Jenny Agutter

Jenny Agutter

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Railway Children (1970)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Outside Bet (2012)
  • Birthday: Dec 20, 1952
  • Birthplace: Taunton, Somerset, England, UK
  • Possessing an almost hypnotic earthy beauty that perfectly compliments her effectively understated acting style, Jenny Agutter made a lasting impression on cinema lovers worldwide with appearances in such films as The Railway Children (1970), Walkabout (1971), and Logan's Run (1976). Although she continued to appear in features in the ensuing decades, the actress also made a notable name for herself as both a high-profile philanthropist and photographer. Born in Taunton, Somerset, England, in the winter of 1952 of military parents, Agutter had seen most of the world by the age of 11, when she was enrolled in the Elmhurst Ballet School in Cambury, Surrey. She made her film debut in East of Sudan (1964) when only 12, and, after utilizing her dance skills in Ballerina the following year, she made her biggest impression to date in the feature version of The Railway Children (1970). (She had previously appeared in a television series based on the story.) Entering drama school at the age of 17 while living in London, the demands of her studies frequently conflicted with an increasingly busy film schedule. Around the time of her appearance in Nicolas Roeg's surreal outback drama Walkabout, Agutter decided to move to Hollywood. There, she quickly gained a reputation as a formidable talent, and her 1971 performance in a made-for-TV production of The Snow Goose (opposite Richard Harris) earned the actress her first Emmy award. Frequently alternating between television and film during the following few years, Agutter once again turned heads as the heroine of Logan's Run (1976). A fugitive of a system that terminates all citizens over the age of 30, the futuristic movie proved to be a hit and the actress became well known to stateside science fiction aficionados. Agutter was appeared on-stage frequently during this period, and her love for the theater was clearly on display in such efforts as The Man in the Iron Mask (1976) and Othello (1981). Following her high-profile role as a nurse who falls for a lycanthrope in John Landis' An American Werewolf in London, Agutter kept things low-key through the remainder of the '80s, although eagle-eyed fans could catch a quick glimpse of her in such features as Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) and King of the Wind (1988). In the late '80s, she met Swedish hotelier Johan Tham while attending an arts festival in Bath, and the two were married the following year; a son following shortly thereafter. Moving back to England following their marriage, the couple made a home in Cornwall. Although her film roles would become increasingly sporadic over the next decade, Agutter did appear in small capacities in such features as Darkman (1990), Child's Play 2 (1990), and Blue Juice (1995). More frequent during this period were television roles, which included The Buccaneers (1995), Bramwell (1998), and a small-screen remake of The Railway Children in 2000 (this time playing the mother). Drawn back into films at the dawn of the new millennium, Agutter appeared in The Parole Officer (2001) and Number One Longing, Number Two Regret (2002). In addition to her acting career, Agutter published a book of photography in 1984, Snap: Observations of London and Los Angeles, and, over the years, became increasingly involved with such charitable causes as The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Action for Children, an organization which provides shelter and resources for homeless children.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

89% Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) Actor 2020
18% Queen of the Desert Florence Bell 2017
No Score Yet Tin Actor 2015
90% Captain America: The Winter Soldier Councilwoman Hawley $228.7M 2014
92% Marvel's The Avengers World Security Council Member $623.3M 2012
0% Outside Bet Shirley Baxter 2012
43% Glorious 39 Maud 2009
No Score Yet Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London' Actor 2009
67% Irina Palm Jane 2008
No Score Yet The Magic Door Actor 2007
No Score Yet Heroes and Villians June 2006
57% The Parole Officer Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Railway Children Actor 2000
No Score Yet September Isobel 1996
No Score Yet Blue Juice Guinvere Mary Fenton 1995
No Score Yet Freddie as F.R.O.7 Daffers 1992
44% Child's Play 2 Joanne Simpson 1990
No Score Yet King of the Wind Hannah Coke 1990
No Score Yet Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less Jill Albery 1990
84% Darkman Doctor 1990
59% Amazon Women on the Moon "Antony & Cleopatra Promo" - Cleopatra $0.6M 1987
No Score Yet Dark Tower Carolyn Page 1987
No Score Yet Silas Marner Nancy Lammeter 1985
No Score Yet Secret Places Miss Lowrie 1985
87% An American Werewolf in London Nurse Alex Price 1981
No Score Yet The Survivor Hobbs 1981
No Score Yet The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (Othello) Actor 1981
No Score Yet Amy Amy Medford 1981
No Score Yet Beulah Land Lizzie Corlay 1980
No Score Yet Act of God Actor 1980
No Score Yet Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure Priscilla Mullins 1979
No Score Yet Dominique (Avenging Spirit) (Dominique Is Dead) Ann Ballard 1979
No Score Yet Sweet William Ann Walton 1979
No Score Yet The Riddle of the Sands Clara Dollman 1979
No Score Yet Amore, piombo e furore (Gunfire)(China 9, Liberty 37) (Love, Bullets and Frenzy) Actor 1978
No Score Yet China 9, Liberty 37 Catherine Sebanek 1978
63% Equus Jill Mason 1977
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Louise de la Valliere 1977
66% Logan's Run Jessica 1976
75% The Eagle Has Landed Molly 1976
No Score Yet War of Children Actor 1972
No Score Yet The Snow Goose Frith 1971
No Score Yet I Start Counting Wynne 1971
84% Walkabout Girl 1971
No Score Yet The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens Actor 1970
100% The Railway Children Bobbie 1970
No Score Yet Star! Pamela 1968
No Score Yet A Man Could Get Killed (Welcome, Mr. Beddoes) Linda Frazier 1966
No Score Yet East of Sudan Asua 1965
No Score Yet Cherry Orchard Actor 1962

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

89% Call the Midwife
2012
Sister Julienne
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
Tessa Phillips Tessa Philips
  • 2009
  • 2003
No Score Yet Mystery!
1980-2007
Jemma Sanderson
  • 2005
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Mother Mrs. Bruce
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1988
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
Morgan Jacinda
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Margo Claymore
  • 1986
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
1980-1988
Krista Villaroch
  • 1985
No Score Yet Midsomer Murders
No Score Yet Moving On
2009
No Score Yet New Tricks
2003-2013
Yvonne Barrie

QUOTES FROM Jenny Agutter CHARACTERS

David Kessler
I'm a werewolf.
Alex Price
Are you alright?
David Kessler
I don't know, I'll let you know the next full moon.
Jessica
I hate outside !
Jessica
I hate outside!
David Kessler
Bela Lugosi bites Lon Chaney Jr. and he turns into a werewolf.
Alex Price
Why are you telling me this?
David Kessler
No, listen. Claude Rains is Lon Chaney's father, and he ends up killing him.
Alex Price
So?
David Kessler
Well, I think that a werewolf can only be killed by someone who loves them.
Alex Price
Shall I be forced to feed you, David?
David Kessler
I'm a werewolf.
Alex Price
Are you alright?
David Kessler
I don't know, I'll let you know the next full moon.
David Kessler
I'm going to the police. Jack was right.
Alex Price
Jack is dead!
David Kessler
Jack is dead and six people are dead. There's gonna be a full moon tonight. I'm going to the cops.
Alex Price
David, please be rational. Let's go to Dr. Hirsch.
David Kessler
Yeah, be rational, sure. I'm a fucking werewolf, for Christ's sake!
Taxi Driver
Puts you in mind of the days of the old demon barber of Fleet Street, don't it?
Alex Price
Sorry?
Taxi Driver
The murders.
David Kessler
What murders?
Taxi Driver
Haven't you heard? Last night...six of 'em. All in different parts of the city, all mutilated. He must be a real right maniac, this fella.
Taxi Driver
Haven't you heard? Last night, six of 'em. All in different parts of the city, all mutilated. He must be a real right maniac, this fella.
Alex Price
I love you David.
Alex Price
Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face and neck?