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Francesca Rebecca Gonshaw
25 November 1959
Marylebone, London, England
Francesca Gonshaw (born 25 November 1959) is an English former actress who appeared in a number of television, theatre and cinema productions in the 1980s.
Gonshaw was born in Marylebone, London, and received her formal education at St Paul's Girls' School. She studied acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, and painting at the Byam Shaw School of Art.
She appeared as the character Arsinoe in the 1983 BBC television classical roman history drama series The Cleopatras. From 1984-85 she played the character Lisa Walters in the Central soap-opera Crossroads. From 1984 to 1986 she played the role of Maria Recamier in the BBC's 'Allo 'Allo! television situation comedy series set in occupied France during World War II. She left the cast of 'Allo 'Allo after its third series to take up the role of Amanda Parker in the third series of the BBC television drama series Howards' Way in 1987.
In 1986 she appeared in the historical/science fiction cinema film Biggles: Adventures in Time, and played the character of Senorita Rodriguez in the television film dramatization of the Barbara Cartland novel 'A Ghost in Monte Carlo' (1990).
Performances in other media
Gonshaw retired from acting in the early 1990s, and took up the post of Senior Vice-President of Creative Affairs with Miramax Books & Films. In 2001 she was a casting agent for the film The Goose Creek Story. From 2009 she has been an artist, and was the curator of the 'She has a Space' gallery in London.
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