Anna is well known on our screens as the title role of Hans Rosenfeldt’s MARCELLA for ITV. A phenomenal performance for which Anna won an International Emmy for Best Actress for series 1 (Netflix.) Series 3 can be seen on Netflix worldwide.

Anna will next be seen as female lead in feature CHARMING THE HEARTS OF MEN with Kelsey Grammar and Aml Ameen and Hulu feature BOOK OF BLOODS. She can currently be seen in SULPHUR & WHITE directed by Julian Jarrold. 

Other recent TV credits include ITV’s 3 part drama BUTTERFLY from RED Productions in which Anna plays the mother of a young child dealing with gender issues and the process of transitioning, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE for Starz and Jimmy McGovern drama BROKEN (BBC) alongside Sean Bean, for which she received a BAFTA nomination. 

Before this she shot TOMATO RED, with Oscar Nominated director Juanita Wilson and I.T. opposite Pierce Brosnan. Anna played the lead in Peter Horton’s AMERICAN ODYSSEY for NBC which aired on BBC2 as well as WW2 drama HEAVY WATER WAR which boasts some of Europe’s finest acting talent and aired on More4 in Summer 2015. She was seen in the Summer release of GOOD PEOPLE for Henrik Ruben Genz opposite James Franco and Kate Hudson and other releases include quirky US ghost comedy MASTER CLEANSE opposite Johnny Galecki (Big Bang theory) and Anjelica Huston as well as gritty UK feature URBAN from Bernard Hare’s bestselling book of the same name.

Other work includes Showtime pilot THE VATICAN for director Ridley Scott and Michael Winterbottom’s THE LOOK OF LOVE, in which she stars alongside Steve Coogan as the wife of infamous British billionaire, Paul Raymond. She stole the notices for the critically-acclaimed Christopher Hampton adaptation of UNCLE VANYA in London’s West End and managed to fit in THE PAVEMENT PSYCHIATRIST with Idris Elba for Sky Arts. Finally everybody remembers Anna for her brilliant performance in Pushing Daisies.

40ish, this brilliant, beautiful psychologist has gained fame as a best-selling skeptic who famously debunks anyone whose theories or beliefs are not strictly scientifically based. However, when Mary’s beloved 7 year old son dies of leukemia, she proves susceptible to handsome “ghost whisperer,” Simon, who becomes her lover, and convinces her that he speaks for her dead child.

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Books of Blood -- Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology BOOKS OF BLOOD, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time. Simon (Rafi Gavron), Mary (Anna Friel), shown. (Photo by: Chris Reardon/Hulu)
Books of Blood -- Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology BOOKS OF BLOOD, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time. Mary (Anna Friel), Simon (Rafi Gavron), shown. (Photo by: Chris Reardon/Hulu)
Books of Blood -- Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology BOOKS OF BLOOD, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time. Mary (Anna Friel), Simon (Rafi Gavron), shown. (Photo by: Chris Reardon/Hulu)
Books of Blood -- Based on Clive Barker’s acclaimed and influential horror anthology BOOKS OF BLOOD, this feature takes audiences on a journey into uncharted and forbidden territory through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time. Mary (Anna Friel), Simon (Rafi Gavron), shown. (Photo by: Courtesy of Hulu)