Anna Friel Splits With Partner David Thewlis From Harry Potter
By: Mary Smith
Published: Dec 14, 2021
Anna Friel Splits With Partner
Anna Friel splits with partner David Thewlis from Harry Potter. Anna Friel has officially split from her long-term partner of nine years. Their work commitments forced them to spend more and more time apart.
"Things have not been great for a long time and they have tried to keep this quiet to protect everyone," said a source close to the couple, who have a five-year-old daughter Gracie together. "It certainly did not help that Anna and David have been forced to live apart for so long, but there are other issues at hand that have made them realise the relationship was over."
Although they have separated, the former couple will spend part of the festive season together and have pledged to stay on good terms for the sake of their daughter. "They do care about each other very much, and the most important thing now is that they both continue to be the best parents they can be for Gracie," the insider said. "They will have to see each other over Christmas at some point, but hopefully it will not be too painful."
Last December, Anna was pictured kissing 23-year-old actor Joseph Cross, who she was starring with in a stage production of Breakfast At Tiffany's in London's West End, but pals insisted the pair were just friends. "Anna is queen of touchy feely -- but they're just good friends," a source said.