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Ann Firbank

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Occupation  Actress
Years active  1956–present

Name  Ann Firbank
Role  Actress
Ann Firbank Ann Firbank in rehearsals Flickr Photo Sharing
Born  9 January 1933 (age 82) (1933-01-09) Secunderabad, Andhra, India
Movies  Anna and the King, The Servant, A Passage to India, Accident, The Scarlet Pimpernel
Similar People  Alan Bridges, Andy Tennant, Joseph Losey, Gary Sinyor, Clive Donner

Ann Firbank is a veteran actress of film, television, and stage whose career extends from 1956. One of Firbank's more notable roles is her 1971 portrayal of Anne Elliot in the serial Persuasion, an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name.



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Firbank starred as Anne Elliot in the ITV serial Persuasion, a 1971 adaptation of the Jane Austen novel of the same name. Her film credits include the 1967 film Accident, The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) and Anna and the King (1999). In 2005, Firbank appeared in the costume drama Elizabeth I alongside Helen Mirren.

Ann Firbank Ann Firbank as Alice Flickr Photo Sharing

Firbank appeared in a 2012 production of The Golden Dragon at the Jagriti Theatre in Bangalore, India. A reviewer for The Hindu praised Firbank's performance, writing that the "energetic and youthful at 79" actress "stands out for her stage presence". In 2014, Firbank appeared in a production of the play The Crucible at the Old Vic, playing the elderly Rebecca Nurse.

Personal life

She is a friend of the Scottish actress Amanda Walker. She was engaged to the actor Patric Doonan before his suicide in 1958, despite the fact that he was already married to actress Aud Johansen.

Select filmography


  • Carry on Nurse (1958) As Staff Nurse
  • Nothing Barred (1961) as Lady Katherine
  • Darling (1965) as Sybil Martin
  • A Man Could Get Killed (1966) as Miss Nolan
  • Accident (1967) as Laura
  • A Severed Head (1970) as Rosemary Lynch-Gibbon
  • One of Those Things (1971) as Sonja Melchoir
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) as Party Guest
  • Asylum (1972) as Anna
  • Brief Encounter (1974) as Melanie Harvey
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982) as Countess de Tournay
  • A Passage to India (1984) as Mrs. Callendar
  • Foreign Body (1986) as Mrs Plumb
  • Anna and the King (1999) as Lady Bradley

  • Television

  • Kenilworth (1957) as Amy Robsart
  • Emergency-Ward 10 (1960–63) as Mary Nesbitt
  • The Plane Makers (1964–65) as Pamela Wilder
  • Persuasion (1971) as Anne Elliot
  • The Nearly Man (1975) as Alice Collinson
  • Lillie (1978) as Queen Alexandra
  • Crown Court (1973–75, 1981) as Sarah Gibson
  • Elizabeth I (2005) as Lady Anne
  • Theatre

  • Billy Liar, West Yorkshire Playhouse (2010)
  • The Golden Dragon, Jagriti Theatre (2012)
  • The Crucible, the Old Vic (2014)
  • References

    Ann Firbank Wikipedia