She's certainly got the key to style: Anna Friel exits stage left in a silky patterned blouse
15:06 GMT, 21 November 2012
She may have been tired after putting in almost half a season on the boards of stage-play Uncle Vanya.
But Anna Friel still had the energy to put effort into looking good as she left the Vaudeville Theatre in London on Monday night.
The actress, 36, looked stylish in a key-patterned Milly by Michelle Smith blouse and skinny jeans.
Holding the key to fashion: Anna looked stylish in a cream, green and black top as she left the theatre on Monday night
The stage door behind her didn't even have time to close before she began posing it up outside on the pavement.
The star wore the 280 cream blouse which was decorated with green and black keys and had a subtle bow tied at the top.
She wore a pair of black trousers which matched the darker keys and the line around the bottom of the shirt.
Stepping it up a notch: Anna has shown she can raise her game when it comes to fashion by dressing well as she leaves the theatre after her play
Posing like a pro: The stage door behind Anna had not even shut before she was showing off her outfit outside the venue
Anna completed her look by wearing a pair of black high-heeled shoes and carried a silver studded handbag in her hand.
The thespian is currently starring in a revival of play Uncle Vanya which was created by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.
She takes on the role of Yelna and appears alongside Downton Abbey's Laura Carmichael who plays Sonya.
Catwalk queen: Anna poses on the pavement as she walks out of the theatre following her play on Monday night
Appearing in the production each night has given Anna the opportunity to look stylish in a variety of outfits as she leaves the venue.
Earlier this month she was seen wearing a futuristic outfit and placed a black vintage Fedora hat on her head.
Her navy blue jumper gave her ensemble a space age feel as it had glittering blue and red planets emblazoned across the front.
The mother-of-one completed her look with a pair of black ankle boots and she carried a matching Louis Vuitton clutch bag.
Anna does a neat line in theatre chic: Seen here in Nikol and Aphex coats from AllSaints and right, a big navy hat and stunning planet studded sweater
another occasion this month, Anna opted for yet another modern outfit
and wore a shiny silver dress which looked as if it could have been made
She covered the dress with a floor-length, checked coat and kept her legs warm with a pair of thigh-high black socks.
it's not just when leaving the theatre that the star looks stylish –
she also looked great in a floor length cream brocade dress at the
launch of the play in London this month.
The gown featured an overlapped hemline with a fringe detail and she completed her elegant look by wearing her hair up which showed off her sparkling earrings.
All star cast: Anna's co-stars Samuel West, Anna Friel and Laura Carmichael are appearing alongside her in the play
On starring in the play, she recently
told The Observer: 'When I accepted it, I knew the play, but I'd never
really studied Chekhov the person. So I went to Moscow for a few days
and went to the Chekhov museum and asked lots of questions.'
asked about her approach to the melancholic play, she said: 'You can
either play it for the comedy or you can play it for the dramatic
content and it becomes so dour and so dark that you have to laugh.'
Despite the play's sad mood, the actress is delighted to be starring in the production.
added: 'I feel honoured that I'm speaking Chekhov's words. That could
sound w**ky but I think he's one of the most beautiful writers.'