Angela Morant

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Angela Morant
Born (1941-01-15) 15 January 1941 (age 82)
Notable workI, Claudius
(m. 1966; div. 1976)
RelativesRichard Morant (brother), Bill Travers (uncle), Linden Travers (uncle)

Angela Morant (born 15 January 1941) is an English actress best known for playing Octavia Minor in the 1976 BBC television adaptation of I, Claudius,[1][2] and Barbara Harrison in the soap opera Brookside.


Other TV credits include A.D., Dixon of Dock Green, Callan, Inspector Morse,[3] Bergerac and The Bill. She was also featured in the Lord Peter Wimsey series Have His Carcase.

Her film roles include the lead in the 1979 film Victims.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Morant attended Chipping Campden Grammar School.[citation needed] Her brother was actor Richard Morant. She was a niece of actors Bill and Linden Travers, and a cousin of actress Penelope Wilton and Susan Travers.[5]

She was the first wife of actor Ben Kingsley, with whom she had two children: Thomas and Jasmin Bhanji.[6]


  1. ^ "I, Claudius", The Museum of Broadcast Communications. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  2. ^ Cornell, Paul; Day, Martin & Topping, Keith (1996) The Guinness Book of Classic British TV, Guinness, 2nd edn.; ISBN 978-0-85112-628-9
  3. ^ "TV Guide", Luddington Daily News, 13 May 1994, p. 9. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Film Guide", Evening Times, 5 November 1983, p. 8. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Richard Morant profile". Retrieved 31 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Sir Ben Kingsley: my Hollywood actress mother was jealous of my success". Retrieved 3 March 2023.

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