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Annis, Francesca 1945-

Overview
Works: 317 works in 846 publications in 9 languages and 20,682 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Historical television programs  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Televised plays  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works about Francesca Annis
 
Most widely held works by Francesca Annis
Jane Eyre by Julian Amyes( Visual )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,539 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
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,456 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 demurring 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 Ludlow's 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
Wives and daughters by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,374 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 William Shakespeare( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,096 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 938 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 )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 877 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 843 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
Home fires( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 812 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
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

101 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nightmarish vision of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about the lust for power and its bloody consequencies
Copenhagen by PBS Hollywood( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 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
Agatha Christie's Tommy & Tuppence partners in crime( Visual )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Agatha's tales of crime-solving couple Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Francesca Annis (Lillie) and James Warwick star as the fun-loving, flirtatious pair hired by the British secret service to find a secret document before it can do irreparable harm to the British government
Reckless( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 495 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 )

38 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 477 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
Home fires( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Paxford's inspirational band of women return for more incredible stories from the home front as they deal with imminent threat during the Battle of Britain. As the nation finds itself increasingly beleaguered, relationships, friendships, and loyalties within the community will be tested as never before. The women find they must heighten their efforts to boost morale amidst the chaos and uncertainty enveloping the village
Agatha Christie Marple by Agatha Christie( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 469 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 )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season one of the British detective television series Dalziel & Pascoe. Dalziel is an old-school-style detective and has been assigned a new partner. Pascoe is a new-style detective, but Dalziel begins to see the merits of combining the old and the new in order to crack hard cases
Revolver by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from prison. He goes on to amass a lot of money by gambling. One night brothers, Jake, Billy and Joe are invited to sit in on a private game, where Jake is expected to lose to Dorothy Macha, a crime boss and local casino owner. Macha can't play for squat, but always wins because people are too scared to beat him. Jake isn't afraid of Macha. He not only beats Macha in a quick game of chance, but takes every possible opportunity to insult the man. The brothers leaves and Jake keels over. Doctors tell him he has a rare disease and will die in three days. Macha orders a hit on Jake. Loan shark brothers Avi and Zack, who are out to take Macha down, decide to protect Jake and his brothers. Now, Jake is ready to seek his revenge on Macha
Lillie( Visual )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lillie Langtry defies the moral traditions of Victorian England and nineteenth-century America, she becomes one of the most celebrated and scandalous women of her time. Bold, intelligent and witty, Lillie's dazzling beauty and brazen determination liberate her from a woman's "proper" place in society. Rising from modest beginnings to international superstar to the bed of the Prince of Wales, she is a "serial" lover, attracting attention from kings, judges, princes and commoners, and manipulating them as she desires.--Container
Why didn't they ask Evans? by Agatha Christie( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 363 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 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
 
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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

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