Sigrid Thornton
Australian actress
Sigrid Thornton
Sigrid Thornton is an Australian multi-award winning actress.
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Interview with Michael Rymer, director of Face to Face - Crikey (blog)
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Melbourne audiences can attend a Q&A screening with Rymer, Sigrid Thornton, Vince Colosimo and the rest of the cast at the Classic Elsternwick and Cameo Belgrave on September 8. The film opens nationally the same day. Firstly, congratulations on the
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Lights, Camera, Action - ABC Online (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Australian actors Jack Thompson and Sigrid Thornton are featured in one of the touring films and another film called "Bear" was accepted in the Cannes International Film Festival earlier this year. If you are interested in going to see these films
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Film's take is almost too real - Sydney Morning Herald
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The Sun Heralds Andrew Taylor talks to Sigrid Thornton and Luke Ford from the new Australian movie Face to Face. THE irony of Matthew Newton mediating a community conference between a violent young man facing jail, his victim, the victim's family and
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Sigrid returns to Canberra - The Canberra Times
Google News - over 5 years
Catch Canberra-born screen star Sigrid Thornton here next month - she'll be appearing at a Manuka cinema just before the release of her new film. Thornton, who plays ''a convincing scorned wife'', will be here on September 7 at a preview screening of
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AFI is recast with new academy taking a bow - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Sigrid Thornton, an AFI board member, says the industry supports the revamp. ''It's very timely,'' Thornton says. ''It represents a maturation of the industry, really. It's bringing itself into line with the other major, English-speaking filmmaking
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Short film festival winners hit town - Bendigo Advertiser
Google News - over 5 years
The tour program also includes Nash Edgerton's film Bear, while Nadine Garner makes her directorial debut with Afterglow. Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet and Sigrid Thornton appear together for the first time in The Telegram Man. The tour is also showing at
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The poet among giants of theatre - The Australian
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Some years ago Russell Crowe was said to have wanted to play Stanley in Streetcar to Sigrid Thornton's Blanche. Cate Blanchett's Blanche for Sydney Theatre Company was done at almost the same time as Rachel Weisz's at the Donmar in London
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Michael Rymer's Face To Face set for September release - Inside Film
Google News - over 5 years
It features an all-star cast including Luke Ford (Animal Kingdom, Kokoda), Vince Colosimo (Body Of Lies, Daybreakers), Sigrid Thornton (Seachange, Underbelly) and Matthew Newton (Underbelly, Queen of the Damned). The story focuses on Wayne (Ford),
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Rocky start for a film with a happy ending - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
So it was a fair sort of effort landing such names as Sigrid Thornton, Matthew Newton and Vince Colosimo for the cast. Face to Face was shot early last year, just before Newton was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic. Rymer, who has also made Queen of
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Melbourne film festival begins - Ninemsn
Google News - over 5 years
Festival-goers will also see the premiere of the Australian film Face to Face, starring Vince Colosimo and Sigrid Thornton, and a sneak preview of the new ABC series The Slap by Melbourne author Christos Tsiolkas. International offerings include Viva
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Stars walk red carpet at MIFF opener - Ninemsn
Google News - over 5 years
The cinematic feast is set to continue with the premiere of the Australian film Face to Face starring Vince Colosimo and Sigrid Thornton on Friday and Fred Schepisi's The Eye of the Storm on Saturday featuring Geoffrey Rush and Charlotte Rampling
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The Pevensey celebrates 100 years - Weekly Times Now
Google News - over 5 years
In that century the PS Pevensey has starred alongside Sigrid Thornton in the TV mini-series All the Rivers Run, has caught fire and sunk, and she has also played an unusual part in a Prince Charles and Princess Diana blooper
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Julia and Tim: the real story, if Tony doesn't interrupt - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Mr Mathieson entertained actor Sigrid Thornton, director Michael Rymer and writer David Williamson, on whose play the film is based, proving that while the PM is away the First Bloke will play. Amanda Bishop first showed off her uncanny Gillard
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60th Melbourne International Film Festival program announced - The Vine
Google News - over 5 years
Other local films on the bill include Michael Rymer's adaptation of David Williamson's play Face to Face, starring Vince Colosimo, Sigrid Thornton, Matthew Newton and Luke Ford, Jon Hewitt's X, and David Bradbury's documentary about Paul Cox,
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Sydney's A-List Frock Up for the Sydney Film Festival - FabSugar.com
Google News - over 5 years
Local leading ladies Sophie Lowe, Jessica Tovey, Sigrid Thornton and Katherine Hicks worked the red rug too — which was momentarily taken over by a rollerskating Jayson Sutcliffe and his metallic bodysuit. True story
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Australian Film Awards Move to January - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
At the same time the AFI announced two new board members – actress Sigrid Thornton and entertainment lawyer Jennifer Huby. They replace retiring directors Peter Thompson and Todd Sampson. In addition Renato Rispoli has been appointed as AFI Awards
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Studios will 'drain' taxpayers for years - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
The project was announced with great fanfare as a public-private partnership by the Bracks government in 2001, after a taskforce led by award-winning actress Sigrid Thornton found that without it Victoria's film and television industry would struggle
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sigrid Thornton
    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 56
    In 2015 she played the part of Golde in Fiddler on the Roof at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.
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    In 2015, she appeared in the premiere of the play 'Diary of a Nobody' for Stephen Beckett Productions in Tasmania.
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  • 2014
    Age 55
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 53
    In 2012, she participated in Who Do You Think You Are.
    More Details Hide Details In 2016, Thornton appeared in the fourth season of SoHo drama series Wentworth for seven episodes as a special guest star. She portrayed the character of Sonia Stevens (initially played by Tina Bursill in Prisoner), a woman on remand for the suspected murder of her best friend. In his book The Big Shift, about changing Australian demographics and culture, Bernard Salt coined the term the "Sigrid factor" pointing out that Australian towns in which movies had been made featuring Thornton had prospered since that time. More broadly he referred to changing Australian cultural values which were well reflected in the types of places in which Sigrid Thornton had acted: the Riverland during the 1980s All the Rivers Run and the coast in the 2000s SeaChange. Thornton has won: She has been nominated for: Thornton is married to Tom Burstall and has two children.
  • 2011
    Age 52
    In 2011, Thornton starred in Face to Face, an independent Australian film directed by Michael Rymer.
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  • 2010
    Age 51
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 50
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 46
    She shaved her head for her role in the 2005 telemovie Little Oberon.
    More Details Hide Details Thornton hosted the Nine Network's What's Good For You.
  • 2004
    Age 45
    In 2004, she played a geneticist in a four-episode arc on MDA.
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  • 2002
    Age 43
    In 2002 Thornton starred in Australian thriller "The Pact", directed by Strathford Hamilton, written by Hugh O'Brien.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003 Thornton appeared in Mittens directed by Emma Freeman.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 39
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Thornton's stage performances include an early 2000s production of The Blue Room.
  • 1991
    Age 32
    In 1991 she starred in Over the Hill directed by George T. Miller and in 1996, Love in Ambush directed by Carl Shultz.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1988
    Age 29
    From 1988 to 1991 she appeared as Amelia Lawson in the American television drama series Paradise.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • 1983
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1981
    Age 22
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 20
    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.
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  • 1978
    Age 19
    In 1978, Thornton appeared in the Australian television sequel of the British comedy series Father, Dear Father in Australia.
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  • 1977
    Age 18
    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.
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  • 1975
    Age 16
    She acted in TV series Homicide and Division 4 in 1975.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared on The Sullivans, as Elizabeth "Buffy" Turnbull.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 11
    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.
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  • 1959
    Age 0
    Born on February 12, 1959.
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