The heartache that helped Anna Friel take on her toughest role yet

The heartache that helped Anna Friel take on her toughest role yet

Friel-good factor: Anna

Friel-good factor: Anna”s star is burning brightly

New love: Anna with her boyfriend of six months, Rhys Ifans Old flame: The actress with her former partner David Thewlis

New love: Anna with her boyfriend of six months, Rhys Ifans (left), and with her former partner David Thewlis

Earth mother: Anna pregnant with her daughter Gracie, who is now aged six

Earth mother: Anna pregnant with her daughter Gracie, who is now aged six