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Annis, Francesca 1945-

Overview
Works: 329 works in 774 publications in 8 languages and 19,892 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Television programs  History  Melodrama  Historical films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Francesca Annis
 
Most widely held works by Francesca Annis
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranford, in 1842, is a market town in northwest England. It is a place governed by etiquette, custom and above all, an intricate network of ladies. It seems that life has always been conducted according to their social rules. For spinsters Deborah Jenkyns, the arbiter of correctness, and Matty, her dumurring sister, the town is a hub of intrigue. Handsome new doctor Frank Harrison has arrived from London; a retired Captain and his daughters move in across the street and preparations for Lady Ludlows garden party are underway. The town has some secrets which are about to be revealed. But news comes that shakes the town, a railway line from Manchester is coming to Cranford
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Molly Gibson was living life pleasantly when her widowed father decides that, for the good of his daughter, he must remarry. In comes Claire and Molly's life is turned upside down by the usually well meaning but off-the-mark Claire, who insists on things being done the proper way. Added to the stew is Claire's beautiful, educated daughter Cynthia, and the Hamleys, a well-to-do family headed by a squire who is not happy about the romantic interests of his sons
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head
The Libertine by Laurence Dunmore( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wilmot, a 17th century poet, is the Earl of Rochester and from the beginning he treats his wife cruelly, drinks to relentless excess, abuses his friendships, and generally wallows in dissipation, much to the dismay of King Charles II. The king hopes that Rochester will write a play glorifying his reign. But Rochester finds his true inspiration when he sees a young actress named Lizzie Barry. Rochester sets out to make her the greatest actress of their time--and she, with some reluctance, submits to his teaching
Cranford : return to Cranford( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Matty's house is full of life and bustle. Her dream of having a child in the house has been realized in the birth of Tilly, daughter of her maid Martha and carpenter Jem. Elsewhere, the shadow of the railway still looms, but the line has been halted five miles outside Cranford, a disaster as far as Captain Brown is concerned. Meanwhile, as Mr. Buxton returns to town with his son, William, and his niece, Erminia, Miss Matty becomes concerned about another young person, Peggy Bell, who lives in an isolated cottage with her mother and domineering brother. She decides to intervene and engineers an invitation that will bring the four young people together. But when tragedy strikes, she fears she has opened a Pandora's box from which Cranford will never recover
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic saga of legendary Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her attempt to stabilize her power and gain control of the Roman Empire. When Caesar visits Egypt, Cleopatra gains control by ousting her brother with his help. She marries Caesar, and bears him the son fate had previously denied him. Joining him in Rome--to ensure that the boy takes his rightful place after his father--her plans are thwarted when Caesar is assassinated and she must flee. Years later Marc Antony, proconsul of the eastern half of the empire, seeks an alliance with Egypt to impede Octavian's quest to become Emperor. Cleopatra and Antony become lovers and form a military alliance, but are forced to retreat after losing a major naval battle at Actium. Avoiding capture and disgrace, they take their own lives
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

96 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nightmarish vision of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about the lust for power--and its bloody consequences
Home fires( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bitter rivals fight for control of the Women's Institute in a rural English town as it struggles with the onset of World War II. Separated from husbands, fathers, sons and brothers for years at a time, some permanently, they find themselves under extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world
Copenhagen by PBS Hollywood( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television adaptation of Michael Frayn's play about the 1941 meeting between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg, longtime friends whose work had opened the way to the atomic bomb, but who found themselves on opposite sides of World War II
Reckless( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a young doctor who falls for an older woman whose husband just happens to be his boss
Dune by David Lynch( Visual )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his father's assassination, a Duke's son leads desert warriors against the galactic emperor and his father's evil nemesis to free their desert world from the emperor's rule
Agatha Christie Marple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marple returns to help solve mysteries with her keen powers of observation and her quiet common-sense analysis. Towards zero: Eyebrows arch when the dashing Wimbledon tennis star Nevile Strange arrives with his attractive new wife, even though the first wife is also attending. Miss Marple observes the tightly wound group as they holiday by the sea, sensing the sexual tensions and unresolved jealousies that lead to murder. Nemesis: Miss Marple receives a request from an old friend, the recently deceased Mr. Rafiel, to investigate a possible crime. The only direction he leaves her is to look for clues on a mystery bus tour. At Bertram's Hotel: Revisiting a glamorous London hotel that she remembers fondly from her girlhood, Miss Marple finds that nothing has changed, including the atmosphere of danger beneath its highly polished veneer. Ordeal by Innocence: Miss Marple is invited to a wedding of her former housemaid Gwenda, and her fiancé Leo Argyle. Leo's grown children and family are still reeling from the murder of their mother and the execution of their brother Jacko for the crime. A stranger arrives who exonerates Jacko, leading all to realize that the real murderer is still in their midst
Dalziel & Pascoe by Reginald Hill( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blunt-talking Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel does not suffer fools gladly, but he has even more trouble with what he calls the 'smart arses' of the world. So when the inexperienced Peter Pascoe joins his team at Mid-Yorkshire CID, the omens don't look good. Pascoe is one of the new breed of career police officers, armed with a degree, a caring attitude, and a sharp brain
Revolver by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jake Green is a grifter who vows revenge against Macha, the ferocious crime boss who sent him to prison. After taking Macha down in a game of chance, Macha puts out a hit on Jake. Caught between a gun and a hard place, Jake finds himself protected by two vicious loan sharks who make him an offer he can't refuse
Shades of darkness( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delves into the world of the supernatural with six bizarre, inexplicable, and frightening ghost stories as told by some of the greatest mystery authors of all time
Why didn't they ask Evans?( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a round of golf on a cliff-top course in Wales, Bobby Jones discovers a man lying gravely injured on the rocks below. His last words, "Why didn't they ask Evans?," leads Bobby and his friend on a quest to find out what happened to the man
The Anton Chekhov collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
The tragedy of Macbeth by Roman Polanski( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman Polanski imbues his unflinchingly violent adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of ruthless ambition and murder in medieval Scotland with grit and dramatic intensity. Jon Finch and Francesca Annis star as a decorated warrior rising in the ranks and his driven wife, scheming together to take the throne by any means
Under the cherry moon by Prince( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical in the style of a 40's musical film
 
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Alternative Names
Annis, Francisca 1944-

Francesca Annis actrice britannique

Francesca Annis attrice britannica

Francesca Annis britische Schauspielerin

Francesca Annis britisk skodespelar

Francesca Annis britisk skuespiller

Francesca Annis Brits acteur

Francesca Annis Brits actrice

Francesca Annis brittisk skådespelare

Francesca Annis brytyjska aktorka

Φρανσέσκα Αννίς

Аннис, Франческа

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פרנצ'יסקה אניס שחקנית אנגלייה

فرانچسکا آنیس بازیگر بریتانیایی

フランチェスカ・アニス

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Wives and daughtersMacbethCranford : return to CranfordA performance of MacbethRevolverShades of darknessUnder the cherry moon