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Jenny Agutter

Highest Rated:   100% The Railway Children (1970)
Lowest Rated:   0% Outside Bet (2012)
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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 YEAR
10% Queen of the Desert
  • Florence Bell
2015
No Score Yet Tin
  • Actor
2015
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Councilwoman Hawley
2014
92% Marvel's The Avengers
  • World Security Council Member
2012
0% Outside Bet
  • Shirley Baxter
2012
45% Glorious 39
  • Maud
2009
No Score Yet Beware the Moon: Remembering 'An American Werewolf in London'
  • Actor
2009
68% Irina Palm
  • Jane
2008
No Score Yet The Magic Door
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Heroes and Villians
  • June
2006
67% The Parole Officer
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Railway Children
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet September
  • Isobel
1996
No Score Yet Blue Juice
  • Mary Fenton Guinvere
1995
No Score Yet Romeo and Juliet
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Freddie as F.R.O.7
  • Daffers
1992
40% 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
83% Darkman
  • Doctor
1990
No Score Yet Gunfire
  • Actor
1990
63% Amazon Women on the Moon
  • "Antony & Cleopatra Promo" - Cleopatra
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
89% 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
71% Equus
  • Jill Mason
1977
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask
  • Louise de la Valliere
1977
68% Logan's Run
  • Jessica
1976
86% 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
93% 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
No Score Yet MI-5
2003-2011
  • Tessa Phillips Tessa Philips
No Score Yet New Tricks
2003-2013
  • Yvonne Barrie
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Mother Mrs. Bruce
No Score Yet Call the Midwife
2012
  • Sister Julienne
No Score Yet Moving On
2009-2016
  • Actor
The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Morgan Jacinda

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