Sigrid cops it for Underbelly
Underbelly lands one of the few actresses to carry marquee status, critical acclaim and a beloved status by Australian viewers.
The third season of Underbelly has got itself a bit of a coup with the announcement that Sigrid Thornton will appear as tough cop Gerry Lloyd.
Thornton is one of the few actresses to carry marquee status, critical acclaim and a beloved status by Australian viewers. Fewer still are recognised simply by their first name. Sigrid, Georgie, Lisa, Magda, Noni, Rebecca….And even less have given addresses to the National Press Club or sat on the board of State film bodies.
Of the new role, Thornton told news.com.au: “It’s more of a character role for me. She is a very strong, seasoned, plain-clothed policewoman with a great deal of authority at her disposal.
“The characters in Underbelly are never completely black or white, usually shades of grey. I wouldn’t say there is a shady side to her character, but to call her a clean-skinned cop would be inaccurate.”
Since her 2005 role in the telemovie Little Oberon, she has predominantly been seen as a presenter on What’s Good For You.
She will begin filming in Sydney this month.