Sigrid Thornton Biography
Sigrid Thornton is an Australian actress, an icon of the Australian screen starred in many of the films now regarded as classics of the Australian cinema. Sigrid Thornton was born on 12 February 1959 in Canberra, the daughter of Merle, a teacher and writer and Neil Thornton, an academic. She was raised in Brisbane, attending St. Peter’s Lutheran College. For two years she lived in London, where she was a member of the Unicorn Theatre.
Sigrid Thornton Career
Thornton made her film debut in The FJ Holden directed by Michael Thornhill as Wendy and as Maria in the film adaptation of Henry Handel Richardson’s colonial Australian novel, The Getting of Wisdom directed by Bruce Beresford in 1977. Thornton appeared in the Australian television sequel of the British comedy series Father, Dear Father in Australia , in 1978. and also played Angela in the film Snapshot (aka The Day After Halloween) directed by Simon Wincer, for which role she was nominated for Australian Film Awards Best Actress in a Feature Film in 1979.
She appeared a year later as Roslyn Coulson in the Australian television drama Prisoner,known overseas as Prisoner: Cell Block H. Thornton starred in 1981 in Duet for Four. 1982 saw her take on the roles of Jessica Harrison in the films The Man from Snowy River and its sequel in 1988 The Man from Snowy River II. 1983 marked an appearance in Street Hero. She starred in 1983’s miniseries All the Rivers Run. 1986 saw her in The Lighthorsemen, the TV adaptation of Nevil Shute’s novel The Far Country, Great Expectations: The Untold Story and Slate, Wyn & Me.
She played the role of Amelia Lawson in the American television drama series Paradise, from 1988 to 1991 . Syndication of All the Rivers Run and The Man from Snowy River and The Man from Snowy River II brought her to a wider international audience. She starred in Over the Hill directed by George T. Miller in 1991 and in 1996, Love in Ambush directed by Carl Shultz. She starred as Laura Joy Gibson in the Australian television series SeaChange from 1998 to 2000, winning the Most Outstanding Actress award in 1999 and 2000.
Thornton’s stage performances include a 2002/03 touring production of The Blue Room directed by Simon Phillips for the Melbourne Theatre Company opposite Marcus Graham. She made her debut with Opera Australia in 2009, in its production at Melbourne’s Arts Centre as Desiree Armfeldt in Sondheim and Wheeler’s A Little Night Music, directed by Stuart Maunder.
In 2014, she won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire for the Black Swan State Theatre Company in Perth. In 2015, she appeared in the premiere of Stephen Beckett’s play Diary of a Nobody, inspired by the 1892 novel The Diary of a Nobody, at the Princess Theatre, Launceston, Tasmania. The same year, Thornton played the part of Golde in Fiddler on the Roof at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne.
Sigrid Thornton Awards
- Thornton has won:
Most Outstanding Actress (1999 and 2000) for her role in SeaChange.
Sigrid Thornton has been nominated for:
- The Gold Logie (in 2000 and 2001)
- Most Outstanding Actress (in 2001)
- Most Popular Actress (in 2000 and 2001)
Sigrid Thornton Age
Sigrid was born on 12th February 1959 in Canberra, Australia. She is 59 years old.
Sigrid Thornton Husband
Thornton was married to Tom Burstall and together they had two children. Currently she is single following their divorced.
Sigrid Thornton Net Worth
She has a net worth estimation of $1,114,955 Dollars.
Sigrid Thornton movies and TV Shows
- The Code (TV Show)
- Underbelly: The Golden Mile (TV Show)
- Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Show)
- SeaChange (TV Show)
- Inspector Gadget 2 (Movie)
- Trapped In Space (Movie)
- Over The Hill (Movie)
- Guns of Paradise (TV Show)
- Paradise (TV Show)
- Return To Snowy River (Movie)
- The Lighthorsemen (Movie)
- The Man From Snowy River (Movie)
- Duet For Four (Movie)
- The Sullivans (TV Show)
- The Day After Halloween (Movie)
- The Getting Of Wisdom (Movie)
- 1915 (TV Show)
- All the Rivers Run (TV Show)
- G.P. (TV Show)
- Classic Theatre (TV Show)
Sigrid Thornton Wife
Thornton is married to Tom Burstall and together they have two children.
Sigrid Thornton News
My lips are sealed!’ Actress Sigrid Thornton keeps coy about speculation drama series Wentworth will be axed after seven seasons
Updated On: 16th July 2018
Speculation has been simmering that hit drama Wentworth will not be returning for a season eight.
And actress Sigrid Thornton has kept her lips sealed on the fate of the Foxtel drama, which will finish filming its final episode of season seven next week.
Speaking to Studio Ten on Monday, the 59-year-old said: ‘My lips are sealed. I can’t tell you how sworn to secrecy Wentworth cast members actually are.’
She went on to talk about the show’s devout fan base, saying: ‘The depth of that fan base is such that I have never seen.’
‘To the extent that they will sniff out a rumour before the rumour is anywhere,’ she added.
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The award-winning brunette joined the cast of Wentworth in season four as a special guest, before joining as a permanent member in season five.
The Herald Sun recently reported that Foxtel refused to confirm the series’ end was near.
‘Discussions between Foxtel and FremantleMedia regarding future seasons of Wentworth continue,’ a statement released to the publication read.
‘Season seven of the series will conclude production in Melbourne on Friday July 27th.’
The Studio Ten panel also asked Sigrid to address speculation that SeaChange, the ABC drama she starred in from 1998 to 2000, would be getting a reboot.
‘A lot of people asked me about this at the Logies awards recently, and I had to go online and see (the rumours) for myself,’ she said
‘Again my lips are sealed. I can’t talk about it, I don’t know anything more than everybody else. I have some great ideas.’
Sigrid remained silent on her thoughts about doing a reboot, but did let slip that if it were to happen, the deciding factor would be the script writing.
She explained: ‘Unless the writing is up to par – which is a big call for a show like SeaChange, which had exceptional standards of writing over a long period of time – unless we can match that and better it, it will be challenging.
‘That is not to say we can’t do it. Anything is possible,’ she added.