Maleficent star Angelina Jolie wants to concentrate on writing and directing films in the future, as well as focusing on her work with the UN.

Speaking to OK! magazine, the 38-year-old said: "Acting is going to take more of a back seat. I've had a wonderful career and I'm very happy to have had all the opportunities to tell stories and work for as long as I have."

She continued: ''I'm sure there'll be a few more films, but I'm happy that I'm able to be selective and have fun with characters like Maleficent.

''But I would like to focus more on writing and directing and, above all, I would like to focus more on my work with the UN.''

Maleficent opens in cinemas on May 28.