Julie Andrews, 84, admits she HID her 1965 Oscar amid fears she did not deserve ...

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Julie Andrews has confessed she struggled with accepting her early success and even hid her Oscar amid concerns over being undeserving. 

The veteran actress, 84, who won the Best Actress gong in 1965 for her role in Mary Poppins, spoke candidly on Friday's edition of The Graham Norton Show about her struggles in the spotlight and adjusting to life in the public eye.

She said: 'l kept the Oscar in the attic for a very long time because I thought I’d been given it as a Welcome to and I didn’t feel worthy of it. So much early success sent me into therapy and analysis.'

Happy days: Julie Andrews has confessed she struggled with accepting her early success and even hid her Oscar amid concerns over being undeserving (pictured with her Oscar in 1965)

Happy days: Julie Andrews has confessed she struggled with accepting her early success and even hid her Oscar amid concerns over being undeserving (pictured with her Oscar in 1965)

Julie, who is blazing the promo trail with her new memoir Home Work: A Memoir of My Years, won icon status for her titular role in the Mary Poppins films and was awarded for her efforts with the gong - yet she struggled with success.  

The Surrey-born actress confessed she physically distanced herself from the gong as she said: 'l kept the Oscar in the attic for a very long time because I thought I’d been given it as a ‘Welcome to ’ and I didn’t feel worthy of it...

'So much early success sent me into therapy and analysis. I learnt you have to do it right and honour the films you are making. It’s a huge gift, but a lot of obligation.'

She went on: 'I learnt you have to do it right and honour the films you are making. It’s a huge gift, but a lot of obligation.'

Open and honest: The veteran actress, 84, who won the Best Actress gong in 1965 for her role in Mary Poppins, spoke candidly on Friday's edition of The Graham Norton Show about her struggles in the spotlight and adjusting to life in the public eye

Open and honest: The veteran actress, 84, who won the Best Actress gong in 1965 for her role in Mary Poppins, spoke candidly on Friday's edition of The Graham Norton Show about her struggles in the spotlight and adjusting to life in the public eye

As well as her 1965 victory, she has been nominated twice for the Best Actress category - in 1983 for Victor/Victoria and 1966 for The Sound Of Music.

In Home Work: A Memoir of My Years she gives insight into her 74 years in the spotlight and the process

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