Award-winning actress Olivia Colman has revealed she once wrote to Wikipedia in order to have her age corrected on the website.

The 44-year-old actress, who was listed as being eight years above her real-life age online, decided to write to outlet, pretending to be someone else so as to avoid appearing ''vain''.

Speaking on the David Tennant Does a Podcast With...Colman said: ''Once, on Wikipedia, they had my birthday as the wrong day, the wrong month, and eight years before I was born.

''I emailed them, pretending it wasn't me. [I wrote] 'I was at school with her and that's not her birthday'. I didn't want them to think I was being so vain.''

However, the star was forced to reveal her identity when the website didn't respond to her first email.

''I didn't get a reply, and wrote again going 'Sorry guys, but I know it's wrong'. And they didn't reply.

''So I said, 'Actually, this is me, and it's really upsetting me that you've made me eight years older than I actually am.'''

 Colman won the award for best actress in a musical or comedy at the 2019 Golden Globes

The Favourite actress said she was asked for a birth certificate to prove her real age and recalls telling the online encyclopedia: ''Whose f***ing birth certificate have you looked at in the first place to make me eight years older?'''

Colman also opened up about dealing with fame, especially during award season,  and admitted the more she gets recognised, the more reclusive she becomes.

''I find it one-sided; everybody knows your face but you don't know theirs. I find that a little intimidating.

''I tend to stay at home. I love my job very much and know that is an unfortunate side effect. And again some people deal with it better than me.

''It is annoying. I went over there [to America] for a holiday and it was heaven, because I went out to the park with the kids and nobody looked twice. And now that is annoying, isn't it? I will have to find somewhere else to go.''

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