Annette trained in ballet and danced with the Australian Ballet Company before starting a career in acting, that has spanned stage, television, radio and feature films.
She has acted in numerous West End productions, including Business of Murder, Suddenly at Home and Vanity Fair.
UK Theatre tours include playing Blance Du Bois in Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and Trap for a Lonely Man opposite Colin Baker.
She has appeared in several television and radio commercials.
Many of her film credits are now considered classic titles, such as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (directed by Richard Lester), in which she played Philia, Buster Keaton’s daughter. The Heroes of Telemark opposite Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris (directed by Anthony Mann), and He Who Rides A Tiger with Tom Bell and Judi Dench (directed by Charles Crichton).
Her extensive television credits include playing Jeannie Hopkirk, the female lead, in the celebrated cult series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
She has had the leading guest star in numerous other cult and classic television series, including:
- The Brothers Prisoner: Cell Block H Cop Shop
- The Guns of Will Sonnett
- Emergency Ward 10
- The Avengers
- The New Avengers
- The Human Jungle
- Return of the Saint
- The Persuaders!
- The Baron
- The Troubleshooters
- Gideon’s Way
- The Prisoner – episode: It’s Your Funeral, opposite Patrick McGoohan.
A favourite guest star opposite Roger Moore in his The Saint series. Annette guest starred in five episodes, including the episode The House on Dragon’s Rock directed by Roger Moore.
Maigret opposite Richard Harris and Barbara Shelley.
In 2017 she made the film, Nobis.
Her memoir, ‘Where Have I Been All My Life’, was published in 2018.
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