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Sigrid Thornton

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Gender: Female
Age Range: 45 - 60
Web: sigridthornton.com
Base Location: Melbourne
Available In: Auckland, Brisbane, International, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington
Skills: Actor, Commercial Talent, Musical Theatre, Presenter, Voice Artist
Hair: Brown
Eye: Green
Ethnicity: West European
Memberships: M.E.A.A, SAG/AFTRA
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Feature Film

2015 Vicki Cyan Films, Colin & Cameron Cairnes
2013 Jacqueline Sneaky Pete Productions, Andrew Putschoegl
2011 Claire Baldoni Gabrielle Christopher, Michael Rymer
2003 Mayor Wilson DIC Entertainment, Alex Zamm
2002 Susan Tuttle 3 Spears Pty Ltd, Strathford Hamilton
1997 Shelley Kincaird David Hannay Productions, Carl Shultz
1996 Cass Meredith Ray Alchin, Di Drew
1992 Elizabeth Village Roadshow Pictures, George Miller
1988 Jessica Burrowes Film Group, Geoff Burrowes
1987 Blanche McBride FGH, Don McLennan
1986 Anne FGH, Simon Wincer
1985 Fennimore Tom Burstall , David Baker
1984 Gloria Julie Monton, Michael Pattinson
1982 Caroline Martin Burstall Nominees , Tim Burstall
1981 Jessica Harrison Cambridge Productions, George Miller
1979 Angela Australian International Film Corp, Simon Wincer
1978 Christy Australian Film Commission, Kevin Anderson
1977 Wendy FJ Films , Michael Thornill
1977 Maria Nine Network, Bruce Beresford

Short Film

2010 Mrs Lewis Marshmallow Productions, James F Khethtie
2003 Mother Fox Searchlight, Emma Freeman
2002 Mother (Voice) Sarah Watt, Sarah Watt
2000 Lucy (Voice) , Tim Bain

Stage

2016 Golde TML, Roger Hodgman
2010 Desiree Opera Australia, Stuart Maunder
2007 AKA, Tinderbox Productions, Braham Murray
2003 Various ICA & MTC, Simon Philips
2002 Emma MTC, Kate Cherry
Lead MTC, Simon Phillips
Emma MTC, Kate Cherry
Lead Ballarat Regent Theatre
Desiree Opera Australia, Stuart Maunder
Lesley , Braham Murray
Dr James MTC, Leticia Caceres
Blanche Dubois Black Swan, Kate Cherry

Television

2019 Laura Gibson ABC / Cox Knight, Various
2018 Nigella Lawson / Dr. Vulva Screentime, Hayden Guppy
2018 Patricia Stanford Lingo Productions/Foxtel, Jeffrey Walker
2016 Lara Dixon Playmaker, Various
2016 Sonia Fremantle/Foxtel, Various
2015 Judy Garland Seven Network, Shawn Seet
2013 Molly Ludo Studio
2010 Gerry Lloyd Screentime, Various
2008 Mrs Buchanan MTV & Porchlight films, Sarah Daggar Nickson
2007 Host Nine Network
2005 Lola Nine Network/Christie Films
2005 Mrs Sternwood Coote Hayes/ Turner Network, Rob Bowman
2005 Dr. Robyn Masterton ABC, Various
2000 Narrator Media World, Various
1997 Shelley Kincaird David Hannay Productions, Carl Schultz
1995 Issacs Paramount, Arthur Allan Siedelman
1994 Guest role ABC, Various
1993 Christine McQuillan Nine Network, David Caesar
1990 Guest Network Ten, Ian McFadyen
1988 Amelia Lawson Lorimar Productions CBS, Various
1986 Bridget Tankerton ABC, Tom Burstall
1986 Jennifer Morton Seven Network, George Miller
1984 Monica Ellis ABC, Rob Stewart
1983 Philadephia Gordon Edwards Crawfords, Pino Amenta & George Miller
1982 Frances ABC, Di Drew & Chris Thomson
1981 Mabel John Cauci, Kevin James Dobson
1981 Anthea Langton ABC, Oscar Whitbread
1980 Featured ABC, Brian Bell
1980 Kate Kelly Seven Network, Kevin James Dobson & George Miller
1979 Olivia Baker Seven Network, Various
1979 Mandy Paramor Network Ten, Graeme Arthur
1979 Roslyn Coulson Grundy Productions, Various
1978 Sue Glover Seven Network, Various
1978 Georgiana Seven Network, Grigor Taylor
1978 Karen Seven Network, Various
1978 Mandy Lattimer Nine Network, Alan Coleman
1977 Annette Murray Seven Network, George Miller
1977 Anastasia Seven Network, Various
1977 Kim ABC, Various
1976 Helen Laughton Seven Network, George Miller
1975 Cathy Simpson Network Ten, Various
1975 Wendy Sherlock Nine Network, John Barningham
1973 Erica Johnston Seven Network, David Whyte
1973 Featured ABC, Various

Training & Additional Notes

Biography - Sigrid Thornton

An icon of the Australian screen, Sigrid Thornton has 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 (Fox Classics), THE LIGHTHORSEMEN, (RKO), directed by Simon Wincer, SLATE WYN AND ME (Hemdale) and  THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER 11 (Disney – Touchstone).  Her stellar television career highlights include the Australian landmark series SEACHANGE  for ABC TV, THE BOY IN THE BUSH for UK’s Channel Four opposite Kenneth Brannagh, BBC / ABC Co Pro THE FAR COUNTRY opposite Micheal York.  Sigrid’s 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. 

ALL THE RIVERS RUN proved a hugely popular mini series throughout Europe, China and the Soviet Bloc countries. (Sigrid was awarded top foreign personality in Sweden). Veteran producer of DALLAS and KNOTS LANDING David Jacobs created the female lead Amelia Lawson in his CBS series PARADISE / GUNS OF PARADISE specifically for Sigrid.  She was the first Australian actress in a starring role in a US network series. The show ran for several seasons and Sigrid was awarded the highly prestigious Cowboy Hall of Fame award for best T.V. contribution to Western Heritage. 

Sigrid has received multiple awards, award nominations, honours and medals for her work in front and behind the cameras as well as onstage. Recent awards include best actress for the sell out Australian tour of  THE BLUE ROOM. Sigrid toured nationally co-starring with Oscar winner Brenda Blethyn in Alan Bennett’s TALKING HEADS. Her most recent stage performance as Desiree in Sondheim’s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the Sydney Opera House garnered rave reviews. 

The comedy drama SEACHANGE, with Sigrid in the central role as Laura, became an Australian sociological phenomenon and an unprecedented ratings success for the National broadcaster.  The term SeaChange became part of the cultural vernacular and the show’s content and characters were dissected around the water cooler and in the national press. Sigrid received numerous awards and nominations for her performance. Australian audiences recently discovered Sigrid’s pioneering roots in the highly regarded bio series, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Sigrid appeared in Nine’s smash hit drama UNDERBELLY - THE GOLDEN MILE playing “hardball” federal investigator, Gerry Lloyd. Michael Rymer’s FACE TO FACE won 17 International festival awards and was recently distributed in the US by Mousetrap. Sigrid received an acting nomination for her role and toured the US with the film. 

From the outset of her career, Sigrid has been warmly embraced by audiences and critics. They have supported her forays into an unusually diverse range of formats and genres with the national press coining the phrase, “The Sigrid Factor”. 

Sigrid has acted as MC for Australian appearances by international luminaries including Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama and was MC for the Centenary of Federation joint sittings of the Australian Parliament. In 2003 Sigrid was honoured as one of the top 100 Australian Entertainers of the century by the Variety Club and she is depicted in an honorary mural in central Melbourne’s “Walk of the Stars”. 

Sigrid has also worked extensively behind the cameras on behalf of the film and television industry, the arts and various charities. She has served several terms as a member of the board of the Australian Film Institute, Film Victoria as well as serving as the patron for Women in Film and Television.  Sigrid was appointed to the Commercial Television Production Fund in 1995. In 1999 she was invited by the Premier of Victoria to chair the Victorian Film & Television Taskforce whose recommendations revitalised the Victorian film and television industry. In 2011 the National Film and Sound Archive honoured Sigrid as the first actor to deliver the Longford Lyell lecture. Sigrid is a board member of the Malthouse Theatre, the Australian Film Institute and a foundation member of the new Australian Academy of . 

Sigrid continues her extensive work with charities including World Vision,  Reach Foundation, Olivia Newton John’s Cancer & Wellness Centre and Vision Australia’s Braille reading program for children. 

Sigrid is currently shooting the feature BFF’s in LA directed by Andrew Putschoegl due for release in 2013. 
Natural Accent: American, Australian
Accent Skills: American Standard, Australian, East Coast American, West Coast American, English, Mid Western, New Zealand, Southern, Western
Languages: German
Hair Length: Collar
Hair Style: Wavy
Instrumental: Guitar
Singing: Musical Theatre
Sport & Athletic: Sailing, Snow Skiing, Swimming, Water Skiing, Yoga
Drivers Licence: Car

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