Michael Pertwee and Francesca Annis

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Dublin Core

Title

Michael Pertwee and Francesca Annis

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Michael Pertwee, Francesca Annis

Description

This is a black and white photo of the English playwright and screenwriter Michael Pertwee and the English actor Francesca Annis. Pertwee, in a dinner jacket with a Cork Film International ribbon pinned to its left lapel, is turned towards Annis with his arm around her shoulders. He was an English playwright and screenwriter from a prolific family of actors including his father the actor and playwright Roland Pertwee, his brother the actor Jon Pertwee, best known for his Dr Who, and his nephew the actor Sean Pertwee. As well as TV work Michael Pertwee’s screenwriting credits include Richard Lester’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) with an award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim and One More Time (Jerry Lewis, 1970) starring Sammy Davis Jr. At the time of this photo, dated 1972, he had just finished Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (Joseph McGrath, 1973) with an all-star cast including Spike Milligan and Milo O’Shea.

Annis, in a light-coloured cheesecloth tunic, was in Cork with her co-star Jon Finch from Roman Polanski’s Macbeth (1971). She started acting as a teenager with Cleopatra (Joseph Mankiewicz,1962) starring Elizabeth Taylor and went on to have a prolific film career including roles in Krull (Peter Yates, 1983), Dune (David Lynch, 1984) and the directorial debut by Prince, Under the Cherry Moon (1986). Her most recent film King of Thieves (James Marsh, 2018) is based on the Hatton Garden safe deposit heist, starring Michael Caine, Tom Courtenay, Michael Gambon and Jim Broadbent.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Finbarr O'Connell

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1972

Contributor

Finbarr O'Connell

Rights

©Finbarr O’Connell. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1972
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

241 x 189mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Finbarr O'Connell , “Michael Pertwee and Francesca Annis ,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed January 27, 2022, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/287.