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She’s had a prolific career and sensationally picked up an Oscar for her supporting role in My Left Foot.

But Irish actress Brenda Fricker has admitted a darker side to her long-running career and has shocked fans by admitting that she is now completely broke.

The 67-year-old actress, who has become a household name after roles on Casualty and Coronation Street has spoken out about how lonely and depressed she is and how she’s attempted suicide a staggering 32 times.

Speaking in an interview with Anna Friel, to be broadcast on Sky Arts on November 6, the acclaimed actress is frank about her financial problems:

‘I lived off my savings while they lasted, but now I”m completely broke. But as long as I have a roof over my head and feed the dog and feed myself, I’m perfectly content,’ she said.

Clearly completely at ease with Anna, who she stared with in the 2003 film Watermelon, Brenda opened up about her difficult life.

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