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Francesca Annis


English actress Francesca Annis, who has enjoyed a 50-plus year career, spanning seven decades in movies, television and the theater, was born in London six days after V-E Day, on May 14, 1945. Her father, Lester, was English, but her mother, Mariquita (aka Mara Purcell), was of Brazilian-French heritage. From the time she was a year old to the ... See full bio »
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Known For

Dune
Dune Lady Jessica
(1984)
Revolver
Revolver Lily Walker
(2005)
Macbeth
Macbeth Lady Macbeth
(1971)
Krull
Krull Widow of the Web
(1983)

Filmography

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 2015-2016 Home Fires (TV Series)
Joyce Cameron
- Episode #2.6 (2016) ... Joyce Cameron
- Episode #2.5 (2016) ... Joyce Cameron
- Episode #2.4 (2016) ... Joyce Cameron
- Episode #2.3 (2016) ... Joyce Cameron
- Episode #2.2 (2016) ... Joyce Cameron
 2015 The Briny (Short)
 2012 Loving Miss Hatto (TV Movie)
Joyce
 2010 The Little House (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Elizabeth
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Elizabeth
 2010 Playhouse: Live (TV Series)
- Here
 2007-2009 Cranford (TV Series)
Lady Ludlow
- May 1843 (2007) ... Lady Ludlow
- April 1843 (2007) ... Lady Ludlow
- November 1842 (2007) ... Lady Ludlow
- August 1842 (2007) ... Lady Ludlow
 2008 Shifty
Valerie
 2007 Agatha Christie's Marple (TV Series)
Lady Selina Hazy
- At Bertram's Hotel (2007) ... Lady Selina Hazy
 2006 Jane Eyre (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Ingram
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Lady Ingram
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Lady Ingram
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Lady Ingram
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Lady Ingram
 2005 Jericho (TV Series)
Lady Clare Wellesley
- A Pair of Ragged Claws (2005) ... Lady Clare Wellesley
 2005 Revolver
Lily Walker
 2004 The Libertine
Countess
 2002 Copenhagen (TV Movie)
Magrethe Bohr
 2000 Deceit (TV Series)
Ellen Richmond
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Ellen Richmond
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Ellen Richmond
 1999 Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Gibson
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Mrs. Gibson
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Mrs. Gibson
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Mrs. Gibson
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Mrs. Gibson
 1999 Onegin
Katiusha (uncredited)
 1999/I Milk
Harriet
 1999 The Debt Collector
Val Dryden
 1998 Reckless: The Sequel (TV Movie)
Anna Fairley
 1997 Deadly Summer (TV Movie)
Celia Harcourt
 1997 Reckless (TV Mini-Series)
Anna Fairley
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Anna Fairley
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Anna Fairley
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Anna Fairley
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Anna Fairley
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Anna Fairley
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Sharon Bannister
- A Slight Case of Murder (1996) ... Sharon Bannister
 1996 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Bonnie Fielding
- An Autumn Shroud (1996) ... Bonnie Fielding
 1994 Doomsday Gun (TV Movie)
Sophie
 1994 Headhunters (TV Series)
Sally Hall
- Right as Rain (1994) ... Sally Hall
- Maradona Land (1994) ... Sally Hall
- The Golden Hello (1994) ... Sally Hall
 1993 A Haunting Harmony (TV Movie)
David's mother
 1993 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Angela Berridge
- Big Boys' Rules: Part II (1993) ... Angela Berridge
- Big Boys' Rules: Part I (1993) ... Angela Berridge
- What's the Strength of This? (1993) ... Angela Berridge
- Jumping the Lights (1993) ... Angela Berridge
- The Great Detective (1993) ... Angela Berridge
 1992 Weep No More, My Lady (TV Movie)
Leila
 1991 The Gravy Train Goes East (TV Mini-Series)
Katya Princip
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Katya Princip
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Katya Princip
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Katya Princip
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Katya Princip
 1991 Performance (TV Series)
Elizabeth Collier
- Absolute Hell (1991) ... Elizabeth Collier
 1991 Parnell & the Englishwoman (TV Mini-Series)
Katharine O'Shea
- The Reckoning (1991) ... Katharine O'Shea
- The Libel (1991) ... Katharine O'Shea
- The Outrage (1991) ... Katharine O'Shea
- The Meeting (1991) ... Katharine O'Shea
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Juliet (voice)
 1988 Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (TV Movie)
Jacqueline Kennedy
 1987 I'll Take Manhattan (TV Mini-Series)
Lily Amberville
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... Lily Amberville
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... Lily Amberville
 1986 Inside Story (TV Mini-Series)
Paula Croxley
- In the Public Interest (1986) ... Paula Croxley
- Found Dead (1986) ... Paula Croxley
- Exclusive (1986) ... Paula Croxley
- The First Lady (1986) ... Paula Croxley
- Auld Lang Syne (1986) ... Paula Croxley
 1986 Under the Cherry Moon
Mrs. Wellington
 1986 El río de oro
Dubarry
 1985 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Penelope St. Clair
- Deja Vu (1985) ... Penelope St. Clair
 1984 Dune
Lady Jessica
 1983-1984 Partners in Crime (TV Series)
Tuppence Beresford
- The Crackler (1984) ... Tuppence Beresford
- The Case of the Missing Lady (1984) ... Tuppence Beresford
- The Man in the Mist (1983) ... Tuppence Beresford
- The Unbreakable Alibi (1983) ... Tuppence Beresford
- The Ambassador's Boots (1983) ... Tuppence Beresford
 1983 The Secret Adversary (TV Movie)
Tuppence Cowley
 1983 Krull
Widow of the Web
 1983 Shades of Darkness (TV Series)
Catherine Frode
- The Maze (1983) ... Catherine Frode
 1982 Coming Out of the Ice (TV Movie)
Galina
 1980 Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (TV Movie)
Lady Frances Derwent
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini-Series)
Lillie
- Fifty Cents a Dance (1978) ... Lillie
- Sunset and Evening Star (1978) ... Lillie
- Mr. Jersey (1978) ... Lillie
- Home on the Range (1978) ... Lillie
- America (1978) ... Lillie
 1978 The Comedy of Errors (TV Movie)
Luciana
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Kate Crowley
- Stronger Than the Sun (1977) ... Kate Crowley
 1975 Madame Bovary (TV Mini-Series)
Emma Bovary
- Judgement (1975) ... Emma Bovary
- Lost Love (1975) ... Emma Bovary
- First Love (1975) ... Emma Bovary
- Marriage (1975) ... Emma Bovary
 1975 Edward the King (TV Series)
Lillie Langtry
- The Royal Quadrille (1975) ... Lillie Langtry
- Dearest Prince (1975) ... Lillie Langtry
 1967-1974 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Helen / Manuela von Meinhardis
- The Wood Demon (1974) ... Helen
- Girls in Uniform (1967) ... Manuela von Meinhardis
 1968-1974 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
Elaine / Roxane / Jill
- The Couch (1974) ... Elaine
- The Chinese Prime Minister (1971) ... Roxane
- The Explorer (1968) ... Jill
 1974 Thriller (TV Series)
Tracy Conway
- Sign It Death (1974) ... Tracy Conway
 1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Nicole Zachary
- Death of an Old-Fashioned Girl (1973) ... Nicole Zachary
 1973 A Pin to See the Peepshow (TV Series)
Julia Almond
- Episode #1.4 (1973) ... Julia Almond
- Episode #1.3 (1973) ... Julia Almond
- Episode #1.2 (1973) ... Julia Almond
- Episode #1.1 (1973) ... Julia Almond
 1973 Penny Gold
Delphi / Diane
 1972 Big Truck and Sister Clare
Sister Clare
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Solveig
- Peer Gynt (1972) ... Solveig
 1971 Macbeth
Lady Macbeth
 1971 Heritage (TV Series)
Antigone
- Antigone: Part 2 (1971) ... Antigone
- Antigone: Part 1 (1971) ... Antigone
 1970 The Walking Stick
Arabella Dainton
 1970 The Sky Pirate
Uptight Girl
 1968 Ooh La La! (TV Series)
Christiane
- Dear Lady (1968) ... Christiane
 1968 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Helen
- Home Sweet Honeycombe (1968) ... Helen
 1967 The Golden Age (TV Series)
Anne
- Women (1967) ... Anne
 1967 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Jenny
- Cause for Alarm (1967) ... Jenny
 1967 Great Expectations (TV Series)
Estella
- Face to Face (1967) ... Estella
- Estella's Father (1967) ... Estella
- Pip's Benefactor (1967) ... Estella
- Herbert's Warning (1967) ... Estella
- The Betrayal (1967) ... Estella
 1966 The Saint (TV Series)
Maria
- Locate and Destroy (1966) ... Maria
 1966 Run with the Wind
Jean Parker
 1966 This Man Craig (TV Series)
Jane Brewer
- The Romantic (1966) ... Jane Brewer
 1962-1966 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Catherine / Christine Burrows / Margery Hamilton
- A View from the Bridge (1966) ... Catherine
- An Aspidistra in Babylon (1965) ... Christine Burrows
- The Gentle Assassin (1962) ... Margery Hamilton
 1966 The Five-Nineteen (TV Movie)
The Girl
 1965 The Pleasure Girls
Sally
 1965 Scott On... (TV Series)
- Food (1965)
 1965 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Frances Harding
- Four Hundred Years' Thick (1965) ... Frances Harding
 1965 Alexander Graham Bell (TV Series)
Mabel Hubbard
- The Two-Way Test (1965) ... Mabel Hubbard
- The Birthday Party (1965) ... Mabel Hubbard
- Sound of the Spring (1965) ... Mabel Hubbard
- A Rival in the Field (1965) ... Mabel Hubbard
- A Note in Music (1965) ... Mabel Hubbard
 1964-1965 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Sheila / Judy
- That's Two of Us Sorry (1965) ... Sheila
- No Marks for Servility (1964) ... Judy
 1964 The Human Jungle (TV Series)
Mary
- Wild Goose Chase (1964) ... Mary
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Amy Racey
- Old Soldiers (1964) ... Amy Racey
 1964 Crooks in Cloisters
June
 1964 Love Story (TV Series)
Ruth Starr
- A Girl Like Me (1964) ... Ruth Starr
 1964 The Eyes of Annie Jones
Annie Jones
 1964 Saturday Night Out
Jean
 1964 Murder Most Foul
Sheila Upward
 1964 Dr. Finlay's Casebook (TV Series)
Fiona Senlac
- A Present from Father (1964) ... Fiona Senlac
 1964 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Ann
- The Mate Market (1964) ... Ann
 1963 West 11
Phyl
 1963 Cleopatra
Eiras
 1963 Suspense (TV Series)
Ann, the girl
- Blackbird (1963) ... Ann, the girl
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Sally
- Drama '63: 54 Minute Affair (1963) ... Sally
 1962 Wednesday's Child (TV Movie)
Vicky Lemming
 1961-1962 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Liz / Carla
- A Free Weekend (1962) ... Liz
- Children of the Sun (1961) ... Carla
 1962 Sir Francis Drake (TV Series)
Mariella
- Visit to Spain (1962) ... Mariella
 1961 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Ethel Rice
- High Wire (1961) ... Ethel Rice
 1961 Harpers West One (TV Series)
Jenny Bates
- Episode #1.7 (1961) ... Jenny Bates
 1961 Stress Point (TV Movie)
Lesley Gifford
 1961 His and Hers
Wanda
 1961 The Afterthought (TV Movie)
Elaine Coombes
 1960 Probation Officer (TV Series)
Judy Beale
- Episode #2.16 (1960) ... Judy Beale
 1960 Beware of Children
Priscilla
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Anne Miller
- The Wind and the Sun (1960) ... Anne Miller
 1960 The Young Jacobites
Jean
 1959 Carry on Teacher
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
 1959 The Cat Gang
Sylvia
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Other Works:

She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Romeo and Juliet," in the Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Ian McKellen, Roger Rees, Greg Hicks, John Woodvine, David Waller, and Michael Pennington in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Eat well and sleep well. That will feed your nervous system and your psyche. As you get older, you look how you feel. See more »

Trivia:

Former long-term companion was British actor Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient (1996)). They met while performing the play "Hamlet" in 1994. She portrayed Gertrude, he played Hamlet. The couple broke up in February 2006. See more »

Trademark:

Deep sultry voice See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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