Person Details

Birthday: 1938-07-20 15:16:15

Death: 2020-09-10 15:16:15

Aliases: Dame Diana Rigg , Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg

Gender: Female

Place of birth: Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 30

TV Involvements: 13


Most Famous Work

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.

Most Famous Work

Doctor Who
Average
7

Doctor Who

(2005) Mrs. Gillyflower
Game of Thrones
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8

Game of Thrones

(2011) Olenna Tyrell
The Avengers
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8

The Avengers

(1961) Emma Peel
Victoria
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7

Victoria

(2016) Duchess of Buccleuch
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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7

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

(1969) Tracy Di Vicenzo
The Painted Veil
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7

The Painted Veil

(2006) Mother Superior
Tony Awards
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7

Tony Awards

(1956) Herself - Host
Breathe
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8

Breathe

(2017) Lady Neville

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2021 Miss Collins
2020 Mother Dorothea
Narrator (voice)
Mrs Pumphrey
2017 Aunt Diana
Lady Neville
2016 Duchess of Buccleuch
2015 Lady Pagwell
Narrator
Sutton
2014 Veronica
2011 Olenna Tyrell
2006 Mother Superior
2005 Grandmamma
Diana Rigg
Mrs. Gillyflower
2003 Queen Henrietta Maria
Self
2002 Tracy Di Vicenzo (archive footage)
2001 Baroness Lehzen
Jill Craig
2000 Mature Rebeccah
1999 Lisa
1998 Madame de Bellegarde
N/A
1997 Mrs. Danvers
1996 Mara
Mrs. Golightly
1995 Mrs. Grose
Evgenia
1994 Lady Holiday (archive footage)
Chloe Fanshawe
Judith
Baroness Frieda von Stangel
1992 Mme. Colbert
1987 Lady Harriet Vulcan
Evil Queen
1986 Constance Hardbroom
1985 Lady Honoria Dedlock
1983 Grace Gracedew
Regan
1982 Christine Vole
Rita Allmers
N/A
Herself
Arlena Stuart Marshall
Herself / Arlena Stuart Marshall
1981 Lady Holiday
Hedda Gabler
1977 Charlotte Mittelheim
N/A
N/A
1975 Dame Philippa
1973 Diana Smythe
Edwina Lionheart
1971 Barbara Drummond
N/A
1970 Portia
1969 Tracy Di Vicenzo
Sonya Winter
N/A
Geheimagentin
N/A
1968 Helena
1964 Anita Fender
1963 N/A
1961 Emma Peel
1956 Herself - Host
1951 N/A
Aunt Diana/Narrator
Helena Vesey
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

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