Caroline Mortimer

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Caroline Mortimer (born 12 March 1942) is a British actress.

Caroline Mortimer is the daughter of the novelist Penelope Mortimer from her first marriage to the journalist Charles Dimont[1] and the stepdaughter of the playwright Sir John Mortimer.[2] She was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[3]


Her television credits include: 1965's A Little Temptation, in which she co-starred with Denholm Elliott and Barbara Jefford,[4] 1966's Intrigue, an industrial espionage series in which she played Val, the hero's assistant/girlfriend,[5] The Saint ("The Organisation Man", 1968), Menace, Spy Trap and The Death of Adolf Hitler. In 1974 she played Alice Vavasor in six episodes of The Pallisers. Her other television work includes Within These Walls, Looking For Clancy, Marked Personal, Space: 1999, The Cleopatras (1983) and an appearance as Emily Murray in one episode of the 1991 mini-seriesThe House of Eliott.

Personal life[edit]

In the 1960s she had a relationship with the married actor Leslie Phillips.[6] She married the actor John Bennett in 1979. They had two sons, one of whom is deceased.[7][8] Her husband died in April, 2005.

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ Honan, William H. (October 23, 1999). "Obituary of Penelope Mortimer". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  2. ^ Grove, Valerie (January 23, 2009). "The Sunday Times". The Times. London. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  3. ^ "Burnett Crowther". Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  4. ^ "TV Cream". Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  5. ^ "Television Heaven". Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  6. ^ "The Age". Melbourne. January 14, 2003. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  7. ^ "John Bennett Obituary". The Independent. London. April 16, 2005. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
  8. ^ "The Stage". Retrieved 2011-08-20.

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