Jenny Agutter Biography (1952-)

Surname is pronounced with emphasis on the first syllable; full name, Jennifer Ann Agutter; born December 20, 1952, in Taunton, Devonshire, England; daughter of Derek Brodie (a live entertainment organizer) and Catherine (maiden name, Lynam) Agutter; married Johan Tham (a hotel owner); children: Jonathan.

Nationality
British
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, dancer
Birth Details
December 20, 1952
Taunton, Devonshire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Debut) Lady Teazle, The School for Scandal, Castle Theatre, Farnham, Surrey, England, 1972
  • (London debut) Rooted, Hampstead Theatre Club, London, 1973
  • Raina, Arms and the Man, Manchester '73 Festival, 1973
  • The Ride Across Lake Constance, Hampstead Theatre Club, 1973
  • Miranda, The Tempest, National Theatre, London, 1974
  • Thea, Spring's Awakening, National Theatre, 1974
  • Hedda, Hedda Gabler, Round House, London, 1980
  • Emma, Betrayal, Charles Playhouse, Boston, MA, 1980
  • Alice Arden, Arden of Faversham, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC),Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1982
  • Fontanelle, (Edward Bond's) Lear, RSC, 1982
  • The Other Place, RSC, 1982
  • Regan, King Lear, RSC, 1982-83
  • Grace, The Body, RSC, 1983
  • (Broadway debut) Pat Green, Breaking the Code, Neil Simon Theatre,New York City, 1987-88, then Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., 1988
  • Princess of France, Love's Labour's Lost, Barbican Theatre, London, 1995
  • Peter Pan, National Theatre, 1998
  • Also appeared in Shrew, Los Angeles, and Mothers and Daughters.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Debut) Asua, East of Sudan, 1963
  • Ballerina, 1965
  • Linda Frazier, A Man Could Get Killed (also known as Welcome, Mr. Beddoes), 1966
  • Maud, Gates of Paradise (also known as Vrata raja and Pforten des Paradieses), 1967
  • Pamela, Star! (also known as Those Were Happy Times and Loves a Star!), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Wynne, I Start Counting, United Artists, 1970
  • Girl, Walkabout, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1971
  • Roberta/Bobbie Waterbury, The Railway Children, Universal, 1971
  • Shelley, 1972
  • Jessica 6, Logan's Run (also known as Logan's Run: A Look intothe 23rd Century), United Artists, 1976
  • Molly Prior, The Eagle Has Landed, Columbia, 1977
  • Jill Mason, Equus, Warner Bros., 1977
  • Anne Ballard, Dominique (also known as Avenging Spirit andDominique Is Dead), 1978
  • Catherine, Clayton and Catherine (also known as China 9, Liberty 37, Gunfire, Clayton Drumm, Amore, piombo e furore, and Love, Bullets, and Frenzy), 1978
  • Clara Dollman, The Riddle of the Sands, 1979
  • Ann Walton, Sweet William, 1980
  • Miss Hobbs, The Survivor, 1980
  • "A Subaltern's Love-Song," Late Flowering Love (also known as Betjeman's Britain), 1980
  • Amy Medford, Amy (also known as Amy on the Lips), 1981
  • Nurse Alex Price, An American Werewolf in London, Universal, 1981
  • Herself, Sois belle et tais-toi, 1981
  • (As Jennifer A. Agutter) Desdemona, Othello (also known as William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice"), 1981
  • La donna guista (also known as Miss Right), 1982
  • Miss Lowrie, Secret Places, 1984
  • Cleopatra, "Antony and Cleopatra Promo," Amazon Women on the Moon(also known as Cheeseburger Film Sandwich), 1987
  • Miss Right, 1988
  • Hannah Coke, King of the Wind, 1988
  • Carolyn Page, Dark Tower, Spectrafilm, 1989
  • Joanne Simpson, Child's Play 2, Universal, 1990
  • (Uncredited) Burn doctor, Darkman, Universal, 1990
  • Voice of Daffers, Freddie as F.R.O.7 (animated; also known as Freddie the Frog), Miramax, 1992
  • Herself, Red Dwarf Smeg Ups, 1994
  • Guinevere/Mary Fenton, Blue Juice, 1995
  • Sarah, Victor's wife, The Parole Officer, MCA/Universal, 2001
  • Escaping woman, At Dawning (short film), 2001
  • Kenosha, Number One, Longing, Number Two, Regret, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Kristy Kerr, The Newcomers, BBC, 1965
  • Kate Milverton, TECX, 1990
  • The All New Alexei Sayle Show, BBC, 1994
  • Connie Fairbrother Spencer, And the Beat Goes On, Channel 4, 1996
  • Tessa Phillips, Spooks (also known as MI-5), BBC, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Roberta Waterbury, The Railway Children, BBC, 1968
  • Lizzie Corlay, Beulah Land, NBC, 1980
  • Jill Albery, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less, USA Network, 1990
  • Idina Hatton, The Buccaneers, PBS, 1995
  • Lady Scott, A Respectable Trade, PBS, 1998
  • Jane Clark, The Alan Clark Diaries, BBC, 2004
  • Movies
  • Grace Hubbard, Alexander Graham Bell, 1965
  • Ingrid Jensen, Ballerina, 1966
  • Johanna, Long after Summer (also known as Boy Meets Girl: Longafter Summer), BBC, 1967
  • The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens, 1970
  • The Wild Duck (also known as Play of the Month: The Wild Duck), 1970
  • Anya, The Cherry Orchard (also known as Play of the Month: TheCherry Orchard), BBC, 1971
  • Maureen Tomelty, A War of Children, BBC, then CBS, 1972
  • Kiss Me and Die, ABC, 1974
  • Dominie Lanceford, The Savage Curse (also known as Thriller: Kiss Me and Die and Kiss Me and Die), 1974
  • Melanie, A Legacy, BBC, 1975
  • Sue, The Waiting Room, Thames TV, 1975
  • Louise De La Valliere, The Man in the Iron Mask, NBC, 1977
  • Poppy Jackson, School Play (also known as BBC2 Playhouse: School Play), BBC, 1979
  • Priscilla Mullins, The Mayflower, Voyage of the Pilgrims (also known as Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure), CBS, 1979
  • Desdemona, Othello, 1981
  • A Dream of Alice, BBC, 1982
  • Rosaline, Love's Labour's Lost (also known as BBC Television Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost and The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Love's Labour's Lost), BBC, 1984, later as part of The Shakespeare Plays, PBS, 1985
  • Pam Fawce, This Office Life, BBC, 1984
  • Nancy Lammeter, Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe, PBS, 1987
  • The Grand Knockout Tournament, 1987
  • Lady Capulet, Romeo and Juliet, PBS, 1994
  • Isobel Balmerino, September (also known as Rosamunde Pilcher's"September"), Showtime, 1996
  • Mrs. Bruce, Bramwell: Our Brave Boys, 1998
  • Mrs. Bruce, Bramwell: Love Women, 1998
  • Mother, The Railway Children, PBS, 2000
  • Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Cry for Justice, BBC, 2004
  • Specials
  • Fritha, The Snow Goose, NBC, 1971
  • Herself, The Grand Knockout Tournament, BBC, 1987
  • I Love a 1970's Christmas (documentary), BBC, 2000
  • Also appeared as Nurse, A House in Regent Place; in The Two Ronnies; Love Hurts.
  • Pilots
  • Appeared as Maria Rogers, The Outsiders.
  • Episodic
  • Joanna, "Long After Summer," Boy Meets Girl, BBC, 1967
  • Beth, "As Many As Are Here Present," The Ten Commandments, Yorkshire TV, 1971
  • Mary Shelley, Omnibus, BBC, 1971
  • Dr. Leah Russell, "Deadly Countdown: Part 1," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1974
  • Dr. Leah Russell, "Deadly Countdown: Part 2," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1974
  • Dominie Lanceford, "Kiss Me and Die," Thriller, ATV, 1974
  • Hedvig, "The Wild Duck," Classic Theatre, PBS, 1975
  • Dr. Leah Russell, "Deadly Countdown: Parts 1 & 2," Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1977
  • Krista Villeroch, "Little Games," Magnum P.I., CBS, 1984
  • Morgan Le Fay, "The Last Defense of Camelot," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1986
  • Margo Claymore, "The White Rose for Death," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986
  • Jacinda, "Voices in the Earth," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1987
  • Lauren Demeter, "The Visitation," The Equalizer, CBS, 1989
  • Sarah, "The British Are Coming," Dear John, NBC, 1989
  • Kate Milverton, "Needle in a Haystack," TECX, 1990
  • Kate Milverton, "A Soldier's Death," TECX, 1990
  • Kate Milverton, "Rock a Buy Baby," TECX, 1990
  • Woman who wanted to have a child with our hero, Dream On, HBO, 1990
  • Maria Rogers, "1.0," The Outsiders, Fox, 1990
  • Melissa Dewar, "Help Me Make It Through the Night," Boon, 1991
  • Professor Mamet, "Psirens," Red Dwarf, 1993
  • Susannah Temple-Richards, "Fair Game," Heartbeat, 1994
  • Susannah Temple-Richards, "The Best Laid Plans," Heartbeat, 1994
  • Jeanette Summers, "Tracks of My Tears," Love Hurts, BBC, 1994
  • Jeanette Summers, "Cards on the Table," Love Hurts, BBC, 1994
  • Voice, "The Winter's Tale," Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, HBO,1996
  • Susannah Temple-Richards, "The Best Laid Plans," Heartbeat, ITV, 1996
  • Presenter, "Gardens," Britain's Finest, Channel 5, 2003
  • Herself, Richard & Judy, Channel 4, 2004
  • Herself, Today with Des and Mel, ITV, 2004
  • Herself, "Richard Harris," The Hollywood Greats, BBC1, 2004
  • Herself, Breakfast, BBC, 2004
  • Guest panelist, The Wright Stuff, Channel 5, 2004
  • "A Cry for Justice," The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, 2004
  • Agnes Crackenthorpe, "4:50 from Paddington," Agatha Christie's Marple, 2004
  • Also appeared in Dear John, NBC.
  • Radio Appearances
  • (Debut) There's Love and Love, BBC, 1973
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind, 1994
  • Anne Bronte's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Sterling Audio, 1997
  • Jane Austen's Emma, Chivers Audio Books, 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Books
  • Snap: Observations of Los Angeles and London (nonfiction), QuartetBooks, 1983

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Times, February 3, 1995, p. 14; March 12, 1996, p. 15

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