Lysette Anthony Biography
At the age of 16, David Bailey had already named her the Face of the Eighties and by the age of 20, she was already a household name in the UK and in Europe.
Lysette was part of the success of the comedy hit The New Statesman. The West End production, where she played the role of Arabella Lucretia, was a sell-out. The production was staged at the Trafalgar Studios and directed by Josie Rouke and written by Rik Mayall.
She was also seen opposite Simon Callow, in the production of Present Laughter, by Noel Coward, playing the role of Joanna Lyppiatt; and in The West Yorkshire Playhouse production of Dead Funny by Terry Johnson, playing the role of Eleanor.
In 2006, Lysette was seen in television as guest star in Casualty and in Baggy Trousers. She also had a recurring role as Rachel Heath in the series The Bill. She also appeared in two-part movie made for television, The Hallow, as Veronica Cray, opposite David Suchet.
For the big screen, Lysette Anthony was seen in more than thirty movies, including Without A Clue, where she appeared opposite Ben Kingsley and Michael Caine. Lysette was also in the Woody Allen award winning movie, Husbands and Wives, where she played the character of the neurotic wife to the character of Sydney Pollack.
Other films to her credit include Farewell to Harry, The Lock, Tale of the Mummy, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Look Whos Talking Now, Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde, The Advocate and The Lady and the Highwayman.
For television, Lysette Anthony was seen in Murder in Suburbia, Night & Day, Hotel, Jonathan Creek, Dombey and Son, Lovejoy, Oliver Twist, Three Up, Two Down and Dark Shadows. On stage, she was seen at The Royal Albert Halls production of The Vagina Monologues. She also played the character of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in the production of Jackie at the Queens Theatre. She was also seen in The Crucible, Toys in the Attic, The Ladys Not for Burning and Ghost.