Gracie Friel: Everything About David Thewlis And Anna Friel’s Daughter

Gracie Friel is the daughter of David Thewlis and Anna Friel. Gracie’s parents are both well-known. Her father David Thewlis is an English actor, author, and filmmaker and her mother Anna Friel is an English actress. Anna has been acting professionally since age 13. David is known as a character actor and has appeared in a wide variety of genres in both film and television.

Gracie Friel: Bio Summary

NameGracie Friel
Date of birth 9 July 2005
Birthplace London
Gender Female
Famous as daughter of Anna Friel and David Thewlis
Siblings None
Parents Anna Friel and David Thewlis
Grandparents Des Friel, Julie Friel, Alec Raymond Wheeler, and Maureen Thewlis Wheeler
Occupation Actress

How Old Is Gracie Friel?

Gracie Ellen Mary Friel was welcomed into the world on 9 July 2005 at Portland Hospital, London. She will be turning 18 years old on 9 July 2023. She is the daughter of David Thewlis born David Wheeler and Anna Louise Friel. Her father works as an actor, author, and filmmaker while her mother works as an actress. Gracie has zero siblings, meaning she is the only child of her parents.

Gracie Friel was named after Gracie Fields, and her mother’s grandmothers, Ellen and Mary. Her parents Anna Friel and David Thewlis never got married. They were involved in a relationship but didn’t get married. They began their relationship in 2001 after meeting on a flight to Cannes. They were together until December 2010, when they separated after almost ten years of being together.

While David and Anna were together, they had no intention of getting married. ‘It’s not a big issue for Anna and I. We’ve talked about it, but it’s more important to have a baby. Marriage doesn’t make any difference to the commitment’, David said. Even after their separation, Anna said she is still good friends with her ex, David. She said they separated because they ‘became friends’ and were spending too much time apart.

Gracie Friel is the stepdaughter of French designer and artist Hermine Poitou, the current wife of her father David Thewlis. Gracie’s paternal grandparents are Maureen (née Thewlis) and Alec Raymond Wheeler, who ran a toy and wallpaper shop. Julie Bamford Friel, a special needs teacher, and Desmond “Des” Friel, a former French teacher and folk guitarist, who now owns a web design company are Gracie’s maternal grandparents.

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Gracie Friel is very likely to follow in her parent’s footsteps. She is an actress and is said to have worked in both cinema and television. She is best known for her role on the television show The King of Soho. In 2008, she appeared in the film, Bathory: Countess of Blood. She was cast in “The Sea.” It is unknown if Gracie will pursue an acting career in the future.

However, her mother Anna Friel revealed that she is not against the idea of Gracie working in the film industry. She said: “If there are auditions for something that’s really right for Gracie, it’s her prerogative to try it. Because I was allowed to at that age. But, being the daughter of two teachers, I was also told that I wouldn’t be allowed to do it unless I kept up my good grades. So I became a bit of a workaholic.”

In 2015, Gracie landed the opportunity to play Anna’s daughter in American Odyssey, but Anna didn’t like the idea of being away from her little girl for too long. She said: “She would have been shooting in New York and I would have been in Morocco and I don’t want to be away from her that long.” Speaking of Gracie’s talents Anna said:

“She’s been asked to act and she’s really talented. I think growing up in America for the first three, four years of life it gave her the perfect American accent so that’s one thing she hasn’t got to work on.” She added: “But she sees how hard mummy and daddy work and she sees the ups and the downs, and I think if anything she’d probably direct more than she would act right now. She makes amazing videos and she’s a great photographer and she sings like an angel, she sings in Latin and Italian, she’s a beautiful singer.”

Gracie Friel is a music, photography, and painting enthusiast. She has 21.4K followers on her Instagram account. She is believed to be single and has not provided any information about her love life.

Gracie’s Mother Had A Difficult Delivery

Anna Friel and David Thewlis were worried that Anna could not conceive after suffering an ovarian cyst. It was discovered that Anna suffers from endometriosis and would have difficulty conceiving. However, she became pregnant. Giving birth to Gracie Friel was “traumatic” and “difficult”, according to People.

After checking the pregnancy test “about 20 times and kept checking the packaging” David told Anna: “According to this you’re pregnant.’ She said: ‘Stop kidding.’ Then: ‘Oh my God.’ But, she had to go to work and I couldn’t go with her because I had a meeting. So, within five minutes of finding out this news we were separated. She was taken off in this car and I was left in the cottage saying, ‘I can’t believe this.’ It didn’t sink in for ages.”

David Thewlis said: “Gracie’s birth wasn’t very beautiful or spiritual. It was a difficult birth – traumatic for everybody. Anna went through a lot of pain. It was long and tiring. She was having a hard time passing in and out of consciousness. It nearly came to an emergency Caesarean, but at the last minute the baby turned.”

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“When Gracie eventually came out they laid her down, the cord was cut, they wrapped her on a towel and put her on the scales, but it was three minutes before either I or Anna asked: “What sex is it? You always think you’ll say: “Is it a boy or a girl?” But I found myself asking: “Is Anna OK? Is Anna OK?” I was really worried about her.”

Gracie Friel is very important to her father, David. David revealed that: “You can take everything away. You can take the whole acting crew away, but you can’t take Gracie away. Nothing else matters but her”. David admitted that “I am a changed man because of Anna and Gracie. Anna changed me for the better, from a rather wild, restless character into a gentle soul. Gracie has changed me, too. I look at her and am filled with love. I cannot bare to be parted from either of them.”

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Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at Dicytrends.com. She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email: Ruthbotch1912@gmail.com

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