure to give evidence for
the prosecution at the trial of two former Rupert Murdoch
editors on charges of phone-hacking, which began at the end of
October last year and is due to last until May.
Smartly dressed in a grey suit, Law said press attention in his
private life had increased significantly after he was nominated
for an Oscar for "The Talented Mr Ripley" in 2001 and split from
his then wife Sadie Frost.
He told London's Old Bailey court that packs of photographers
would regularly appear when he was out with his children.
Former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson
are on trial accused of conspiring to illegally intercept
voicemail messages on mobile phones.
They are also accused of authorizing illegal payments to public
officials while Brooks faces charges of perverting the course of
justice by attempting to conceal evidence from police.
Brooks, Coulson and five others deny all the charges.
(Reporting by Michael Holden;
editing by Stephen Addison)
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