Antonia Kidman

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Antonia Kidman
Born (1970-07-14) 14 July 1970 (age 47)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Residence Singapore
Nationality Australian
Occupation Journalist, television presenter
Spouse(s) Angus Hawley (m. 1996–2007)
Craig Marran (m. 2010)
Children 6
Parent(s) Antony Kidman
Janelle Glenny
Relatives Nicole Kidman (sister)

Antonia Kidman (born 14 July 1970) is an Australian journalist and TV presenter, and the younger sister of the actress Nicole Kidman.

Early life and family[edit]

Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1970, Kidman is the younger daughter of Antony 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]


Kidman began her career in journalism as a researcher with the Nine Network's Today program, and later worked as a news reporter for the Newcastle based television network, NBN Television. She 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, she became the "ambassador" for a Chinese travel agency, Book China Online.[5]

Kidman has co-written 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]

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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Kidman married Angus Hawley in February 1996. Their wedding took place in the Monte Sant' Angelo Mercy College chapel with her sister Nicole Kidman and her then-husband Tom Cruise present. Together, Kidman and Hawley had 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 continued to share the responsibility of parenting their children.[7] Hawley died of a heart attack in April 2015, aged 46.[8]

In April 2010, Kidman married Craig Marran, a Singapore-based businessman.[9] Kidman and Marran have two sons, Nicholas (born December 2010),[10] and Alexander Norman Kidman Marran (born December 2012).[11]


  • Premiere (1999) ... host
  • The Cover (2001) ... reporter
  • The Little Things (2002) and producer
  • Cleo Bachelor 2002: Real Men Revealed (2002) ... host
  • In Entertainment (2003) ... host and producer
  • Pink Ribbon TV (2004–2005) ... host
  • The Bigger Things (2006) ... host and producer
  • From Here to Maternity (2006) ... host and producer


  1. ^ "UTS Staff Listing - Dr Antony Kidman". Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  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". Book China Holidays Online. Archived from the original on 17 May 2010. 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.
    - "Cool and collected". 30 September 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Antonia Kidman's marriage woes - Entertainment". BrisbaneTimes. 13 May 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
    - "Antonia and Angus marriage collapse". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  8. ^ Hornery, Andrew (27 April 2015). "Death of Antonia Kidman's ex-husband Angus Hawley rocks Sydney society". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
    - Sharp, Annette (29 April 2015). "Angus Hawley's family inconsolable as they piece together his last hours". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Antonia Kidman's engagement to Craig Marran causes concern to family and friends". Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
    - "A host of Kidman's at wedding knees-up". The Sydney Morning Herald. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kidman "over the moon" to be pregnant". Digital Spy. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Antonia Kidman Pregnant". Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

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