Anna Nolan became a celebrity in 2000 when she was runner-up in the first series of Big Brother. At the time she apparently described herself as ‘an easy going, gay, game for a laugh ex-novice nun, kinky, devilish and dirty deep down, gentle and kind to boot!’. Since then she has presented a number of Irish TV shows.
For the third season of Anonymous Anna went undercover as slightly odd English dominatrix Janette Franks. Janette greeted the people of Dublin with some very long hand shakes, advertised her services on Grafton St, and lefta fairly large adult toy on a bench in the Stephen’s Green Centre. Janette then pitched her idea for a new reality series to a bunch of up and coming media types; called Live Like Animals in would feature twelve strangers living in a kennel for two weeks. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Anonymous without Anna catching out old friends – in this case TV personality Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh.
HybridFX have been responsible for the transformations on all five seasons; the makeups were applied by Mike Stringer with assistance from Mark Kilburn. The prosthetics were sculpted by Mark Kilburn.