Fanny Hill
Directed byGerry O'Hara
Written byStephen Chesley
Based onFanny Hill
1749 novel
by John Cleland
Produced byHarry Benn
StarringLisa Foster
Oliver Reed
Shelley Winters
Wilfrid Hyde-White
CinematographyTony Spratling
Edited byPeter Boyle
Music byPaul Hoffert
Brent Walker Film Productions
Theatre Division
F.H. Filmproduction Limited
Playboy Productions (uncredited)
Distributed byBrent Walker Film Distributing
Release date
  • 15 July 1983 (1983-07-15) (West Germany)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Fanny Hill (also known as Sex, Lies and Renaissance) is a 1983 British sex comedy film directed by Gerry O'Hara and starring Lisa Foster, Oliver Reed, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Shelley Winters. It is adapted from the 1748 novel of the same name by John Cleland.[1]


Poor country lass Fanny Hill sets off for London where she embarks on a series of sexual encounters in pursuit of wealth and happiness, "with many erotic asides."[2]



O'Hara said Towers wrote a script but O'Hara did not use it. "I had a pretty good cast though," said O'Hara.[3]

Critical reception


  1. ^ "Fanny Hill Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure". BFI. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Fanny Hill (1983)". IMDB. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  3. ^ Dixon, Wheeler Winston (3 December 2010). "Working Within the System: An Interview with Gerry O'Hara". Screening the Past.
  4. ^ "Fanny Hill". Time Out London.
  5. ^ "Fanny Hill".