Jenny Agutter (born December 20, 1952) is an English actress.
Jennifer Ann Agutter was born in Taunton, Somerset. The daughter of a British Army officer, she travelled the world as a child. Her first film appearance was in East of Sudan (1964). She first came to the attention of television audiences as Roberta in a BBC dramatisation of The Railway Children, and went on to play the same part in Lionel Jeffries' 1970 film of the book. Her quality of ingenuousness led on to a more serious role in I Start Counting (1969).
Agutter began a transition to adult roles in Walkabout (1971), playing a teenaged schoolgirl who was lost in the Australian outback with her younger brother. The film's theme of the transition from childhood to adulthood mirrored Agutter's life and career at the time.
Agutter appeared in a number of films over the next decade, including: The Snow Goose (1971), The Eagle Has Landed (1976), Logan's Run (1976), Equus (1977), Sweet William (1980), and An American Werewolf in London (1981).
In the last decade, Agutter has mainly worked in television. She has appeared in the TV series TECX, The All New Alexei Sayle Show, and And the Beat Goes On. In 2000, she made her third appearance in a production of The Railway Children, this time playing the role of the mother. Since 2002, Agutter has been featured in the British television series Spooks.
Agutter is married to Johan Tham, a Swedish hotelier. The couple have one son, Jonathan. The family lives in Cornwall, UK.
Other Film and Television Appearances
Shelley (BBC, 1972)
Logan's Run (1976)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Love's Labour's Lost (BBC, 1985)
1978 - BAFTA (Best Supporting Actress) for Equus.
1972 - Emmy (Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama) for The Snow Goose.