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20 July 2011, 12:57 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50
Hollywood actress Samantha Morton, who's been in stacks of films like Minority Report, In America and Sweet and Low Down, was given the honorary degree at Nottingham Trent Uni in recognition of her internationally successful acting career.
After leaving school in her early teens, the actress, who grew up in Nottingham, says she worked hard and ended up joining forces with some of the world's biggest directors like Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen.
She took her Agent and fiancé Harry to the graduation ceremony earlier and told Capital she was really proud to be there:
"I didn't know what to expect cus I left school very naughtily as a young teenager, I went to a fantastic school but I was having difficulty at home, I was living in a children's home so I ran away from school.
"I've never been to anything like this before, so I was like 'I don't know what to do'."
But Samantha won't be celebrating hard:
"I've got a bit of chest infection so I wasn't able to come to the dinner last night, I'm feeling a bit poorly, I'm going to go home to bed.
"Once I'm a bit better I'm going to throw a little party I think'.
Listen to Samantha talking to Capital about running away from school and what she gets up to when she comes home to Nottingham below.
Last year Samantha won a BAFTA for her directorial debut feature film 'The Unloved'.