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Diana Rigg

She is more properly known as Dame Diana Rigg, the female equivalent of the title "Sir" when knighted. In June 1994, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II for her long contributions to theater and film. Earned Tony nominations as Best Actress (Dramatic) for "Abelard and Heloise" (1972) and for "The Misanthrope" (1975). She won the Best Actress (Play) Tony Award in 1994 for her performance in the title role of "Medea." In recent years, her performances in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Mother Courage and Her Children" have led critics to proclaim her one of the greatest actresses on the British stage. A savage review from John Simon for her performance in "Abelard and Heloise" led her to collect devastating theatrical reviews throughout history. The result was her book "No Turn Unstoned," published in 1982. Rigg is Chancellor of Stirling University in Scotland. Was recently voted the sexiest-ever TV star by TV Guide in the USA. Mother of Rachael Stirling (born 1977). Measurements: 34-25-36 1/2 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). 20 October 2003 - British courts awarded her $63,832 and $134,000 in court expenses in her libel suit against Britain's "Evening Standard" and "Daily Mail" newspapers. They had written that she was an embittered woman who held British men in low regard. She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1999 (1998 season) for Best Actress for her performances in both "Britannicus" and "Phèdre.". She was nominated for 1997 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Play of 1996 for her performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?". She was awarded the 1992 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance in "Medea.". She was awarded the 1996 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performances in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Mother Courage.". Born in Yorkshire, the daughter of a railroad engineer, she moved with her family to India at the age of two months and lived there until she was 8. (She learned to speak Hindi.). The first major actor (along with co-star Keith Michell) to appear nude on stage in the production of "Abelard and Heloise" in 1970. Became an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and was the first as such to join the National Theatre of Great Britain (1971). Received honorary degrees from Stirling University in 1988 and Leeds University in 1992. Became a Member of the RADA Council. Graduated from RADA. Was forced to turn down the role of Elizabeth in Paint Your Wagon (1969) with Clint Eastwood, due to illness. Jean Seberg replaced her. Father: Louis Rigg. Mother: Beryl Helliwell. Her ex-husband, Archibald Stirling, is the nephew of Colonel Sir David Stirling, founder of the Special Air Service (SAS).


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Born:
Jul 20, 1938 In Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
60
First Appeared:
In the series Tony Awards 1947-04-06
Latest Project:
Movie Breathe 2017-10-13
Known For
Poster of In This House of Brede
Poster of The Mrs Bradley Mysteries
Poster of Game of Thrones
Poster of Doctor Who
Filmography

The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (2018)

Drama
Series

Breathe (2017)

Drama
Movie
as Lady Neville
0.0 1 votes

In This House of Brede (2018)

Series
as Unknown

Three Piece Suite (2018)

Series
as Unknown

Victoria & Albert (2018)

Drama
Series
as Baroness Lehzen

Bleak House (2018)

Drama
Series
as Lady Honoria Dedlock
8 2 votes

The Honourable Rebel (2015)

Movie
as the narrator

Professor Branestawm Returns (2015)

Movie

Detectorists (2014)

Comedy
Series
as Veronica
8.3 9 votes

Game of Thrones (2011)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Olenna Tyrell
8.1 3314 votes

The Painted Veil (2006)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mother Superior
7.1 252 votes

Extras (2005)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.8 92 votes

Doctor Who (2005)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Mrs. Gillyflower
6.9 880 votes

Broadway: The Golden Age (2003)

Music Documentary History
Movie
as Herself
4.5 2 votes

Charles II: The Power & the Passion (2003)

Drama History Romance
Movie
as Queen Henrietta Maria
5.8 4 votes

Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Bond Girls Are Forever (2002)

Documentary
Movie
as Tracy Di Vicenzo (archive footage)
5.2 5 votes

Victoria & Albert (2001)

Movie
as Baroness Lehzen
6.2 5 votes

In the Beginning (2000)

Drama
Movie
as Mature Rebeccah
5.0 3 votes

Parting Shots (1999)

Comedy Crime Romance Foreign
Movie
as Lisa
9.0 2 votes

Rebecca (1997)

Drama
Series
as Mrs. Danvers

Rebecca (1997)

Drama Thriller Mystery Romance Foreign
Movie
as Mrs. Danvers
5.2 3 votes

Sansone e Dalila (1996)

Movie
8 1 votes

Sansón y Dalila: Vol. I Una Fuerza Prodigiosa (1996)

Documentary Drama Action History Adventure TV Movie
Movie
10 1 votes

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Mrs. Golightly
5.8 7 votes

Samson and Delilah (1996)

Fantasy
Movie
as Mara
3 3 votes

Zoya (1995)

TV Movie Drama Romance
Movie
as Evgenia
2.0 3 votes

Running Delilah (1994)

Science Fiction Romance Action
Movie
as Judith
7.5 2 votes

Genghis Cohn (1994)

Comedy
Movie
as Baroness Frieda von Stangel
7.0 1 votes

A Good Man in Africa (1994)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Chloe Fanshawe
5.1 10 votes

Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1992)

Drama
Movie
as Mme. Colbert
9.0 1 votes

Mother Love (1989)

Drama
Series
as Helena Vesey
8.3 2 votes

A Hazard of Hearts (1987)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Lady Harriet Vulcan
7.3 2 votes

Snow White (1987)

Fantasy
Movie
as Evil Queen
7.9 6 votes

The Worst Witch (1986)

Family Comedy
Movie
as Constance Hardbroom
6.2 5 votes

Bleak House (1985)

Drama
Movie
as Lady Dedlock
6.0 1 votes

Affairs of the Heart (1983)

Series
as Grace Gracedew

King Lear (1983)

Drama
Movie
as Regan
7 1 votes

Evil Under the Sun (1982)

Thriller Crime Mystery Drama
Movie
as Arlena Stuart Marshall
6.5 59 votes

The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' (1982)

Documentary
Movie
as Herself / Arlena Stuart Marshall
8 1 votes

Little Eyolf (1982)

Drama
Movie
as Rita Allmers

Witness for the Prosecution (1982)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Christine Vole
5.2 3 votes

Wogan (1982)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
7.0 1 votes

Hedda Gabler (1981)

Drama
Movie
as Hedda Gabler
7.0 1 votes

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Crime Family Comedy
Movie
as Lady Holiday
6.9 63 votes

Three Piece Suite (1977)

Movie

A Little Night Music (1977)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Charlotte Mittelheim
7.5 1 votes

In This House of Brede (1975)

Drama
Movie
as Dame Philippa
8.5 2 votes

Diana (1973)

Comedy
Series
as Diana Smythe

Theatre of Blood (1973)

Comedy Horror
Movie
as Edwina Lionheart
6.7 42 votes

The Hospital (1971)

Mystery Comedy Drama
Movie
as Barbara Drummond
6.6 22 votes

Minikillers (1969)

Movie

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Adventure Action Thriller
Movie
as Tracy Di Vicenzo
6.5 402 votes

The Assassination Bureau (1969)

Crime Comedy
Movie
as Sonya Winter
5.8 12 votes

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

Comedy Fantasy Romance
Movie
as Helena
5.3 2 votes

The Hothouse (1964)

Movie
as Anita Fender

The Sentimental Agent (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Avengers (1961)

Action & Adventure Crime Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Emma Peel
7.4 31 votes

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Tony Awards (1947)

Reality
Series
as Unknown
6.0 2 votes