In Timeline, she played the object of Gerard Butler's affection and in Me Without You, she stars opposite Michelle Williams (the ex-partner of the late Heath Ledger).
In September 2009, Friel starred in a West End run of a stage adaptation of Breakfast At Tiffany's, opposite Joseph Cross.
The film (itself an adaptation of a Truman Capote novel) stars Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
Acting Career: When Anna Friel was 13, she landed her first professional acting role in the Channel 4 drama series G. Anna's performance led to a number of small performances on British TV shows, including Emmerdale.
In 1992, Anna Friel was cast in another soap opera, Brookside, set in Liverpool, playing the role of Beth Jordache.
The eight-part noir thriller will begin shooting in and around London later this month, and is due to hit screens at an undisclosed date in 2016.
The female stars will be joined by a supporting cast that includes former soap actors Ian Puleston-Davies (‘Coronation Street’) and Ray Panthaki (‘East Enders’), plus ‘Fortitude’s Nicholas Pinnock.Childhood: Anna Friel was born in Rochdale, near Manchester, in England.Her mother, Julie Friel, teaches students with special needs and her father, Des Friel, is a former French teacher and owns a web design company.Anna Friel has made appearances in a number of movies.She played the wife of Nick Leeson's character in Rogue Trader, which also starred Ewan Mc Gregor.The cast included the likes of Claire Sweeney, Ricky Tomlinson, Lisa Faulkner and Jennifer Ellison.