Inside the life of The Railway Children star Jenny Agutter

by 24britishtvJuly 4, 2022, 10:01 p.m. 17
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JENNY Agutter shot to fame as a child star in the 60s when she took the lead in the classic film The Railway Children.

Over the last decade the actress has become most know for her role in BBC period drama Call The Midwife.

How old is Jenny Agutter?

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

Jenny spent her childhood living around the world in places like Singapore, Cyprus and Kuala Lumpur due to her father Derek being a former British Army officer.

She supports several charitable causes, mostly in relation to cystic fibrosis, a condition from which her niece suffers, and was appointed an OBE in the 2012 Birthday Honours for charitable services.

When was Jenny Agutter in The Railway Children?

Jenny became a child actress when she was 12 years old after starring in East of Sudan.

In 1968 she appeared in The Railway Children for the first time in the BBC's adaptation of the famous book.

Jenny played Roberta, a role she resumed for the 1970 film version of The Railway Children.

The star made her third appearance in a screen adaptation of the book in 2000 when she starred in an ITV version, this time as the mother.

In 2022 she reprised the role for the film The Railway Children Return.

Jenny met husband Johan Tham at an arts festival in Bath and the couple married in August 1990.

Their son Jonathan was born later that year on Christmas Day.

The couple live in London but at one point owned a second home in Cornwall.

What else has Jenny Agutter been in?

Jenny has had an illustrious career since finding fame as a child, having starred in movies including Logan's Run, An American Werewolf in London and more recently, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Her TV credits include The Snow Goose and Spooks, before she landed her role as Sister Julienne in Call The Midwife in 2012.

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