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Bafta winner Olivia Colman says her newfound recognition makes her embarrassed when she steps out of her house.
The 39-year-old star, of everything from comedies like Peep Show to heavy dramas like Tyrannosaur, has admitted she finds it difficult to adjust to her raised profile since appearing in ITV's whodunnit hit Broadchurch.
Colman, soon to be seen in Channel 4 drama Run, said she even puts off going to the shops until she has to.
She said: “Previously I'd normally get somebody every day going 'I like Peep Show', or something. And now that happens quite a lot more, to the extent that I get quite embarrassed.
“I only do journeys that I really have to, because I don't know what to do. I've never had a bad experience, it's just funny. Someone knows your face, but you don't know theirs. It's a bit peculiar, and I'm sure I'll get better at it.
Colman was a double-winner at the Baftas earlier this year - bagging the Best Supporting Actress award for Accused, and Best Female Comedy Performance for Twenty Twelve.
But she said she was a bit overawed by the occasion and wanted to head home early and relax.
“I still haven't really registered that it happened,” she said.
“It was all a bit overwhelming, so straight after dinner I asked my husband 'Can we go home? I want to put my socks on'. So we snuck off.
“My mates know I'm the last one to leave a party. But stuff like that is just a bit too much, a bit too overwhelming.”
In urban drama Run - which begins on Monday, July 15 - Colman plays one of four apparently unconnected people who face life-changing decisions.
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