Antonia Kidman

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Antonia Kidman
Born (1970-07-14) 14 July 1970 (age 44)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Residence Singapore
Nationality Australian
Occupation Journalist, television presenter
Spouse(s) Angus Hawley (m. 1996–2007)
Craig Marran (m. 2010)
Children 6
Relatives Nicole Kidman (sister)

Antonia Kidman (born 14 July 1970 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a journalist and TV presenter, and the younger sister of actress Nicole Kidman.

Early life and family[edit]

Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1970, Kidman is the younger daughter of the late Dr. Antony David Kidman, a Clinical Psychologist,[1] and Janelle Ann (née Glenny), a nursing educator. When Kidman was one, her family moved to Sydney. She attended Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College in North Sydney.[2]

Career[edit]

She began her career in journalism as a researcher with the Nine Network's Today program, and later had worked as a news reporter for the Newcastle based television network, NBN Television.

Kidman has had a long professional involvement with Foxtel, and in 2002 presented her own series, The Little Things, an instructional series about raising children on the W. Channel. In 2003 she released a yoga video called Antonia Fitness Yoga: The Power And Style Of Ashtanga.[3] This was followed by the series The Bigger Things in 2006.

In 2008 Kidman was awarded Favourite Female Personality at the ASTRA Awards for the second time.[4]

In 2010 Kidman became the ambassador for a Chinese travel agency, Book China Online.[5]

She has co-authored two books about parenting: Feeding Fussy Kids (2009) and The Simple Things: Creating an Organised Home, a Happy Family and A Life Worth Living (2012).[6][7]

Community involvement[edit]

Kidman's community involvement has included the Royal Hospital for Women Foundation’s Mother’s Day Appeal, Randwick Mothers’ Hospital, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Taronga Zoo Foundation in Sydney.

Personal life[edit]

Kidman married Angus Hawley (died 2015) in February 1996. Their wedding took place in the Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College chapel with sister Nicole Kidman and her then-husband Tom Cruise. Together they have four children: two daughters, Lucia (born 1998) and Sybella (born 2007) and two sons, Hamish "Hamey" (born 2001) and James (born 2003).

In May 2007, Hawley and Kidman's 11-year marriage ended. Kidman remained with the children in the family home in Greenwich, Sydney, and the couple continue to share the responsibility of parenting their children.[8][9][10][11]

In September 2009 Antonia announced her engagement to Craig Marran, a Singapore-based businessman.[12] and the couple were married in April 2010 and now reside in Singapore.[13] In July 2010, Antonia announced she was pregnant with Marran's child.[14] She gave birth to a son, Nicholas, in December 2010 in Singapore. In early September 2012, Antonia revealed that she was six months pregnant with her sixth child, and second to Craig Marran. She gave birth to a boy named Alexander Norman Kidman Marran in early December 2012. [15]

Filmography[edit]

  • The Bigger Things (2006) ... as Herself - Host (also producer)
  • From Here to Maternity (2006) ... as Herself - Host (also producer)
  • Pink Ribbon TV (2004–2005) ... as Herself - Host
  • In Entertainment (2003) ... as Herself - Host (also producer)
  • The Little Things (2002) ... as Herself - Host (also producer)
  • Cleo Bachelor 2002: Real Men Revealed (2002) ... as Herself
    • ... aka Cleo Bachelor of the Year (Australia)
  • The Cover (2001) ... as Herself - Reporter
  • Premiere (1999) ... as Host

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UTS Staff Listing - Dr Antony Kidman". Datasearch2.uts.edu.au. Retrieved 2013-03-03. 
  2. ^ Terry Robson, Failure is an Option: How setbacks breed success (HarperCollins Australia, 2011), ISBN 978-0730496076, chapter 10. Excerpts available at Google Books.
  3. ^ Sarah Ebner, "New Kidman on the Block", Birmingham Post, 5 February 2003  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  4. ^ "Kidman wins at ASTRAs - again". The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 April 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Website". Company Website. Book China Holidays Online. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Megan Miller, "Antonia Kidman, sister of Oscar-winning actress Nicole, wants us to embrace a simpler life", Herald Sun, 8 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Cool and collected". Smh.com.au. 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  8. ^ "Antonia Kidman's marriage woes - Entertainment". BrisbaneTimes. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  9. ^ "Antonia Kidman's birthday bash". The Sunday Mail (Qld). 15 July 2007. 
  10. ^ "Antonia and Angus marriage collapse". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  11. ^ "Antonia's birthday snow fun". 15 July 2008. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  12. ^ "Antonia Kidman's engagement to Craig Marran causes concern to family and friends". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  13. ^ "A host of Kidman's at wedding knees-up". The Sydney Morning Herald. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  14. ^ "Kidman "over the moon" to be pregnant - Showbiz News". Digital Spy. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  15. ^ "Antonia Kidman Pregnant". Essentialbaby.com.au. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 

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