Jennifer Connelly and her actor husband Paul Bettany have relocated to the Brooklyn district of New York City in a desperate bid to escape the constant media attention besieging them in Los Angeles and London.

The couple, who met on the set of A Beautiful Mind, want to regain some normality and raise their two children in private.

And the pair are revelling in their newfound freedom.

Connelly says, "We are not at the Brad (PITT) and Jen (ANISTON) level of security.

"Here (New York) we ride the subway every day. We walk from point A to point B rather than being shuttled from your nice car to your nice home to your nice school to your nice friend's house."