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This edition of Sky Arts’s informal interview strand is a surprisingly poignant affair, as Anna Friel talks to her old friend Brenda Fricker about their experiences of a life in acting. Despite having had a successful career (including a Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Jim Sheridan’s My Left Foot), Fricker confesses to being “completely broke” and desperately lonely. Friel, who is both gainfully employed and surrounded by family, clearly struggles to console Fricker; but there’s a candidness and a warmth to the conversation that stops it from being too much of a sob story.