Linda Thorson

Lowest Rated: 3% Half Past Dead (2002)
Birthday: Jun 18, 1947
Birthplace: Not Available
When leggy, 5'9" brunette actress Linda Thorson replaced Diana Rigg on the long-running British TV adventure series The Avengers, one critic summed up Thorson as "a cute trick, but not in Diana's league." Hold on there! Though Thorson was only 20, she was no mere bubble-headed starlet. The daughter of a Canadian math and physics teacher, she was a trained dancer and an alumnus of London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. She had previously won speaking and singing honors while in school, and was well on her way to a prestigious stage career when she was selected from a field of 200 actresses to play Tara King, the new partner of crimefighter John Steed(Patrick MacNee) on The Avengers. Some fans of the series have a low regard of Thorson's contributions, citing her misguided efforts to inject more sexual tension between Tara and Steed, and her tendency to react more fearfully to dangerous situations than the unflappable Rigg. In point of fact, Thorson was only following orders; the producers of The Avengers were responsible for the questionable "improvements" in their flagging property. After the series' cancellation in 1969, Thorson launched her stage career in earnest, racking up respectable credits on the British stage and in such films as Valentino (1977) and The Great Tycoon (1979). She won a Theatre World Award for her 1982 Broadway debut in Steaming, and proved a superb farceur in the Alan Ayckbourn stage comedy Noises Off. The mature, poised, wryly self-confident Linda Thorson who co-starred on the 1986 TV comedy series Marblehead Manor was a far cry from the slightly awkward, plucked-eyebrowed nymphet who co-starred in the waning days of The Avengers.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
90% The Second Time Around Katherine 2018
No Score Yet Two Wrongs Judy 2015
No Score Yet Best Christmas Party Ever Petra 2014
No Score Yet The Wives He Forgot Actor 2006
No Score Yet Max Havoc 2: Ring of Fire Actor 2006
60% Straight Into Darkness Maria 2005
3% Half Past Dead Justice Jane McPherson $15.4M 2002
No Score Yet John Sandford's Mind Prey Chief Roux 1999
29% The Other Sister Drew 1999
75% Sweet Liberty Grace 1986
No Score Yet The Gladiator Woman in Class 1986
No Score Yet Blind Justice Pamela Blake 1986
No Score Yet Walls Of Glass Andrea 1985
No Score Yet Joey Principal O'Neill 1985
67% Curtains Brooke Parsons 1983
No Score Yet The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Greek Tycoon Angela 1978
43% Valentino Billie Streeter 1977

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Rookie Blue
2010-2015
Eleanor
  • 2013
No Score Yet Flashpoint
2008-2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Martha Taylor
  • 2001
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Gul Ocet
  • 1993
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
Janice Brattle
  • 1989
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Agent Gregory
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Avengers (1961)
1969
Tara King
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1961

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