Anna Friel is a British actress who has shown her acting skills in various TV shows and movies over her long-acting career, and as a result of that, she enjoys love and admiration from her fans.
Her role as 'Beth Jordache' in the series, Brookside (1993–1995), and as ‘Charlotte’ in the series, Pushing Daisies (2007-2009), are few of the notable performances of hers.
Moreover, Anna has also been honored with several precious awards, including an International Emmy Award, a National Television Award, a Drama Desk Award, and an RTS Award.
And along with that, she has also been nominated for BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, and Genie Award.
Her Age, Height
According to her date of birth of 12th July 1976, actress Anna Friel is currently 43 years of age. She stands at a decent height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters).
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Moreover, she was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, as Anna Louise Friel; hence, she holds a British passport.
For her education, Anna completed her primary schooling from Crompton House Church of England School and then studied at Holy Cross College for her graduation.
Additionally, she trained at the Oldham Theatre Workshop to enhance her acting skills.
Relationship With Actor David Thewlis, Daughter
Anna Friel was in a relationship with actor David Thewlis from 2001 to 2010. This relationship also gave birth to a baby girl, Gracie Ellen Mary Friel, on 9th July 2005, at Portland Hospital, London.
Anna Friel shares a picture with her daughter Gracie Ellen Mary Friel on 11 July 2019 (Photo: Anna Friel's Instagram)
The collapse of their relationship was sure because with time, Anna was able to point out differences between herself and David, and the final nail in the coffin was hit when Anna actually moved in to live together with her handsome co-star Joseph Cross.
Well, when things were not meant to go for Anna and David, neither the 9-year long relationship nor the daughter’s responsibility stopped them from parting their ways.
Current Relationship Status, Dating History
Speaking about Anna Friel’s current relationship status, the details regarding the topic is concealed among many and no one, except herself, knows whether she is dating any boyfriend or staying single.
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However, her past relationships have not been hidden from many, as she has been in love with many men in the past.
Besides her long relationship with actor David Thewlis, she romanced other actors like Joaquin Phoenix, Joseph Cross, Rhys Ifans as well as dated Regimental Corporal Major Mark Jaworski.
Facts About Anna Friel
- Anna made herself notable among the audiences with her first lesbian kiss on-screen in the 1994 British series Brookside.
- She has been a supporter of a charity group named Pauls Trust which helps children with disabilities.
- She was named as one of the 100 Most Beautiful People in the World by People Magazine in 2008.
- sShe has received an honorary degree from the University of Bolton.