Anna Friel was born on July 12, 1976 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, UK. She is an actress.
Biography and Career :
At first she played in soap operas and her first role was in "Brookside", a soap opera on the British Channel 4 where she played Beth Jordache. For this role she received the National Television Award for Most popular actress. After this she was seen in "The Tribe", "Closer", "Lulu", "Rogue Trader", "The Land Girls", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Timeline" and "Me Without You". Along Michelle Williams se appeared in "Goal!", "Goal! 2" and "Goal! 3".
She won Drama Desk and Theatre World awards and in 2006 was awarded Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bolton for contributions to the performing arts. She and David Thewlis have a long term relationship, th
ey are living together and in 2005 they had a girl, Gracie. As a model she appeared in commercials for Pantene Pro-V Ice shine, 3 Mobile and Virgin Atlantic.
In July 2007 she was one of the presenters at LIVE Earth. She had romantic relationships with Darren Day and Robbie Williams
. Talent has helped her a lot in her career but she has also worked very much and her fans wait to see her in her future projects. Her merits and talent were recognized through the awards she has received.
- Height: 157 cm
- She has Irish origins.
- "Every time it's me and another person down to the final two for a big, big movie, the other person gets it because they're the bigger name. Which, to be honest, totally pisses me off."
- "I am incredibly grateful for that part but I wouldn't want to go back to soap. It would be like going back to being a student when you've already got a job."
- "Some producer suddenly grabbed my doughnut out of my hand. Then he said, 'Anna, you really shouldn't be doing that'. He said, 'your tummy's not looking right on screen'. If it's just about that they should have hired a model. I mean, we're not talking about a big f**king tummy here!"
- Angel Makers (2008)
- Goal! 3 (2008)
- Bathory (2007)
- Pushing Daisies (6 episodes, 2007)
- Goal II: Living the Dream (2007)
- Irish Jam (2006)
- Niagara Motel (2005)
- Goal! (2005)
- Perfect Strangers (2004) (TV)
- The Jury (2 episodes, 2004)
- Timeline (2003)
- Last Rumba in Rochdale (2003)
- Watermelon (2003) (TV)
- Fields of Gold (2002) (TV)
- Me Without You (2001)
- The War Bride (2001)
- The Fear (2001) TV Series
- An Everlasting Piece (2000)
- Sunset Strip (2000)
- Mad Cows (1999)
- Rogue Trader (1999)
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)
- St. Ives (1998)
- The Tribe (1998)
- The Stringer (1998)
- Our Mutual Friend (1998) (mini) TV Series
- The Land Girls (1998)
- Cadfael (1 episode, 1996)
- Tales from the Crypt (1 episode, 1996)
- The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show (1 episode, 1995)
- Brookside (1982) TV Series (unknown episodes, 1993-1995)
- Medics (1 episode, 1993)
- Emmerdale Farm (1972) TV Series (unknown episodes, 1992)
- G.B.H. (1991) (mini) TV Series.
Anna Friel's Dates :
Joaquin Phoenix (2000)
David Thewlis (2001 - now)
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