Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg

  • Birthday: 1938-07-20
  • Deathday: 2020-09-10
  • Place of birth: Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK
  • Also know as: Dame Diana Rigg

Biography

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.

Filmography

Witness for the Prosecution

1982

As Christine Vole

A Hazard of Hearts

1987

As Lady Harriet Vulcan

Snow White

1987

As Evil Queen

In This House of Brede

1975

As Dame Philippa

Minikillers

1969

As

Hedda Gabler

1981

As Hedda Gabler

The Hothouse

1964

As Anita Fender

The Honourable Rebel

2015

As Narrator

The Diadem

1969

As Secret Agent

Unexplained Laughter

1989

As Lydia

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

1969

As Tracy Di Vicenzo

The Worst Witch

1986

As Constance Hardbroom

The Hospital

1971

As Barbara Drummond

Theatre of Blood

1973

As Edwina Lionheart

The Assassination Bureau

1969

As Sonya Winter

A Little Night Music

1977

As Charlotte Mittelheim

Little Eyolf

1982

As Rita Allmers

Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris

1992

As Mme. Colbert

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong

2017

As Aunt Diana

The American

1998

As Madame de Bellegarde

Swiss Movement

1969

As Self

Shot On Ice

1969

As Self

The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun'

1982

As Self / Arlena Stuart Marshall

The Snail and the Whale

2020

As Narrator (voice)

A Good Man in Africa

1994

As Chloe Fanshawe

The Painted Veil

2006

As Mother Superior

Victoria & Albert

2001

As Baroness Lehzen

Genghis Cohn

1994

As Baroness Frieda von Stangel

Running Delilah

1994

As Judith

Samson and Delilah

1996

As Mara

Professor Branestawm Returns

2015

As Lady Pagwell

King Lear

1983

As Regan

Parting Shots

1999

As Lisa

Breathe

2017

As Lady Neville

The Haunting of Helen Walker

1995

As Mrs. Grose

Evil Under the Sun

1982

As Arlena Stuart Marshall

The Great Muppet Caper

1981

As Lady Holiday

Danielle Steel's Zoya

1995

As Evgenia

Julius Caesar

1970

As Portia

Last Night in Soho

2021

As Ms. Collins

Heidi

2005

As Grandmamma

Bond Girls Are Forever

2002

As Tracy Di Vicenzo (archive footage)

The World of Jim Henson

1994

As Lady Holiday (archive footage)

Best Ever Bond

2002

As Tracy Vincenzo (archive footage) (uncredited)

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