Jenny Agutter
British film and television actress
Jenny Agutter
Jennifer Ann "Jenny" Agutter, OBE is an English film and television actress. She began her career as a child actress in the mid 1960s, starring in the BBC television series The Railway Children and the film adaptation of the same book, before taking adult roles and moving to Hollywood. She played Jessica 6 in Logan's Run, Jill Mason in Equus, Alex Price in An American Werewolf in London, and Joanne Simpson in Child's Play 2.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 20-26
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Dec. 20: Actor John Hillerman ("Magnum P.I.") is 83. Actor Tommy Cole ("The Mickey Mouse Club") is 74. Drummer Bobby Colomby of Blood, Sweat and Tears is 71. Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss is 70. Musician Alan Parsons is 67. Actress Jenny Agutter is 63. Actor Michael Badalucco ("The Practice") is 61. Singer Billy Bragg is 58. Singer-bassist Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE) is 58. Actor Joel Gretsch ("V'') is 52. Country singer Kris Tyler is 51. Singer Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes is 49. Singer David Cook ("American Idol") is 33. Actor Jonah Hill is 32. Singer JoJo is 25.
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Film star Jenny Agutter awarded OBE for charity work
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The 59-year-old celebrity has been supporting organisations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Action For Children for many years and was awarded an OBE by the Queen at a Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony.
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Maureen Ryan: How 'Call The Midwife' Is Like 'Downton Abbey'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When it comes to scripted drama, babies are the nuclear option. If a show needs a sure-fire way of ramping up tension and making viewers pay attention, all it needs to do is put a baby in some kind of jeopardy, and the easiest way to manipulate viewers' emotions is to show a mother in childbirth experiencing complications. It's so easy for TV shows or movies to use stories like these for cheap, exploitative effects that it's hard not to be suspicious any time a pregnant lady or a stroller shows up on screen. That's why the modest accomplishments of "Call the Midwife" (premieres Sunday, Sept. 30 on PBS Masterpiece; check local listings) are all the more laudable. Here's a show that, for long periods of time, respectfully and sensitively depicts the difficulties and joys of labor and delivery, and the lives of working-class mothers, some of whom don't have access to quality medical care. The ingredients of this six-episode season, which is based on the memoirs of a m ...
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Maureen Ryan: Fall TV's Top Dramas: A Sub Captain, A Midwife And A Superhero
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I recently fielded this question on Twitter: "Hi Mo, [I've] got too many current/old shows to watch so [I'm] only going to watch one or two new shows this year. What do you recommend?" Hey Thunder, I'm here to help. I've gotten several queries along these lines lately, and I thought I'd kick off the fall season by giving a shout-out to the shows I'm most interested in this fall. There aren't many promising candidates in the comedy arena, and things are so uneven there that I thought it'd be prudent to point out my least-favorite half-hour shows before the new season got underway. (I've also reviewed "Go On," "Animal Practice" and "The New Normal"). Things aren't nearly so dire in the drama arena, and there are four shows that merit special recognition, in my opinion. The good news: They're all quite different from each other, and no matter what your tastes are, I'm hoping you'll spot at least one or two promising candidates here. Here are the usual caveats: Al ...
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Outside Bet Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News
Sky Movies HD - almost 5 years
A Cockney pub syndicate of newspaper workers pools its cash to buy a thoroughbred jumper in this nostalgic British comedy starring a rich array of old UK stagers. Bob Hoskins, Jenny Agutter and Rita Tushingham are the seasoned front runners in a jolly run-out that tips a rose-tinted hat at the end of the print unions, saloon bar singalongs and the sounds of the Eighties.
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Sheffield cystic fibrosis unit raises £1m
The Star - almost 5 years
THEY’VE done it! Campaigners working on Sheffield’s Cystic Fibrosis Appeal, backed by The Star and its readers, have hit their £1 million target. The appeal, run by Sheffield Hospitals Charity, was launched to build a world-class cystic fibrosis unit at the Northern General Hospital. The NHS provided £1.4m to construct the £2.4m unit, but public donations of £1m were needed to finish equipping the centre. Last December screen star Jenny Agutter attended the unit’s official opening. Now parents Hilary and John Pierce, whose daughter Sarah was instrumental in creating the centre, have visited the Northern General for a ceremony to celebrate the million-pound milestone. Sarah, from Brinsworth, Rotherham, died aged 29 after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. For more than seven years she had worked as a patient advocate at the hospital, helping other cystic fibrosis patients and working with doctors to push for the new facility to be built. Hilary, aged 66, told The Star: “Sarah w ...
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DVD: HomeVideo Review: Logan’s Run: The Complete Series
A.V. Club - almost 5 years
Apart from a briefly naked Jenny Agutter, the greatest cultural contribution of the 1976 sci-fi film Logan’s Run was its premise: In the future, people have crystals in their palms, and when they turn 30, the crystal goes black and they’re scheduled for execution. While the rest of the movie is a goofy hodgepodge of youth-culture satire and heavily ironic science fiction, that central idea of a world where everyone has a built-in expiration date became nearly as iconic as Charlton Heston’s beachside run-in with the Statue of Liberty or his discovery of the secret ingredient of Soylent Green. It’s something of a shock, then, that the crystal is never referenced in the film’s TV spin-off. The short-lived series has most of its source material’s most recognizable elements—there are Runners and Sandmen, a City Of Domes, and the deadly Carousel—but the palms ... Read more
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Alan Dee’s guide to the new films: Marvel Avengers Assemble
Dunstable Today - almost 5 years
WELCOME to summer – the first of the big blockbusters has arrived, which means that just about everything else has moved to one side to allow Marvel Avengers Assemble a clear run at the box office. The formula is straightforward enough – reliable director Joss Whedon, bankable names galore in the shape of Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans and Tom Hiddleston, and bucketloads of CGI and 3D excess as yet another comic book collective takes to the big screen. We’ve seen most of those costumed crimefighters individually, and there’s an undeniable attraction in lumping them all together into one top team under the direction of peacekeeping agency head Samuel L. Jackson. How will the very different superheroes rub along? Do you think, perchance, that there might be sparky conflict before they all learn that they have to work together to save the world? It’s big, it’s clever, but it’s very long and there’s not much soul there. As a summer blockbuster, it ha ...
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Call The Midwife's Jenny Agutter has never been so red hot
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
She’s known for her racy roles, but it’s playing Sister Julienne in Call The Midwife that’s brought Jenny Agutter back to the big time. Now it’s roll on series two, she says.
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Outside Bet Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News
Sky Movies HD - almost 5 years
A lifelong group of friends - stung by redundancy - pile their life savings onto a racehorse and have their future riding on one crucial race. Bob Hoskins, Vincent Regan and Jenny Agutter are the frontrunners in a yarn set against the turbulent mid-80s.
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More Cinema Obscura on the Way from Scorpion Releasing ... The Survivor
Dread Central - almost 5 years
The lovable loonies over at Scorpion Releasing have done it again! Another long lost gem has been uncovered and given the DVD treatment - The Survivor! Read on for release details! From the Press Release On April 17th, Scorpion Releasing presents THE SURVIVOR, based on the terrifying best seller by master horror writer James Herbert (THE FOG)! A 747 jetliner, piloted by Captain Keller (Robert Powell, JESUS OF NAZARETH), suffers an explosion just after take-off and 300 passengers are incinerated. Keller is found wandering from the wreckage unharmed and unable to understand how he has survived. As Captain Keller embarks on his fateful odyssey, he is joined by a psychic (Jenny Agutter, LOGAN'S RUN, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) to solve what really happened to his plane. Directed by David Hemmings (DEEP RED, BLOW UP) and also starring acclaimed actor Joseph Cotten (CITIZEN KANE), Scorpion Releasing proudly presents the complete uncut version of THE SURVIVOR. Special Features Pla ...
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This Week in Movie History: 'An American Werewolf in London' Transforms the Medium - Moviefone (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Rounding out the cast was British actress Jenny Agutter ('Logan's Run') as the nurse who falls in love with David and tries to save him from himself. At the time, Naughton was best known for singing "I'm a Pepper" in Dr. Pepper commercials
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Acorn Provides Details, 3D Package Art for 'Set 18' on DVD - TVShowsOnDVD.com
Google News - over 5 years
Guest stars include Margaret Tyzack, Jenny Agutter, Nickolas Grace, Caroline Blakiston, Paul Shelley, and Paul Chapman. "The British rural version of Law & Order" - San Francisco Chronicle Acorn Media is preparing a September 6th DVD release of
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Rich cash in from boom in sales for £1million-plus properties - This is Money
Google News - over 5 years
Among them is actress Jenny Agutter's London home, offered last month at £1.8 million. During the second quarter of this year, prices generally dropped 0.5 per cent compared with the first quarter and 3.5 per cent compared with a year earlier,
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Life and work - Herald Scotland
Google News - over 5 years
... takes pictures of many of the people he meets in his work: in his archive are images of a young Jason Connery with his father, Sir Sean, as well as images of people such as Jenny Agutter, Joan Bakewell, Beuys, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jimmy Reid and Ruby Wax
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Railway Children steam train rolls into Dorset - Dorset Echo
Google News - over 5 years
Enthusiasts will get the chance to ride in the historic 1920s steam locomotive that appeared in the hit 1970s film starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins when it stars in Swanage Railway's popular Grand Steam Gala. The Great Northern Railway N2
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BBC's Spooks axed after a decade - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
Numerous stars have appeared in Spooks since it began in 2002 including Keeley Hawes, Matthew Macfadyen, Jenny Agutter, Robert Hardy, Hugh Laurie, Simon Russell Beale, Rupert Penry-Jones and Hermione Norris. The MI5 drama hit the headlines during the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jenny Agutter
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2014
    Age 61
    In August 2014, Agutter was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 59
    She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for charitable services.
    More Details Hide Details Agutter has been involved in raising awareness of the illness cystic fibrosis, which she believes was responsible for the deaths of two of her siblings. Her niece has the disease. At Agutter's suggestion, an episode of Call the Midwife focused on cystic fibrosis.
    Also in 2012, Agutter appeared as a member of the World Security Council in the hit film The Avengers and reprised her role in 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
    More Details Hide Details Agutter has stated that the innocence of the characters she played in early films, combined with the costumes and nudity in later adult roles such as Logan's Run (1976), Equus (1977) and An American Werewolf in London (1981), are "perfect fantasy fodder". Agutter has appeared in numerous theatre productions since her stage debut in 1970, including stints at the National Theatre in 1972–73, the title role in a derivation of Hedda Gabler at the Roundhouse in 1980 and with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982–83. In 1987–88, Agutter played the role of Pat Green in the Broadway production of the Hugh Whitemore play Breaking the Code, about computer pioneer Alan Turing. In 1995 she was in an RSC production of Love's Labour's Lost staged in Tokyo. She is also a patron of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, a charity that enables school children in the UK to perform Shakespeare in professional theatres.
    She appears as Sister Julienne in the 2012 television series Call the Midwife.
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  • 2008
    Age 55
    In 2008 she also guest-starred in the Doctor Who audio drama The Bride of Peladon.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 49
    In 2002, Agutter featured in the BBC television series Spooks and in 2007, she starred in the first episode of the new series of David Jason's ITV television series Diamond Geezer.
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  • 2000
    Age 47
    In 2000, she made her third appearance in The Railway Children, produced by Carlton TV, this time playing the mother.
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  • 1995
    Age 42
    In 1995, she played the scandalous Idina Hatton in the BBC miniseries The Buccaneers inspired by Edith Wharton's unfinished 1938 book.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1990
    Age 37
    At an arts festival in Bath, Somerset, Agutter met Johan Tham, a Swedish hotelier who was a director of Cliveden Hotel in Buckinghamshire. They married on 4 August 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Their son Jonathan was born on 25 December 1990. They live in London. Agutter has a keen interest in Cornwall and once owned a second home in the county at The Lizard.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1970
    Age 17
    Later she played Roberta in a BBC adaptation of The Railway Children (1968) and played the same part in Lionel Jeffries's 1970 film of the book.
    More Details Hide Details She followed this with a more serious role in the thriller I Start Counting (1969). She also won an Emmy as supporting actress for her television role as Fritha, in a British television adaptation of The Snow Goose (1971). Agutter moved into adult roles, beginning with Walkabout (1971), playing a teenage schoolgirl lost with her younger brother in the Australian outback. She auditioned for the role in 1967 but funding problems delayed filming until 1969. The delay meant Agutter was 16 at the time of filming, which allowed the director to include nude scenes. Among them was a five-minute skinny-dipping scene, which was cut from the original US release. She said at the 2005 Bradford Film Festival at the National Media Museum that she was shocked by the film's explicitness but remains on good terms with director Nicolas Roeg.
  • 1968
    Age 15
    In 1968, she was featured in the lavish big-budget 20th Century Fox film musical Star! with Julie Andrews as Gertrude Lawrence.
    More Details Hide Details In that motion picture, Agutter played Lawrence's neglected daughter Pamela.
  • 1964
    Age 11
    She began her career as a child actress in 1964 and went on to star in The Railway Children, in both the 1968 television adaptation and the 1970 film version.
    More Details Hide Details She also starred in the 1971 film Walkabout, before moving to Hollywood in 1974. She is a patron of the Cystic Fibrosis trust. Agutter won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for the 1971 TV film The Snow Goose, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing Jill Mason in the 1977 film Equus. Her other film roles include Jessica 6 in Logan's Run (1976), Alex Price in An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Joanne Simpson in Child's Play 2 (1990). Since 2000, she has appeared in several British television dramas, including Spooks (2002–03), and Call the Midwife (2012–present). Agutter was born in Taunton, Somerset, England. She is the daughter of Catherine (née Lynam) and Derek Brodie Agutter, a former British Army officer and entertainment organiser. As a child, she lived in Singapore, Dhekelia (Cyprus) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaya). She was discovered at Elmhurst Ballet School, a boarding school she attended aged 8–16, when a casting agent looked for a young English-speaking girl for a film. She did not get the part but he recommended her to the producers of East of Sudan (1964).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on December 20, 1952.
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