Francesca Annis

Francesca Annis

Highest Rated: 96% Shifty (2008)

Lowest Rated: 15% Revolver (2005)

Birthday: May 14, 1945

Birthplace: Kensington, London, England, UK

Attractive and seemingly ageless, Francesca Annis was an aspiring dancer when she began her film acting career in the late 1950s in teen roles, receiving her first major exposure as a handmaiden of Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra" (1963). She was fashionably radical during London's swinging 60s, befriending such scenesters as guitar legend Jimi Hendrix before portraying Ophelia to Nicol Williamson's "Hamlet" on Broadway in 1969. As Lady Macbeth, Annis appeared nude in the sleepwalking scene in Roman Polanski's extra-gruesome "Macbeth" (1971), but when Hugh Hefner (one of the film's backers) asked her to pose for PLAYBOY, she replied, "I'm an actress, not a pinup." While a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1975-1978, she also starred as "Madame Bovary" (1976) and portrayed Lillie Langtry in "Lillie" (1978), with both acclaimed British productions broadcast later as segments of "Masterpiece Theatre" (PBS).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
34% 27% King of Thieves Lynne Reader (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 14% Loving Miss Hatto Joyce Hatto (Character) - 2012
96% 67% Shifty Valerie (Character) - 2008
15% 56% Revolver Lily Walker (Character) $75.4K 2005
33% 58% The Libertine Countess (Character) $4.8M 2005
No Score Yet 67% Copenhagen Magrethe Bohr (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deceit Ellen Richmond (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 74% The Debt Collector Val Dryden (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 29% Milk Harriet (Character) - 1999
48% 71% Onegin Katiusha (Character) $183.8K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reckless: The Sequel Anna Fairley (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Summer Celia Harcourt (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dalziel & Pascoe: An Autumn Shroud Bonnie Fielding (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 54% Doomsday Gun Sophie (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weep No More My Lady Leila (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 73% Onassis: The Richest Man in the World Jacqueline Kennedy (Character) - 1988
36% 67% Under the Cherry Moon Mrs. Wellington (Character) $9.2M 1986
53% 66% Dune Lady Jessica (Character) - 1984
32% 51% Krull Widow of the Web (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 83% Coming Out of the Ice Galina (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Secret Adversary Tuppence Cowley (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 67% Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Lady Frances Derwent (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stronger Than the Sun Kate Crowley (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sign It Death Tracy Conway (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Penny Gold Delphi/Diane (Character) - 1973
86% 73% Macbeth Lady Macbeth (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pleasure Girls Sally (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eyes of Annie Jones Annie Jones (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 62% Flipper's New Adventure Gwen (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 40% Crooks in Cloisters June (Character) - 1963
62% 69% Cleopatra Eiras (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Young Jacobites Jean (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cat Gang Sylvia (Character) - 1959

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flesh and Blood on Masterpiece Vivien (Character) 2020
100% 87% Home Fires Joyce Cameron (Character) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2010 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cranford Lady Ludlow (Character) 2009 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2007 2001 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Eyre Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wives and Daughters Mrs Gibson (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reckless Anna Fairly (Character) 1997
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime Unknown (Character) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame Bovary Unknown (Character) 1981 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Tracy Conway (Character) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Saint Maria (Guest Star) 1966

QUOTES FROM Francesca Annis CHARACTERS

Lady Jessica says: A million deaths is not enough for Yueh.