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Christopher Morahan (born 9 July 1929, London) is an English stage and television director and a producing manager, the son of Thomas Hugo Morahan and his wife Nancy Charlotte (Barker). After the death of his first wife Joan Murray, he married actress Anna Carteret and they have two daughters, theatre director Rebecca and actress Hattie Morahan.[1]

He was educated at Highgate School in London and trained for the stage at the Old Vic Theatre School with Michel Saint-Denis, and designer Margaret Harris and theatre director George Devine.


Television career

Initially an actor, he was subsequently a television director from 1957, starting with the long-running ITV series Emergency Ward 10.

From 1972 to 1976 he was Head of Plays for BBC Television, responsible for productions including Frederic Raphael's The Glittering Prizes (1976); Just Another Saturday (which won the Italia Prize); 84 Charing Cross Road (1975); and The Chester Mystery Cycle.

He has also directed:

Films include:

Theatre career

Morahan joined the National Theatre in 1977 as Deputy Director and was appointed Co-Director of the Olivier Theatre.

His first stage production was Jules Feiffer's Little Murders for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre in July 1967, starring Brenda Bruce, Barbara Jefford, Derek Godfrey and Roland Curram.

Since then he has directed the following plays:


  • Who’s Who in the Theatre 17th edition, Gale (1981) ISBN 0810302157
  • The National: The Theatre and its Work 1963-1997 by Simon Callow, Nick Hern Books/NT (1997) ISBN 1854593234
  • Theatre Record and Theatre Record annual indexes
  • Halliwell’s Television Companion, Third edition, Grafton (1986) ISBN 0246128380
  • Halliwell’s Who’s Who in the Movies, Fourth edition, ed John Walker, HarperCollins (2006) ISBN 0007169574
  1. ^ The Sunday Times Magazine, 30 November 2008, Interview with Anna Carteret and Hattie Morahan by Ann McFerran
  2. ^ British Theatre Guide review [1]

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