Francesca Annis

Francesca Annis (born 14 May 1945) is an English actress. She is known for television roles in Reckless (1998), Wives and Daughters (1999), Deceit (2000) and Cranford (2007). A six-time BAFTA TV Award nominee, she won the 1979 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the ITV serial Lillie. Her film appearances include Krull (1983), Dune (1984), The Debt Collector (1999) and The Libertine (2004). Description above from the Wikipedia article Francesca Annis, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Cleopatra (1963)

Determined to hold on to the throne, Cleopatra seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony, who vows to take power—but Caesar’s successor has other plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Rex Harrison  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Martin Landau

Determined to hold on to the throne, Cleopatra seduces the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. When Caesar is murdered, she redirects her attentions to his general, Marc Antony, who vows to take power—but Caesar’s successor has other plans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Rex Harrison  •  Roddy McDowall  •  Martin Landau

Dune (1984)

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Arrakis—the only place where the space-travel substance Melange 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  Leonardo Cimino  •  Brad Dourif  •  José Ferrer

In the year 10,191, the world is at war for control of the desert planet Arrakis—the only place where the space-travel substance Melange 'Spice' can be found. But when one leader gives up control, it's only so he can stage a coup with some unsavory characters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  Leonardo Cimino  •  Brad Dourif  •  José Ferrer

Krull (1983)

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Ken Marshall  •  Lysette Anthony  •  Francesca Annis  •  Alun Armstrong

A prince and a fellowship of companions set out to rescue his bride from a fortress of alien invaders who have arrived on their home planet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Yates
CAST:  Ken Marshall  •  Lysette Anthony  •  Francesca Annis  •  Alun Armstrong

Macbeth (1971)

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Scotland, 11th century. Driven by the twisted prophecy of three witches and the ruthless ambition of his wife, warlord Macbeth, bold and brave, but also weak and hesitant, betrays his good king and his brothers in arms and sinks into the bloody mud of a path with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Francesca Annis  •  Martin Shaw  •  Terence Bayler

Scotland, 11th century. Driven by the twisted prophecy of three witches and the ruthless ambition of his wife, warlord Macbeth, bold and brave, but also weak and hesitant, betrays his good king and his brothers in arms and sinks into the bloody mud of a path with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roman Polanski
CAST:  Jon Finch  •  Francesca Annis  •  Martin Shaw  •  Terence Bayler

The Libertine (2004)

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Dunmore
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Paul Ritter  •  Samantha Morton  •  John Malkovich

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Laurence Dunmore
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Paul Ritter  •  Samantha Morton  •  John Malkovich

Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

Two friends from Miami are in the French Riviera enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prince
CAST:  Prince  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Jerome Benton  •  Steven Berkoff

Two friends from Miami are in the French Riviera enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50 million from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prince
CAST:  Prince  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Jerome Benton  •  Steven Berkoff

Revolver (2005)

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Hotshot gambler Jake Green is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant elder brother, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Ray Liotta  •  Vincent Pastore  •  André 3000

Hotshot gambler Jake Green is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant elder brother, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Jason Statham  •  Ray Liotta  •  Vincent Pastore  •  André 3000

Murder Most Foul (1964)

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pollock
CAST:  Margaret Rutherford  •  Ron Moody  •  Charles Tingwell  •  Andrew Cruickshank

A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Pollock
CAST:  Margaret Rutherford  •  Ron Moody  •  Charles Tingwell  •  Andrew Cruickshank

Flipper's New Adventure (1964)

While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called by most) is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leon Benson
CAST:  Luke Halpin  •  Pamela Franklin  •  Tom Helmore  •  Helen Cherry

While widowed Porter Ricks is away at school learning to be a park ranger, his teen-aged son, Sandy, under adult supervision from a neighbor, remains at the family home in the Florida Keys with his pet dolphin, Flipper. While Po (as Porter is called by most) is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leon Benson
CAST:  Luke Halpin  •  Pamela Franklin  •  Tom Helmore  •  Helen Cherry

Copenhagen (2002)

No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the momentous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Davies
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stephen Rea  •  Francesca Annis

No one knows for sure what transpired when German physicist Werner Heisenberg met with his Jewish Danish counterpart, Niels Bohr, in Copenhagen -- the event became the stuff of modern scientific mythology. Director Howard Davies puts his spin on the momentous ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Howard Davies
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Stephen Rea  •  Francesca Annis

Weep No More, My Lady (1992)

When demanding actress Leila is found drowned there are numerous suspects but the main suspect is her husband Ted. Adapted from the novel by Mary Higgins Clark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Andrieu
CAST:  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Daniel J. Travanti  •  Francesca Annis  •  Pascal Ternisien

When demanding actress Leila is found drowned there are numerous suspects but the main suspect is her husband Ted. Adapted from the novel by Mary Higgins Clark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michel Andrieu
CAST:  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Daniel J. Travanti  •  Francesca Annis  •  Pascal Ternisien

A Haunting Harmony (1993)

A young member of a choir becomes friends with a ghost in a school of English cathedral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alvin Rakoff
CAST:  Frank Middlemass  •  Corrin Helliwell  •  Robert Jezek  •  Francesca Annis

A young member of a choir becomes friends with a ghost in a school of English cathedral.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alvin Rakoff
CAST:  Frank Middlemass  •  Corrin Helliwell  •  Robert Jezek  •  Francesca Annis

Coming Out of the Ice (1982)

A biographical film about Victor Herman, based on the memoir of the same name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  John Savage  •  Willie Nelson  •  Francesca Annis  •  Ben Cross

A biographical film about Victor Herman, based on the memoir of the same name.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Waris Hussein
CAST:  John Savage  •  Willie Nelson  •  Francesca Annis  •  Ben Cross

The Comedy of Errors (1978)

The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Casson
CAST:  Brian Coburn  •  Griffith Jones  •  Roger Rees  •  Mike Gwilym

The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Casson
CAST:  Brian Coburn  •  Griffith Jones  •  Roger Rees  •  Mike Gwilym

The Debt Collector (1999)

Mean, gritty, dirty and low, and that's just the policeman Gary Keltie, out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the 1970s, by notorious, torturous, and killer, debt collector Nickie Dryden.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Neilson
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Ken Stott  •  Francesca Annis  •  Iain Robertson

Mean, gritty, dirty and low, and that's just the policeman Gary Keltie, out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the 1970s, by notorious, torturous, and killer, debt collector Nickie Dryden.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Neilson
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Ken Stott  •  Francesca Annis  •  Iain Robertson

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980)

This intriguing story is set in the 1930s at a country house, where two amateur sleuths, Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent, try to unravel the mystery behind a tale of murder, suspense and false identities. And the only clues the two have to go on are the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Wharmby  •  John Davies
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  John Gielgud  •  Bernard Miles  •  Eric Porter

This intriguing story is set in the 1930s at a country house, where two amateur sleuths, Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent, try to unravel the mystery behind a tale of murder, suspense and false identities. And the only clues the two have to go on are the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Wharmby  •  John Davies
CAST:  Francesca Annis  •  John Gielgud  •  Bernard Miles  •  Eric Porter

Milk (1999)

Forty-five-year-old Adrian has been living with his mother Lucy and running their Wiltshire dairy farm all his adult life. When Lucy unexpectedly dies of a heart attack, a rogue's gallery of family members show up at the farm to argue over the execution of Ruth's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Brookfield
CAST:  James Fleet  •  Phyllida Law  •  Lesley Manville  •  Dawn French

Forty-five-year-old Adrian has been living with his mother Lucy and running their Wiltshire dairy farm all his adult life. When Lucy unexpectedly dies of a heart attack, a rogue's gallery of family members show up at the farm to argue over the execution of Ruth's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Brookfield
CAST:  James Fleet  •  Phyllida Law  •  Lesley Manville  •  Dawn French

Penny Gold (1974)

While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a rare-stamp swindle involving the victim's twin sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Cardiff
CAST:  James Booth  •  Francesca Annis  •  Nicky Henson  •  Joss Ackland

While investigating a murder case, a detective stumbles upon a rare-stamp swindle involving the victim's twin sister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Cardiff
CAST:  James Booth  •  Francesca Annis  •  Nicky Henson  •  Joss Ackland

The Eyes of Annie Jones (1964)

Murder unfolds around a young girl who sleepwalks and talks while she does so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Le Borg
CAST:  Richard Conte  •  Francesca Annis  •  Joyce Carey  •  Myrtle Reed

Murder unfolds around a young girl who sleepwalks and talks while she does so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Reginald Le Borg
CAST:  Richard Conte  •  Francesca Annis  •  Joyce Carey  •  Myrtle Reed

Saturday Night Out (1964)

Five seamen and a passenger are intent on making the most of the 14 hours they will spend in London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Hartford-Davis
CAST:  Heather Sears  •  John Bonney  •  Bernard Lee  •  Erika Remberg

Five seamen and a passenger are intent on making the most of the 14 hours they will spend in London.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Hartford-Davis
CAST:  Heather Sears  •  John Bonney  •  Bernard Lee  •  Erika Remberg
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