Jenny Agutter: ‘What book changed my life? The Railway Children’

The actor on wanting to be an angel and being mistaken for Mary Whitehouse

Born in Somerset, Agutter, 65, made her first film, East Of Sudan, aged 11. At 14, she was cast as Roberta in the television adaptation of The Railway Children and, at 17, starred in the 1970 film. Her other movies include Logan’s Run, The Eagle Has Landed, An American Werewolf In London and Equus, for which she won a Bafta. Since 2012 she has starred in the BBC’s Call The Midwife, which returns for a seventh series this month. She is married with a son and lives in London.When were you happi...