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Anna Friel Loves to Travel with Her 'Happy Girl'

06/26/2009 at 01:00 PM ET
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How do you balance motherhood and a job that requires travel? Ask Anna Friel! Since daughter Gracie Ellen Mary was born almost four years ago, the actress has been on the go and so has her little girl. “Thankfully, I’ve got a great nanny, and I’ve got a great partner” in actor David Thewlis, Anna explains. “He’s a wonderful dad, and an amazing little daughter who was on film sets at only six weeks. She went to 10 countries.”

Anna, 32, is enjoying Gracie’s current age because “you can kind of take them with you, and let them travel the world, and what she would have been being taught in a school, she’s actually experiencing. She’s being, as now, very balanced and a very happy, happy child.”

However, the traveling may change soon as Gracie — who turns 4 next month — has now entered preschool. The family had been living in the United States while Anna starred in Pushing Daisies, but returned to London for three months this past winter for a job in UK. “I … came back here to [the United States] because my daughter was in school, and I wanted to bring her back,” despite the cancellation of her ABC show. “I’m a homeowner. I haven’t got a green card. But I’m looking to buy a house in both countries.”

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Source: Dark Horizons

– Angela

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Alice on

I’m going to miss Pushing Daisies. Seems every show I like gets canceled!

Tina on

same here :(

Joy on

Love the name Gracie. My middle name is Ellen, too. Love that!

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