Francesca Gonshaw

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Francesca Gonshaw
Born 25 November 1959
Marylebone, London, England[1]
Occupation Actress

Francesca Gonshaw (born 25 November 1959[2]) is an English actress. She acted in the role of Maria in the BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!.[3] She left the show after three series to play the role of Amanda Parker in the BBC drama series Howards' Way.[citation needed] She also appeared in Crossroads as Lisa Walters.

She also acted in TV plays such as Gesualdo and Shades, and in the television series Farrington of the FO.[citation needed] Her film credits include The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983), Biggles: Adventures in Time (1986) and A Ghost in Monte Carlo (1990).[citation needed] On stage in London and on tour she played roles such as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Ophelia in Hamlet.[4]

In 1992 she appeared in the video to the Peter Gabriel song "Digging in the Dirt".


  1. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Francesca Gonshaw in the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Cornell, Paul; Day, Martin & Topping, Keith (1996) The Guinness Book of Classic British TV, 2nd edition, Guinness World Records Limited, ISBN 978-0851126289, p. 122
  4. ^ Wells, Stanley (2002) Shakespeare Survey: Volume 45, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0521523844, p. 146

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