First known for playing the famous role of Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series The Avengers, Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, also known as Diana Rigg or DBE is now known as famous character Olenna Tyrell of world’s most favorite T.V show Game of Thrones (2013–present). She has also performed a lot of theater, including playing the title role in Medea.
Diana made her successful professional debut on stage in 1957 by being the part of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. She had won the prestigious BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for Mother Love, a BBC miniseries. Her latest television shows include You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015), and Detectorists (2015).
Early life and education
English actress, Diana Rigg was born 20 July 1938 in Doncaster, which is now in South Yorkshire to Louis Rigg and Beryl Hilda. She has an Indian connection too as her father was a railway engineerDiana Rigg lived in Bikaner, India.
She knows Hindi very well as it was her second language in those young years. She was then sent to the Moravian School in Fulneck, near Pudsey. At the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1955–57, she trained herself as an actress.
Her various career of Diana Rigg
Rigg’s enjoyed career opportunities in film, television and the theater. She is a versatile actor and gave great performances in various theater and television shows. She earned the first of three Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Play. In 1975, she received her second nomination for The Misanthrope. In 1982, she performed in a musical called Colette. In the year of 1987, she played the leading role in the musical Follies. Her other successful shows were Medea in 1992, Mother Courage , Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1996.
Film and television career
Diana Rigg had done a lot of movies and T.V shows. She first appeared playing the secret agent Mr. Emma Peel in the British 1960s television series The Avengers (1965–68) in 51 episodes. She joined the Bond Series as a Bond girl Tracy Bond, James Bond’s only wife in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969).
Her other successful movies were
The Assassination Bureau (1969),
Julius Caesar (1970),
The Hospital (1971),
Theater of Blood (1973),
In This House of Brede (1975)
A Little Night Music (1977).
Three Piece Suite (1977)
Talking about the T.V shows her work is marvelous as she won many nominations as well as biggest awards of the television industry. She is known for the following famous T.V Shows.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1959
The Sentimental Agent 1963
Armchair Theatre 1964
The Avengers 1965–68
The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders
A Hazard of Hearts
You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015)
Professor Branestawm Returns (2015)
The list is not ending here as she has done a lot of work for the television industry.
The Net Worth Of Diana Rigg is approximately $5.5 Million in 2017
With a successful career in T.V, Theatre and movie industry, Diana Rigg is still winning the heart many with her latest performance in You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015, Professor Branestawm Returns (2015), Detectorists (2015) and the very famous The Games of thrones. According to latest data available on the internet, her net worth is amazing $5.5 million in the year 2017.
Personal life & Family of Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg spent her eight years with famous director Philip Saville. She was married to Menachem Gueffen who was an Israeli painter in1973 and then she got divorced in 1976, and then she married to Archibald Stirling on 25 March 1982 and again she went through a divorce in 1990. Diana Rigg has a daughter, famous actress Rachael Stirling, who was born in 1977.
We cannot judge the personal life of Diana Rigg as she went through a lot of ups and downs. But she is a great mother a great actress and a lot more than that. She has a great fan following and yes she is aged but she is always forward to do something different. She speaks for every women and a part of various social and charity events. Diana Rigg gave her best every time she performed on screen or stage. Her various nominations and successful wins are enough to prove our claims.