Anna Friel is still good friends with David Thewlis.

Anna Friel

Anna Friel

The 42-year-old actress has a 13-year-old daughter called Gracie with the actor, and Anna has revealed that they've managed to remain on good terms in spite of their split in 2010.

Anna - who was also in a relationship with Rhys Ifans from 2011 until 2014 - told Red magazine: "I mean ... with David, there was no money involved in our separation and we have a daughter, so maybe that helps things."

In fact, Anna insisted there's no lingering bad feelings about either of her high-profile relationships.

She said: "In both relationships, things didn't break down because there was no love there.

"In reality, it was just because we'd become friends, or we were spending too much time apart, and that's actors for you - that's our industry."

Anna isn't putting herself under pressure to find love and is happy to bide her time like Dame Helen Mirren, who married Taylor Hackford when she was in her 50s.

She shared: "I try not to make rules for myself. I'll be in a relationship for love - I'm not going to make a decision based on fear.

"I mean, look at Helen Mirren - I'm pretty sure she settled down in her 50s, so maybe that will be me. It will all figure out."

Meanwhile, Anna recently suggested that her career was damaged by rejecting unwanted attention from a producer.

The 'Marcella' actress - who previously spoke of "advances" from an Amazon boss in 2016 - explained: "I've always been somewhat a tough cookie. I've been in the business since I was 13.

"I won't go into detail about how I think things might have had an effect because I've managed to overcome them.

"But I could say no quite loudly. And I probably did suffer the consequences."