Francesca Annis

Francesca Annis

  • Highest Rated: 96% Shifty (2008)
  • Lowest Rated: 15% Revolver (2005)
  • Birthday: May 14, 1944
  • Birthplace: London, England, UK
  • A glamorous actress whose beauty and sophistication has only increased as the years pass, London-born screen star Francesca Annis is well known to cinema lovers for her roles in such films as Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971) and David Lynch's Dune (1984). Though she would later become better known to gossip column readers for her May-September romance with actor Ralph Fiennes following an appearance opposite the intense actor in the Broadway version of Hamlet, Annis has continued to impress both on stage and screen thanks to numerous challenging roles.Though a convent education initially steered her toward life as a nun, studies in acting and dance gradually led her into the entertainment industry until she was cast in the lead of the 1958 film The Cat Gang at age 14. The featured child actor in the tale of a group of children who stumble across a smuggling ring while spending long days on the local harbor, Annis made a distinct impression on audiences and was soon advancing in such films as No Kidding (1960) and His and Hers (1961). A role in the 1963 film Cleopatra gained the young starlet international attention, and shortly after the family film Flipper's New Adventure, Annis was cast as Estella in the 1967 U.K. television series Great Expectations. If audiences had not previously recognized her talent by this point, her remarkably powerful performance in Roman Polanski's 1971 feature film Macbeth would be hard to deny. After continuing to gain credit on stage and screen throughout the 1970s, roles in the following decade's Dune, Krull (1983), and Under the Cherry Moon (1986) culminated with an impressive performance as Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1988 made-for-television feature Onassis: The Richest Man in the World.Perhaps her most well-known performance to date due to the romantic scandal that resulted from it, her part in the 1995 Broadway production of Hamlet found both her and co-star Ralph Fiennes abandoning their longtime partners to embark on a heated romance (after playing mother and son Gertrude and Hamlet in the play). Though the scandal caused quite a stir, her memorable (and BAFTA-nominated) performance in 1998's Reckless steered gossip hounds back toward recognizing her remarkable skills as an actress. In 1999 Annis would once again remind the public of her affairs, though, when she appeared opposite Fiennes in the film Onegin, a cinematic adaptation of a 19th century Russian novel. In addition to appearing in such efforts as Deceit (2000) and Copenhagen (2002) in the new millennium, Annis continued her many impressive on-stage performances with an appearance in the West End production of Noël Coward's The Vortex.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

35% King of Thieves Actor 2019
No Score Yet Loving Miss Hatto Actor 2012
No Score Yet Return to Cranford Actor 2009
96% Shifty Valerie 2008
33% The Libertine Countess $4.8M 2006
15% Revolver Lily Walker $42.3K 2005
No Score Yet Copenhagen Margrethe Bohr 2002
No Score Yet Milk Harriet 2001
48% Onegin Katiusha 1999
No Score Yet The Debt Collector Val Dryden 1999
No Score Yet Reckless: The Movie Anna Fairley 1998
No Score Yet Reckless Actor 1997
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun Sophie 1994
No Score Yet Weep No More, My Lady Leila 1993
No Score Yet Onassis: The Richest Man in the World Actor 1988
34% Under the Cherry Moon Mrs. Wellingotn 1986
53% Dune Lady Jessica 1984
32% Krull Widow of the Web 1983
No Score Yet Coming Out of the Ice Galina 1982
No Score Yet Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Lady Frances Derwent 1981
No Score Yet Lillie Lillie Langtry 1979
No Score Yet Marriage Actor 1975
No Score Yet Madame Bovary Actor 1975
No Score Yet Edward the King Actor 1975
No Score Yet Judgement Actor 1975
No Score Yet Penny Gold Actor 1973
86% Macbeth Lady Macbeth 1971
No Score Yet The Walking Stick Arabella Dainton 1970
No Score Yet Pleasure Girls Sally Feathers 1966
No Score Yet Murder Most Foul Sheila Upward 1964
No Score Yet Crooks in Cloisters June 1964
No Score Yet Flipper's New Adventure Gwen 1964
61% Cleopatra Eiras 1963
No Score Yet The Eyes of Annie Jones Annie Jones 1963

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% Home Fires on Masterpiece
2015-2017
Joyce Cameron
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet Cranford
2007-2009
Lady Ludlow
  • 2017
  • 2009
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Lady Ludlow Hyacinth Gibson Lady Ingram Hyacinth
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2001
No Score Yet Miss Marple
2004-2013
  • 2007
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Tuppence Lady Selina Hazy Clare Wellesley
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 1986
  • 1984
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1996
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Penelope St. Clair
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Saint
1962-1969
Maria

QUOTES FROM Francesca Annis CHARACTERS

Lady Jessica
A million deaths is not enough for Yueh.