Anna Friel

Actor
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Born: 07/12/1976 in Lancashire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (36)

I.T. 2016 (Movie)

Maggie Ryan (Actor)

Marcella 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Master Cleanse 2016 (Movie)

Maggie (Actor)

The Saboteurs 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

American Odyssey 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Good People 2014 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Angel Makers 2013 (Movie)

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The Look of Love 2013 (Movie)

Jean Raymond (Actor)

Neverland 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Limitless 2011 (Movie)

Melissa (Actor)

London Boulevard 2011 (Movie)

Briony (Actor)

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger 2010 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

Holly Cantrell (Actor)

Pushing Daisies 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Bathory 2008 (Movie)

Countess Bathory (Actor)

Goal! 2 2008 (Movie)

Roz (Actor)

Goal! The Dream Begins 2006 (Movie)

Roz Harmison (Actor)

Niagara Motel 2005 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

Perfect Strangers 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jury 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Timeline 2003 (Movie)

Lady Claire (Actor)

Me Without You 2002 (Movie)

Marina (Actor)

The War Bride 2001 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

An Everlasting Piece 2000 (Movie)

Bronagh (Actor)

Shiner 2000 (Movie)

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St. Ives 2000 (Movie)

Flora (Actor)

Sunset Strip 2000 (Movie)

Tammy (Actor)

Mad Cows 1999 (Movie)

Maddy (Actor)

Our Mutual Friend -- By Charles Dickens 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rogue Trader 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stringer 1999 (Movie)

Helen (Actor)

The Land Girls 1998 (Movie)

Prue (Actor)

The Tribe 1997 (Movie)

Lizzie (Actor)

About Face 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Neverland (Movie)

Elizabeth Bonny (Actor)

Relationships

Darren Day

Companion
Dated c. 1995-96 no longer together

Gracie Friel

Daughter
Born July 9, 2005 father, David Thewlis

David Thewlis Actor

Companion
Began their relationship in 2001 father of her daughter Gracie ended their relationship in December 2010

Robbie Williams

Companion
Formerly with the band Take That later became a successful solo artist no longer together

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England
Attended briefly as a teenager

Oldham Drama School

Oldham

Milestones

2011

Appeared in the thriller "Limitless," opposite Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro

2009

Starred in a West End adaptation of the novel "Breakfast at Tiffany's" at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

2009

Co-starred with Will Ferrell in the big-budget feature adaptation of the 1970s series, "Land of the Lost"

2008

Reprised role for "Goal! 2: Living the Dream"

2007

Cast as Chuck in the ABC series, "Pushing Daisies"; earned a Best Actress Golden Globe (2008) nomination

2006

Played the love interest of a professional soccer player in Danny Cannon's "Goal! The Dream Begins"

2003

Cast in Richard Donner's "Timeline"

2002

Appeared in the independent feature "Me Without You" alongside Michelle Williams

2001

Made West End stage debut in Frank Wedekind's production of "Lulu"

1999

Cast opposite Ewen McGregor in the Nick Leeson biopic, "Rogue Trader" (premiered in the US on HBO)

1999

Made Broadway debut playing Alice in Patrick Marber's "Closer"

1999

Played Hermia in the all-star remake of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

1998

Had featured role of Bella Wilfer in the BBC adaptation of "Our Mutual Friend"

1998

Feature acting debut, "The Land Girls"

1998

Engendered controversy for her nude scenes in the BBC-2 movie "The Tribe"

1996

Appeared in an episode of HBO's "Tales From the Crypt"

1996

Appeared in the second and third installments of "Cadfael" (shown in the US on PBS' "Mystery!")

1993

Played Beth Jordache, the first openly lesbian character on British TV, in "Brookside"

1991

Made TV acting debut as Michael Palin's daughter in an episode of the British series "G.B.H."

Raised in Donegal, Ireland

Moved with family to Rochdale, England

Bonus Trivia

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There is an Official Anna Friel website at www.netshopuk.co.uk/annafriel

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On finding work after leaving "Brookside," Friel told The Times (June 7, 1998): "I had everything against me: I hadn't gone to drama school, I was from a middle-class background, and I was from a soap. I could tell that people were looking down at me. So I thought, right, I'm gonna prove you lot wrong."

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In November 2006 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bolton for contributions to the performing arts.

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Friel on whether Brits or Americans are bigger prudes: "I think Brits are adventurous - it's just that we don't talk about it. But compared with the French, we're not as sexual. Or the Italians." - from Esquire magazine, February 2009

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