played by Meg Tilly
LORNA CORBETT (43) has one twisted heart but if she can clear out the thickets of her past struggles, it just might blossom. She met her husband Bob at age 18 before he shipped out to the Great War, and married after their affair left her pregnant. Upon his return, Bob was left a broken man, shell-shocked and paralyzed, and their dream of a happy life vanished. Lorna quietly relishes her new job as it's a chance to escape an oppressive home. While secretly fascinated by the women around her with their blossoming sexuality, and expanding horizons — Lorna's jealous of their happiness, and determined not to let them make the same mistakes she did. Lorna is especially resentful Gladys and seeks to break the spirited girl, even though she recognizes her own long-lost exuberance.
Born in Long Beach, CA and raised in British Columbia, Meg Tilly had set her sights on a dance career, until a fractured vertebra led her to acting. A few brief TV roles and her performance in the film Tex led to a star-making turn as Chloe in the generation-defining film The Big Chill, followed by her performance as Sister Agnes in Agnes of God, a role that garnered her a Golden Globe® award, as well as an Oscar® nomination for best supporting actress. After a busy decade and a half, Tilly stepped away from acting to focus on her family, raising three beautiful children. In that time, she also wrote four critically-acclaimed novels. After a 17 year absence, she has returned to acting in this, her first major television role.