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Sean Connery Contacted as Possible Phone Hacking Victim

Sean Connery AFI's Night At The Movies - H 2012
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A spokesman for the Scottish actor says though that he didn't take any action and "didn't wish to be involved."

LONDON - Sean Connery may have been among those celebrities and other public figures targeted by phone hacking, but the former James Bond actor didn't take any action, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The actor's name was found in notebooks kept by Glenn Mulcaire, the former private investigator of the News of the World tabloid, which was part of the News International U.K. newspaper unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., which has been at the center of the phone hacking scandal.

The paper said his voice mail was believed to have been hacking in an attempt to find private information for possible stories.

The Metropolitan Police here reached out to Connery, 81, but the actor, who now lives on the Bahamas, did not feel the need to follow up or sue, according to the Telegraph.

“An attempt to contact Sir Sean was made by an individual connected with the investigation into phone hacking," it quoted a spokesman as saying. “No specifics were supplied, and Sir Sean didn't not return the call as he truly didn't wish to be involved."

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