Anna Carteret

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Anna Carteret
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Anna Carteret, actress, at the Empty Space Awards, Young Vic, October 2007
Born (1942-12-11) 11 December 1942 (age 74)
Bangalore, India
Years active 1964–present
Spouse(s) Christopher Morahan (1974–2017, his death)
Children Hattie Morahan
Rebecca Morahan

Anna Carteret (born 11 December 1942) is a British stage and screen actress.


Carteret was born in Bangalore, India, the daughter of Peter John Wilkinson and his wife Patricia Carteret (Strahan). She was educated at Arts Educational Schools in Tring, Hertfordshire (now the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts), where she trained for the stage.

She was married to the television and film director Christopher Morahan for over forty years and often worked with him. The couple had two daughters, theatre director Rebecca[1] and actress Hattie Morahan.[2]

Television, films and radio[edit]

Anna Carteret is best known for her role as police inspector Kate Longton in the BBC's long-running 1980s television series Juliet Bravo.

Other TV credits include: The Saint; The Pallisers BBC 1975; Frederic Raphael's The Glittering Prizes BBC 1976, as Barbara Ransome; Send in the Girls; BBC 1996 Eskimo Day as Harriet Lloyd, Star Maidens; Peak Practice as Dr Yvonne Marshall; Holby City (2007) as Carol Lloyd, mother of doctor Diane Lloyd; and Holby City's sister series Casualty (2010) in a one-off appearance as patient Joany Slavin.

Films, since 1959, include Dateline Diamonds (1965), The Plank (1967) and Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005). In 2012 she appeared in Private Peaceful.[3]

She played Vivanti in Cats and Monkeys, co-starring with Jack Shepherd in a radio version of Catherine Shepherd's stage play, for BBC Radio 4's The Afternoon Play last broadcast on 19 November 2007.

Voice Acting[edit]

Carteret has also voiced every female character in the British children's TV series Forget Me Not Farm and Miriam in the British/Welsh Christian animated TV series Testament: The Bible in Animation. Both of these shows aired on the BBC in the UK but only Testament aired on S4C in Wales.

Theatre career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Anna Carteret made her first appearance as a Cloud and a Jumping Bean in the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at the Palace Theatre, Watford in December 1957. Her London debut was at the Scala Theatre playing Wendy in Peter Pan at Christmas 1960.

She worked in repertory in 1962 and 1963, including Windsor and Lincoln, and then at the Bristol Old Vic from 1964–1966, where her roles included:

National Theatre Company 1967–1976[edit]

Following an appearance at the Shaftesbury Theatre in October 1966, playing Fiona Jones in Big Bad Mouse, Carteret joined Laurence Olivier's National Theatre Company at the Old Vic in 1967, appearing as:

In September 1974 she played Eliza Doolitle in the Bristol Old Vic's production of Pygmalion, before returning to the National in January 1975 to appear as:

Theatre 1977–1979[edit]

National Theatre 1979–1981[edit]

She then became a member of Christopher Morahan's ensemble company in the Olivier Theatre. playing three major roles:

As an August 1981 sabbatical she was one of the feminist trio ‘ The Raving Beauties’ who performed a cabaret anthology In the Pink, at Riverside Studios (also aired on Channel 4 opening night in 1982[4] and reprised in 1984 as The Raving Beauties Make it Work); before returning to the National as:

Theatre 1986–1991[edit]

The Peter Hall Company[edit]

She joined the Peter Hall Company in 1992, appearing as:

Theatre 1999 to date[edit]


  1. ^ "Hattie Morahan pulls it off at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards". Evening Standard. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2017-04-17. 
  2. ^ The Sunday Times Magazine, 30 November 2008, Interview with Anna Carteret and Hattie Morahan by Ann McFerran
  3. ^ IMDb entry for Private Peaceful
  4. ^ Halliwell's Television Companion, Third Edition, Grafton 1986
  5. ^ Review of The Linden Tree from The Stage
  6. ^ Report from WhatsOnStage

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