Agutter, Jenny 1952–

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AGUTTER, Jenny 1952–

(Jennifer A. Agutter)


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. Education: Trained for the stage at the Elmhurst Ballet School. Avocational Interests: Photography.

Career: Actress and dancer.

Member: British American Academy of Dramatic Art.

Awards, Honors: Most Promising Artiste Award, Variety Club of Great Britain, 1971; Emmy Award, outstanding performance by an actress in a supporting role in a drama, 1971, for The Snow Goose; Best Actress nomination, New York British TV Scout, 1972, for A War of Children; British Academy of Film and Television Arts and Sciences Award, best supporting actress, 1978, for Equus; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a lead role, 1981, for The Survivor; Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1982, for An American Werewolf in London.


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 into the 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 and Dominique 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Grace Hubbard, Alexander Graham Bell, 1965.

Ingrid Jensen, Ballerina, 1966.

Johanna, Long after Summer (also known as Boy Meets Girl: Long after 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: The Cherry 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.

Television Appearances; 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.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Appeared as Maria Rogers, The Outsiders.

Television Appearances; 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.


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.



Snap: Observations of Los Angeles and London (nonfiction), Quartet Books, 1983.



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