DESERT ISLAND PICS Jenny Agutter; from Railway Child to Star of Call the Midwife: The Actress's Colourful Life in Photos Wife: The Actress's Colourful Life in Ph

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DESERT ISLAND PICS Jenny Agutter; from Railway Child to Star of Call the Midwife: The Actress's Colourful Life in Photos Wife: The Actress's Colourful Life in Ph


Byline: Jenny Agutter

1 She shoots, he scores, 1976 This is during the making of The Eagle Has Landed. It was a gloriously hot summer and my abiding memory is of Michael Caine disappearing to his trailer in between takes to watch Wimbledon. He kept giving us updates on the scores.

2 Call my midwife, 1990 My son Jonathan was born on Christmas Day in 1990. He arrived a month early and took my husband John and I by surprise. We didn't have a pram or a single nappy in the house! The labour went on all day because I refused to let the obstetrician do anything. Then it got to 10pm, when I gave in and allowed them to get the forceps.

3 Off the rails, 1970 I have such fond memories of making The Railway Children. The director Lionel Jeffries was determined to treat us as children, even though we were working. He used to give us each half a crown when a scene went well. I was 17 and Sally Thomsett, who was a bit older, would say, 'Great! That's going towards the next drink in the pub!' my girl, 1967 I was coming up for 15 when I played Julie Andrews' daughter in the film Star! I remember being incredibly impressed mC

4 Sister act, 2013 Here I am as Sister Julienne in Call The Midwife, but for some reason I look like an ancient, grumpy hamster! …

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