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Francesca Annis

 
Bio:
Theatre includes The Machine (MIF/NYC); Time and the Conways, A Month in the Country (National Theatre); Under Blue Sky, Ghosts, Epitaph for George Dillon, Lady Windermere's Fan, Three Sisters, The Heretic, The Passion Flower Hotel (all West End); Mrs. Klein (National Theatre); Shoreditch Madonna ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 14, 1944 (78)

Bio:
Theatre includes The Machine (MIF/NYC); Time and the Conways, A Month in the Country (National Theatre); Under Blue Sky, Ghosts, Epitaph for George Dillon, Lady Windermere's Fan, Three Sisters, The Heretic, The Passion Flower Hotel (all West End); Mrs. Klein (National Theatre); Shoreditch Madonna ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club's Original Broadway Production, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
1995
Gertrude
  [Broadway]
1969
Ophelia
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1965
Performer

Photos

Ian Mckellen & Francesca Annis Photo

Ian Mckellen & Francesca Annis

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Date:
02/22/2019
Ron Cook, Francesca Annis, Deborah Findlay Photo

Ron Cook, Francesca Annis, Deborah Findlay

From: 
Date:
12/13/2017
Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, Deborah Findlay Photo

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, Deborah Findlay

From: 
Date:
12/13/2017
Ron Cook, Francesca Annis, Deborah Findlay Photo

Ron Cook, Francesca Annis, Deborah Findlay

From: 
Date:
12/13/2017
Ron Cook, Francesca Annis, Deborah Findlay Photo

Ron Cook, Francesca Annis, Deborah Findlay

From: 
Date:
12/13/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club's Original Broadway Production, 2017
Performer

  [Broadway]
1995
Gertrude

  [Broadway]
1969
Ophelia

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1965
Performer

Francesca Annis Biography

Theatre includes The Machine (MIF/NYC); Time and the Conways, A Month in the Country (National Theatre); Under Blue Sky, Ghosts, Epitaph for George Dillon, Lady Windermere's Fan, Three Sisters, The Heretic, The Passion Flower Hotel (all West End); Mrs. Klein (National Theatre); Shoreditch Madonna (Soho Theatre); Vortex, Henry IV, Versailles (Donmar Warehouse); Blood (Royal Court); Hedda Gabler (Chichester Festival/U.K. tour); Hamlet (Almeida/Broadway); Romersholm (Young Vic); Troilus and Cressida, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure (RSC); Arms and the Man; and Hamlet (Broadway/U.S. tour). Television includes "Home Fires," "Loving Miss Hatto," "Little House," "Cranford," "Jane Eyre," "Copenhagen," "Deceit," "Wives & Daughters," "Deadly Summer" and "Reckless." Film includes Shifty, The Libertine, Under the Cherry Moon, Macbeth and Dune. Awards include BAFTA Award for Best Actress for "Lillie."

Francesca Annis Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1977 - Actress of the Year in a Revival
Francesca AnnisTroilus and Cressida

Francesca Annis News

BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Theatre Royal Windsor Photo BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Theatre Royal Windsor
by Gary Naylor - Oct 15, 2021

Francesca Annis is in show-stealing form in Chekhov's masterpiece of changing times in a Windsor I last saw on television coverage of Harry and Meghan's wedding - appropriately enough.

Martin Shaw and Robert Daws Join THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Theatre Royal Windsor Photo Martin Shaw and Robert Daws Join THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Theatre Royal Windsor
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2021

The cast is led by Ian McKellen, with Francesca Annis, Jenny Seagrove, and more!

HAMLET Starring Ian McKellen Extends Run at Theatre Royal Windsor Photo HAMLET Starring Ian McKellen Extends Run at Theatre Royal Windsor
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

The reimagined age, colour, and gender-blind production, directed by Sean Mathias, sees Ian McKellen lead a permanent company in two plays including: Francesca Annis, Frances Barber, Jonathan Hyde, and Jenny Seagrove.

VIDEO: Watch a Preview of HAMLET Starring Ian McKellen at Theatre Royal Windsor Photo VIDEO: Watch a Preview of HAMLET Starring Ian McKellen at Theatre Royal Windsor
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021

The new production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Sean Mathias with Ian McKellen in an age-blind interpretation of the young Prince, is set to begin performances 21 June at Theatre Royal Windsor.

New Tickets Released For First Week of HAMLET, Opening Next Month Starring Ian McKell Photo New Tickets Released For First Week of HAMLET, Opening Next Month Starring Ian McKellen at Theatre Royal Windsor
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2021

The new production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Sean Mathias with Ian McKellen in an age-blind interpretation, is set to begin performances 21 June at Theatre Royal Windsor.

VIDEO: Ian McKellen Talks Playing HAMLET at Theatre Royal Windsor Photo VIDEO: Ian McKellen Talks Playing HAMLET at Theatre Royal Windsor
by Stephi Wild - Apr 2, 2021

Ian McKellen is set to play Hamlet at Theatre Royal Windsor later this year. The age-blind production is notable because the role is usually played by an actor under 40.

Ian McKellen Joins HAMLET and THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Theatre Royal Windsor Photo Ian McKellen Joins HAMLET and THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Theatre Royal Windsor
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2021

Sir Ian McKellen will join a company of talented actors for runs in Hamlet and Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard in 2021 at Theatre Royal Windsor.

Scoop: Coming Up on Sundance Now This May and June Photo Scoop: Coming Up on Sundance Now This May and June
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 29, 2019

Below please find the full list of titles that will be begin streaming on Sundance Now starting in May and June. Should you need more information, or screeners to review, please let us know.

Photo Flash: Opening Night of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at Park Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Opening Night of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at Park Theatre
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 22, 2019

This passionate new play by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Martin Sherman makes its UK debut 40 years after his celebrated modern classic Bent, which subsequently became a major film directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Sean Mathias, who directs this production of Gently Down The Stream, marking Martin Sherman's 80th birthday.

Catch Manhattan Theatre Club's THE CHILDREN in its Final Two Weeks on Broadway! Photo Catch Manhattan Theatre Club's THE CHILDREN in its Final Two Weeks on Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children begins the final two weeks of its run at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The production will play its final performance Sunday, February 4.

Francesca Annis Videos

BWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night! VideoBWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 13, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opened just last night, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW TV: What's THE CHILDREN All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains! VideoBWW TV: What's THE CHILDREN All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 7, 2017

Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatreproduction of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play, The Children, will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast.


Francesca Annis Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Francesca Annis been in?
Francesca Annis has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Francesca Annis been in?
Francesca Annis has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Francesca Annis's first West End show?
Francesca Annis's first West End show was Passion Flower Hotel which opened in 1965

What awards has Francesca Annis been nominated for?
Actress of the Year in a Revival (Olivier Awards) for Troilus and Cressida .