Joanne Froggatt’s life is in ‘flux’ since divorce Content Exchange

Joanne Froggatt’s life is in a “flux” since her split from James Cannon last year.

The former ‘Downton Abbey’ star has revealed she’s still coming to terms with her separation from her beau after eight years of marriage but she’s looking forward to the future now that she has taken over their joint production company, Run After It.

Speaking to Red magazine, she said: “I didn’t think I’d be divorced, I didn’t think we’d be going through a pandemic, I didn’t think my life would be in flux in the way it was. But I’m OK with that.

“I’m excited to move forward with it [Run After It] and get my head around the direction in which I want to take things. We’ve already had a script commissioned by Sky. It feels like an exciting new chapter.”

The 40-year-old actress announced she had split from James last year.

She said: “We’ve actually been separated for a little while. I’m looking to the future. I’m just going to embrace this year and see what happens.”

Earlier this year, Joanne admitted that she was worried about turning 40 but she actually feels “fantastic” now.

She explained: “This is 40 … So I turned 40 last weekend and I felt I couldn’t let it pass without saying that from the moment I turned 39 I was constantly asked how I felt about being nearly 40. My answer was, ‘I don’t know, I’ve only just turned 39, ask me when I’m 40!’ …

“I can now answer that question. I feel fantastic … As a woman (especially in the industry I’m in) I felt that 40 was seen as this negative milestone. ‘Are you fearful of losing your looks?’ ‘Are you worried about being a woman in this industry and being 40?’ ‘Don’t forget the clock is ticking, when are you going to have a baby?’ ‘There is less work for actresses over 40 does that worry you?’ Are just some of the questions I’ve been asked over the last year. I feel so incredibly grateful for my first 40 years of life. I feel the happiest and most comfortable in my own skin that I have ever felt. I am wiser, calmer, more confident in myself and my own decisions than I was in my 20’s.

“I am so fortunate to have the most wonderful people in my life, who have gone out of their way to make me feel special and loved even though I couldn’t celebrate with a party (as I’d hoped) or see a lot of my loved ones. 40 (or any age) is not something to be feared, it is something to be celebrated, I am so grateful to be healthy and happy and I am so grateful to be looking forward to the next 40 years of whatever life may bring. 40 is amazing! (sic)”

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