Angela Morant

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Angela Morant (born 15 January 1941 in Warwickshire, England) is a British actress. She attended Chipping Campden Grammar School.


Morant is 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]

She was the first wife of actor Ben Kingsley; they were married in 1966 and divorced in 1976; They have two children, Thomas and Jasmin.[5]

From a theatrical family, her parents Philip and Angela, siblings Richard and Jane, cousin Penelope Wilton, aunt Linden and uncle Bill Travers were also actors.


  1. ^ "I, Claudius", The Museum of Broadcast Communications, retrieved 2012-01-31
  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 2012-01-31
  4. ^ "Film Guide", Evening Times, 5 November 1983, p. 8, retrieved 2012-01-31
  5. ^ "Sir Ben Kingsley makes Brazilian ex-waitress half his age his 4th wife", Daily Mail, 6 September 2007, retrieved 2012-01-31

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