Jenny Agutter is an English actress best known for her roles as Jessica 6 in Logan's Run, Jill Mason in Equus, Alex Price in An American Werewolf in London, and Joanne Simpson in Child's Play 2.
She also stars as Sister Julienne in the period drama television series Call the Midwife.
Agutter's work in theatre, film and television is both extensive and eclectic. Discovered by Walt Disney at the age of 11, she embarked on a career that has spanned decades.
She began her career as a child actress in the mid-1960s, starring in the BBC television series The Railway Children and the film adaptation of the same book, before taking adult roles and moving to Hollywood.
She has appeared in a number of films that have become classics – Walkabout, The Railway Children, The Snow Goose and An American Werewolf in London.
Aged 21 she joined the National Theatre to play Miranda in Sir Peter Hall's production of The Tempest with Sir John Gielgud. Following a move to Hollywood where Jenny was signed up by MGM to make Logan's Run; Jenny continued her theatre work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and with roles in the West End and on Broadway.
Jenny's numerous television credits include A War of Children, Beulah Land, Silas Marner and The Buccaneers. In 2000 Jenny returned to The Railway Children to play Mother in the Carlton TV adaptation of the story.
Jenny also played Tessa in the BBC TV series Spooks and played opposite John Hurt in the much acclaimed BBC4 adaptation of The Alan Clark Diaries.