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. They include George Miller’s box office hit The Man From Snowy River, The Lighthorsemen (RKO), directed by Simon Wincer, Slate Wyn And Me and The Man From Snowy River 11. Her stellar television career highlights include the Australian landmark series Seachange for ABC TV, The Boy In The Bush for UK’s Channel 4 opposite Kenneth Brannagh and BBC – ABC Co Pro The Far Country opposite Michael York.
Sigrid Thornton miniseries 1915 for BBC – ABC was followed by HBO’s highly acclaimed All The Rivers Run and Paradise (Guns Of Paradise) for CBS in the US. Ratings winner Little Oberon and Nine’s smash hit Underbelly – The Golden Mile continue to consolidate her unique position in the Australian film and television landscape.
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.
Back in Brisbane she attended Twelfth Night Theatre Junior Workshop and In 1970, during the Captain Cook Bicentenary Celebrations, Thornton appeared before Queen Elizabeth II as Rosa Campbell-Praed in Looking Glass on Yesterday. She acted in TV series Homicide and Division 4 in 1975. She also appeared on The Sullivans, as Elizabeth “Buffy” Turnbull.
Thornton made her film debut as Wendy in The FJ Holden directed by Michael Thornhill 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. In 1978, Thornton appeared in the Australian television sequel of the British comedy series Father, Dear Father in Australia. 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.
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 husband
Sigrid Thornton was previously married to Tom Burstall, currently is single.
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)