Sally Thomsett

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Sally Thomsett
Born(1950-04-03) 3 April 1950 (age 62)
Sussex, England
Years active1964-present
Spouse(s)Paul Agnew
 
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Sally Thomsett
Born(1950-04-03) 3 April 1950 (age 62)
Sussex, England
Years active1964-present
Spouse(s)Paul Agnew

Sally Thomsett (born 3 April 1950) is a British actress.

Thomsett was born in Sussex, England. She is mainly remembered for starring in the 1970 film The Railway Children, and for playing Jo in the TV sitcom, Man About the House (1973–76). She also appeared in the 1971 film, Straw Dogs, where she played an attractive girl accidentally killed by the mentally handicapped character.

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The Railway Children

In 1970, Thomsett was cast as the 11-year-old Phyllis, despite the actress being 20 years old at the time - older than Jenny Agutter, who played her on-screen "older" sister, Bobbie. Her contract forbade her to reveal her true age during the making of the film, and she was not allowed to be seen smoking, drinking, driving her car, or in the company of her boyfriend during the shoot.[1][2] (She did however make an appearance on BBC children's television shortly after, where the interviewer said, "I wouldn't dream of asking a lady her age, but you're obviously quite a bit older than the part you played in the film".) After release, she received a BAFTA award nomination for Best Promising Newcomer.

Personal life

She is married to Paul Agnew, a landscape gardener; they have one child Charlotte Agnew.[3]

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ The 100 Greatest Family Films, Granada Television (2005)
  2. ^ Article on the film The Guardian 22 March 2010
  3. ^ Dunbar, Polly (2008-01-26). "Seventies sweetheart Sally Thomsett is a mum about the house at 57". Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-510597/Seventies-sweetheart-Sally-Thomsett-mum-house-57.html. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 

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