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      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).

      Highest rated movies

      Shifty poster
      Shifty
      Macbeth poster
      Macbeth
      Cleopatra poster Cleopatra Onegin poster
      Onegin
      Dune poster
      Dune
      Under the Cherry Moon poster
      Under the Cherry Moon
      King of Thieves poster King of Thieves The Libertine poster
      The Libertine

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      33% 29% 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 66% Copenhagen Magrethe Bohr (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deceit Ellen Richmond (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 29% Milk Harriet (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 74% The Debt Collector Val Dryden (Character) - 1999
      48% 72% 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
      43% 65% Dune Lady Jessica (Character) - 1984
      30% 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 68% Why Didn't They Ask Evans? Lady Frances Derwent (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 89% Lillie Unknown (Character) - 1979
      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
      84% 73% Macbeth Lady Macbeth (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pleasure Girls Sally (Character) - 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Out Jean (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 60% Flipper's New Adventure Gwen (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Eyes of Annie Jones Annie Jones (Character) - 1964
      56% 69% Cleopatra Eiras (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 40% Crooks in Cloisters June (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
      90% No Score Yet Flesh and Blood on Masterpiece Vivien (Character) 2020
      100% 86% Home Fires Joyce Cameron (Character) 2015-2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2008 2010
      No Score Yet 100% Return to Cranford on Masterpiece Lady Ludlow (Character) 2007 2009
      No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998-1999 2001 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Eyre Lady Ingram (Character) 2006
      82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet 93% Magnum, P.I. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Maria (Guest Star) 1966