Annette Christine Andreallo
24 June 1939
Annette Andre (born 24 June 1939) is an Australian actress best known for her work on British television throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
She began work as a ballet dancer at the age of 4 at an academy linked to the Australian Ballet. At the age of 15, she decided to quit ballet and pursue acting because she realized that she wasn't 16 yet, the legal age to work in acting. Andre enrolled in a radio training school and her first radio role was in the serial radio drama called Kid Grayson Rides the Range. The first TV role she starred in was a role in the TV movie If It's a Rose. Her other Australian TV performances included Slaughter of St Teresa's Day.
She went to Britain in 1963 and was cast in Emerald Soup.
Her first film role was in This Is My Street (1964), and her other film credits include The Heroes of Telemark (1965), He Who Rides a Tiger (1965), Up Jumped a Swagman (1965) with Frank Ifield, and the Charlie Drake comedy Mister Ten Per Cent (1967). She also played Philia, a beautiful virgin concubine from the house of procurer Marcus Lycus (Phil Silvers) in the 1966 film version of the Broadway musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She played in the stage musical Vanity Fair in London's West End.
Her longest running role was as Marty Hopkirk's widow Jeannie Hopkirk in the ITC series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969–70). She also made guest appearances in other shows such as Whiplash, The Avengers, The Saint, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Troubleshooters, The Baron and The Prisoner.
During the 1970s, Andre guest starred in episodes of The Persuaders!, The New Avengers and Return of the Saint. In the 1980s, she appeared in the soap opera Crossroads as well as returning to Australia to play Jennifer Brent in Taurus Rising and Camilla Wells in Prisoner (retitled Prisoner: Cell Block H in the US and UK).
Andre is now semi-retired from acting, and devotes much of her time to animal welfare issues. She spearheads the new BFF Support Group and, with her producer husband Arthur Weingarten, works closely with Virginia McKenna of the Zoo Check campaign. She made one of her rare appearances at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in Aberdeen, Maryland in September 2007.
She fell pregnant before turning 40 and had a daughter. She elected not to reveal who the father was.
Filmography and works
|1957||The House on the Corner||TV Series|
|1958||If It's A Rose||Anna||TV movie|
|1959||Act of Violence||unknown|
|1959||Wuthering Heights||Isabella||TV Movie|
|1960||Stormy Petrel||unknown||4 episodes|
|1960||The Slaughter of St Theresa's Day||Thelma||TV movie|
|1961||The Merchant of Venice||Jessica||TV Movie|
|1961||Consider Your Verdict||The Other Woman||In the episode Queen Versus Regan|
|1962||Boy Round the Corner||Carrie||TV movie|
|1963||Our Man at St. Marks||Jackie Hawkins||In the episode Holier than Thou|
|1963||The Sentimental Agent||Betsy Ann||In the episode Finishing School|
|1963||Emerald Soup||Penny Dalton||3 episodes|
|1964||The Avengers||Judy||In the episode Mandrake|
|1964||Crane||Petra||In the episode Two Rings for Dinner|
|1964||Sergeant Cork||Mary Briggs||In the episode The Case of the Two Poisons|
|1964||Story Parade||Rosie Sullivan||In the episode The Little White God|
|1964||Emergency-Ward 10||Sally Graham||3 episodes|
|1964||The Human Jungle||Jane||In the episode Dual Control|
|1965||Gideon C.I.D.||Sue Young||In the episode The Nightlifers|
|1965||The Mill on the Floss||Lucy Deane||4 episodes|
|1965||Front Page Story||Ingar||In the episode They Don't Grow on Trees|
|1966||Adam Adamant Lives!||Paula||In the episode Beauty Is an Ugly Word|
|1964-1967||The Saint||Madeline Gray
|1967||Mogul||Tammy Gervais||In the episode Home and Dry|
|1967||The Baron||Samantha Ballard||In the episode Roundabout|
|1967||The Dick Emery Show||Herself||Episode 6.1|
|1967||Half Hour Story||Angie||In the episode What Will You Do About Christmas?|
|1967||The Revenue Men||Jane Quest||In the episode Conflict of Interests|
|1967||The Prisoner||Watchmaker's Daughter||In the episode It's Your Funeral|
|1968||The Guns of Will Sonnett||Leah Galt||In the episode The Sins of the Father|
|1968||Detective||Anna Pryde||In the episode Cork on the Water|
|1969-1970||Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)||Jeannie Hopkirk||25 episodes|
|1971||The Persuaders!||Pekoo Rayne||In the episode Powerswitch|
|1972||Owen, M.D.||Mary Jane Phillips||In two parter called Saddler's Challenge|
|1972||The Brothers||Sally Wolfe||5 episodes|
|1972||Man at the Top||Tricia Kennedy||In the episode Living Like a Lord|
|1973||Nobody Is Norman Wisdom||Moria||Episode 1.3|
|1975||The Rough with the Smooth||Irene Fellowes||Episode 1.6|
|1976||The New Avengers||Suzy Miller||In the episode House of Cards|
|1977||Cop Shop||Yvonne Holme/Yvonne Holmes/Elizabeth Bakos||15 episodes|
|1978||Return of the Saint||Sandy||In the episode Yesterday's Hero|
|1980||Company and Co.||Lucy||In the episode A Little Confidence|
|1981||Sporting Chance||In the episode A Perfect 10|
|1982||Taurus Rising||Jennifer Brant|
|1984||Prisoner: Cell Block H||Camilla Wells||4 episodes|
|1988||Maigret||Judith Hollenbeck||TV movie|
|1964||This Is My Street||Jinny|
|1964||Panic Button||Drama student|
|1965||He Who Rides a Tiger||Julie|
|1965||The Heroes of Telemark||Girl Student|
|1965||Up Jumped a Swagman||Patsy|
|1966||A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum||Philia|
|1967||Mister Ten Per Cent||Muriel|
|1965||You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (The Righteous Brothers) |
- Where Have I Been All My Life? (2018) 978-1911537106
- Vagg, Stephen (29 August 2020). "Annette Andre: My Brilliant Early Australian Career". Filmink.
- Byrne, John (18 April 2017). "My First Job: Annette Andre – 'I didn't get stage fright on radio'". The Stage. Archived from the original on 19 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
- Vagg, Stephen (19 October 2020). "Forgotten Australian TV Plays – The Slaughter of St Teresa's Day". Filmink.
- "TV serial a multi-nation affair". The Australian Women's Weekly. Vol. 31, no. 21. Australia. 23 October 1963. p. 17. Retrieved 29 August 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
- Brian Gibson (30 June 1965). "Annette's in top gear". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. p. 7. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
- Chapman, James (2002). Saints and avengers: British adventure series of the 1960s. Popular Television Genres, I.B.Tauris. p. 202. ISBN 1-86064-754-5.
- Porter, Toby (1 November 2018). "Sixties movie and TV star Annette Andre talks about her life on both screens". London News Online. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
- Plays and players, Issues 382–387. Hansom Books. 1995.
- "George Best not worried by 'sacking'". The Canberra Times. Vol. 47, no. 13, 300. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 7 December 1972. p. 36. Retrieved 29 August 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
- Today newspaper, 23 April 1992
- "Annette Andre: Combining the roles of actress and single parent". The Australian Women's Weekly. Vol. 50, no. 12. Australia. 8 September 1982. p. 21. Retrieved 29 August 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
- "The Righteous Brothers – You've lost that loving feeling 1965". archive.org.