Mystery visit by Aussie film star

Australian actress Sigrid Thornton.
Australian actress Sigrid Thornton.

RELAXING by the Clarence River yesterday, even a downpour of rain could not stop Australian actress Sigrid Thornton from praising the Jacaranda city.

“It's a very, very beautiful town, and it looks as though it has a lot history,” she said.

“It's so good to be able to come here.”

The star of the popular television series Seachange and What's Good for You slipped in quietly to Grafton yesterday, enjoying lunch with a group of friends and colleagues at the Crown Hotel.

Ms Thornton admitted she was working on a project locally, although she was tight-lipped about the details.

“I'd love to tell you all about it, but I can't yet,” she said with a laugh.

After happily posing for a few photographs, the down-to-earth star chatted to The Daily Examiner about sights around the Clarence Valley.

She said she would love to visit Grafton during a Jacaranda Festival to see the famous purple flowers in full bloom.

“I'll have to come back in October,” she said.

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