Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg

British actress
Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg DBE was an English actress of stage and screen. Her roles include Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers ; Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, wife of James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service ; Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones ; and the title role in Medea in the West End in 1993 followed by Broadway a year later.Wikipedia
BornJuly 20, 1938
HometownDoncaster, England
Net worth$10 million
Height5'9" (1.74m)
SpouseArchie Stirling (m 1982 - 1990) , Menachem Gueffen (m 1973 - 1976)
ChildrenRachael Stirling
ParentsLouis Rigg
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Top Stories

‘I stopped working to care for my mother, Diana Rigg, before she died’

  • The pandemic has seen many of us deal with intense relationships like never before, as we’ve bubbled with our relatives and looked out for friends. And actress Rachael Stirling is no different. In the past two years, she pivoted from working actor to carer for her mother, Dame Diana Rigg, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in March 2020 as Covid began to spread. She died just six months later.

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Edgar Wright 'spoke to Diana Rigg as much as my own mother' during lockdown

Edgar Wright doesn’t do things by halves. In his new horror/thriller, Last Night In Soho, he brought the revolutionary 60s back to life, with the help of three acting icons from the decade – Dame Diana Rigg (in her last film role), Terence Stamp and Rita Tushingham.  The Cornetto Trilogy director cast them all in key roles and, in an exclusive interview for Yahoo, revealed how he became close friends with Diana Rigg during the making of the film.  Last Night In Soho arrives in UK cinemas on 29 October.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Painted Veil
The Painted Veil
PG-13
2h 5min
2006
The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries
The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries
TV-14
1h 30min
1999
Rebecca
Rebecca
1997
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
1996
Zoya
Zoya
1995
Zoya
Zoya
1995
Genghis Cohn
Genghis Cohn
1h 19min
1994
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris
1h 32min
1992
Mother Love
Mother Love
1989
Snow White
Snow White
PG
1h 25min
1989
A Hazard of Hearts
A Hazard of Hearts
1h 30min
1987
The Worst Witch
The Worst Witch
G
1h 10min
1986
King Lear
King Lear
2h 38min
1984
A Little Night Music
A Little Night Music
PG
2h 4min
1976

Albums

Diana Rigg Sings
Diana Rigg Sings
2003

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2002Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a MovieVictoria & AlbertNominated
1997Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Supporting ActressRebeccaWinner
1972Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe HospitalNominated