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British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and 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. Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in the Caucasian ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Avengers
The Avengers Emma Peel / Lola
(1965-1968)
The Painted Veil
The Painted Veil Mother Superior
(2006)
Theater of Blood
Theater of Blood Edwina Lionheart
(1973)

Filmography

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 2017/I Breathe (post-production)
Lady Neville
 2015 Professor Branestawm Returns (TV Movie)
Lady Pagwell
 2015 The Honourable Rebel
Narrator (voice)
 2015 Detectorists (TV Series)
Veronica
- Episode #2.6 (2015) ... Veronica
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Veronica
 2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse (TV Series)
Sutton
- The End of the World (2015) ... Sutton
- 24 Hours to Go (2015) ... Sutton
- T Minus... (2015) ... Sutton (voice)
- Home Sweet Home (2015) ... Sutton
- Still Stuff Worth Fighting For (2015) ... Sutton
 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
Grandmamma
 2003 Murder in Mind (TV Series)
Jill Craig
- Suicide (2003) ... Jill Craig
 2000 In the Beginning (TV Mini-Series)
Mature Rebeccah
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Mature Rebeccah
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Mature Rebeccah
 1998 The American (TV Movie)
Madame de Bellegarde
 1997 Rebecca (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Danvers
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Mrs. Danvers
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Mrs. Danvers
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
Mara
 1995 Zoya (TV Movie)
Evgenia
 1994 A Good Man in Africa
Chloe Fanshawe
 1993 Genghis Cohn
Frieda von Stangel
 1993 Running Delilah (TV Movie)
Judith
 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)
Lydia
- Unexplained Laughter (1989) ... Lydia
 1987 A Hazard of Hearts (TV Movie)
Lady Harriet Vulcan
 1983 King Lear (TV Movie)
Regan
 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)
Clytemnestra
- Furies (1979) ... Clytemnestra
- Grave Gifts (1979) ... Clytemnestra
- Agamemnon (1979) ... Clytemnestra
 1975 In This House of Brede (TV Movie)
Philippa
 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 Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Liz Jardine
- Married Alive (1970) ... Liz Jardine
 1969 minikillers (Short)
Karate Journalist
 1969 The Assassination Bureau
Sonya Winter
 1966 The Diadem (Short)
Secret agent
 1965 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Bianca
- Women Beware Women (1965) ... Bianca
 1964 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Anita Fender
- The Hothouse (1964) ... Anita Fender
 1964 Festival (TV Series)
Adriana, wife to Antipholus of Ephesus
- The Comedy of Errors (1964) ... Adriana, wife to Antipholus of Ephesus
 1963 The Sentimental Agent (TV Series)
Francy Wilde
- A Very Desirable Plot (1963) ... Francy Wilde
 1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
The King
- Ondine (1961) ... The King
 1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Bit part
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Other Works:

(12/15/60-61) Stage: Appeared in John Webster's play "The Duchess of Malfi," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England, in the Royal Shakespeare/Stratford-On-Avon Company production with Peggy Ashcroft, Eric Porter, Derek Godfrey, Sian Phillips, Max Adrian, Peter Jeffrey, John Cater, P.G. ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Patrick & Diana | Dame Diana Rigg

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

In those days, trousers were appallingly cut for women so I used to go to a gentlemen's tailor to have them made. Nowadays you can look at some quite highly priced clothes and be astonished at how badly they are finished. But then, people don't look for that any more, it's only old bags like me that do. When I need to look smart, I go for Armani because he's just absolutely brilliant at tailoring... See more »

Trivia:

Her first husband, Menachen Gueffen, was an Israeli artist. See more »

Trademark:

Deep husky yet smooth voice

Star Sign:

Cancer

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