Linda Thorson

(Actrress - The Avengers; Star Trek The Next Generation; Half Past Dead)

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Linda Thorson


Linda Thorson is a Canadian actress, most famous for her work as Tara King in The Avengers.

Born Linda Robinson in Toronto, Canada she moved to Britain in 1965 to train to be a dancer. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art on 1 July 1967. Her professional name is based upon her first married name, Mrs. Barry Bergthorson.

She was married to the American news anchorman and producer Bill Boggs with whom she has a son named Trevor, but they divorced. She married production designer Gavin Mitchell on 20 November 2005.

Thorson is best known for her role as Tara King (succeeding Diana Rigg as Emma Peel) in the last season of the British TV adventure series, The Avengers, with the original star Patrick Macnee and directed by Raymond Austin. She was reunited with Macnee in a commercial for Laurent-Perrier champagne in the mid 1970s which led to the series reappearing as The New Avengers, although Thorson did not reprise her role.