Anna Friel

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Birth Name: Anna Louise Friel

Place of Birth: Rochdale, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 12 July, 1976

*Irish (father)
*English (mother)

Anna Friel is an English actress. Her roles include the show Pushing Daisies and the films Books of Blood and Me Without You (2001).

Anna was born to Julie (Bamford) and Desmond “Des” Friel. Her father is Irish, born in Belfast and raised in County Donegal. Her mother is English. She has a daughter with her former partner, actor, director, screenwriter, and author David Thewlis.

Anna’s maternal grandfather was named Harry Bamford (the son of Ellen).

Anna’s maternal grandmother was Ellen Willett (the daughter of John Willett and Mary Ann Kershaw). Ellen was born in Oldham, Lancashire, England. Mary Ann was the daughter of Harry Kershaw and Elizabeth Ellen Andrew.

Source: Genealogies of Anna’s maternal grandparents, Harry Bemford and Ellen Willett –

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