Jenny Agutter

BirthDay:

20 Dec 1952

BirthPlace:

Taunton, Somerset, England, UK

BirthName:

Jennifer Ann Agutter

Bio:

Jenny Agutter was born on December 20, 1952, in Taunton, Somerset, England, UK. The daughter of an army officer, she spent her childhood traveling and living in different countries. Her film career began at the age of 12 in East of Sudan (1964), which was quickly followed by Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Ballerina: Part 1 (1966) and Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Ballerina: Part 2 (1966), and A Man Could Get Killed (1966). Other films and television appearances in her early career include Gates to Paradise (1968), Long After Summer (1967), Star! (1968), I Start Counting (1970), The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (1970) and BBC Play of the Month: The Wild Duck (1971).

In 1970, she appeared in what was her real big break as a child star: The Railway Children (1970), as "Bobbie". The next year, Hollywood called and she spent several years there, appearing in such works as BBC Play of the Month: The Cherry Orchard (1971), Walkabout (1971) and The Snow Goose (1971) with Richard Harris, for which she received an Emmy Award. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed A War of Children (1972) and Shelley (1972).

In 1976, Jenny really came to the attention of US film audiences with her starring role in the science-fiction classic Logan's Run (1976) with Michael York. Though not a critical favorite, it was a huge box-office success and spawned a television series. She also starred alongside Richard Chamberlain in a well-received made-for-TV version of the famous Dumas tale The Man in the Iron Mask (1977) and turned in a solid performance in the WW II thriller The Eagle Has Landed (1976) with Michael Caine and Donald Sutherland. The next year, she starred in Peter Shaffer's weighty Equus (1977) as "Jill Mason", alongside Richard Burton. Among her other TV and film work during the 1970s were Dominique (1979), BBC2 Playhouse: School Play (1979) and The Riddle of the Sands (1979).

In 1981, she played "Desdemona" opposite William Marshall in The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (1981). Other Shakespeare performances include "King Lear", Love's Labour's Lost (1985) as "Rosaline" for the BBC and Romeo & Juliet (1993) as "Lady Capulet". During the in numerous films and television series, including Sweet William (1980), Beulah Land (1980), The Survivor (1981), Amy (1981) and one of the films for which she is most fondly remembered, An American Werewolf in London (1981). She also appeared in This Office Life (1984), Secret Places (1984), Silas Marner (1985), Dark Tower (1989), Miss Right (1982) and King of the Wind (1990).

In the 1990s, she concentrated mainly on television, with roles in TECX (1990); Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less (1990); Red Dwarf (1988); The All New Alexei Sayle Show (1994); The Buccaneers (1995); And the Beat Goes On (1996); September (1996) with Edward Fox, Michael York, Virginia McKenna and Jacqueline Bisset; A Respectable Trade (1998) with Warren Clarke, Anna Massey and Richard Briers. Her theatrical films during this period included Darkman (1990) with Liam Neeson; and Blue Juice (1995) with Sean Pertwee, Ewan McGregor and Catherine Zeta-Jones. She also appeared as "Mrs. Bruce" in two feature-length episodes of the popular ITV series Bramwell (1995) in which she starred with Jemma Redgrave. She has also made several guest appearances in TV shows such as Le nain rouge (1998); Boon (1986); The Equalizer (1985) with Edward Woodward; The Twilight Zone (1985); Magnum, P.I. (1980) and The Six Million Dollar Man (1974).

Jenny has been married to Johan Tham since the late 1980s. They have one son Jonathan, born in 1990, and live in Cornwall, England, UK. Her particular love is charity work for The Diabetic Association and NCH Action for Children - a charity which provides home and other help for homeless children - with which she has been involved for five years.
Filmography

Actor ( 124 credits )

Queen of the Desert (2015) Florence Bell
Tin (2015) Marjorie Dawson
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Councilwoman Hawley
The Kumars (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Runner (2013)
Outside Bet (2012) Shirley Baxter
The Avengers (2012) World Security Council
Call the Midwife (2012)  Sister Julienne (33 episodes, 2012-2015)
True Love (2012)  Holly's Mum (1 episode, 2012)
The Agenda with Tom Bradby (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Mapmaker (2011) Isabel
Golden Brown (2011) Sarah
That Sunday Night Show (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
BBC Proms (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Burke and Hare (2010) Lucy
Glorious 39 (2009) Maud
Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' (2009) Herself
Act of God (2009) Catherine Cisco
Moving On (2009)  Jean (1 episode, 2010)
Monday Monday (2009)  Jenny (7 episodes, 2009)
Koda (2009) Frances
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008) Herself (archive footage)
Intercom (2008) Mrs Henley
The Invisibles (2008)  Barbera Riley (6 episodes, 2008)
Irina Palm (2007) Jane
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Nurse Alex Price (archive footage) (1 episode, 2009)
Heroes and Villains (2006) June
Jenny Agutter: A Charmed Career (2006) Herself
Diamond Geezer (2005)  Vanessa (1 episode, 2007)
Number One, Longing. Number Two, Regret (2004) Kenosha
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)  Agnes Crackenthorpe (1 episode, 2004)
The Alan Clark Diaries (2004)  Jane Clark (6 episodes, 2004-2006)
New Tricks (2003)  Yvonne Barrie (1 episode, 2005)
The Daily Politics (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Britain's Finest (2003)  Herself - Presenter (1 episode, 2003)
At Dawning (2002) Escaping woman
MI-5 (2002)  Tessa Phillips (uncredited) (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Today with Des and Mel (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Parole Officer (2001) Victor's Wife
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)  Jemma Sanderson (1 episode, 2004)
Richard & Judy (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Wright Stuff (2000)  Herself - Guest Panelist (2 episodes, 2004-2012)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2004-2009)
Loose Women (1999)  Herself (5 episodes, 2008-2014)
An Awfully Big Adventure (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Midsomer Murders (1997)  Isobel Chettham (1 episode, 2009)
Noel's Telly Years (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
And the Beat Goes On (1996)  Connie Fairbrother Spencer (8 episodes, 1996)
Blue Juice (1995) Guinevere / Mary Fenton
The All New Alexei Sayle Show (1994)  Scientist in 'Drunk in Time' (6 episodes, 1995)
Freddie as F.R.O.7. (1992) Daffers (voice)
Heartbeat (1992)  Susannah Temple-Richards (2 episodes, 1994-1996)
Love Hurts (1992)  Jeanette Summers (2 episodes, 1994)
The Good Guys (1992)  Grizel (1 episode, 1992)
The Diamond Brothers (1991)  Bank Manager (6 episodes, 1991)
Child's Play 2 (1990) Joanne Simpson
Darkman (1990) Burn Doctor (uncredited)
King of the Wind (1990) Hannah Coke
Dream On (1990)  Ellen (1 episode, 1992)
The Outsiders (1990)  Maria Rogers (1 episode, 1990)
Masterchef (1990)  Herself (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Cluedo (1990)  Herself (1 episode, 1993)
TECX (1990)  Kate Milverton (7 episodes, 1990)
Entertainment UK (1990)  Herself - Reviewer (1 episode, 1993)
Dark Tower (1989) Carolyn Page
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)  Adela Marchmont (1 episode, 2006)
Red Dwarf (1988)  Professor Mamet (1 episode, 1993)
Dear John (1988)  Sarah (1 episode, 1989)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Max's Christmas (1988) (voice)
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) Cleopatra (segment "Antony & Cleopatra Promo")
Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater (1987)  Joanne Simpson (archive footage) (1 episode, 1994)
Boon (1986)  Melissa Dewar (1 episode, 1991)
The Equalizer (1985)  Lauren Demeter (1 episode, 1989)
The Twilight Zone (1985)  Jacinda Carlyle (segment "Voices in the Earth") / ...
Secret Places (1984) Miss Lowrie
Murder, She Wrote (1984)  Margo Claymore (1 episode, 1986)
Aspel & Company (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 1986)
Miss Right (1982) Purse Snatching Victim (uncredited)
An American Werewolf in London (1981) Nurse Alex Price
The Survivor (1981) Hobbs
Amy (1981) Amy Medford
Sois belle et tais-toi (1981) Herself
Late Flowering Love (1981) Joan Hunter Dunn (segment "A Subaltern's Love-Song")
Sweet William (1980) Ann Walton
Magnum, P.I. (1980)  Krista Villeroch (1 episode, 1985)
The Riddle of the Sands (1979) Clara
Dominique (1979) Ann Ballard
Antiques Roadshow (1979)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 1998)
Food, Wine & Friends (1979)  Herself (unknown episodes)
China 9, Liberty 37 (1978) Catherine Sebanek
Equus (1977) Jill Mason
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Everyman (1977)  Herself - Narrator (1 episode, 1997)
A Look Into the 23rd Century (1976) Jessica
The Eagle Has Landed (1976) Molly
Logan's Run (1976) Jessica
Celebrity Squares (1975)  Herself (1 episode, 1976)
A Legacy (1975)  Melanie Merz (1 episode, 1975)
Shadows (1975)  Sue (1 episode, 1975)
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)  Dr. Leah Russell (2 episodes, 1977)
Dinah! (1974)  Herself (1 episode, 1977)
Thriller (1973)  Dominie Lanceford (1 episode, 1974)
BBC2 Playhouse (1973)  Miss P. Jackson (1 episode, 1979)
Clapper Board (1972) (1 episode, 1979)
Walkabout (1971) Girl
The Ten Commandments (1971)  Bess Clark (1 episode, 1971)
Masterpiece Classic (1971)  Mother (1 episode, 2000)
The Two Ronnies (1971)  Agnes Pommfrit (1 episode, 1986)
The Railway Children (1970) Roberta 'Bobbie' Waterbury (as Miss Jenny Agutter)
I Start Counting (1970) Wynne
This Is Your Life (1969)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 1971)
Star! (1968) Pamela Roper (uncredited)
Gates to Paradise (1968) Maud de Cloyes
The Railway Children (1968)  Roberta Faraday (7 episodes, 1968)
BBC Look North (1968)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The ITV Play (1968)  Elizabeth (1 episode, 1975)
Boy Meets Girl (1967)  Joanna (1 episode, 1967)
A Man Could Get Killed (1966) Linda Frazier (uncredited)
BBC Play of the Month (1965)  Anya / ... (2 episodes, 1971)
Call My Bluff (1965)  Herself (2 episodes, 1978)
The Newcomers (1965)  Kirsty Kerr #1 (unknown episodes)
East of Sudan (1964) Asua
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954)  Ingrid Jensen (2 episodes, 1966)