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The career of Diana Rigg discussed by Cineples

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A few days ago Diana Rigg who was an English popular actress passed away at 82 which was confirmed by her daughter, actress Rachael Stirling. She said that her mother died of cancer, after being diagnosed in March.

Diana Rigg
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“She spent her last months joyfully reflecting on her extraordinary life, full of love, laughter, and deep pride in her profession,” Stirling added.

Diana’s agent Simon Beresford said, ” Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning. She was at home with her family who has asked for privacy at this difficult time. Diana was a much loved and admired member of her profession, a force of nature who loved her work and her fellow actors. She will be greatly missed .”

Born in Doncaster in 1938, Rigg grew up for a brief period in India before returning to the UK to attend boarding school. She enrolled in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1955, where her classmates included Glenda Jackson. After a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company, she achieved stage fame with her role in the Ronald Millar play Abelard and Heloïse, for which she earned the first of three Tony nominations. Lazenby said he was “so sad” to hear of her death, while Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli also paid tribute.

From Official James Bond Twitter Account

The Game of Thrones official account also honored her.

From GOT Official Twitter Account

Dame Diana Rigg who had a flourishing career acted on several roaring films and tv shows such as ‘Game of Throne’, ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, ‘The Avenger(1965-1968)’, and so on. Her TV break came in the 1960s spy series The Avengers, in which she played secret agent Emma Peel for 51 episodes, becoming something of a style icon and sex symbol in England.

Diana Rigg in The Avengers (1961)
Diana Rigg in The Avengers (1961)
Diana Rigg in The Avengers (1961)
Diana Rigg in The Avengers(1961)
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In the James Bond film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, she became the first and only “Bond girl” to marry the secret agent, portrayed at the time by George Lazenby.

In 1969, the classically trained actress played the part of the Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in the James Bond film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Diana Rigg and George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diana Rigg and George Lazenby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
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In the year 1971, she was nominated by Golden Globes for the Best Supporting Actress and the film was ‘ The Hospital ‘. After 19 years, she was selected for Best Actress by Bafta Tv Award. That time the tv mini-program called ‘ Mother Love ‘ which was mini tv series.

Diana Rigg, Fiona Gillies, and James Wilby in Mother Love (1989)

In 1994, Dame Diana won the Tony Award for best actress for her titular role the stage production of Medea on Broadway.

In 1994, Rigg won the Tony Award for best actress for her titular role the stage production of Medea.
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She added an Emmy Award to her collection several years later for her role as Mrs. Danvers in the 1997 adaptation of Rebecca.

She enjoyed further success treading the boards once again in Mother Courage.
playing: “Mrs. Danvers”.

In the first year of the 21st century, Bafta gave a special to Dame Diana Rigg and three others for ‘The Avengers’. Dame Diana Rigg, the guest actress of the craziest drama series named ‘Game of Thrones’, nominated four times for playing “Lady Olenna Tyrell”. The nomination was ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series’.

Rigg's last major recurring role came as the scheming Olenna Tyrell in the HBO fantasy epic drama, Game of Thrones in the 2010s.
The late star won a new generation of admirers as the scheming Olenna Tyrell in the HBO fantasy epic drama, Game of Thrones in the 2010s
Dame Diana Rigg in Victoria
Her other recent roles included the Duchess of Buccleuch in the ITV historical drama, Victoria.
Rigg never stopped acting and appeared in Black Narcissus in 2019
 Dame Diana continued acting late into her life, appearing in the forthcoming BBC drama mini-series Black Narcissus.
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Therefore, we reach a concrete and explicit conclusion that Dame Diana Rigg, who had tremendous career and admiration generation by generation, must live through her works and loved by people.

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