Fanny Hill (1983 film)
Fanny Hill is a 1983 British erotic comedy film directed by Gerry O'Hara and starring Lisa Foster, Oliver Reed, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Shelley Winters. It is adapted from the novel Fanny Hill by John Cleland. It is also known as Sex, Lies and Renaissance.
|Directed by||Gerry O'Hara|
|Produced by||Harry Benn|
Harry Alan Towers (executive producer)
|Written by||Stephen Chesley|
|Based on||the novel Fanny Hill or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure by John Cleland|
|Music by||Paul Hoffert|
|Edited by||Peter Boyle|
Brent Walker Film Productions
F.H. Filmproduction Limited
Playboy Productions (uncredited)
|Distributed by||MGM/UA Home Entertainment (USA) (VHS)|
Poor country lass Fanny Hill sets off for London where she embarks on a series of sexual encounters in pursuit of wealth and happiness.
- Lisa Foster - Fanny Hill (as Lisa Raines)
- Oliver Reed - Edward Widdlecome
- Wilfrid Hyde-White - Mr. Barville
- Shelley Winters - Mrs Cole
- Alfred Marks - Lecher
- Paddie O'Neil - Mrs Brown
- Barry Stokes - Charles (as Jonathan York)
- Maria Harper - Phoebe
- Vicki Scott - Polly (uncredited)
- Lorraine Doyle - Martha (uncredited)
- Angie Quick - Sarah (uncredited)
- Susie Silvey - Jane (uncredited)
- Harry Fowler - Beggar (uncredited)
- Gordon Rollings - Beggar (uncredited)
- Liz Smith - Mrs. Jones (uncredited)
- Howard Goorney - Mr. Croft (uncredited)
- Janet Henfrey - Lady in Intelligence Office (uncredited)
- Time Out wrote, "a relatively large budget and some respectable names in the cast list, but this is still limp softcore flummery sold on the half-remembered notoriety of its purported 18th century source...Lawyer Reed and madam Winters, meanwhile, seem as though they have their teeth gritted in the hope that it will all be over soon."
- Sky Movies wrote, "they should have made the script funnier, got Kenneth Williams and Joan Sims - and retitled it Carry On Fanny..."