BBC set to bring 'Fanny Hill' to life

Sept. 30, 2007 at 6:53 PM
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LONDON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The BBC has plans to air a two-part adaptation of the notorious novel "Fanny Hill: Or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure."

Actress Rebecca Night said taking on the highly sexual role of 15-year-old Fanny Hill for the production required her to inform her mother about the true nature of the controversial work, The Sunday Telegraph reported.

"I have pretty much told my mum the whole story," the 22-year-old actress said. "I rang her a lot during filming. I thought it was best that she knew what was happening."

Just like author John Cleland's original literary work, Andrew Davies' adaptation of "Fanny Hill" will follow the title character as she explores her sexuality through a life of debauchery during the 18th century.

While Night may have told her mother about the adaptation's explicit material, she admitted she would purposefully avoid watching the final production with her parents present.

"I am going to watch it with my friends," said Night, who appears topless at certain points of the BBC production. "I don't want to watch it with my parents because I think it is going to be weird for them to see it."

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