British actress Anna Friel has given birth to a baby girl at hospital in London.

The baby, named GRACIE, was born at the British capital's Portland Hospital.

It's Friel's first child with husband, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN star DAVID THEWLISS, 42.

A friend of the 28-year-old actress says, "She and David are delighted. Anna wants to be back to her old shape in three months.

"She has nude scenes in her next movie GOAL! and has a wager with a friend that she will be fine for it. She will take time off to breastfeed Gracie and band with her, then David will take charge until she has finished filming."

12/07/2005 01:35