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Paul Giamatti is happy to remain anonymous

Paul Giamatti is happy to remain anonymous

Paul Giamatti is happy to remain anonymous

Paul Giamatti has said he prefers not being recognised.

Despite an illustrious career spanning two decades, the Golden Globe-winning actor is largely left alone by the paparazzi, a fact he is glad about.

"I can go about my daily life and for the most part, people don't recognise me - it has definitely increased a lot more, but it's never been on any uncomfortable level so it's fine," he said.

"I've played a lot of laconic, cynical characters so people totally expect me to be like that too. Maybe that's a good thing because then they don't bother me in airports."

Paul, who stars in Barney's Version with Rosamund Pike and Dustin Hoffman, said working with the former Bond girl was a dream come true.

"She's fantastic. I'm sort of obsessed with her since I first saw Die Another Day," he revealed.

"I had this weird determination to somehow work with this woman at some point, so I was ecstatic when they cast her. She's gorgeous. When I heard they were thinking about her, I immediately said you don't need to think about anybody else."

:: Barney's Version is in cinemas now.

PA