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Diana Rigg

1938-07-20 Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK

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Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg DBE (20 July 1938 - 10 September 2020) was an English actress. She played Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers (1965-1968) and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones (2013-2017). She has also had a career in theatre, including playing the title role in Medea, both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She was made a CBE in 1988 and a Dame in 1994 for services to drama. Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959. She made her Broadway debut in the 1971 production of Abelard & Heloise. Her film roles include Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968); Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, wife of James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969); Lady Holiday in The Great Muppet Caper (1981); and Arlena Marshall in Evil Under the Sun (1982). She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the BBC miniseries Mother Love (1989), and an Emmy Award for her role as Mrs. Danvers in an adaptation of Rebecca (1997). Her other television credits include You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015), Detectorists (2015), and the Doctor Who episode "The Crimson Horror" (2013) with her daughter, Rachael Stirling. Description above from the Wikipedia article Diana Rigg, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Last Night in Soho Ms. Collins 2021-10-21
The Snail and the Whale Narrator (voice) 2020-10-21
Breathe Lady Neville 2017-10-13
A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong Aunt Diana 2017-12-30
Mischief at Christmas: Peter Pan Goes Wrong & A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong Aunt Diana/Narrator 2017-12-30
The Honourable Rebel Narrator 2015-12-04
Professor Branestawm Returns Lady Pagwell 2015-12-24
The Painted Veil Mother Superior 2006-01-01
Heidi Grandmamma 2005-08-19
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
Bond Girls Are Forever Tracy Di Vicenzo (archive footage) 2002-11-06
Victoria & Albert Baroness Lehzen 2001-08-26
Parting Shots Lisa 1999-05-14
The American Madame de Bellegarde 1998-12-26
Samson and Delilah Mara 1996-12-08
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Mrs. Golightly 1996-10-13
The Haunting of Helen Walker Mrs. Grose 1995-12-03
Danielle Steel's Zoya Evgenia 1995-09-17
The World of Jim Henson Lady Holiday (archive footage) 1994-11-23
Running Delilah Judith 1994-03-22
Genghis Cohn Baroness Frieda von Stangel 1994-03-02
A Good Man in Africa Chloe Fanshawe 1994-07-14
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Mme. Colbert 1992-12-27
Unexplained Laughter Lydia 1989-04-25
Snow White Evil Queen 1987-05-14
A Hazard of Hearts Lady Harriet Vulcan 1987-12-27
The Worst Witch Constance Hardbroom 1986-10-31
King Lear Regan 1983-04-03
The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' Herself / Arlena Stuart Marshall 1982-01-01
Little Eyolf Rita Allmers 1982-07-19
Evil Under the Sun Arlena Stuart Marshall 1982-03-05
Witness for the Prosecution Christine Vole 1982-12-04
The Great Muppet Caper Lady Holiday 1981-06-26
Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler 1981-03-03
A Little Night Music Charlotte Mittelheim 1977-12-01
Three Piece Suite 1977-01-01
In This House of Brede Dame Philippa 1975-02-27
Theatre of Blood Edwina Lionheart 1973-03-16
The Hospital Barbara Drummond 1971-12-14
Julius Caesar Portia 1970-06-04
The Assassination Bureau Sonya Winter 1969-03-09
The Diadem Geheimagentin 1969-01-01
Minikillers 1969-01-03
Swiss Movement Self 1969-01-01
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Tracy Di Vicenzo 1969-12-12
Shot On Ice Self 1969-01-01
A Midsummer Night's Dream Helena 1968-09-30
The Hothouse Anita Fender 1964-12-13