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Lysette Anthony - Biography

  • Future projects: Lysette has just finished Hotel for the UK television company, Channel 5, a spoof from the company that made Billy Elliot and The Vicar Of Dibley.

  • Future projects: She is about to start filming Farewell To Henry, set in an abandoned hat factory in Seattle.

  • Future projects: With Elton John's Rocket Pictures, she is trying to produce the true story of Somalian supermodel Waris, the face of Chanel's Allure perfume, and her horrific childhood experiences.

  • Lysette Anthony is perhaps one of the unluckiest actresses currently around. While lesser actresses (Catherine Zeta Jones and Kate Winslet spring to mind) have found great stardom in Hollywood, Lysette's star has never quite reached their sphere. A variety of reasons have been the cause.

    Her major US breakthrough should have been after her great role in Woody Allen's movie Husbands And Wives in 1992. However that was the time when Allen decided to have an affair with his adopted daughter and public interest centred on that. What might have been an Oscar nomination became "guilt by association" as Anthony puts it.

    When she set out to reinvent herself in Hollywood she was already married to Luc Leestemaker and this was a major draw back. "I went as a married woman. You get different opportunities if you're single," Lysette says bitterly.

    She has also been unlucky in her personal life. Her father, actor-producer, Michael Anthony, who was 53 when she was born, and her mother, Bernadette Milnes, his second wife, split up when she was young. Lysette went with her mother and didn't see her father for 5 years. He rarely kept in touch; something Lysette only forgave him for in the last years of his life (he died a couple of years ago at the age of 89).

    Her first marriage ended in a bitter divorce though she is now happily marries to American film director, David Price.

    Hopefully, the stardom that befits her talent will be gained soon. She continues to work at a frantic pace and remains one of the UK's most exciting actresses.

Lysette Anthony - Filmography

    Filmography as: Actress, Notable TV guest appearances

    Actress - filmography
    (1990s) (1980s)

  • Talos the Mummy (1998) .... Claire
  • Misbegotten (1997) .... Caitlin Bourke
  • The Fiancé (1997) .... Faith Moore
  • Robinson Crusoe (1996) .... Mrs Crusoe
  • Trilogy of Terror II (1996) .... Laura/Bobby's Mom/Dr. Simpson
  • Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) .... Lucy
  • Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995) .... Sara Carver
  • Affair Play (1995) .... Lucy/Lisa
  • Dead Cold (1995) .... Alicia
  • Target of Suspicion (1994) .... Jennifer
  • A Brilliant Disguise (1994) .... Michelle Ramsey
  • The Hard Truth (1994) .... Lisa Kantrell
  • Look Who's Talking Now! (1993) .... Samantha
  • Face the Music (1993) .... Julie Sanson
  • The Advocate/The Hour of the Pig (1993) .... Filette d'Auferre
  • Save Me (1993) .... Ellie
  • Husbands and Wives (1992) .... Sam
  • Switch (1991) .... Liz
  • The Pleasure Principle (1991) .... Charlotte
  • A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990) .... Mistral
  • The Lady and the Highwayman (1989) .... Lady Panthea Vyre
  • Jack the Ripper (1988) .... Mary Jane Kelly
  • Without a Clue (1988) .... Fake Leslie
  • Looking for Eileen (1987) .... Eileen/Marjan
  • The Emperor's New Clothes (1987) .... Princess Gilda
  • Look Good, Feel Fantastic (1987)
  • Oliver Twist (1985) .... Agnes/Rose
  • L'étincelle (1984) .... Patricia
  • Krull (1983) .... Princess Lyssa
  • Night Train to Murder (1983) .... Kathy Chalmers
  • Princess Daisy (1983) .... Lady Sarah
  • Ivanhoe (1982) .... Lady Rowena

    Filmography as: Actress, TV

    Notable TV Shows

  • Dark Shadows (1991) .... Angelique Bouchard
  • Three Up, Two Down (1985) .... Angie Tyler

    Notable TV guest appearances

  • Jonathan Creek (1999) playing Mimi in episode: Ghost's Forge
  • Highlander: The Raven (1999) playing Debra Dow in episode: The Rogue (episode # 1.14)
  • Night Man (1997) playing Countess Erica in episode: Constant Craving (episode # 1.12)
  • Tales from the Crypt (1993) playing Bobbi in episode: Forever Ambergris (episode # 5.3)
  • Moon Over Miami (1993) playing Polly Dodge in episode: Pilot
  • Cluedo (1991) .... Miss Scarlett
  • Campion (1989) playing Amanda Fitton in episode: Sweet Danger (episode # 2.1)
  • The Bretts (1987)
  • Lovejoy (1986) playing Sophy in episode: The March of Time (episode # 1.8)
  • Home to Roost (1985)
  • Auf Wiedersehen Pet (1984) playing Christa in episode: When the Boat Goes Out (episode # 1.13)
  • Auf Wiedersehen Pet (1984) playing Christa in episode: Love and Other Four Letter Words (episode # 1.12)
  • Jemima Shore Investigates (1983)
  • The Gentle Touch (1980) playing Karen in episode: Appearences Can Be Deceptive

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