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Whatever became of?

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:44 pm

British fans: last night while channel surfing I caught the end of the film An American Werewolf In London, and I was wondering whatever became of the pretty British actress Jenny Agutter?

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:51 pm

Mini biography .......
Jenny Agutter was born on 20th December 1952 in Taunton, Somerset, England, UK. She was the daughter of a British Army Officer and spent her childhood travelling and living in many different countries. Her film career began in 1964 at the age of 12 in East of Sudan and was quickly followed by Ballerina in 1965 and A Man Could Get Killed in 1966. Other films and television appearances in her early career include Gates to Paradise and Long After Summer (1967); Star! (1968); I Start Counting (1969); The Great Inimitable Mr Dickens and The Wild Duck (1970).

In 1970 she appeared in what was probably her real big break as a child star - The Railway Children - playing the part of Bobbie. In 1971 Jenny went to Hollywood where she made many more films and television appearances. These include (1971) The Cherry Orchard; Walkabout and The Snow Goose with Richard Harris for which she received an Emmy Award, (1972) A War of Children and Shelley.

In 1976 another big break came when she starred in the science fiction film Logan's Run in which she played Jessica alongside Michael York. In 1976 she also starred alongside Richard Chamberlain in the television production of The Man In The Iron Mask and The Eagle Has Landed with Michael Caine and Donald Sutherland. In 1977 she play Jill Mason in Peter Shaffer's Equus with Richard Burton. Other films and TV appearances during the 70s included Dominique; School Play; The Riddle of the Sands and Mayflower: The Pilgrim's Adventure.

In 1981 Jenny played Desdemona opposite William Marshall in Othello. Other Shakespeare performances include King Lear; Love's Labour Lost as Rosaline for the BBC and Romeo and Juliet as Lady Capulet in 1994. During the 80s Jenny continued to make numerous films and television series including Sweet William and the TV mini series "Beulah Land" (1980); The Survivor; Amy and An American Werewolf in London (1981); This Office Life and Secret Places (1984); Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe (1985); Dark Tower (1987); Miss Right (1988) and King of the Wind (1989).

In the 90s Jenny has concentrated mainly on television with roles in TECX; Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less; The All New Alexei Sayle Show; The Buccaneers with Sean Pertwee, Ewan McGregor and Catherine Zeta-Jones; And the Beat Goes On; September with Edward Fox, Michael York, Virginia McKenna and Jacqueline Bisset; A Respectable Trade with Warren Clarke, Anna Massey and Richard Briers. Films during this period included Child's Play 2; Darkman with Liam Neeson; and Blue Juice. Jenny's most recent television appearance was in 1998 as Mrs Bruce in two feature length episodes of the popular ITV series Bramwell in which she appeared with Jemma Redgrave. She has also made several guest appearances in TV shows The Red Dwarf; Boon; The Equalizer with Edward Woodward; The Twilight Zone; Magnum P.I. and The Six Million Dollar Man.

Jenny has been married to Johan Tham since the late 1980s. They have one son Jonathan, born in 1990, and live in Cornwall, England, UK. Her particular love is charity work for The Diabetic Association and NCH Action for Children - a charity which provides home and other help for homeless children - a charity she has been involved with for 5 years.

Hope this helps.... :D

Wed Jun 04, 2003 5:58 pm

You can write her at:

c/o Emma Davidson
27a Sloane Sq
United Kingdom


Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:24 pm

All I know is she isn't afraid to get naked and busy!!! Check out her profile on any celbrety skin website. Man that women is(in the words of Steven Tyler) F I N E FFFIIINNNEEE!!

You know dad loves to draw people, you have just given me a idea for his next subject.

Wed Jun 04, 2003 10:47 pm

Thanks guys - particularly Sam for that most informative post! As I recall Logan's Run was her first big break here in the U.S. And I remember watching The Snow Goose on tv as a kid, a very moving story. Thanks again.

Fri Jun 06, 2003 12:04 am

I, too, was watching "An American Werewolf" the other evening. Great movie! I remember when it came out. I was 15 and it scared the crap out of the girl I was dating at the time...heh heh...good for me, though!

Oh yeah, but the nurse was sooooo hot!!! Ah, memories...pressed between the pages...of my mind!

Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:59 am

Thats one hell of a post SAM.

Jenny also remade the Railway Children for TV not so long ago (playing the childrens Mother this time). She was in the original Railway Tv series, the feature film and the TV remake. She was supposed to turn up at a related event in London that I went to a few years back for the Variety Club charity along with Bernard Cribbens and Sally Thomsett but she couldn't make it. They sent another actress Brenda Cowling in her place. Shame!

I like American Werewolf as well. Didn't Jacko get the idea for the Thriller video from that?

Favourite film is Logans Run.

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Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:08 am


Man you shouldn't do that to me. Those pics :oops:
You sure know the right ones to post. :D

I picked up American Wherewolf when it came out on DVD. :)


Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:22 am

No SAM I'd have been banned if I'd have posted the 'right' pics! :lol:

Yeah I've got the AMerican Werewolf special edition on DVD too - I've still not seen the extras though.

What about LOGANS RUN is that out on DVD yet? Not seen it.

Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:48 am

Yes I think Logans Run is available here. Unfortunately A DVD distributor over here likes to release some selected tites in R4 as NTSC releases, and this is one of them. Sometimes they do a re-release as PAL but not often. Some people on the DVD forums don't mind this and others (me)
Warner on our forums has become known as $2 Warner.

Fri Jun 06, 2003 6:09 am

However poor the DVD its got to be better than the video I've got. It looks like its been taken from a faded 16mm print.

Whats the difference between NTSC & PAL?

I'll have another look for Logans Run now that I've been reminded of it. Don't suppose its got any extra features.

You seem to have lots of DVDs titles that aren't available here. I just ordered one of the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan Discs from Australia I don't know what the quality is like but they are great value because you get several films on one disc. Its only £10 as well -which is probably half what it would cost if it were released here.

Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:56 am

paulwood wrote: Whats the difference between NTSC & PAL?

Pal has more resolution (about 20% extra lines on the screen). A lot of people in PAL countries don't mind NTSC so long as there TV is capable of playing it back.

I sent you a PM but not sure if it sent so will say it here.

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