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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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Nato:
Jul 20, 1938 In Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK
Film / TV Credits:
58
La prima volta:
Nel series Tony Awards 1947-04-06
Ultimo progetto:
Serie Three Piece Suite 2018
Conosciuto per
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Filmografia

Three Piece Suite (2018)

Serie
as Unknown

Breathe (2017)

Drama
Film
as Lady Neville
7.3 7 votes

Victoria & Albert (2018)

Drama
Serie
as Baroness Lehzen

Bleak House (2018)

Drama
Serie
as Lady Honoria Dedlock
8 2 votes

In This House of Brede (2017)

Serie
as Unknown

The Mrs Bradley Mysteries (2018)

Drama
Serie

Professor Branestawm Returns (2015)

Film

Detectorists (2014)

Serie
as Veronica

Il Trono di Spade (2011)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Dramma Action & Adventure
Serie
as Olenna Tyrell
8.1 3800 votes

Il velo dipinto (2006)

Dramma Romance
Film
as Mother Superior
7.1 252 votes

Extras (2005)

Comedy
Serie
as Unknown
7.8 95 votes

Doctor Who (2005)

Action & Adventure Dramma Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Serie
as Mrs. Gillyflower
7.0 948 votes

Broadway: The Golden Age (2003)

Music Documentary History
Film
as Herself
4.5 2 votes

Charles II: The Power and The Passion (2003)

Drama
Serie
as Unknown

Charles II: The Power & the Passion (2003)

Drama History Romance
Film
as Queen Henrietta Maria
5.3 3 votes

Bond Girls Are Forever (2002)

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

Victoria & Albert (2001)

Film
as Baroness Lehzen
6.2 5 votes

In the Beginning (2000)

Drama
Film
as Mature Rebeccah
5.0 3 votes

Rebecca (1997)

Drama Thriller Mystery Romance Foreign
Film
as Mrs. Danvers
5.6 4 votes

Rebecca (1997)

Drama
Serie
as Mrs. Danvers

Samson and Delilah (1996)

Fantasy
Film
as Mara
4.8 4 votes

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders (1996)

Comedy Drama Romance
Film
as Mrs. Golightly
5.8 7 votes

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

Documentary Drama Action History Adventure TV Movie
Film
10. 1 votes

Sansone e Dalila (1996)

Film
8 1 votes

Zoya (1995)

TV Movie Drama Romance
Film
as Evgenia
2.8 4 votes

Alla ricerca dello stregone (1994)

Comedy Drama
Film
as Chloe Fanshawe
3.8 4 votes

Running Delilah (1994)

Science Fiction Romance Action
Film
as Judith
7.5 2 votes

Genghis Cohn (1994)

Comedy
Film
as Baroness Frieda von Stangel
7.0 1 votes

Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris (1992)

Drama
Film
as Mme. Colbert

Mother Love (1989)

Drama
Serie
as Helena Vesey
8.3 2 votes

A Hazard of Hearts (1987)

Drama Romance
Film
as Lady Harriet Vulcan
7.3 2 votes

Biancaneve (1987)

Fantasy
Film
as Evil Queen
7.6 4 votes

The Worst Witch (1986)

TV Movie Family Comedy Fantasy
Film
as Constance Hardbroom
6.2 5 votes

Bleak House (1985)

Film
as Lady Dedlock

Affairs of the Heart (1983)

Serie
as Grace Gracedew

King Lear (1983)

Drama
Film
as Regan
7.0 1 votes

Witness for the Prosecution (1982)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Film
as Christine Vole
5.2 3 votes

Little Eyolf (1982)

Drama
Film
as Rita Allmers

Wogan (1982)

Talk
Serie
as Unknown
7.0 1 votes

Delitto sotto il sole (1982)

Thriller Crime Mistero Dramma
Film
as Arlena Stuart Marshall
6.4 28 votes

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

Documentary
Film
as Herself / Arlena Stuart Marshall
8 1 votes

Giallo in casa Muppet (1981)

Crime Family Comedy
Film
as Lady Holiday
6.9 63 votes

Hedda Gabler (1981)

Drama
Film
as Hedda Gabler
7.0 1 votes

Three Piece Suite (1977)

Film

A Little Night Music (1977)

Comedy Music Romance
Film
as Charlotte Mittelheim
7.5 1 votes

In This House of Brede (1975)

Film
as Dame Philippa

Diana (1973)

Comedy
Serie
as Diana Smythe

Oscar insanguinato (1973)

Comedy Horror
Film
as Edwina Lionheart
6.7 39 votes

Anche I Dottori Ce L'Hanno (1971)

Mistero Commedia Dramma
Film
as Barbara Drummond
6.6 18 votes

Agente 007 - Al servizio segreto di Sua Maestà (1969)

Avventura Azione Thriller
Film
as Tracy Di Vicenzo
6.5 397 votes

Assassination Bureau (1969)

Thriller Crime Commedia Azione Avventura
Film
as Sonya Winter
5.8 14 votes

Minikillers (1969)

Film
as Unknown

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968)

Comedy Fantasy Romance
Film
as Helena
5.3 2 votes

The Hothouse (1964)

Film
as Anita Fender

The Sentimental Agent (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama
Serie
as Unknown

The Avengers (1961)

Action & Adventure Crime Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Serie
as Emma Peel
7.4 34 votes

Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)

Drama
Serie
as Unknown

Tony Awards (1947)

Reality
Serie
as Unknown
6.0 2 votes