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Anna Friel

Born Jul 12, 1976

Anna Louise Friel is an English actress. Born in Rochdale, she has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes, and playing Beth Jordache on the Channel 4 soap Brookside had the first lesbian kiss on British television in January 1994.… Read More

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1976 Birth Born on July 12, 1976.


1992 15 Years Old In 1992, she was added to the cast on the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside, where she gained greater exposure in the role of Beth Jordache. … Read More
1995 18 Years Old In 1995, Friel won the National Television Award for Most Popular Actress for her work on Brookside.
1996 19 Years Old In 1996, Friel courted further controversy when she appeared in the television film The Tribe by Stephen Poliakoff, which included nudity and a much discussed ménage à trois sex scene between characters played by Friel, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jeremy Northam.


2001 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, she made her West End stage début in London in a fringe production of Lulu, which also transferred to Broadway. … Read More
2006 29 Years Old In November 2006, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Bolton for contributions to the performing arts. … Read More


2009 32 Years Old In September 2009, Friel starred in a West End adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
In April 2010, she was cast in the psychological thriller film The Dark Fields (now entitled Limitless and released in March 2011).
2011 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2011, Friel appeared in an episode of the BBC series Come Fly with Me as a fictionalised version of herself. … Read More
2012 35 Years Old In March 2012, Friel began filming for The King of Soho, a biographical movie about "porn baron" Paul Raymond, in which she plays Raymond's wife Jean alongside Steve Coogan as Raymond.
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