INTRODUCING THE 2019 CHAUVEL AWARD RECIPIENT: SIGRID THORNTON
Icon of Australian screen and stage, Sigrid Thornton is the 2019 recipient of prestigious The Chauvel Award, the national screen industry award recognising significant contribution to the Australian screen industry.
Sigrid will accept the award on Thursday 4 April at the Gold Coast Film Festival’s new gala event; the Screen Industry Gala Awards at Movie World.
With a career spanning both the big and small screens in Australia, Sigrid is best known for her roles in some of the classics of Australian cinema including box-office hits The Man From Snowy River and The Lighthorsemen and memorable TV roles in Sea Change, All The Rivers Run, Paradise/Guns of Paradise and more recently Wentworth.
Over the course of her career she has won many awards and honours including multiple AACTA and Logie award nominations and wins, a Centenary of Federation Medal from the Australian government for her contribution to the entertainment industry and a retrospective of her work by the National Film and Sound Archive.
Beyond appearing on screen, Sigrid’s contribution to the industry is extensive through serving on many boards and as patron for a wide range of film, television, arts and charitable organisations. Thornton is currently Executive Producer and lead actor on a series reboot of the much loved Australian drama, Sea Change.
Sigrid will participate in a special hour-long ‘In Conversation’ with Hollywood journalist Jenny Cooney at the new Screen Industry Gala Awards, giving attendees an intimate look at her career on and off the screen.
Established in 1992, the award is named for influential Australian filmmakers Charles and Elsa Chauvel, and acknowledges individuals who have made a significant contribution to the Australian screen industry and culture. Thornton joins a long list of worth recipients including producers Anthony Buckley, Sue Milliken and Jan Chapman, directors George Miller, Rolf de Heer and Gillian Armstrong, actors Bryan Brown, Deborah Mailman, Heath Ledger and Claudia Karvan and cinematographer John Seale.
Tickets for the Screen Industry Gala Awards are now available for screen industry and screen fans at www.gcfilmfestival.com.