The Call the Midwife star looks completely unrecognizable in the film’s new trailer


Eve Crosbie

The trailer for the upcoming sequel to The Railway Children has been released – and fans will be delighted to know that Call the midwife Jenny Agutter is set to reprise her role.

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The actress, who is best known to viewers for playing Sister Julienne in the BBC drama midwife, is back as Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Waterbury, more than 50 years after the original film was released. However, she looks completely different away from the cobbled streets of Poplar and without her nun’s habit. Check out the trailer for The Return of the Railway Children below…

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LOOK: Call the midwife Unrecognizable star Jenny Agutter in new trailer

The film, which will arrive in theaters on July 15, 2022, has been described as “an enchanting adventure for a new generation bringing contemporary sensibility to a classic story and combining a British cast with stunning locations”.

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Joining Jenny in the cast are Gavin and Stacey star Sheridan Smith, who will play Bobbie’s daughter, Annie; and newcomer Austin Haynes, who will play her grandson, Thomas.


Jenny Agutter looks completely different away from the cobbled streets of Poplar

Unforgettable starring Tom Courtenay and The iron Throne’ John Bradley will also star alongside young actors Beau Gadsdon, Eden Hamilton, Zac Cudby and KJ Aikens.

Jenny, now 69, was only 16 when she was first cast as Bobbie in the 1968 BBC series based on the classic novel by E. Nesbit. She then starred in the film version, aged 18, two years later in 1970. She also starred in the 2000 TV movie remake, playing the role of the mother.


Jenny Agutter is best known for playing Sister Julienne in Call the midwife

The official synopsis for the new film reads: “1944 – As life in British cities grows ever more perilous, three evacuated children – Lily, Pattie and Ted, Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the village of Oakworth in Yorkshire.”

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“There to meet them on the station platform are Bobbie Waterbury, her daughter, Annie and her grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help, the evacuees soon settle into their new life in the countryside.

“When the children discover wounded American soldier Abe hiding in the Oakworth rail yard, they are pushed into a dangerous quest to help their new friend who, like them, is far from home.”

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