Fanny Hill (1983 film)

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Fanny Hill
"Fanny Hill" (1983).jpg
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
Starring Lisa Foster
Oliver Reed
Shelley Winters
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Music by Paul Hoffert
Cinematography Tony Spratling
Edited by Peter Boyle
Brent Walker Film Productions
Theatre Division
F.H. Filmproduction Limited
Playboy Productions (uncredited)
Distributed by MGM/UA Home Entertainment (USA) (VHS)
Release date
Running time
98 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.[1] It is also known as Sex, Lies and Renaissance.


Poor country lass Fanny Hill sets off for London where she embarks on a series of sexual encounters in pursuit of wealth and happiness.


Critical reception[edit]

  • 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." [2]
  • Sky Movies wrote, "they should have made the script funnier, got Kenneth Williams and Joan Sims - and retitled it Carry On Fanny..." [3]


  1. ^ "Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure". BFI. 
  2. ^ "Fanny Hill". Time Out London. 
  3. ^ "Fanny Hill". 

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