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Jenny Agutter: ‘I’m not that young woman people have fantasised about’

16 April 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The knicker-waver from the Railway Children has been acting for 50 years. She talks about her new movie Tin, her optimism about roles for older women – and why fish and chips can be just as good as caviar

The life of the child actor is one begun under heavy pressure. The threat of corruption is intense, the risk of exploitation high. Any subsequent slide into depression, addiction and debauchery will be well-documented.

That didn’t happen with Jenny Agutter. Now 62, the knicker-waver from The Railway Children sailed through the experience without incident, then grew into an actor so normal it is sometimes a struggle to remember she is a star at all. Unlike her younger peers, frightened into blandly toeing the line, Agutter is open and unstuffy, frank in a way that leaves little scope for misinterpretation; composed but absolutely uncondescending.

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- Benjamin Lee

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Jenny Agutter: ‘I’m not that young woman people have fantasised about’

16 April 2015 5:01 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The knicker-waver from the Railway Children has been acting for 50 years. She talks about her new movie Tin, her optimism about roles for older women – and why fish and chips can be just as good as caviar

The life of the child actor is one begun under heavy pressure. The threat of corruption is intense, the risk of exploitation high. Any subsequent slide into depression, addiction and debauchery will be well-documented.

That didn’t happen with Jenny Agutter. Now 62, the knicker-waver from The Railway Children sailed through the experience without incident, then grew into an actor so normal it is sometimes a struggle to remember she is a star at all. Unlike her younger peers, frightened into blandly toeing the line, Agutter is open and unstuffy, frank in a way that leaves little scope for misinterpretation; composed but absolutely uncondescending.

Continue reading »

- Benjamin Lee

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