Anna Maxwell Martin says ‘rubbery face’ prevents her from being recognized

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She received critical acclaim for her role as icy DCI Patricia Carmichael in Line Of Duty.

Yet Anna Maxwell Martin showed a completely different side of herself in a stunning new shoot for thank you, as she formed a storm in a series of chic shots.

The actress, 44, spoke of being recognized, saying: ‘I think there must be something about my face that’s kind of rubbery and it’s fading into the background… – maybe in real life I look so haggard and baggy. out that people just can’t tell.’

A vision: Anna Maxwell Martin showed a very different side to her icy Line Of Duty character in a stunning new shoot for Grazia, as she posed a storm in a series of chic shots

Anna looked sensational in the new shoot where she showed off her limber legs in a pretty blue shirt dress with paint splatter.

She also showed off her small waist in a stylish coordinate consisting of a shirt tied at the waist and high-waisted trousers in a monochromatic hue.

Anna has received much acclaim for her roles in Motherland and Bleak House, but was the most prominent in the limelight after Line Of Duty.

Despite being a well-known TV face, the actress, who is mother to daughters Maggie and Nancy with her ex-husband Roger Michell, insists she can stay under the radar because of her “rubbery face.”

Sensational: The actress, 44, spoke of being recognized, saying: 'I think there must be something about my face that's pretty rubbery and it's fading into the background.... - maybe I look like that in real life haggard and baggy out that people just can't say

Sensational: The actress, 44, spoke of being recognized, saying: ‘I think there must be something about my face that’s pretty rubbery and it’s fading into the background…. – maybe I look like that in real life haggard and baggy out that people just can’t say

Terrifying: She got a lot of credit for her role as icy DCI Patricia Carmichael in Line Of Duty

Terrifying: She got a lot of credit for her role as icy DCI Patricia Carmichael in Line Of Duty

She said: ‘I don’t really get recognized much, maybe a little more recently, but that’s probably because Line Of Duty is watched by 10 billion people…

“I think there must be something about my face that’s kind of rubbery and shifting to the background. And they help you a lot too, hair and make-up – maybe I look so messy and baggy in real life that people just can’t see it.’

She said about her self-confidence: “I’m not very sure about my face or anything like that, but I really like clothes and I work with [stylist] Alexandra Mann, and she’s great at getting weird stuff and telling me…

Strangely enough, I feel good and confident. I really enjoy that side of it.’

On her face she continued, “No, I don’t really feel anything on my face. In acting you have to have a face that is memorable, whatever that means.’

Another part: She also stars as Julia in hit comedy Motherland

Another part: She also stars as Julia in hit comedy Motherland

On social media, Anna said: “My boyfriend forced me on Instagram when I was quite drunk. I’m not terribly interested in people who are constantly posting or looking like they have super-idyllic lives…

The new issue of Grazia is now on the newsstand

The new issue of Grazia is now on the newsstand

‘I’m raising two girls, so it’s not terribly healthy, is it? But I like the other bum, like, “You like floral wallpaper, so we’re going to bomb you with chintzy sofas.”‘

Following Line Of Duty’s roaring success, she spoke of the much-discussed prospect of another series, saying, “I wouldn’t know and I’d never be told…

Until I got in the car and got on a plane to Belfast [where it’s filmed]”I wouldn’t know… I don’t belong to the incrowd there and I’m not sure the incrowd knows.”

In last month’s final – which many considered disappointing – Buckells, played by Nigel Boyle, was exposed as the illusory H.

When discussing the final, she said, “I didn’t see it. My friends were quite mixed, some of them loved the ending because they felt it was open to new things. I liked that it was Nigel.

Is she coming back?  Following Line Of Duty's roaring success, she spoke of the much-talked-about prospect of another series, saying 'I wouldn't know and I'd never be told'

Is she coming back? Following Line Of Duty’s roaring success, she spoke of the much-talked-about prospect of another series, saying ‘I wouldn’t know and I’d never be told’

‘I’ve always found him hilarious. I have been away to film and my TV in my hotel is not working. I still haven’t spoken to the front desk. I’m like, “Oh, I feel bad, they’re so nice!”‘

Amid speculation that she would appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, she said: ‘I was asked for the jungle; I would love the challenges, but I wouldn’t like the boredom,” she says – although her daughters were excited…

They said, “Oh my god, we’re going to be at the Versace hotel for five weeks!” “If they threw me in a box with that… it would be good TV.”

The new issue of Grazia is now on the newsstand

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