Nearby an impoverished estate is full of drug deals and teens teetering on the edge of a life full of petty crime.
She aspired to be an actress at a young age and then, began studying to become the same at the Oldham Theatre Workshop.
The aim is to make things look believable.
Former northern soap Brookside saw Anna embarking on the monumental moment aged just 17-years-old.
She appeared in 6 episodes out of 7.
And in the trailer for new film Charming The Hearts Of Men, Anna Friel, 45, strips naked for a steamy bath scene as she unwinds with an alcoholic beverage.