Celebrity Parents Anna Friel hires a northern nanny for daughter Gracie By Staff Author Published on January 25, 2008 11:48 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Pushing Daisies actress Anna Friel, 31, has hired a nanny who’s from Northern England for daughter Gracie Ellen Mary, 2 ½, so that she could grow up with an accent. She and boyfriend, Harry Potter star David Thewlis, 44, have just moved to Los Angeles. I know my roots and where I’m from — I’m northern and I always will be. Now Gracie’s talking with northern mannerisms. She’s like, ‘Eh up, Mummy doesn’t like it like that, Mummy likes things neat in’t trailer’. She’s adorable. Source: Mirror Thanks to CBB reader Mary Beth.