Anna slipped into a corset for A Midsummer Night's Dream
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|On Brookside she was one-half of British TV's most famous on-screen lesbian kiss, but it was only a matter of time that understatedly sexy Anna Friel was getting noticed for other reasons.
Also an Emmerdale vet, Anna made her film debut in 1998's The Land Girls. Since then, she's not only starred in the US TV series The Jury, she's also snagged film roles in the Ewan McGregor crime thriller Rogue Trader, Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Michael Crichton sci-fi adventure Timeline, co-starring Gerard Butler and real-life beau David Thewlis.
The pretty actress, who is expecting her first child, will have to balance red carpet appearances with motherhood this year. Due to give birth in June, Anna is starring in three films – Niagra Hotel, Irish Jam, and football drama Goal! – in 2005.