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Francesca Annis



Francesca Annis in Lillie

English actress Francesca Annis first came to prominence in the 1970’s thanks to a starring role in ITV historical drama Lillie for which she won the BAFTA for best actress. Over the years she has been nominated five other times.

She took lead roles in series such as Partners in Crime, Parnell and the Englishwoman, Reckless and early Stephen Poliakoff drama Stronger Than The Sun.

Recent work includes ITV drama Flesh and Blood.

Born: 14 May 1945 In Kensington, London, England, UK


  1. Partners In Crime (BBC-1 2015, Jessica Raine, David Walliams)
  2. Thriller (ITV 1973-1976, Helen Mirren, Donna Mills)
  3. Playhouse: The Couch (ITV 1974, Francesca Annis, Gary Bond)
  4. Edward VII (ITV 1975, Timothy West, Annette Crosbie)
  5. Loving Miss Hatto (BBC-1 2012, Alfred Molina, Francesca Annis)
  6. Little House, The (ITV-1 2010, Lucy Griffiths, Francesca Annis)
  7. Performance: Absolute Hell (BBC-2 1991, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy)
  8. Thriller: Sign It Death (ITV 9 Mar 1974, Francesca Annis)
  9. Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? (ITV 1980, Francesca Annis, James Warwick)
  10. Wives And Daughters (BBC-1 1999, Keeley Hawes, Justine Waddell)
  11. Lillie (ITV 1978, Francesca Annis, Anton Rodgers)
  12. Human Jungle, The (ITV 1963-1965, Herbert Lom, Mary Steele)
  13. Crooks in Cloisters (1963, Bernard Cribbins, Joseph O’Conor)
  14. King of Thieves (2018, Michael Caine, Michael Gambon)
  15. Jane Eyre (BBC-1 2006, Toby Stephens, Ruth Wilson)
  16. Krull (1983, Lysette Anthony, Liam Neeson)
  17. Debt Collector, The (1999, Billy Connolly, Ken Stott)
  18. Parnell And The Englishwoman (BBC-2 1991, Trevor Eve, Francesca Annis)
  19. Dune (1984, Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis)
  20. Reckless (ITV 1997-1998, Francesca Annis, Robson Green)
  21. Between The Lines (BBC-1 1991-1994, Neil Pearson, Lesley Vickerage)
  22. Copenhagen (BBC Drama, Daniel Craig, Stephen Rea)
  23. Partners In Crime (ITV Crime, James Warwick, Francesca Annis)
  24. This Man Craig: The Romantic (S1EP18 BBC Two 6 May 1966, Francesca Annis)
  25. Jericho: A Pair of Ragged Claws (S1EP1 ITV 16 Oct 2005, Francesca Annis)
  26. Deceit (BBC Thriller, Francesca Annis, Peter O’Brien)
  27. Madame Bovary: Marriage (S1EP1 BBC One 22 Sep 1975, Ray Smith)
  28. Madame Bovary: First Love (S1EP2 BBC One 29 Sep 1975, Denis Lill)
  29. Madame Bovary: Lost Love (S1EP3 BBC One 6 Oct 1975, John Cater)
  30. Madame Bovary: Judgement (S1EP4 BBC One 12 Oct 1975, Brian Stirner)
  31. Agatha Christie’s Marple: At Bertram’s Hotel (S3EP1 ITV 24 Sep 2007, Francesca Annis)