Quote: "She's excelling in science but the recent report that I just read from last term said the genes of her mother and father are starting to come through - I don't quite know how I feel... she's got a beautiful singing voice, she sings songs in Latin, is learning the piano." British actress Anna Friel's daughter Gracie, seven, is taking after her mother and father David Thewlis.
Fact: Actress Anna Friel marked her 36th birthday on Thursday (12Jul12) by enjoying a night out with partner Rhys Ifans in London. The couple visited The Ivy and the Groucho Club, and the Pushing Daisies star clearly enjoyed the celebration - she was pictured wearing a hat shaped like a birthday cake.
Quote: "We stay in a lot... We like the same things. We laugh a lot. We love music. We don't need to go out to have a really good time." Actor Rhys Ifans on how he and girlfriend Anna Friel stay out of the tabloids.
Quote: "Apart from my mother and grandmother, those two ladies are the ones I respect more than anything I can think of. They have given me everything." British actress Anna Friel heaps praise on the two nannies helping to raise her daughter, Gracie.
Fact: Keira Knightley will voice the fairy character Tinkerbell in new Peter Pan adaptation Neverland for Sky Movies. The two-part live action film event stars Rhys Ifans and Anna Friel, who became a couple while shooting the project.
Quote: "Our relationship is not conventional. He's 13 years older than me. We have our own separate properties and we're not married. He's my best friend. We have great conversations. I can ask him about anything and he'll always have the answer. He's smart and talented, two things that I'm attracted to." Anna Friel 's relationship with David Thewlis is far from traditional.
Quote: "I eat three bananas a day, every day. On set they call me Anna Banana. I'm obsessed. If I'm tired, they make me feel better." British actress Anna Friel is a fan of fruit.
Quote: "I don't want to lose any weight as I like having boobs and I'd lose them. I feel quite proud I've got curves. I wouldn't want to be scrawny." British actress Anna Friel isn't a fan of diets.
Quote: "I have possibly the biggest vibrator you've ever seen." British actress Anna Friel on taking up a new exercise routine - Power Plate.
Quote: "One minute you're playing the girlfriend and before you know it, you're cast as the mother. I don't know what I would do if I didn't act, so I thought the way to give myself longevity was to be a character actress and not just a pretty face." PUSHING DAISIES star Anna Friel wants her career to last.
Quote: "Not yet, but I'm sure I will. DAVID (THEWLIS, boyfriend) says, 'Don't you dare!' I'm waiting for the day when you can just press a button. You become much more self-conscious when you're there (in America)." PUSHING DAISIES star Anna Friel is considering cosmetic surgery in the future.
Quote: "She's also a big worrier. She worries about her parents' health. She'll worry that she's not doing a good job. She'll worry that we've just bought a house in Los Angeles but haven't got enough time to spend there. She worries about (our daughter) Gracie. She worries about me." Harry Potter actor David Thewlis knows his partner, PUSHING DAISIES star Anna Friel, takes everything to heart.
Quote: "Most Americans don't even know I'm English. They think I'm putting on a hilariously funny accent when I talk in my normal voice." British actress Anna Friel is baffled by people's reactions to her Northern English dialect.
Fact: British actress Anna Friel will play Will Ferrell's love interest in a big-screen remake of 1970s children's TV series LAND OF THE LOST. Ferrell will play a paleontologist who goes back in time and finds himself in a strange prehistoric world.