Knowledge Identifier: +Francesca_Annis
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1945.
Countries: United Kingdom (75%), United States (6%), France (6%)
Linked to: Corona Theatre School, Royal Shakespeare Company
Annis 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" ; "Madame Bovary" ; and "Parnell and the Englishwoman" , in which she played Kitty O'Shea; as well as the miniseries "Reckless" and its 2000 sequel
Peter Egan - Later he had other starring roles as John Everett Millais in the 1975 BBC serial "The Love School", and as Oscar Wilde in 1978 in the serial "Lillie", starring Francesca Annis as Lillie Langtry; as "Magnus Pym" in the BBC dramatisation of John le Carré's "A Perfect Spy" and another BBC sitcom "Joint Account"
In addition to having become a well-known presence on screen, Annis has enjoyed a successful stage career, playing many leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, starting with playing Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" in 1977 alongside Ian McKellen, she even acted in Luciana in Trevor Nunn's musical version of "The Comedy of Errors"
At the National Theatre in 1981 she played Natalya Petrovna in Peter Gill's production of Ivan Turgenev's "A Month in the Country"
At the Comedy Theatre in September 2005, Annis starred in "Epitaph for George Dillon" with Joseph Fiennes
Ron Cook - From November 2016, Cook will appear in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children at The Royal Court Theatre alongside Francesca Annis and Deborah Findlay