Anna Friel

Goal!

Interviewed by Adrian Hennigan

“I'm going for a strong run in my 30s, cos if I don't hold it down then I won't work in my 40s, 50s and 60s ”

Anna Friel has never been far from the headlines. Whether sharing saliva with another woman in TV's Brookside or dating the tabloids' favourite love rat Darren Day, she's always been good for coverage. She's been working constantly since the age of 16 - including opposite Ewan McGregor in Nick Leeson biopic Rogue Trader - but has tended to save her best performances for the stage. She recently became a mother for the first time, with partner David Thewlis, and is now delivering a Geordie accent as wide as the Tyne itself in Goal!...

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Goal! is released in UK cinemas on Friday 30th September 2005.