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ANNIS, Francesca

annisThe convent’s loss was the screen’s gain, as FA swapped her dreams of nunnery for a role as a pupil in Carry On Teacher alongside Richard O’Sullivan and Carol White. She’s been handmaiden to liz Taylor’s Cleopatra, crossed swords with margaret Rutherford in Murder Most Foul, swung along with Kalus Kinski, Carol Cleveland and, indeed, Brian Cant in The Pleasure Girls, donned some not-as-embarrassing-as-they-could-have-been costumes in Dune, and, last and least, was taken in by Prince Rodgers ‘along the road came bloody Lenny Henry’ Nelson in vanity project Under the Cherry Moon.

FINEST HOUR: All spidered-up as the Widow of the Web in Krull.

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