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Sally Thomsett

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Years active  1964-76
Children  Charlotte Agnew
Spouse  Paul Agnew
Role  Actress
Name  Sally Thomsett

Sally Thomsett smiling, with long blonde hair, wearing a necklace, bracelets, a white blazer, and a black dress.
Born  3 April 1950 (age 71) (1950-04-03) Sussex, England
Nominations  BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Movies and TV shows  Man About the House, The Railway Children, Straw Dogs, Baxter!
Similar People  Paula Wilcox, Richard O'Sullivan, Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Gary Warren

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Sally Thomsett (born 3 April 1950) is an English actress who was born in Sussex, England. She appeared in the film The Railway Children (1970) and played Jo in the TV sitcom, Man About the House (1973–76. She also appeared in the film, Straw Dogs (1971).


Sally Thomsett smiling while at her back is a woman looking at her wearing a white dress. Sally is with long blonde hair, wearing a necklace, a white blazer, and a black dress.

Sally thomsett wishes a very happy christmas to everyone watching talking pictures tv

The Railway Children

Young Sally Thomsett smiling while her hand on her chin, with blonde hair, and wearing a white and green long sleeve blouse.

In 1970, Thomsett was cast as the 11-year-old Phyllis, despite the actress being 20 years old at the time, three years older than Jenny Agutter, who played her 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. She did have experience of playing girls, and the Edwardian smocks disguised her bust. Even the film crew were unaware of her age, and they gave her sweets while treating Agutter as nearly an adult. 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". She received a nomination for the BAFTA Film Award for Newcomer to Leading Film Roles.

Personal life

Sally Thomsett smiling while holding a glass of champagne, with blonde hair, wearing a necklace, and a white long sleeve blouse.

Thomsett is married to Paul Agnew, a landscape gardener; they have one daughter.


Sally Thomsett smiling, with wavy blonde hair, and wearing a dark green halter top.
  • Seventy Deadly Pills (1964)
  • Danny the Dragon (1967)
  • The Railway Children (1970)
  • Straw Dogs (1971)
  • Baxter! (1973)
  • Man About the House (1974)
  • Television

    Sally Thomsett smiling while leaning on a fence, with blonde hair, wearing a watch, and a black long sleeve top.
  • Dead End Creek (1965, TV series)
  • The Very Merry Widow (1967-68, TV series)
  • Take Three Girls (1969-70, TV series)
  • Softly, Softly: Taskforce (1970, TV series)
  • Wicked Women (1970, TV series)
  • Z-Cars (1970, TV series)
  • Shirley's World (1971, TV series)
  • Doomwatch (1971, TV series)
  • The Fenn Street Gang (1971, TV series)
  • Man About the House (1973, TV series)

  • Sally Thomsett smiling while sitting on the lap of Richard O'Sullivan holding Paula Wilcox on the shoulder with a serious face. Sally wearing a black vest and a white long sleeve while Richard is wearing a gray long sleeve, and Paula wearing a white long sleeve top.
    Sally Thomsett and Ciaran Brown are smiling. Sally with blonde hair, wearing a red blazer over a black top while Ciaran wearing a white and black leather jacket.
    Sally Thomsett smiling, with blonde hair, wearing a necklace, and a knitted blouse with white collar.


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