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Francesca Annis

  • May 14, 1945 (age 74)
  • 5' 5" (1.65 m)
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2018
King of Thieves
MovieSep 12, 2018

King of Thieves

A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a …
A true crime movie about a crew of retired crooks who pull off a major heist in London's jewelry district. What starts off as their last criminal hurrah, quickly turns into a brutal nightmare due to greed. Based on infamous true events.
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2015
Home Fires
TV ShowMay 3, 2015

Home Fires

Home Fires is a British period television drama about the …
Home Fires is a British period television drama about the life of Women's Institute members on the Home Front during the Second World War. Set in a rural Cheshire community called Great Paxford, the series is produced by ITV, and launched its first series in May 2015. The first series is set between September 1939 and early 1940.
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2010
The Little House
TV ShowNov 1, 2010

The Little House

A reluctant mother, young Ruth Clee's post natal vulnerability …
A reluctant mother, young Ruth Clee's post natal vulnerability and failure to bond with her baby is exploited by Elizabeth, her manipulative mother-in-law in a battle to seize control of the child.
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2008
Shifty
MovieOct 24, 2008

Shifty

Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his …
Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, Shifty must out-run and out-smart a rival drug dealer intent on setting him up for a big fall. As his long time friend Chris confronts the dark past he left behind him, Shifty is forced to face up to the violent future he's hurtling towards.
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2007
Cranford
TV ShowNov 18, 2007

Cranford

Cranford is a British television series directed by Simon …
Cranford is a British television series directed by Simon Curtis and Steve Hudson. The teleplay by Heidi Thomas was adapted from three novellas by Elizabeth Gaskell published between 1849 and 1858: Cranford, My Lady Ludlow, and Mr Harrison's Confessions. "The Last Generation in England" was also used as a source.
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2006
Jane Eyre
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TV ShowSep 24, 2006

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is a 2006 television adaptation of Charlotte …
Jane Eyre is a 2006 television adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name. The story, which has been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations, is based on the life of the orphaned title character. This four-part BBC television drama serial adaptation was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One.
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2005
Jericho
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TV ShowOct 16, 2005

Jericho

Jericho is a British period crime drama series, first broadcast …
Jericho is a British period crime drama series, first broadcast as a series of four episodes on ITV from 16 October 2005. The series was written and created by Stewart Harcourt, and starred Robert Lindsay as Detective Inspector Michael Jericho, a Scotland Yard detective who is loved by the public but embarrassed by his status as a hero. The series was set in London in 1958. The series was seen as an attempt to exploit ITV's success in period crime drama, best exemplified by Foyle's War, and to rival the BBC's staple dramas such as Waking the Dead.
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Revolver
MovieSep 11, 2005

Revolver

After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from …
After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from prison. In the next two years, he amasses a lot of money by gambling. He's ready to seek his revenge on Dorothy (Mr. D) Macha, a violence-prone casino owner who sent Jake to prison. He humiliates Macha in front of Macha's lieutenants, leaves, and keels over. Doctors tell him he has a rare disease and will die in three days; Macha also puts a hit out on him. Loan sharks, Zack and Avi, demand Jake's cash and complete fealty in return for protection. Jake complies, and through narration and flashbacks, we watch him through at least three days of schemes, danger, and redemption. Who is his greatest enemy?
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2004
Agatha Christie's Marple
TV ShowDec 12, 2004

Agatha Christie's Marple

Agatha Christie's Marple (or …
Agatha Christie's Marple (or simply Marple) is a British ITV television series loosely based on the books and short stories by British crime novelist Agatha Christie. The title character was played by Geraldine McEwan from the first to third series, until her retirement from the role, and by Julia McKenzie from the fourth series onwards. Following the conclusion of the sixth series, it was announced that the BBC had acquired the rights for the production of Agatha Christie adaptations, suggesting that ITV would be unable to make a seventh series of Marple.
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The Libertine
MovieSep 16, 2004

The Libertine

In 1660, with the return of Charles II to the English throne, …
In 1660, with the return of Charles II to the English throne, theater, the visual arts, science and sexual promiscuity flourish. Thirteen years later, in the midst of political and economical problems, Charles II orders the return of his friend John Wilmot, aka the second Earl of Rochester, from exile back to London. John is a morally-corrupt drunkard and a debauched, cynical poet. When the King asks John to prepare a play for the French ambassador so as to please him, John meets the aspiring actress Elizabeth Barry in the playhouse and decides to make her into a great star. He falls in love with her and she becomes his mistress. During the presentation to the King and the French ambassador, John falls into disgrace with the court. When he is thirty-three years old and dying of syphilis and alcoholism, he converts to being a religious man.
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2002
Copenhagen
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MovieSep 27, 2002

Copenhagen

A television adaptation of Michael Frayn's celebrated and …
A television adaptation of Michael Frayn's celebrated and award-winning stage play about the meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in 1941 Copenhagen. At this time the...
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2000
Best Actress
Nomination2000

Best Actress

Nominated for "Wives and Daughters".
British Academy Television Award
1999
Wives and Daughters
TV ShowNov 28, 1999

Wives and Daughters

Wives and Daughters is a 1999 four-part BBC serial adapted …
Wives and Daughters is a 1999 four-part BBC serial adapted from the novel Wives and Daughters: An Everyday Story by Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell. The series was a joint production of the BBC and WGBH Boston, an American public broadcast station and 'won high audience ratings' when it first screened in the UK in 1999. Its audience rivalry with an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, screened on ITV at the same time, was dubbed 'the battle of the bonnets'. It appeared in the US on BBC America in August 2000 and was later shown on PBS.
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The Debt Collector
MovieJun 25, 1999

The Debt Collector

Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman …
Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen ...
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Best Actress
Nomination1999

Best Actress

Nominated for "Reckless".
British Academy Television Award
1998
Best Actress
Nomination1998

Best Actress

Nominated for "Reckless".
British Academy Television Award
1997
Reckless
TV ShowFeb 6, 1997

Reckless

Reckless is a British television serial written by Paul Abbott. …
Reckless is a British television serial written by Paul Abbott. Produced by Granada Television for the ITV network, it aired in six parts in the UK in 1997. A two-hour sequel, Reckless: The Sequel, was shown in 1998.
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1996
Dalziel and Pascoe
TV ShowMar 16, 1996

Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime …
Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime drama based on the novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill. The series was first broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast as Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell") and Colin Buchanan being cast as Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton in Yorkshire, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different styles. They get on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. But their differences make them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team."
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1994
Doomsday Gun
MovieJul 23, 1994

Doomsday Gun

How the brilliant Canadian munitions engineer, Dr. …
How the brilliant Canadian munitions engineer, Dr. Gerald Bull, agreed to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, when the U.S. cut his funding for the experiment, and how it attracted the attention of several intelligence agencies.
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1992
Between the Lines
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TV ShowSep 4, 1992

Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a television police drama series created …
Between the Lines is a television police drama series created by J. C. Wilsher and produced by World Productions for the BBC. It was first shown on BBC1 between 1992 and 1994, running for three series.
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1990
Romeo.Juliet
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MovieSep 1, 1990

Romeo.Juliet

The tale centers on an eccentric bag lady who rescues the …
The tale centers on an eccentric bag lady who rescues the stray cats of Venice and puts them on a boat to set sail for the New World.
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1989
Tales from the Crypt
TV ShowJun 10, 1989

Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the …
Tales from the Crypt, sometimes titled HBO's Tales from the Crypt, is an American horror anthology television series that ran from June 10, 1989 to July 19, 1996, on the premium cable channel HBO for seven seasons with a total of 93 episodes. The title is based on the 1950s EC Comics series of the same name and most of the content originated in that comic or the other EC Comics of the time (The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, Crime SuspenStories, Shock SuspenStories, and Two-Fisted Tales). The show was produced by HBO.
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1988
Onassis: The Richest Man in the World
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MovieMay 1, 1988

Onassis: The Richest Man in the World

Biography of the life of …
Biography of the life of Aristotle Onassis, a Greek who rose to become one of the world's most wealthiest men, detailing his rise to power and unhappy marriages.
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1987
I'll Take Manhattan
TV ShowMar 1, 1987

I'll Take Manhattan

I'll Take Manhattan is a 1987 American television …
I'll Take Manhattan is a 1987 American television miniseries, adapted from Judith Krantz's novel of the same name. Screened by CBS, it tells the story of the wealthy Amberville family, who run their own publishing company in New York. After Zachary Amberville, the patriarch of the family, dies, the company is taken over by his unscrupulous brother Cutter. Zachary's children, especially his energetic and intelligent daughter Maxi, begin a battle to regain control of their father's company.
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1986
Under the Cherry Moon
MovieJul 2, 1986

Under the Cherry Moon

Two cousins from Miami are …
Two cousins from Miami are in the Mediterranean, enjoying life by scamming money off of rich women. One day, they read about a young woman set to inherit $50,000,000 from her father. At first, Tricky has Christopher Tracy talked into romancing her for her money, but as he gets to know her, Christopher falls in love with her. This love comes between the cousins, and Tricky tells all about the plan.
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1984
Dune
MovieDec 3, 1984

Dune

Set in a distant future where life in the universe and space …
Set in a distant future where life in the universe and space travel is dependent upon a spice found only on the planet Dune, this film tracks the rise of young Paul Atreides, son of noble Duke Leto, from the time of his father's betrayal and murder by the evil Baron Harkonnen, to his discovery of the great secret behind the planet Dune and his own destiny, which is to free the planet and its denizens of the cruel rule of the Emperor.
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1983
Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime
TV ShowOct 16, 1983

Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime

Agatha Christie's Partners in …
Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby and starred Francesca Annis and James Warwick in the leading roles of wife and husband sleuths Prudence 'Tuppence' and Tommy Beresford. Reece Dinsdale co-starred as Albert in all but two episodes.
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The Secret Adversary
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MovieOct 9, 1983

The Secret Adversary

After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become …
After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.
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Krull
MovieJul 29, 1983

Krull

Krull is a 1983 British-American science fantasy …
Krull is a 1983 British-American science fantasy swashbuckler film directed by Peter Yates and produced by Ron Silverman with a screenplay by Stanford Sherman. It follows a journey of Prince Colwyn and his group of outlaws on the planet Krull to save future queen Princess Lyssa from the Beast and his constantly teleporting Black Fortress. The film began development in 1980, when Columbia Pictures president Frank Price gave Silverman the idea to produce a fantasy film, and was finally released in July 1983. Yates's directing on Krull differed from his previous films that were more realistic; he took the "challenge" of directing a motion picture like Krull since he could rely only on his imagination instead of doing research, and screenplays that encouraged experimentation with modern special effects were rare in the early 1980s.
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1982
Coming Out of the Ice
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MovieMay 23, 1982

Coming Out of the Ice

Victor and his family moved …
Victor and his family moved to the USSR in the mid '30's. When he refused to sign his skydiving accomplishment as a citizen of the USSR, he was not tried but simply sent to prison. His ...
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1980
Magnum, P.I.
TV ShowDec 11, 1980

Magnum, P.I.

Magnum, P.I. is an American crime drama television series …
Magnum, P.I. is an American crime drama television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator (P.I.) living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 during its first-run broadcast on the American television network CBS. According to the Nielsen ratings, Magnum, P.I. consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. television programs during the first five years of its original run in the United States.
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Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
MovieMar 30, 1980

Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

While golfing on the Welsh …
While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"
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1979
Best Actress
Award1979

Best Actress

Won award for "Lillie".
British Academy Television Award
Best Actress
Nomination1979

Best Actress

Nominated for "Lillie".
British Academy Television Award
1978
Lillie
TV ShowSep 24, 1978

Lillie

Lillie is a British television serial made by London Weekend …
Lillie is a British television serial made by London Weekend Television for ITV and broadcast from 24 September to 17 December 1978. This period serial stars Francesca Annis in the title role of Lillie Langtry. She had played the same character in the 1975 ATV serial Edward the Seventh and many of the same writers and directors that were responsible for that series helped to create this one.
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The Comedy of Errors
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MovieApr 18, 1978

The Comedy of Errors

The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) …
The Royal Shakespeare Company act (and sing and dance!) Shakespeare's play about two sets of identical twins, separated at birth and brought together by circumstance.
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1977
Nomination1977

Actress of the Year in a Revival

Nominated for "Troilus and Cressida".
Laurence Olivier Award
1976
Nomination1976

Best Actress

Nominated for "Madame Bovary".
British Academy Television Award
1975
Edward the Seventh
TV ShowApr 1, 1975

Edward the Seventh

Edward the Seventh is a 1975 British television drama …
Edward the Seventh is a 1975 British television drama series, made by ATV in 13 episodes. Based on the biography of King Edward VII by Philip Magnus, it starred Timothy West as the elder Edward VII and Simon Gipps-Kent and Charles Sturridge as Edward in his youth, and Annette Crosbie as Queen Victoria. It was directed by John Gorrie, who wrote episodes 7-10 with David Butler writing the remainder of the series.
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1974
Nomination1974

Best Actress

Nominated for "A Pin to See the Peepshow".
British Academy Television Award
1973
Penny Gold
MovieJun 22, 1973

Penny Gold

Penny Gold is a 1973 British drama film directed by Jack Cardiff …
Penny Gold is a 1973 British drama film directed by Jack Cardiff and starring James Booth, Francesca Annis, Nicky Henson and Joss Ackland. The screenplay concerns two policemen who investigate a series of murders.
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Thriller
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TV ShowApr 14, 1973

Thriller

Thriller is a British television series, originally broadcast in the UK …
Thriller is a British television series, originally broadcast in the UK from 1973 to 1976. It is an anthology series: each episode has a self-contained story and its own cast. As the title suggests, each story is a thriller of some variety, from tales of the supernatural to down-to-earth whodunits.
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1971
Macbeth
MovieDec 1, 1971

Macbeth

Roman Polanski's version of Shakespeare's tragedy about …
Roman Polanski's version of Shakespeare's tragedy about a Scottish lord who murders the king and ascends the throne. His wife then begins hallucinating as a result of her guilt complex and the dead king's son conspires to attack Macbeth and expose him for the murderer he is.
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1970
The Walking Stick
MovieApr 15, 1970

The Walking Stick

A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned …
A young woman's highly ordered and structured life is turned upside-down when she meets a handsome stranger at a party. Friendship soon develops into romance and for the first time in her ...
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1966
Run with the Wind
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MovieJun 20, 1966

Run with the Wind

Run with the Wind released.
1965
The Pleasure Girls
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MovieMay 1, 1965

The Pleasure Girls

The Pleasure Girls released.
1964
Crooks in Cloisters
MovieAug 11, 1964

Crooks in Cloisters

Having pulled off the smallest ever train robbery, Little Walter …
Having pulled off the smallest ever train robbery, Little Walter and his crew decide to get out of London. The six of them set up business in a disused monastery off the Cornish coast, despite the fact that none of them really qualifies as a monk - least of all Walter's moll Bikini. Bit by bit, the quiet way of life starts becoming a habit.
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Flipper's New Adventure
MovieJun 24, 1964

Flipper's New Adventure

After the success of the 1963 …
After the success of the 1963 Flipper film, a second Flipper film came out in 1964. In the sequel, Porter Ricks had no wife and only had one son, Sandy. Porter Ricks is a student at Park Ranger School. After Porter and Sandy Ricks learn that a highway construction project will interfere with their home life, the father and son move to the Bahamas. While on the new island, Porter Ricks learns that some convicts kidnapped an entire family. The Ricks and Flipper befriend Mr. Hopewell, his wife, and two daughters while attempting to rescue the family from the convicts.
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The Eyes of Annie Jones
MovieMay 13, 1964

The Eyes of Annie Jones

The Eyes of Annie Jones is a …
The Eyes of Annie Jones is a 1964 American-British drama film directed by Reginald Le Borg and starring Richard Conte, Francesca Annis and Joyce Carey. The film tells the story of a sleepwalking young woman involved with a murder.
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Saturday Night Out
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MovieApr 1, 1964

Saturday Night Out

Saturday Night Out is a 1964 British comedy drama film …
Saturday Night Out is a 1964 British comedy drama film directed by Robert Hartford-Davis and starring Heather Sears, John Bonney, Bernard Lee, Erika Remberg, Francesca Annis, Margaret Nolan and David Lodge. The screenplay concerns a trio of merchant seamen on a night out in London.
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Murder Most Foul
MovieMar 1, 1964

Murder Most Foul

Murder Most Foul is the third of four Miss Marple films made by …
Murder Most Foul is the third of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Loosely based on the novel Mrs McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie, it stars Margaret Rutherford as Miss Jane Marple, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell as Inspector Craddock, and Stringer Davis (Rutherford's real-life husband) as Mr. Stringer. The story is ostensibly based on the original Christie story, but notably changes the action and characters. Hercule Poirot is replaced by Miss Marple and most other characters are not in the original story.
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1963
West 11
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MovieOct 8, 1963

West 11

This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, …
This Michael Winner directed film looks into life at Notting Hill, London, then a seedy slum. A down on his luck Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) is recruited into crime by Richard Dyce (Eric Portman).
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Cleopatra
MovieJun 12, 1963

Cleopatra

In 48 B.C., the young Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra VII, …
In 48 B.C., the young Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra VII, seduces Julius Caesar who has just defeated Pompey the Great and uses her charms to manipulate him and to establish her authority. Little by little, things will work out as planned--and now that the ambitious Cleopatra's son, Caesarion, is born--she can almost taste Egypt's long-awaited union with Rome, and the formation of a mighty empire. However, after Caesar's unforeseen death, the beautiful Queen will besiege his powerful Roman general, Mark Antony, leading him to a personal and political demise, as Octavian takes over and wages war on the two lovers.
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The Human Jungle
TV ShowMar 30, 1963

The Human Jungle

The Human Jungle is a British TV series about a psychiatrist, …
The Human Jungle is a British TV series about a psychiatrist, made for ABC Television by the small production company Independent Artists, for transmission on ITV. Starring Herbert Lom and Sally Smith, it ran for two series, which were first transmitted during 1963 and 1965.
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1962
The Saint
TV ShowOct 4, 1962

The Saint

The Saint is a British ITC mystery spy thriller television series …
The Saint is a British ITC mystery spy thriller television series that aired in the United Kingdom on ITV between 1962 and 1969. It was based on the literary character Simon Templar created by Leslie Charteris in the 1920s and featured in many novels over the years. He was played by Roger Moore. Templar helps those whom conventional agencies are powerless or unwilling to protect, often using methods that skirt the law. Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal is his nominal nemesis who considers Templar a common criminal, but often grudgingly tolerates his actions for the greater good.
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1961
Ghost Squad
TV ShowSep 9, 1961

Ghost Squad

Ghost Squad, known as G.S.5 for its third series, was a crime …
Ghost Squad, known as G.S.5 for its third series, was a crime drama series that ran between 1961 and 1964, about an elite division of Scotland Yard. In each episode the Ghost Squad would investigate cases that fell outside the scope of normal police work. Despite the show and characters being fictional, an actual division did exist within the Metropolitan Police Service at the time.
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1960
No Kidding
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MovieDec 18, 1960

No Kidding

No Kidding is a 1960 British comedy film directed by …
No Kidding is a 1960 British comedy film directed by Gerald Thomas featuring Leslie Phillips, Geraldine McEwan and Irene Handl, Noel Purcell and Julia Lockwood. The film is adapted from Verily Anderson's 1958 memoir Beware of Children, under which title the film was released in the US. Anderson also wrote the screenplay.
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1945
Francesca Annis
BirthMay 1945

Francesca Annis

Francesca Annis was born.
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