WorldCat Identities

Annis, Francesca 1945-

Works: 259 works in 758 publications in 10 languages and 19,772 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Television programs  Melodrama  Televised plays  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Francesca Annis
Most widely held works by Francesca Annis
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

129 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,225 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
Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return to Cranford [DVDC 4011 pt. 2]: The two-part saga Return to Cranford opens to a struggling Cranford, a traditional English village that in autumn 1844 is airing the conflicts that accompany progress
Jane Eyre by Julian Amyes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,442 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 )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,367 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
The Libertine by Laurence Dunmore( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 942 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 )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 890 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 861 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
Copenhagen by PBS Hollywood( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 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
Home fires( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 649 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
Reckless by Reckless (Television program)( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 507 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 )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 492 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
Lillie( Visual )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the life of Lillie Langtry, a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who goes on to become one of the most sought after actresses in Britain and the United States, famous for her beauty and infamous for her scandals
Agatha Christie Marple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 432 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 401 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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Russian 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
Why didn't they ask Evans? by Agatha Christie( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 374 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
Shades of darkness( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 356 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
The Anton Chekhov collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
Krull by Marshall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and French and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Colwyn sets out on a daring journey to rescue his young bride who is held captive by the Beast. But slayers and alien beings under the command of the Beast oppose him at every turn. Colwyn must first reach a faraway cavern to recover the legendary Glaive, a key to phenomenal powers, then continue his search, witnessing sights and events beyond his wildest imagination. Facing the Beast, Colwyn must use the magic of the Glaive to save his fantastic planet from annihilation
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A performance of Macbeth
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


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