Tribute – Jenny Agutter
In a conversation with author Justin Cronin (The Passage) a few weeks back, the 1976 science fiction movie Logan’s Run came up. More importantly, the name of the actress who played Jessica, Logan’s love interest, sent both Cronin and interviewer into a mental tailspin back to our adolescence. As Cronin said, that movie, and the actress in particular, practically brought on the onset of puberty for him.
The actress’s name: Jenny Agutter.
Agutter went on to star in a number of other movies including An American Werewolf in London (1981) and Equus (1977). Prior to Logan’s Run, her American breakthrough, she had already appeared in numerous movies and TV series.
But it was that ’70s sci-fi movie that really struck a chord with a generation of males.
“They are very fast glass bubbles” – Jenny Agutter interviewed for Canadian TV about Logan’s Run:
The British actress, who was born in 1952, is still alive and well, and recently visited a school in Cornwall to give acting tips to students before their Shakespeare festival (here’s a tip: show your bum!).
Jenny Agutter promo pic from Logan’s Run.