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Francesca Annis

Francesca Annis

Francesca Annis is an English actress, particularly well known for her film and television appearances, most recently the BBC Television series Wives and Daughters and Deceit. She is dating Ralph Fiennes.

Francesca Annis began acting professionally in her teens, and made her film debut in the 1950s. In 1967 she played Estella in a television adaptation of Great Expectations. She also presented children's television programmes. While becoming an increasingly well known face on screen, she enjoyed a successful stage career, playing many leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her performance as Lady Macbeth in Roman Polanski's controversial 1971 film of Macbeth gained her notoriety. She continued to be a leading television actress throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, appearing in series such as Edward the Seventh (as Lillie Langtry, a role she reprised in Lillie (1978)), Madame Bovary and Parnell and the Englishwoman, in which she played Kitty O'Shea. Her films have included Dune (1984).

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Francesca Annis Facts

BirthdayMay 14, 1944 (79)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Francesca Annis compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Masterpiece: Home Fires Season 2 DVD
Agatha Christie's Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
Masterpiece: Home Fires
Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime: The Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries
Murder Most Foul
Cranford: Return to Cranford
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