Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82

Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82

Postby dutchman » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:27 pm

Actress Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles including Emma Peel in TV series The Avengers and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, has died at the age of 82

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Her daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, said she died of cancer, after being diagnosed in March.

"She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter and a deep pride in her profession," she added.

Dame Diana also played the only woman who became Mrs James Bond.

She played Tracy in 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Her more recent roles included the Duchess of Buccleuch in ITV's Victoria and Mrs Pumphrey in Channel 5's new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small.

Her four Tony Awards nominations resulted in a win for her searing portrayal in the leading role in the stage play Medea in 1994.

Her agent Simon Beresford said she "died at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time".

In 1990, Dame Diana won a best actress Bafta TV award for playing a difficult mother-in-law in Mother Love. She also won a Bafta special award in 2000 for The Avengers, shared with the series' other stars Honor Blackman, Joanna Lumley and Linda Thorson.

Dame Diana was also nominated for nine primetime Emmy awards, winning for her role as Mrs Danvers in Rebecca in 1997.

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Diana Rigg dies at 82

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Re: Diana Rigg dies at 82

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R.I.P. :cry:
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Postby Melisandre » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:11 pm

R.I.P great actress she will be missed
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Re: Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers, Bond and Game of Thrones actress dies at 82

Postby dutchman » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:00 am

A very classy lady! :applause:

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