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Jenny Agutter stars in "Call the Midwife" on PBS as Julienne, the Sister-in-Charge at Nonnatus House. Deeply religious, Sister Julienne is also profoundly practical and confers dignity on her patients through her sensitive, non-judgmental approach. She is often called upon to mediate between her fellow sisters when they quarrel — this is an almost exclusively female world, and her tact and gentleness are essential to its happiness.

Jenny Agutter was born in Taunton in the English West Country. The daughter of a British army officer, she spent her childhood visiting and living in many different countries, including Germany, Singapore and Cyprus. Back in England, she trained at Elmhurst Ballet School and at the age of eleven was cast as a young dancer in Walt Disney's film "Ballerina." A number of television and film roles followed.

Agutter first played Roberta in a BBC serialization of "The Railway Children" directed by Julia Smith in 1967. Almost three years later, after filming "Walkabout" in Australia, she was asked by Lionel Jeffries to play the same role in the film of "The Railway Children." The following year she played Fritha in the BBC TV film of "The Snow Goose," for which she won an Emmy.

Having grown up working in film and television, Agutter turned to theater to broaden her experience. Aged 21 she joined the National Theatre to play Miranda in Sir Peter Hall's production of "The Tempest" with Sir John Gielgud. After her season at the National Theatre, Agutter went to Los Angeles where she was signed up by MGM to make "Logan's Run." Hollywood became home but she continued to work in Europe as well as the United States. Other film credits include "The Eagle Has Landed," "An American Werewolf in London," "Sweet William" and "Equus," for which she won a British Academy Award. In 2008 she appeared in the film "Irina Palm" with Marianne Faithfull, and the following year she was in "Act of God" with David Suchet.

Agutter continued her career in the theater, joining the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to play in "King Lear," Edward Bond's "Lear" and the Elizabethan thriller "Arden of Faversham." Agutter has played in the West End in Stephen Poliakoff's "Breaking the Silence" and on Broadway opposite Derek Jacobi in "Breaking the Code." In 1995 she went with the RSC to Tokyo, playing the Princess of France in "Love's Labour's Lost," and she was Mrs. Darling in 1998-1999 Royal National Theatre production of "Peter Pan" with Ian McKellen as Hook. Agutter returned to the theater at the beginning of 2007 to play Hester Salomon in "Equus" in the West End.

Agutter's television appearances have won her a large audience on both sides of the Atlantic. Her numerous credits include "The Snow Goose," "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. More recently, Agutter played Tessa in the successful BBC TV series "MI-5" and played opposite John Hurt in the much acclaimed TV adaptation of "The Alan Clark Diaries," shown on BBC4. She was also seen in "Monday Monday," "The Invisibles" and "The Alan Clark Diaries."

Agutter's keen interest in photography led to the publication of a book of photographs and words in which she gives a personal view of LA and London. "Snap" was published in 1983 by Quartet.

Among her many audio recordings of books are "The Secret Garden" (winner of the Spoken Word Award for best children's book), "Music and Silence," "Bad Blood" and "I Capture the Castle."


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Age: 63 years old
Birthday: December 20, 1952
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: Jennifer Ann Agutter
Birthplace: Taunton, Somerset, England, UK
Husband: Johan Tham (8/4/1990, 1 child)

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