Anna Friel as Ellie Manning.

ANNA Friel is sitting in a hotel suite high above London’s Berkeley Square.

In a cinema several floors below we’ve just seen a cast and crew preview of her new ITV1 drama series Without You.

It’s late evening and there’s a post-screening get-together to attend just around the corner.

But first Anna takes time out to give a small group interview.

As ever, she’s not afraid of straight-talking – as you’ll discover in my MEN feature from yesterday (Thursday Nov 24) below.