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Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England as Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg. She is an actress, known for On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Avengers (1961) and The Painted Veil (2006). She was previously married to Archibald Hugh (Archie) Stirling and Menachen Gueffen. See full bio »
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 2015 The Honourable Rebel
Narrator (voice)
 2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse (TV Series)
- Episode #1.10 (2015) ... Sutton
- Episode #1.9 (2015) ... Sutton
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... Sutton (voice)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Sutton
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... Sutton
 2015 Detectorists (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... Veronica
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Veronica
 2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Mayor Pink Panda
- Babypocalypse (2015) ... Mayor Pink Panda (voice)
 2013 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Mrs. Gillyflower
- The Crimson Horror (2013) ... Mrs. Gillyflower (as Dame Diana Rigg)
 2006 Extras (TV Series)
Diana Rigg
 2005/I Heidi
 2003 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Jill Craig
- Suicide (2003) ... Jill Craig
 2000 In the Beginning (TV Movie)
Mature Rebeccah
 1998 The American (TV Movie)
Madame de Bellegarde
 1997 Rebecca (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Danvers
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
 1996 The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (TV Movie)
Mrs. Golightly
 1995 Zoya (TV Movie)
 1994 A Good Man in Africa
Chloe Fanshawe
 1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Baroness Frieda von Stangel
- Genghis Cohn (1993) ... Baroness Frieda von Stangel
 1993 Running Delilah (TV Movie)
 1993 Avonlea (TV Series)
Lady Blackwell
 1992 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (TV Movie)
Mme. Colbert
 1989 Mother Love (TV Mini-Series)
Helena Vesey
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Helena Vesey
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Helena Vesey
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Helena Vesey
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Helena Vesey
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
- Unexplained Laughter (1989) ... Lydia
 1987 A Hazard of Hearts (TV Movie)
Lady Harriet Vulcan
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
 1981 Hedda Gabler (TV Movie)
Hedda Gabler
 1980 The Marquise (TV Movie)
Eloise (the Marquise)
 1980 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Host (1989-2004)
 1979 Oresteia (TV Mini-Series)
- Furies (1979) ... Clytemnestra
- Grave Gifts (1979) ... Clytemnestra
- Agamemnon (1979) ... Clytemnestra
 1975 In This House of Brede (TV Movie)
 1974 Affairs of the Heart (TV Series)
Grace Gracedew
- Grace (1974) ... Grace Gracedew
 1973-1974 Diana (TV Series)
Diana Smythe
- Kung Who? (1974) ... Diana Smythe
- New Marshall in Town (1973) ... Diana Smythe
- Who's Minding the Cat? (1973) ... Diana Smythe
- Never, Never, Ever Again... Maybe (1973) ... Diana Smythe
- Long Shots and Fat Chances. (1973) ... Diana Smythe
 1971 The Hospital
Barbara Drummond
 1970 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Liz Jardine
- Married Alive (1970) ... Liz Jardine
 1969 Mini-Killers (Short)
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
Sonya Winter
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- Women Beware Women (1965) ... Bianca
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Anita Fender
- The Hothouse (1964) ... Anita Fender
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
- The Comedy of Errors (1964) ... Adriana
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Francy Wilde
- A Very Desirable Plot (1963) ... Francy Wilde
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in Molière's play, "The Misanthrope," in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Alec McCowen, Gawn Grainger, Alan MacNaughton, Jeanne Watts, Gillian Barge, Nicholas Clay, Jeremy Clyde and Clive Merrison in the cast. John Dexter was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 4 Articles | 8 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Patrick & Diana | Dame Diana Rigg


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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I had an eye job in my early forties. Someone took a photograph of me in a play, after I'd lost a lot of weight, and I did look like Miss Havisham. I thought, "I have to do something - I'm too young to look like this." So I went and had an eyelift once the play was finished, and the doctor said that it would last only about eight years. I imagined after that it would all cave in with a terrible ... See more »


Parents are Louis Rigg and Beryl Helliwell. See more »


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