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Anna Friel

A pregnant Anna Friel with domestic partner David Thewlis
Born Anna Louise Friel
July 12, 1976 (1976-07-12) (age 31)
Rochdale, England
Years active 1991—present
Spouse(s) David Thewlis (2001-present)
Official website

Anna Friel (born July 12, 1976) is a Golden Globe-nominated English actress from Rochdale, in Greater Manchester. She currently stars as Charlotte "Chuck" Charles, the female lead in the American television series Pushing Daisies. David Thewlis (born March 20, 1963 as David Wheeler) is an English film, television and stage actor. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... David Thewlis (born March 20, 1963 as David Wheeler) is an English film, television and stage actor. ... is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... This is a list of fictional characters in the ABC dramedy Pushing Daisies. ... Pushing Daisies is a Golden Globe-nominated American television dramedy created by Bryan Fuller (creator of Dead Like Me and co-creator of Wonderfalls) who also serves as executive producer alongside Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Brooke Kennedy (episodes 2-7), Peter Ocko (episodes 8-present) and Barry Sonnenfeld. ...

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Early life

Anna Louise Friel was born July 12, 1976 in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. The daughter of two teachers, Anna became interested in acting at an early age and received frequent praise for her work at local talent shows.[1] is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Rochdale (disambiguation). ... Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county in North West England which has a population of 2. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Acting career

At the age of 13, she was hired for her first professional acting job in the Channel 4 drama serial G.B.H., as the daughter of Michael Palin's character. Her performance led to a series of appearances on various British television shows, including Emmerdale. In 1992, Friel was added to the cast on the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, where she gained greater exposure in the role of Beth Jordache. Though she only stayed on the programme for two years, Friel's lesbian kiss remains one of the most talked-about moments in British soap history.[2] In 1995, Friel won the National Television Awards for Most popular actress for her work on Brookside. This article is about the British television station. ... G.B.H. was a seven-part British television drama written by Alan Bleasdale, made by independent production company G.B.H (Films) and shown in the summer of 1991 on Channel 4, and repeated in July-August 2006 on More4. ... Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter best known for being one of the members of the comedy group Monty Python and for his travel documentaries. ... For the 1994 debut album by The Cardigans, see Emmerdale (album). ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... For other uses, see Brookside (disambiguation). ... Beth Jordache was a character in the defunct television soap opera Brookside played by Anna Friel. ... The National Television Awards is a British television awards ceremony, sponsored by the ITV network and initiated in 1995. ...


In 1996, Friel courted further controversy[3] when she appeared in the television film The Tribe by Stephen Poliakoff, which included nudity and a much discussed menage-a-trois sex scene between characters played by Friel, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jeremy Northam. The Tribe is a 1998 film written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, and starring Joely Richardson, Jeremy Northam, and Anna Friel. ... Stephen Poliakoff Stephen Poliakoff (born December 1, 1952) is an acclaimed British playwright, director and scriptwriter, widely judged amongst Britains foremost television dramatists. ... A ménage à trois (also sometimes known as a trio, threesome, or three-way) is a sexual relationship involving three people. ... Jonathan Rhys Meyers (born 27 July 1977) is an Irish Golden Globe-winning actor and fashion model. ... Jeremy Philip Northam (born December 1, 1961 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England) is an English actor. ...


In 1998, Friel appeared in the original Broadway run of Closer by Patrick Marber at the Music Box Theatre, winning Drama Desk and Theatre World awards for her performance as Alice and in 2001, Friel made her West End stage debut in a fringe production of Lulu. Closer is the second play written by Patrick Marber. ... Patrick Marber (born 19 September 1964) is an English playwright, director, actor and Academy Award nominated screenwriter. ... Music Box Theatre, showing Deuce, May 2007 Music Box Theatre (entrance) Music Box Theatre (interior view) The Music Box Theater is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 239 West 45th Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... The Drama Desk Award The Drama Desk Award was created in 1955 to recognize shows produced off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, and in legitimate not-for-profit theaters, in addition to Broadway shows. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Lulu is an opera by the composer Alban Berg. ...


Friel's film credits include playing Nick Leeson's wife Lisa in Rogue Trader opposite Ewan McGregor; David Leland's The Land Girls, which also starred Rachel Weisz and Catherine McCormack; All For Love with Richard E. Grant; A Midsummer Night's Dream with Michelle Pfeiffer and Christian Bale; Timeline, Me Without You opposite Michelle Williams; and Goal! and Goal! 2. Nicholas Leeson (English, born February 25, 1967) is a former derivatives trader whose unsupervised speculative trading caused the collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdoms oldest investment bank. ... Rogue Trader is a 1999 drama film directed by James Dearden about Nick Leeson and the 1995 collapse of Barings Bank. ... Ewan Gordon McGregor (born March 31, 1971; pronounced )[1] is a Scottish actor who has had significant success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. ... David Leland (born April 20, 1947 in Cambridge, England, UK) is a British director, screenwriter and actor who came to international fame with his directional debut Wish You Were Here in 1987. ... Rachel Weisz (born March 7, 1971) is an Academy Award-winning English film and television actress. ... Catherine McCormack (born January 1, 1972 in Alton, Hampshire, England) is an English actress. ... St. ... Richard E. Grant depicted as the unofficial Ninth Doctor. ... A Midsummer Nights Dream is a 1999 film adaptation of William Shakespeares play of the same title. ... Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning, BAFTA-winning American actress. ... Christian Charles Philip Bale (also known professionally as Christian Morgan Bale; born 30 January 1974) is an acclaimed British[2][3] Actor who is known for his roles in the films Newsies, American Psycho, Shaft, Equilibrium, The Machinist, Batman Begins, and The Prestige, among others. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ... Me Without You is a British television film, starring Anna Friel and Michelle Williams, and written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher. ... Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Goal! (also known as Goal! The Dream Begins in the United States) is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon. ... Goal! 2 is the continuation of the hit movie Goal!. After gaining experience at the English club Newcastle United, Santiago Munez(Kuno Becker) heads off to Spain to take part of one of most traditional and expensive clubs in the world, Real Madrid. ...


Friel's television work includes the short lived The Jury for the Fox Network and ITV1's Watermelon which was based on the novel by Marian Keyes. She currently plays Charlotte "Chuck" Charles in Pushing Daisies, a new TV series from the creator of Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls, for the 2007 season on the American network ABC.[4] The Jury was a short-lived one hour television drama, broadcast by the Fox Network in 2004. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... ITV1 is the name, in England, Wales and the Scottish borders, for a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel, broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Watermelon is a 2003 television film, directed by Kieron J. Walsh. ... Witty Irish novelist and columnist Marian Keyes. ... Pushing Daisies is a Golden Globe-nominated American television dramedy created by Bryan Fuller (creator of Dead Like Me and co-creator of Wonderfalls) who also serves as executive producer alongside Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Brooke Kennedy (episodes 2-7), Peter Ocko (episodes 8-present) and Barry Sonnenfeld. ... Dead Like Me is an American television comedy-drama starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers in Seattle, Washington. ... Wonderfalls is a television series whose plot centers on Jaye Tyler (Caroline Dhavernas), a recent Brown University graduate with a philosophy degree who holds a dead-end job as a sales clerk at a Niagara Falls gift shop. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ...


In November 2006 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bolton for contributions to the performing arts.[5] An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... The University of Bolton (formerly Bolton Institute of Higher Education) is a university in Bolton in the United Kingdom. ...


She has recently been seen as the face of Pantene Pro-V Ice shine in the UK, appearing in both television commercials and print advertising. Friel has also previously appeared in commercials for 3 Mobile and Virgin Atlantic. Pantene is a brand of hair care products owned by Procter & Gamble. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... 3 is a mobile phone operator in Europe, Australia, Hong Kong and Israel, owned by Hutchison Whampoa. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. ...


According to press reports, she narrowly missed out on the role of Jenny Everdeane in Gangs Of New York to Cameron Diaz. Upcoming roles include Elizabeth Bathory in Bathory and in Angel Makers opposite Helen Mirren. Gangs of New York is a 2002 film set in the middle 19th century in the Five Points district of New York City. ... Cameron Michelle Diaz (born August 30, 1972) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Elizabeth Báthory (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, Alžbeta Bátoriová-Nádašdy in Slovak, August 7?, 1560 - August 21, 1614), the Bloody Lady of Čachtice, born approximately 84 years after Vlad_III_Dracula died, was a Hungarian countess and the most famous serial killer in Slovak and Hungarian history. ... For other films about Elizabeth Báthory, see Elizabeth Báthory in popular culture. ... Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born July 26, 1945), is an English stage, television and film actress. ...


Personal life

In 2001 she began a relationship with actor David Thewlis, whom she met on a flight to Cannes. Their daughter, Gracie Ellen Mary Friel was born on July 9, 2005 at London's Portland Hospital and weighed 7lb 4oz. David Thewlis (born March 20, 1963 as David Wheeler) is an English film, television and stage actor. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, usually referred to simply as the Portland Hospital, is a hospital in Great Portland Street in central London, England. ...


Awards and nominations

  • 2008 Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical Nomination for Pushing Daisies (nominee)
  • 2008 Satellite Awards – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical Nomination for Pushing Daisies (nominee)
  • 1999 Drama Desk Awards – Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for "Closer"
  • 1995 TV Times Awards – Best Actress
  • 1994 TV Quick Magazine – Best Newcomer

The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Pushing Daisies is a Golden Globe-nominated American television dramedy created by Bryan Fuller (creator of Dead Like Me and co-creator of Wonderfalls) who also serves as executive producer alongside Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Brooke Kennedy (episodes 2-7), Peter Ocko (episodes 8-present) and Barry Sonnenfeld. ... Pushing Daisies is a Golden Globe-nominated American television dramedy created by Bryan Fuller (creator of Dead Like Me and co-creator of Wonderfalls) who also serves as executive producer alongside Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Brooke Kennedy (episodes 2-7), Peter Ocko (episodes 8-present) and Barry Sonnenfeld. ...

Filmography

G.B.H. was a seven-part British television drama written by Alan Bleasdale, made by independent production company G.B.H (Films) and shown in the summer of 1991 on Channel 4, and repeated in July-August 2006 on More4. ... Emmerdale (known as Emmerdale Farm until 1989) is a British television soap opera set in the fictional Yorkshire village of the same name (known as Beckindale until 1994). ... For other uses, see Brookside (disambiguation). ... The Imaginatively Titled Punt & Dennis Show (1994-1995) was a stand-up and sketch show by comedians Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. ... Tales from the Crypt is an American horror anthology TV series that ran from 1989 to 1996 on the premium cable channel HBO. It was based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and was produced by The Geffen Film Company in association with Warner Bros. ... Cadfael (pronounced , approximately CAD-vile) is the fictional detective in a series of murder mysteries by the late Edith Pargeter writing under the name Ellis Peters. ... Charles Dickenss novel Our Mutual Friend (1864 - 1865) was adapted as a BBC miniseries in 1998. ... The Tribe is a 1998 film written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, and starring Joely Richardson, Jeremy Northam, and Anna Friel. ... St. ... A Midsummer Nights Dream is a 1999 film adaptation of William Shakespeares play of the same title. ... Rogue Trader is a 1999 drama film directed by James Dearden about Nick Leeson and the 1995 collapse of Barings Bank. ... An Everlasting Piece is a comedy film released in 2000. ... Me Without You is a British television film, starring Anna Friel and Michelle Williams, and written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher. ... Watermelon is a 2003 television film, directed by Kieron J. Walsh. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ... Perfect Strangers is a motion picture starring Rob Lowe and Anna Friel. ... Goal! is a 2005 film directed by Danny Cannon. ... This article reads like a review. ... Pushing Daisies is a Golden Globe-nominated American television dramedy created by Bryan Fuller (creator of Dead Like Me and co-creator of Wonderfalls) who also serves as executive producer alongside Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, Brooke Kennedy (episodes 2-7), Peter Ocko (episodes 8-present) and Barry Sonnenfeld. ...

References

  1. ^ AskMen.com Retrieved on December 20, 2007.
  2. ^ Discover more about the stars of BBC Drama - Anna Friel. BBC.
  3. ^ BuddyTV Bio. BuddyTV. Retrieved on 2007-09-08.
  4. ^ (Pushing Daisies)About This Show. The Futon Critic. Retrieved on 2007-05-07.
  5. ^ "University announces winter Honorary Doctorates", University of Bolton, 24 November 2006. 

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NAME Friel, Anna
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Friel, Anna Louise
SHORT DESCRIPTION English actress
DATE OF BIRTH 1976-07-12
PLACE OF BIRTH Rochdale, England, UK
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH
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Anna Friel Pictures, Biography, Filmography, Awards, Wallpapers (458 words)
Anna Louise Friel was born on 12 July 1976 in Rochdale, Lancashire.
Anna was bitten by the acting bug, landing several minor TV appearances in soaps (Emmerdale and Coronation Street) and a part as one of Michael Palin's daughters in the acclaimed Alan Bleasdale serial GBH on Channel 4.
Although it was Anna's decision to leave the show at the height of her character's popularity, the haste of her departure and the way that she was written out (a previously undiagnosed heart condition striking her down while on remand for her father's killing) left something of a sour taste in the mouth.
AskMen.com - Anna Friel (326 words)
Though Anna Friel isn't even 30 years old, she has accomplished more in her short life than most actors could hope to do in a lifetime.
Anna Louise Friel was born on July 12, 1976, in Rochdale, Lancashire.
The daughter of two teachers, Anna was bitten by the acting bug at an extremely early age and found herself on the receiving end of accolades and kudos for her work at a variety of local talent shows.
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