Anna Carteret

Anna Carteret (born 11 December 1942) is an Indian-born British stage and screen actress.

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 77)
Years active1964–present
Spouse(s)Christopher Morahan (1974–2017) (his death)
ChildrenHattie Morahan
Rebecca Morahan


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] In June 2019, Carteret spoke for the first time about living with bipolar disorder since she was a teenager.[3]

Television, films and radioEdit

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.[4]

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 actingEdit

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.


  1. ^ "Hattie Morahan pulls it off at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards". Evening Standard. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  2. ^ The Sunday Times Magazine, 30 November 2008, Interview with Anna Carteret and Hattie Morahan by Ann McFerran
  3. ^ "Shine a Light: Actress Anna Carteret reveals her struggle with Bipolar Disorder".
  4. ^ IMDb entry for Private Peaceful

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