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Dame Helen Mirren Tells Celebrities Whose Nude Photos Have Been Hacked, 'Don't Take It Too Seriously'

06/09/2014 10:37 BST | Updated 06/09/2014 10:59 BST

Dame Helen Mirren has given her typically robust view on the phone hacking scandal, that has seen the naked photos of celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton leaked online.

The Oscar-winning actress says in an interview with Magic FM, to be broadcast tomorrow, that she was insulted that her own phone wasn't hacked in the saga.

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Dame Helen claims she felt "insulted" her own phone hadn't been hacked

Helen says, "I kept desperately looking at the list of people whose phones were hacked, hoping to see my name.

“You weren’t anybody if your phone hadn’t been hacked."

She adds that, "The best thing is not take it too seriously.

"Who on earth would put nude photos of themselves on their phones anyway? That I don’t quite get.”

But she has harsh words, too, for those responsible, "The anonymity the hackers have should be taken away.

"To do it anonymously is so cowardly “I think only women’s phones have been targeted because only 12-year-old boys want to look at it.

“There are an awful lot of 12-year-old boys, who are anything between the age of 11 and 45.”

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Jennifer Lawrence was among those whose photos got leaked

Earlier this week, Ricky Gervais received the taste of Twitter fury for wading in to the furore, and was forced to backtrack on his comments.

The FBI have been called in to investigate the leaking of the snaps, while Apple have been quick to call it a "targeted attack", not problems with the general security of their iCloud.

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