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Linda Thorson

The adventurous Canadian-born actress, who would invariably be known as the brunette dish who replaced Diana Rigg on the highly popular The Avengers (1961) spy series, was born Linda Robinson on June 18, 1947, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The second of four children of a math and physics teacher, she made a move to England in 1965 and initially ... See full bio »
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 2013 Rookie Blue (TV Series)
Eleanor Ward
- For Better, for Worse (2013) ... Eleanor Ward
 2012 Sylvia Plath: Girl Detective (TV Series)
Olive
 2012 Saving Hope (TV Series)
Melissa Hurst
- Out of Sight (2012) ... Melissa Hurst
 2012 The Listener (TV Series)
Mrs. Slatterly
- Rogues' Gallery (2012) ... Mrs. Slatterly
 2011 Man on the Train
Sister
 2011 Flashpoint (TV Series)
Elaine Stearns
- Through a Glass Darkly (2011) ... Elaine Stearns
 2011 Committed (TV Movie)
Isadora
 2010/I Will (Short)
Greta
 2010 Rachel (Short)
Texas Lady
 2008 Doctors (TV Series)
Caro Francis
- Another Day (2008) ... Caro Francis
 2006-2007 Emmerdale (TV Series)
Rosemary King / Rosemary Sinclair
 2006 The Wives He Forgot (TV Movie)
Eva
 2006 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Anne Wheaton
- Body of Work: Part 2 (2006) ... Anne Wheaton
- Body of Work: Part 1 (2006) ... Anne Wheaton
 2006 Max Havoc: Ring of Fire
Denise Blaine
 2006 Vital Signs (TV Series)
Mrs Percy
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Mrs Percy
 2004 Straight Into Darkness
Maria
 2004 Touch of Pink
Giles' Mother
 2002 Half Past Dead
Judge Jane McPherson
 2001 Law & Order (TV Series)
Martha Taylor
- Possession (2001) ... Martha Taylor
 1999-2000 The Hoop Life (TV Series)
Emily Yeager
- The Second Chance (2000) ... Emily Yeager
- The Talented Tenth (2000) ... Emily Yeager
- The Back Stretch (2000) ... Emily Yeager
- A Little Yen (2000) ... Emily Yeager
- Rock, Salt, and Nails (2000) ... Emily Yeager
 1998-1999 Emily of New Moon (TV Series)
Isabel Murray
- A Weaver of Dreams (1999) ... Isabel Murray
- Command Performance (1999) ... Isabel Murray
- The Bequest (1999) ... Isabel Murray
- A Fall from Grace (1999) ... Isabel Murray
 1999 Mind Prey (TV Movie)
 1999 Giving It Up
Marlene Gigante
 1999 The Other Sister
Drew
 1997 F/X: The Series (TV Series)
Cassandra Delarossa
- Medea (1997) ... Cassandra Delarossa
 1997 Dead Silence (TV Movie)
Contance Stanley (uncredited)
 1994-1996 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (TV Series)
Geena Sinclair / Helen Richmond
- Requiem (1996) ... Geena Sinclair
- Laurie's Friend (1994) ... Helen Richmond
 1994 E.N.G. (TV Series)
Barbara Stollery
- Before the Axe (1994) ... Barbara Stollery
 1994 Street Legal (TV Series)
Ellen Filipchuk
- The Morning After (1994) ... Ellen Filipchuk
 1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Gul Ocett
- The Chase (1993) ... Gul Ocett
 1993 Sweating Bullets (TV Series)
Janet
- The Last of the Magnificent (1993) ... Janet
 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
Jessica
- A New Woman (1990) ... Jessica
 1989 Empty Nest (TV Series)
Janice Brattle
- The More Things Change... (1989) ... Janice Brattle
 1988 Buck James (TV Series)
Laura Browne
- Act of Aggression (1988) ... Laura Browne
 1987 The Bronx Zoo (TV Series)
Connie Delvecchio
- The Moral Equation (1987) ... Connie Delvecchio
- Small Victories (1987) ... Connie Delvecchio
- Signs of Life (1987) ... Connie Delvecchio
 1987 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Elizabeth Eaton
- Auld Acquaintances (1987) ... Elizabeth Eaton
 1987 Dynasty (TV Series)
Dr. Mansfield
- The Test (1987) ... Dr. Mansfield
- The Birthday (1987) ... Dr. Mansfield
 1986 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Agent Gregory
- Symphony in Knocked Flat (1986) ... Agent Gregory
 1986 Sweet Liberty
Grace James
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Karen Cooper
- Hell Hath No Fury (1986) ... Karen Cooper
 1986 Blind Justice (TV Movie)
Pamela
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Industrial Spy
- No Conscience (1986) ... Industrial Spy
 1986 The Gladiator (TV Movie)
Woman in Class
 1986 Joey
Principal O'Neill
 1985 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mrs. Cochrane
- Watch the Skies (1985) ... Mrs. Cochrane
- Close Encounters (1985) ... Mrs. Cochrane
- Lost and Found in Space (1985) ... Mrs. Cochrane
 1985 Walls of Glass
Andrea
 1985 Lime Street (TV Series)
Uli
- Diamonds Aren't Forever (1985) ... Uli
 1984 The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (TV Movie)
Cory Fuhrman
 1983 Curtains
Brooke Parsons
 1979-1982 The Great Detective (TV Series)
Sarah Lyall
- Death on Delivery (1982) ... Sarah Lyall
- Murder at Blenheim Swamp (1979) ... Sarah Lyall
 1981 McClain's Law (TV Series)
Teri Fields
- Portrait of a Playmate (1981) ... Teri Fields
 1981 The Two of Us (TV Series)
Melissa
- Upstairs, Downstairs (1981) ... Melissa
 1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series)
Ann Winfield
- Wagon Train West (1980) ... Ann Winfield
 1979 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series)
3rd Fury
- Furies (1979) ... 3rd Fury
 1978 Return of the Saint (TV Series)
Diamond
- The Roman Touch (1978) ... Diamond
 1978 Les palmiers du métropolitain (TV Movie)
Anna
 1978 A Month in the Country (TV Movie)
 1978 The Greek Tycoon
Angela
 1977 King of Kensington (TV Series)
Suzanne
- The Teacher (1977) ... Suzanne
 1977 Sidestreet (TV Series)
- Between Friends (1977)
 1977 Valentino
Billie Streeter
 1976 The Howerd Confessions (TV Series)
Eve
- Episode #1.5 (1976) ... Eve
 1973 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Toni Tanner
- Lady Killer (1973) ... Toni Tanner
 1968-1969 The Avengers (TV Series)
Tara King
- Bizarre (1969) ... Tara King
- Take-Over (1969) ... Tara King
- Requiem (1969) ... Tara King
- Thingumajig (1969) ... Tara King
 1969 Heads (Short)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Julia Medina (1989-1992)
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Other Works:

She acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Putting It Together", in a Chichester Festival Production at the Minerva Studio Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex, England with Simon Green, David Rintoul, Julie Alannagh-Brighten and Matt Rawle in the cast. Edward Hall was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on replacing Diana Rigg in The Avengers (1961)] I win battles on the fact that I am a woman. The clothes are all feminine - silk and chiffon. And we are bringing back the bosom. The dresses will have plunge neck lines.

Trivia:

Lives in New York City with son Trevor Boggs. See more »

Star Sign:

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