Anna Friel

Anna Louise Friel (born 12 July 1976) is an English actress. She rose to fame in the UK as Beth Jordache on the Channel 4 soap Brookside. Description above from the Wikipedia article Anna Friel, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

A film adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy about lovers whose romantic affections are manipulated by fairy magic. The setting is updated to a Tuscan hill town in the late 19th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Stanley Tucci  •  Rupert Everett  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Sophie Marceau

A film adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy about lovers whose romantic affections are manipulated by fairy magic. The setting is updated to a Tuscan hill town in the late 19th century.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Hoffman
CAST:  Stanley Tucci  •  Rupert Everett  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Sophie Marceau

An Everlasting Piece (2000)

Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper (Billy Connolly) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Barry McEvoy  •  Brían F. O'Byrne  •  Anna Friel  •  Pauline McLynn

Colin (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead they became business partners. After persuading a mad wig salesman, known as the Scalper (Billy Connolly) ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Barry McEvoy  •  Brían F. O'Byrne  •  Anna Friel  •  Pauline McLynn

Goal! (2005)

Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer... However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him trying out for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Cannon
CAST:  Kuno Becker  •  Alessandro Nivola  •  Anna Friel  •  Stephen Dillane

Like millions of kids around the world, Santiago harbors the dream of being a professional footballer... However, living in the Barrios section of Los Angeles, he thinks it is only that--a dream. Until one day an extraordinary turn of events has him trying out for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Cannon
CAST:  Kuno Becker  •  Alessandro Nivola  •  Anna Friel  •  Stephen Dillane

Goal! II: Living the Dream (2007)

Tempted away from Newcastle United to join Real Madrid, rising star Santiago Munez finds this latest change of fortune the greatest challenge yet - personally as well as professionally. He is reunited with Gavin Harris, though they must compete to be on the team, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Kuno Becker  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Anna Friel  •  Leonor Varela

Tempted away from Newcastle United to join Real Madrid, rising star Santiago Munez finds this latest change of fortune the greatest challenge yet - personally as well as professionally. He is reunited with Gavin Harris, though they must compete to be on the team, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jaume Collet-Serra
CAST:  Kuno Becker  •  Stephen Dillane  •  Anna Friel  •  Leonor Varela

Irish Jam (2006)

Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous American rapper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Eyres
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Christopher Dunne  •  Anna Friel  •  Dudley Sutton

Upon discovering that their town is up for sale, crafty Irish villagers scheme to raise the money to prevent the buy-out. They hold a poetry contest with a tempting grand prize -- the deed to their local pub. But what could happen when a duplicitous American rapper ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Eyres
CAST:  Eddie Griffin  •  Christopher Dunne  •  Anna Friel  •  Dudley Sutton

Me Without You (2001)

During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of divorcing parents, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandra Goldbacher
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Michelle Williams  •  Trudie Styler  •  Allan Corduner

During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of divorcing parents, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sandra Goldbacher
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Michelle Williams  •  Trudie Styler  •  Allan Corduner

Timeline (2003)

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A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Gerard Butler  •  Billy Connolly

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Frances O'Connor  •  Gerard Butler  •  Billy Connolly

The Land Girls (1998)

During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser Prue, and Cambridge graduate Ag - become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leland
CAST:  Catherine McCormack  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Anna Friel  •  Paul Bettany

During World War II, the organisation "The Women's Land Army" recruited women to work on British farms while the men were off to war. Three such "land girls" of different social backgrounds - quiet Stella, young hairdresser Prue, and Cambridge graduate Ag - become ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Leland
CAST:  Catherine McCormack  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Anna Friel  •  Paul Bettany

Perfect Strangers (2004)

When a man and a woman swap jobs and cities temporarily, they face many problems large and small, but their phone calls develop into romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  Anna Friel  •  Khandi Alexander  •  Sarah Alexander

When a man and a woman swap jobs and cities temporarily, they face many problems large and small, but their phone calls develop into romance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robin Sheppard
CAST:  Rob Lowe  •  Anna Friel  •  Khandi Alexander  •  Sarah Alexander

St. Ives (1998)

In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating with women. Both men have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Hook
CAST:  Jean-Marc Barr  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Chris McHallem  •  Richard E. Grant

In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks for lessons in communicating with women. Both men have ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harry Hook
CAST:  Jean-Marc Barr  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Chris McHallem  •  Richard E. Grant

Fields of Gold (2002)

A two-part conspiracy thriller starring Anna Friel. An eager young photographer and a bitter tabloid hack are sent to investigate mysterious deaths at a cottage hospital. But why is the new environment minister keeping tabs on their every move? The TV movie tackles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Anderson
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Phil Davis  •  Max Beesley  •  James Fleet

A two-part conspiracy thriller starring Anna Friel. An eager young photographer and a bitter tabloid hack are sent to investigate mysterious deaths at a cottage hospital. But why is the new environment minister keeping tabs on their every move? The TV movie tackles ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Anderson
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Phil Davis  •  Max Beesley  •  James Fleet

Treasure Guards (2011)

On a dig in the remote Jordanian desert, maverick archaeologist Victoria Carter (Anna Friel) discovers an ancient scroll buried in the ruins of an old temple. It is encrypted with the location of the long lost Seal of Solomon, which, according to legend, was given ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iain B. MacDonald
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Raoul Bova  •  Florentine Lahme  •  Volker Bruch

On a dig in the remote Jordanian desert, maverick archaeologist Victoria Carter (Anna Friel) discovers an ancient scroll buried in the ruins of an old temple. It is encrypted with the location of the long lost Seal of Solomon, which, according to legend, was given ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Iain B. MacDonald
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Raoul Bova  •  Florentine Lahme  •  Volker Bruch

Last Rumba in Rochdale (2002)

Bodney Brooks, a twelve year old master of computer controlled puppetry, decides to arrange a surprise birthday party for his Gran in an attempt to get back into his family’s good books. But, as ever in Bodney’s world, things don’t quite go to plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Chorlton
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Mel Giedroyc  •  Jane Horrocks

Bodney Brooks, a twelve year old master of computer controlled puppetry, decides to arrange a surprise birthday party for his Gran in an attempt to get back into his family’s good books. But, as ever in Bodney’s world, things don’t quite go to plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Chorlton
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Mel Giedroyc  •  Jane Horrocks

The Look of Love (2013)

Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Anna Friel  •  Imogen Poots  •  Tamsin Egerton

Paul Raymond builds a porn, entertainment and real estate empire that makes him the wealthiest man in Britain, but drugs doom his beloved daughter, Debbie.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winterbottom
CAST:  Steve Coogan  •  Anna Friel  •  Imogen Poots  •  Tamsin Egerton

Good People (2014)

Tom and Anna Wright, a young American couple, fall into severe debt while renovating Anna's family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them is dead, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henrik Ruben Genz
CAST:  James Franco  •  Kate Hudson  •  Anna Friel  •  Omar Sy

Tom and Anna Wright, a young American couple, fall into severe debt while renovating Anna's family home in London. As the couple faces the loss of their dream to have a house and start a family, they discover that the tenant in the apartment below them is dead, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Henrik Ruben Genz
CAST:  James Franco  •  Kate Hudson  •  Anna Friel  •  Omar Sy

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010)

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Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to follow the advice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Josh Brolin  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Ewen Bremner

Two married couples find only trouble and heartache as their complicated lives unfold. After 40 years of marriage, Alfie leaves his wife to pursue what he thinks is happiness with a call girl. His wife, Helena, reeling from abandonment, decides to follow the advice ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Josh Brolin  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Ewen Bremner

Having You (2013)

Jack has finally managed to propose to his infertile girlfriend when his life is turned upside down by the arrival of an old one-night stand that introduces him to his seven year old son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Hoare
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Romola Garai  •  Andrew Buchan  •  Isaac Andrews

Jack has finally managed to propose to his infertile girlfriend when his life is turned upside down by the arrival of an old one-night stand that introduces him to his seven year old son.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Hoare
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Romola Garai  •  Andrew Buchan  •  Isaac Andrews

Mad Cows (1999)

When her TV star husband Alex decides to divorce her so that he can start a career in politics, newly single mother Maddy goes shoplifting and ends up in jail. Losing custody of her infant child, Maddy hatches a scheme to break out of prison with the assistance of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Sugarman
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Joanna Lumley  •  Anna Massey  •  Phyllida Law

When her TV star husband Alex decides to divorce her so that he can start a career in politics, newly single mother Maddy goes shoplifting and ends up in jail. Losing custody of her infant child, Maddy hatches a scheme to break out of prison with the assistance of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sara Sugarman
CAST:  Anna Friel  •  Joanna Lumley  •  Anna Massey  •  Phyllida Law

Limitless (2011)

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A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert De Niro  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Andrew Howard

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Neil Burger
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Robert De Niro  •  Abbie Cornish  •  Andrew Howard

London Boulevard (2010)

A parolee falls for a reclusive movie star while trying to evade a ruthless gangster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Monahan
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Colin Farrell  •  Anna Friel  •  Ray Winstone

A parolee falls for a reclusive movie star while trying to evade a ruthless gangster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Monahan
CAST:  Keira Knightley  •  Colin Farrell  •  Anna Friel  •  Ray Winstone
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