Who is Francesca AnnisFrancesca 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).
Early life and education
Annis was born in Kensington, London in 1945, to an English father, Lester William Anthony Annis (1914–2001) and a Brazilian-French mother, Mariquita (Mara) Purcell (1913–2009). Both were sometime actors and Mara a sometime singer. Mara was from a wealthy Brazilian family. The Annises moved to Brazil when Francesca was one year old, and spent six y...
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- I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I've just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone's 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around in.
- We all know now that people can look good for their age. It isn't so extraordinary, I don't know why people go on about it so much.
- After all my various relationships I find myself now home alone.
- You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There'll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change.
- However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.
Comments about Francesca AnnisReplicantthis: what about recasting francesca annis as a female version of doctor yueh? alicia witt, who played alia, was great in four rooms.
Replicantthis: blue eyes in dune, green eyes in blade runner... francesca annis, who played the lady jessica, played the widow of the web in krull—which also featured freddie jones.
Replicantthis: i mean, why not? what about recasting virginia madsen as a female version of stilgar? francesca annis, who played the lady jessica, also played lady macbeth in polanski's film.
Replicantthis: what about recasting francesca annis as a female version of doctor kynes?
Replicantthis: not sure why no one has remade krull—a film most notable for featuring a deadly frisbee called a glaive. also, francesca annis, who played the lady jessica, played the widow of the web in krull—which also featured freddie jones.
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