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Diana Rigg
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Age 78
Birthday 20 July, 1938
Birthplace Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
Height 5' 8½" (174 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Mrs. Peel - The Avengers & Evil Under the Sun
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Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She played Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series The Avengers, and plays Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones, Sutton in You, Me and the Apocalypse, and opposite her daughter, Rachael Stirling, in Detectorists. 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. She was made CBE in 1988 and a Dame in 1994.

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Filmography

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2017 Breathe Lady Neville
2015 The Honourable Rebel Narrator
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Sutton
2015 The Further Adventures of Professor Branestawm Lady Pagwell
2014 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Mayor Pink Panda
2014 Detectorists Veronica
2011 Game of Thrones Olenna Tyrell
2006 The Painted Veil Mother Superior
2005 Heidi Grandmamma
2005 Doctor Who Mrs. Gillyflower
2005 Extras Diana Rigg

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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. I always dress for myself, not men or other women. I'm well aware of them though - you get the sweep of the eye up and down and I think, "You poor thing, are you so competitive that you have to measure yourself against everyone else?" It's so pathetic.

Awards

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Nominated for 13 Awards | Won 4

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