Jenny Agutter

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Jenny Agutter (2014)

Jennifer "Jenny" Ann Agutter OBE (born December 20, 1952 in Taunton , Somerset ) is a British actress and BAFTA and Emmy Award winner.


Agutter is the daughter of a British officer and made her first film experience at the age of twelve in East Sudan (1964). She later became known to a wider audience through the BBC series The Railway Children . Andrzej Wajda cast it in 1968 in his children's crusade film The Gates of Paradise based on the novel by Jerzy Andrzejewski .

Agutter had her first major roles in 1971 in Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout and the television film The Snow Goose , which earned her an Emmy in 1972. In the 1970s she appeared in many other films, including Escape to the 23rd Century and Equus , for which she was awarded the British Film Academy in 1978 in the Best Supporting Actress category. In 1981 she played the lead female role in American Werewolf . She has mainly worked for television since the 1990s. In 1984 Agutter published the photo book Snap: Observations of London and Los Angeles .

Agutter lives in Cornwall and has been married to the Swedish hotelier Johan Tham since August 4, 1990 . Their son was born in the same year. She is involved in charitable activities, including for the cystic fibrosis foundation (she herself carries the cystic fibrosis gene), for cancer foundations and for homeless children .

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  1. Jenny Agutter . NNDB. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011.