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Angelina Jolie tells ITV News she would go into politics 'if I felt I could make a difference'

Angelina Jolie has said she would consider a career in politics "if I felt I could really make a difference".

Speaking to ITV News' Julie Etchingham she also strongly criticised the international response to crises such as the Syrian civil war, saying "we simply aren't doing enough".

Jolie is currently promoting her latest film, Unbroken, which she directed. The film stars young Brit rising star Jack O'Connell as the late Louis Zamperini, a Second World War hero and athlete who ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

The Hollywood star has travelled to the Middle East to visit refugees from the Syrian conflict, which has seen thousands killed and millions displaced.

We have overall a failing of international leadership when we have 51 million people displaced from conflict, more people displaced than since after World War 2, when we have completely open-ended conflicts, when we have crises like Syria.

We seem to be completely unable to handle it and make ground and help all of the people who are starving and dying at the moment...I think clearly if you look around the world you can say that we simply are not doing enough.

– Angelina Jolie

On the domestic front, she said she might consider buying a "foothold" in London, saying she had "so many colleagues" in the capital and she "loves working here".

Angelina Jolie visiting Syrian refugees at a camp in Lebanon in 2012. Credit: Reuters

But she said reports suggesting she was planning to move her family to the UK were "made-up stories".

Jolie also said she could see herself doing more directing in future.

"I simply say there are a few more roles I would like to play. My children will be in their teens soon and there is more i want to do, so I am sure acting will take a back seat at sometime."

Watch the full interview below