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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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 2012 Loving Miss Hatto (TV Movie)
Joyce Hatto
 2010 The Little House (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Elizabeth
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Elizabeth
 2010 Playhouse: Live (TV Series)
- Here
 2008 Shifty
Valerie
 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
 2002 Copenhagen (TV Movie)
Magrethe Bohr
 2000 Deceit (TV Movie)
Ellen Richmond
 1999 Wives and Daughters (TV Mini-Series)
Hyacinth Gibson
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Hyacinth Gibson
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Hyacinth Gibson
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Hyacinth Gibson
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Hyacinth Gibson
 1999 Onegin
Katiusha (uncredited)
 1999/I Milk
Harriet
 1999 The Debt Collector
Val Dryden
 1997 Deadly Summer (TV Movie)
Celia Harcourt
 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
 1993 A Haunting Harmony (TV Movie)
David's mother
 1993 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Angela Berridge
- Big Boys' Rules: Part 2 (1993) ... Angela Berridge
- Big Boys' Rules: Part 1 (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
 1990 Romeo.Juliet
Juliet (voice)
 1987 I'll Take Manhattan (TV Mini-Series)
Lily Amberville (née Adamsfield) (1987)
 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 El río de oro
Dubarry
 1985 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
Penelope St. Clair
 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
 1978 Lillie (TV Mini-Series)
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
 1974 Penny Gold
Delphi Emerson / Diane Emerson
 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 Great Mysteries (TV Series)
Nicole Zachary
- Death of an Old-Fashioned Girl (1973) ... Nicole Zachary
 1972 Stage 2 (TV Series)
Solveig
- Peer Gynt (1972) ... Solveig
 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 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
 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 / Marge Hamilton
- View from the Bridge (1966) ... Catherine
- An Aspidistra in Babylon (1965) ... Christine Burrows
- The Gentle Assassin (1962) ... Marge Hamilton
 1966 The Five-Nineteen (TV Movie)
The Girl
 1965 The Pleasure Girls
Sally
 1965 Our Man at St. Mark's (TV Series)
Frances Harding
- Four Hundred Years' Thick (1965) ... Frances Harding
 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
- Blackbird (1963) ... Ann
 1963 Drama 61-67 (TV Series)
Sally
- Drama '63: 54 Minute Affair (1963) ... Sally
 1962 Wednesday's Child (TV Movie)
 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 Beware of Children
Priscilla
 1961 His and Hers
Wanda
 1961 The Afterthought (TV Movie)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Series)
 1960 The Young Jacobites
Jean
 1959 Carry on Teacher
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
 1959 The Cat Gang
Sylvia
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Other Works:

Playing Amanda Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams at Gate Theatre, Dublin, Ireland. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

As you grow older, your whole life becomes very rich, multifaceted. See more »

Trivia:

Has 3 children (daughters: Charlotte Wiseman and Taran Wiseman, son: Andreas Wiseman - a.k.a. Rainbow) from a long relationship, with Patrick Wiseman, that began in 1976. See more »

Trademark:

Voluptuous figure See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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