05/12/2012 09:32 GMT | Updated 03/02/2013 10:12 GMT

WATCH: Angelina Jolie Prepares To Bow Out Of Acting, Due To Demands Of Family Life

Angelina Jolie has told Channel 4 News that she is eyeing retirement from acting, due to the demands of family life and her charity work, which takes her overseas.

The Oscar-winning actress has six children with partner Brad Pitt, has revealed how, as the eldest of her brood, son Maddox, is soon to be a teenager, she is aware she will be needed more at home.

Jolie hasn't been seen on screen for a couple of years - her last film in front of the camera was 'The Tourist' with Johnny Depp - and she won't be appearing until blockbuster fantasy 'Maleficent', in which she plays the title role, reaches cinemas in 2014.

'Kung Fu Panda 3', and 'Salt 2', are both also in the works, but not for a couple of years at least.

She made her directorial debut in 2011 with 'In The Land of Blood and Honey'.