Get to know

Sigrid Thornton

Actress
Sigrid Thornton One of Australia's leading and best loved actresses, Sigrid Thornton has starred in many television, film and theatre productions that are now regarded as milestones in the Australian industry. Notably she has performed to sold-out audiences across Australia in The Blue Room, in addition to taking the lead in the popular ABC series, SeaChange, which broke all ratings records for the national broadcaster becoming the No. 1 drama show on national television. Sigrid’s leading roles in The Man From Snowy River and the highly successful mini series All The Rivers Run resulted in one of the first US network series roles created for an Australian actress in the popular western series Paradise. Some of her other credits include The Lighthorsemen, 1915, Snapshot, The Last Outlaw, Getting Of Wisdom, Slate, Wyn & Me, FJ Holden, the mini-series The Boy In The Bush, Whipping Boy, The Far Country and Great Expectations – The Untold Story. Sigrid has made a significant contribution behind the cameras on behalf of the film and television industry, the arts and various charities and continues to work extensively for children’s charities, Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, World Vision and the Animis Foundation. Sigrid appeared alongside Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn in a national tour of ‘Talking Heads’ - a production of Alan Bennett monologues in which Sigrid performs ‘Her Big Chance’. Most recently Sigrid played the role of Desiree in Opera Australia production of A Little Night Music.