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Anna Friel

Highest Rated:   70% Limitless (2011)
Lowest Rated:   10% I.T. (2016)
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Birthplace:   Rochdale, Lancashire, England, UK
A staple of British soap operas before she was even out of her teens, Anna Friel experienced the type of fame encouraged by tabloids and Internet shrines before getting a chance to prove her talents on the stage and screen. Born in Rochdale, Lancashire on July 12, 1976, Friel began acting as a teenager, performing with theatres across Britain. In 1990, she made her television debut with a role on the BBC series In Their Shoes, and was soon appearing in a number of popular TV series, including Coronation Street and Emmerdale. She received her greatest amount of notice to date when she was cast on the soap opera Brookside in 1993; the resulting popularity of her role on the show made the waifish, saucer-eyed actress something of a celebrity in her native country.In 1997--two years after leaving Brookside--Friel made her film debut in The Land Girls. A World War II drama, it featured Friel, Rachel Weisz and Catherine McCormack as its titular heroines. Although the film was virtually unheard of outside the UK, it received generally favorable reviews. The following year, Friel appeared in two more films, The Stringer and Rogue Trader, the latter of which had her starring opposite Ewan McGregor. That same year, she won great acclaim on the London stage for her performance in Patrick Marber's Closer. A trenchant commentary on love and sex, it featured the young actress as an enigmatic stripper, and allowed her to work alongside such performers as Natasha Richardson, Ciaran Hinds and Rupert Graves. The play proved to be so successful that it moved to Broadway the next year, where it continued to win accolade after accolade. Friel herself won a Drama Desk award for Best Supporting Actress for her work. That same year, she continued to broaden her resume and fan base with starring roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Sunset Strip, the former of which featured her as Hermia, and the latter of which saw her experiencing the ups and downs of life in 1972 Los Angeles. Following roles in The War Bride and Me Without You (both 2001) Friel continued to develop her onscreen persona, and with Richard Donner's time travel adventure Timeline (2003) the actress remained poised for the role that would provide her with her widest exposure to date.In 2005, Friel appeared in the sports drama Goal!, about a Los Angeles teenager with dreams of becoming a professional soccer player. She also appeared alongside Kevin Pollak in the drama Niagra Motel, which found a group of seemingly disparate strangers connecting when they pass through the same motel. Then in 2007, Friel joined the cast of the new series Pushing Daisies, about a man who falls in love with a deceased woman after he discovers he can communicate with the dead. Over the next several years, the actress would remain active ons creen, appearing memorably in films like Limitless and London Boulevard.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Tomato Red
  • Actor
2017
10% I.T.
  • Rose Regan
2016
10% Good People
  • Sarah
2014
54% The Look of Love
  • Jean Raymond
2013
No Score Yet Having You
  • Actor
2013
36% London Boulevard
  • Briony
2011
70% Limitless
  • Melissa
2011
No Score Yet Treasure Guards
  • Victoria
2011
45% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
  • Iris
2010
26% Land of the Lost
  • Holly Cantrell
2009
No Score Yet Goal! III (Goal! 3: Taking on the World)
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Bathory
  • Countess Elizabeth Bathory
2008
No Score Yet Goal
  • Actor
2007
39% Goal II: Living the Dream
  • Roz Harmison
2007
36% Niagara Motel
  • Denise
2006
No Score Yet Irish Jam
  • Maureen
2006
No Score Yet Tribe
  • Actor
2006
44% Goal! The Dream Begins (Goal!: The Impossible Dream)
  • Roz Harmison
2005
No Score Yet Perfect Strangers
  • Susie Wilding
2004
11% Timeline
  • Lady Claire
2003
No Score Yet Watermelon
  • Actor
2003
66% Me Without You
  • Marina
2002
67% The War Bride (War Bride)
  • Lily
2001
48% An Everlasting Piece
  • Bronagh
2001
No Score Yet Warbride
  • Lily
2001
No Score Yet Sunset Strip
  • Tammy Franklin
2000
No Score Yet Mad Cows
  • Maddy
1999
67% William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
  • Hermia
1999
No Score Yet Our Mutual Friend
  • Bella Wilfer
1999
30% Rogue Trader
  • Lisa Leeson
1999
No Score Yet Robert Louis Stevenson's St. Ives
  • Flora
1998
No Score Yet The Tribe
  • Actor
1998
61% The Land Girls
  • Prue
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
52% American Odyssey
2015
  • Odelle Ballard
57% Neverland
2011
  • Elizabeth Bonny
89% Marcella
2016
  • DS Marcella Backland
No Score Yet Public Enemies
2012
  • Paula Radnor
No Score Yet Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
  • Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles Chuck Charlotte "Chuck" Charles

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