Sigrid Thornton

Australian Actress
Born Feb 12, 1959

Sigrid Thornton is an Australian multi-award winning actress.

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Sigrid Thornton.


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sigrid Thornton.


1959 Birth Born on February 12, 1959.


1970 11 Years Old 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.
1975 16 Years Old She acted in TV series Homicide and Division 4 in 1975. … Read More
1977 18 Years Old In 1977, Thornton made her film debut as Wendy in The FJ Holden directed by Michael Thornhill, and in the same year as Maria in the film adaptation of Henry Handel Richardson's colonial Australian novel, The Getting of Wisdom (1977) directed by Bruce Beresford.
1978 19 Years Old In 1978, Thornton appeared in the Australian television sequel of the British comedy series Father, Dear Father in Australia.


1979 20 Years Old The same year she 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.
1981 22 Years Old A year later she appeared 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.
1983 24 Years Old 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.
1988 29 Years Old From 1988 to 1991 she appeared as Amelia Lawson in the American television drama series Paradise. … Read More


1991 32 Years Old In 1991 she starred in Over the Hill directed by George T. Miller and in 1996, Love in Ambush directed by Carl Shultz.
1998 39 Years Old 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. … Read More


2002 43 Years Old In 2002 Thornton starred in Australian thriller "The Pact", directed by Strathford Hamilton, written by Hugh O'Brien. … Read More
2004 45 Years Old In 2004, she played a geneticist in a four-episode arc on MDA.
2005 46 Years Old She shaved her head for her role in the 2005 telemovie Little Oberon. … Read More


2009 50 Years Old In 2009 she made her debut with Opera Australia in its production at Melbourne's Arts Centre as Desiree Armfeldt in Sondheim and Wheeler's A Little Night Music, directed by Stuart Maunder.
2010 51 Years Old In 2010, she appeared in Underbelly: The Golden Mile as recurring character Geraldine "Gerry" Lloyd, an Australian Federal Police detective and investigator for the Wood Royal Commission.
2011 52 Years Old In 2011, Thornton starred in Face to Face, an independent Australian film directed by Michael Rymer.
2012 53 Years Old In 2012, she participated in Who Do You Think You Are. … Read More
2014 55 Years Old 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.
2015 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, she appeared in the premiere of the play 'Diary of a Nobody' for Stephen Beckett Productions in Tasmania.
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.