In 1992 Anna Friel was added to the cast on the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside where Anna Friel gained greater exposure in the role of Beth Jordache. She made her West End stage début in London in 2001 and has subsequently appeared on stage in several productions including an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. She attended Crompton House Church of England High School (in High Crompton) and later attended Holy Cross College (in Bury).
Anna Louise Friel (born 12 July 1976) is an English actress. Friel made her film debut in 1998 in David Leland's Land Girls and has since made a number of films appearing with such notable co-stars as Christian Bale Gerard Butler Colin Farrell Keira Knightley Robert De Niro Will Ferrell and Rachel Weisz.