28 Facts About Jenny Agutter


Jennifer Ann Agutter was born on 20 December 1952 and is a British actress.


Jenny Agutter relocated to the United States in 1974 to pursue a Hollywood career and subsequently appeared in Logan's Run, Amy, An American Werewolf in London, and Child's Play 2.


Jenny Agutter supports several charitable causes, mostly ones related to cystic fibrosis, a condition from which her niece suffers, and for her service to those causes was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 Birthday Honours.


Jenny Agutter was born on 20 December 1952 in Taunton, Somerset, England.


Jenny Agutter is the daughter of Derek Agutter and Catherine, and was raised Roman Catholic.


Jenny Agutter was discovered at Elmhurst Ballet School, a boarding school she attended from ages eight to sixteen, when a casting agent was looking for a young English-speaking girl for a film.


Jenny Agutter did not get that part, but he recommended her to the producers of East of Sudan.

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Jenny Agutter became known to television audiences for her role in the twice-weekly BBC series The Newcomers.


Jenny Agutter followed this with a more serious role in the thriller I Start Counting.


Jenny Agutter won an Emmy as supporting actress for her television role as Fritha in a British television adaptation of The Snow Goose.


Jenny Agutter then moved into adult roles, beginning with Walkabout, in which she played a teenage schoolgirl who is lost with her younger brother in the Australian outback.


Jenny Agutter auditioned for the role in 1967, but funding problems delayed filming until 1969.


The delay meant Jenny Agutter was sixteen at the time of filming, which allowed the director to include nude scenes.


Jenny Agutter said at the 2005 Bradford Film Festival at the National Media Museum that she was shocked by the film's explicitness, but remained on good terms with director Nicolas Roeg.


Jenny Agutter moved to Hollywood at twenty-one and appeared in a number of films over the next decade, including The Eagle Has Landed, Logan's Run, Equus, An American Werewolf in London, and an adaptation of the James Herbert novel The Survivor.


Jenny Agutter has commented that the innocence of the characters she played in her early films, combined with the costumes and nudity in later adult roles such as Logan's Run, Equus, and An American Werewolf in London, are "perfect fantasy fodder".


In 1990, Jenny Agutter returned to the UK to concentrate on family life and her focus shifted towards British television.


Since then Jenny Agutter has had recurring roles in several television series including Spooks, The Invisibles, Monday Monday and The Alan Clark Diaries.


In 2012 Jenny Agutter resumed her Hollywood career, appearing as a member of the World Security Council in the blockbuster film The Avengers; she reprised her role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.


Since 2012, Jenny Agutter has played Sister Julienne in the BBC television drama series Call the Midwife.


Jenny Agutter is a patron of the Shakespeare Schools Festival, a charity that enables school children in the UK to perform Shakespeare in professional theatres.


Jenny Agutter has appeared as a guest star character in the Radio 4 comedy Ed Reardon's Week.


Jenny Agutter appears on the 1990 Prefab Sprout song "Wild Horses", speaking the words "I want to have you".


At a 1989 arts festival in Bath, Somerset, Jenny Agutter met Johan Tham, a Swedish hotelier who was a director of Cliveden Hotel in Buckinghamshire.


Jenny Agutter was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2012 Birthday Honours, for her charitable services.

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Jenny Agutter has been attached to several causes throughout her career.


Jenny 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.


Jenny Agutter has worked in support of charities, in particular the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, of which she is a patron.