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Anna Friel is a Actor British born on 12 july 1976 at Rochdale (United-kingdom)

Anna Friel

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Birth name Anna Louise Friel
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 12 july 1976 (42 years) at Rochdale (United-kingdom)

Anna Louise Friel (born 12 July 1976) is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the Channel 4 soap Brookside, which had the first lesbian kiss in a British soap opera in January 1994. She made her West End theatre début in London in 2001 and has subsequently appeared in several productions, including in an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.

Friel made her film debut in 1998 in David Leland's Land Girls and has since made a number of films such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999), Timeline (2003), Land of the Lost (2009) and Limitless (2011). Outside of film, she is probably best known in the USA for her work as Charlotte "Chuck" Charles in the ABC comedy series Pushing Daisies for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2008.

She is the recipient of a number of awards including National Television Award (1995), Drama Desk Award (1999), and the Royal Television Society Award (2009). She has also appeared in music videos and television and print media advertising campaigns and is the recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Bolton.

She was previously in a relationship with the actor David Thewlis and, in 2005, had a daughter with him.

Biography

In 2001, Friel began a relationship with actor David Thewlis, after the pair met on a flight to Cannes (contrary to popular belief, however, the two never married). In the same year Friel collapsed and was rushed to the hospital, needing emergency surgery and two blood transfusions for a ruptured ovarian cyst. It was later discovered that she suffers from endometriosis and would have great difficulty conceiving. However, she became pregnant and gave birth to Gracie Ellen Mary Thewlis on 9 July 2005 at Portland Hospital in London. Gracie was named after Gracie Fields, who was also from Rochdale, and her mother's grandmothers, Ellen and Mary. She has appeared along with her mother in the film Bathory.

In 2008, Friel began supporting the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign in support of Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

In December 2010, Friel and Thewlis separated after almost ten years together. Since 2011, Friel has been in a relationship with Welsh actor Rhys Ifans.

In 2014 she campaigned on behalf of the WWF wildlife charity.

She lives in Frome, Somerset.

Best films

Limitless (2011)
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Filmography of Anna Friel (28 films)

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Actress

I.T.
I.T. (2016)
, 1h35
Directed by John Moore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Michael Nyqvist, Clare-Hope Ashitey
Roles Rose Regan
Rating53% 2.6994252.6994252.6994252.6994252.699425
Mike Regan (Pierce Brosnan) est un homme qui a tout : une belle épouse, une belle fille. Mais il se retrouve dans un jeu du chat et la souris mortel quand Ed Porter (James Frecheville) commence à guetter sa fille. Ce dernier utilise la technologie pour menacer sa famille, son entreprise et sa vie.
Good People, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors James Franco, Kate Hudson, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Friel, Omar Sy, Sam Spruell
Roles Sarah
Rating54% 2.749642.749642.749642.749642.74964
The story begins with four men pulling a heist together. The men rob a man named Khan (Omar Sy), a well known French heroin dealer, of his drugs and money. Ben Tuttle and Bobby emerge from the building first. Ben shoots Bobby and runs off with all of the money and drugs. The two other men, Jack Witkowski (Sam Spruell) and Marshall, exit later. They find Bobby dead, and run off before they get caught.
The Look of Love, 1h45
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography
Actors Stephen Fry, Anna Friel, Imogen Poots, Matt Lucas, Steve Coogan, Tamsin Egerton
Roles Jean Raymond
Rating59% 2.998042.998042.998042.998042.99804
The story opens in London in 1992. Paul Raymond (Steve Coogan) returns to his flat after attending the funeral of his daughter Debbie (Imogen Poots). Raymond plays a videotape of a TV programme he and Debbie took part in and reflects on their lives.
Limitless
Limitless (2011)
, 1h45
Directed by Neil Burger
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert De Niro, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Tomas Arana
Roles Melissa
Rating73% 3.6982053.6982053.6982053.6982053.698205
Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper), a struggling author suffering from writer's block, living in New York, is stressed by an approaching deadline. His girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish), frustrated with his lack of progress and financial dependence, breaks up with him. Later, Eddie happens to run into Vernon (Johnny Whitworth), the estranged brother of Eddie's ex-wife, Melissa (Anna Friel). Vernon, involved with a pharmaceutical company, gives Eddie a sample of a new "smart drug", NZT-48. After taking the pill, Eddie finds himself able to learn and analyze at a superhuman rate and recall memories from his distant past, with the only apparent side effect being a change in the color of Eddie's irises while on the drug—his eyes becoming an intense shade of electric blue. Under the influence, he cleans his messy apartment and writes ninety pages of his book. The next day, the effects having worn off, he seeks out Vernon in an attempt to get more. While Eddie is out running an errand, Vernon is murdered. Eddie returns, calls the police and then discovers Vernon's NZT stash just before they arrive, taking it for himself. After giving a statement at the precinct, Eddie returns home and begins ingesting the drug daily. With the help of the drug's amazing effects, Eddie spends a few weeks cleaning up his life—finishing his book, getting fit, and making friends with a group of young jet-setters, who take him on vacation to Europe, where he mingles with the rich. During all this, Eddie tests out his enhanced learning abilities; he becomes a proficient piano player in just three days, as well as becoming fluent in several languages.
Neverland (miniseries), 2h41
Directed by Nick Willing
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Charles Dance, Q'orianka Kilcher, Bob Hoskins, Charlie Rowe
Roles Captain Elizabeth Bonny
Rating64% 3.247513.247513.247513.247513.24751
Part 1 In London, England 1906, orphan Peter Pan (Charlie Rowe) is one of a gang of juvenile street thieves assembled by arch crook and ace fencer James "Jimmy" Hook (Rhys Ifans). When Jimmy proposes the risky, but well worth it, job of Harbottle's Jewelry and Antiques, the ever-willing-to-please Peter talks the other boys into attempting the heist, despite their original protests, however their arguments had caused Jimmy to change his mind, stating that they weren't ready and he didn't want them to get caught and thrown in prison. Peter, wanting to prove to Jimmy both that they were ready and that he was old enough to become Jimmy's partner, convinced the other boys to join him in robbing Harbottle's that night, though he neglected to mention that Jimmy had explicitly told him not to.
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, 1h38
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Gemma Jones, Freida Pinto, Lucy Punch
Roles Iris
Rating62% 3.14773.14773.14773.14773.1477
Alfie (Anthony Hopkins) and Helena (Gemma Jones) divorce. Helena begins seeing fortune teller Cristal (Pauline Collins) for spiritual advice. Their daughter Sally (Naomi Watts) has a troubled marriage with author Roy (Josh Brolin), who once wrote a successful book, and is now anxiously waiting for response from his publisher about the manuscript of his newest one. Helena helps pay their rent.
London Boulevard, 1h43
Directed by William Monahan
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Mob film, Action, Noir, Crime, Romance
Themes Gangster films
Actors Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin, Ray Winstone
Roles Briony Mitchel
Rating61% 3.0987653.0987653.0987653.0987653.098765
The film opens with Harry Mitchel (Colin Farrell) (convicted of GBH under never-explained circumstances) leaving prison. He is propositioned by his friend and former partner-in-crime, Billy Norton (Ben Chaplin), to live in a nice 'acquired' apartment, but on condition he work for Billy's criminal boss. On his way to a 'welcome back' party, Mitchel saves a woman, Penny (Ophelia Lovibond), from being mugged. At the party, Billy propositions Mitchel again. Mitchel is told by Billy and their contact, Danny (Stephen Graham), that his sister, Briony (Anna Friel) is in the basement, and he "saves" her from being raped by a drug addict. Mitchel meets Penny for a drink elesewhere, and she offers him a job to help her friend, a reclusive famous 'retired' young actress, Charlotte.
Land of the Lost, 1h42
Directed by Brad Silberling
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Films about magic and magicians, La préhistoire, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Disaster films
Actors Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone, Bobb'e J. Thompson, John Boylan
Roles Holly
Rating53% 2.699662.699662.699662.699662.69966
Pompous paleontologist Rick Marshall has a low-level job at the La Brea Tar Pits, three years after a disastrous interview with Matt Lauer of Today became a viral video and ruined his career. Doctoral candidate student Holly Cantrell tells him that his controversial theories combining time warps and paleontology inspired her. She shows him a fossil with an imprint of a cigarette lighter that he recognizes as his own along with a crystal made into a necklace that gives off strong tachyon energy. She convinces him to finish his tachyon amplifier and come help her on a seemingly routine expedition to the cave where Holly found the fossil, which is in the middle of nowhere. With cave gift shop owner Will Stanton they raft into the cave, where Marshall has detected high levels of tachyons. He activates the tachyon amplifier, triggering an earthquake that opens a time warp into which the raft falls. The group finds themselves in a desert, filled with various items from many eras, and without the amplifier. They rescue a primate-like creature, Cha-Ka of the Pakuni tribe, who becomes their friend and guide.
Goal III: Taking on the World
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors JJ Feild, Kuno Becker, Anna Friel, Kasia Smutniak, Nick Moran, Tamer Hassan
Roles Roz Harmison
Rating33% 1.6535551.6535551.6535551.6535551.653555
In the third installment of the football drama trilogy Goal!, Kuno Becker returns as Mexican footballer Santiago Muñez, who, along with his best friends and England national team players Charlie Braithwaite (Leo Gregory) and Liam Adams (JJ Feild), are selected for their respective national teams at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals in Germany
Bathory
Bathory (2008)
, 2h20
Directed by Juraj Jakubisko
Origin Slovaquie
Genres Drama, Biography, Fantasy, Historical
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Anna Friel, Karel Roden, Hans Matheson, Vincent Regan, Franco Nero, Bolek Polívka
Roles Elizabeth Bathory
Rating59% 2.950322.950322.950322.950322.95032
The film is based on the story of Erzsébet Bathory, a Hungarian countess in the 16th and 17th centuries. Her story takes place in a part of the Kingdom of Hungary that is now Slovakia. In this retelling, the Countess is a healer who conducts medical experiments and rudimentary autopsies in a "hospital" beneath her castle. She forms a relationship with a reputed witch, Darvulia, who saves her from poisoning. The witch promises Erzsebet a son and eternal beauty. In return, Erzsebet must sacrifice both love and her reputation. Darvulia becomes Erzsebet's companion. Meanwhile, maidens in the area have been dying of seemingly unrelated causes, and Erzsebet is seen bathing in a large tub of red liquid as the girls' now-mutilated corpses are buried nearby. Two monks later conclude that the water is not blood but is simply colored red by herbs.
Goal II: Living the Dream, 1h55
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Anna Friel, Stephen Dillane, Jaume Collet-Serra, Rutger Hauer
Roles Roz Harmison
Rating58% 2.9496552.9496552.9496552.9496552.949655
The film depicts fictional events in the 2005-06 football season, involving Real Madrid, Newcastle United and other major European clubs like Arsenal, Valencia and Barcelona.
Niagara Motel, 1h28
Directed by Gary Yates
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Caroline Dhavernas, Peter Keleghan, Craig Ferguson, Anna Friel, Wendy Crewson, Pierre Collin
Roles Denise
Rating59% 2.9542752.9542752.9542752.9542752.954275
Niagara Motel features its namesake and the ongoings amongst the inhabitants of the motel and linked Riverside Grill coffee shop located in Niagara Falls. The characters include the owner and his daughter (Andrei and Fitch), their newly pregnant waitress (Dhavernas) being recruited to star in low budget porn videos, a young couple (Friel and Holden-Reid) with a criminal past struggling to recover their child from social services, and a middle class husband and wife (Keleghan and Crewson) in a marriage that is disintegrating in near-record time - all led by a drunken motel caretaker (Ferguson).
Goal!
Goal! (2005)
, 1h58
Directed by Danny Cannon
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Tony Plana, Marcel Iureș, Stephen Dillane, Gary Lewis
Roles Roz Harmison
Rating66% 3.3491453.3491453.3491453.3491453.349145
Santiago Muñez is a skilled footballer. The son of a gardener who lives in a barrio section of Los Angeles, Santiago works as a busboy in a Chinese restaurant and helps with his father's gardening business. His ultimate dream is to play football professionally. Due to his poverty and the fact that he plays solely for a club made up of Hispanics from a local car wash, he feels his chances are slim. Santiago is noticed by Glen Foy (Stephen Dillane), a former Newcastle United player who works as a car mechanic but still has ties to his old team. Glen arranges to get Santiago a tryout with Newcastle United, who recently signed talented new player Gavin Harris (Alessandro Nivola). Needing to get to England, Santiago begins to save his money in an old shoe, but his father finds the stash and takes it to buy a GMC truck to allow them to work for themselves. His dream is not lost though, as his grandmother sells off her jewellery to buy him a ticket to England.