Jenny Agutter

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

Life and work

Agutter is the daughter of a British officer and made ​​her first movie experience at the age of twelve years in East of Sudan ( 1964). Later she became known to a wider audience through the The Railway Children BBC series. Andrzej Wajda they occupied in his 1968 film The Children's Crusade Gates of Paradise on the novel by Jerzy Andrzejewski.

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

Agutter lives in Cornwall and is married to the Swedish hotelier Johan Tham since August 4, 1990. In the same year their son was born. It is committed to charitable area, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ( it is self- bearer of the cystic fibrosis gene), for cancer foundations and for homeless children.

Filmography (selection)

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  • The play The Shy Retirer the Scottish band Arab Strap contains a reference to Agutter.