Anna Friel Covers Tatler December 2011

Posted Friday November 4, 2011 7:00 PM GMT

Getting in the holiday spirit, Anna Friel pulls off her best Santa Claus for the cover of the December 2011 issue of Tatler.

The 35-year-old English actress is featured in a Rankin shot holiday spread while dishing about boyfriend Rhys Ifans is a column titled "You Little Cracker".

Highlights from Anna's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Tatler!

On her tendency to be a workaholic:
"If you don't take stock of your life, then you end up just becoming your job."

On dating Rhys Ifans:
"I think one of the things that draws us together so much is our need to feel safe. You know, everyone has to go out there and face the massive wide world and face rejection and it's nice to have a sanctuary and a place to go and a pair of big arms around you and someone to say, 'Oh, you're all right.'"

On Rhys Ifans being wonderful with her daughter, Gracie:
"He is brilliant with Gracie. We introduced her to the idea really gently and softly. The good thing is, she had seen him on the set of 'Neverland' and she said, 'You are very nice friends. I think he's very nice.'"

On having cook-offs with Ifans:
"Rhys knows I like things simple but actually he's the most amazing cook. We cook together. We often have midnight cook-offs if we've been out and we're both hungry. It's like 'Ready Steady Cook'. We hardly watch TV but if we do it's loads of cookery and travel programmes."

Photo Credit: Rankin for Tatler