An Oscar nominated star has revealed details about her life and secret marriage in Norfolk.

Irish actor and singer Jessie Buckley has spoken about her life in the east during an episode of the podcast Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware.

After moving to the county three years ago the star and her husband Freddy split their time 50/50 between Norfolk and London.

In a question about why she chose Norfolk, the actress said: "I'd never been there before, we were going to move to Suffolk, where we'd fallen in love, and then friends of ours had moved to Norfolk.

"They showed us this house that from like the 1500s and falling down and orange.

"It's a really amazing old house that's been there forever."

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They were charmed by their Norfolk countryside cottage so much that the house was even used as their wedding venue.

The Olivier Award winner and star of films Women Talking and Fingernails describes her wedding in Norfolk as featuring a keg of Guinness and plenty of cheese toasties. 

Buckley is also set to appear with Norfolk's Olivia Coleman in the upcoming film Wicked Little Letters.