In Pictures: Dame Diana Rigg from stage to screen

Tributes have been paid to the Emmy and Bafta-winning actress after her death at the age of 82

From Emma Peel to Olenna Tyrell, Dame Diana Rigg had a long and successful career playing feisty women who lit up the screen.

Tributes have been paid to the Emmy and Bafta-winning actress after her death at the age of 82.

Dame Diana also had a celebrated stage career, with four Tony Award nominations including a win for playing the title role in Medea in the 90s.

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With daughter Rachael in 1988 when Dame Diana was invested as a CBE by the Queen

Film – George Lazenby in James Bond – London

With George Lazenby in a scene from James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

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Dame Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell in the HBO series Game Of Thrones

Film – “The Assassination Bureau” Photocall – Oliver Reed and Diana Rigg – London

Oliver Reed embraces Diana Rigg at a press call for the film The Assassination Bureau in 1969

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The cast of The Avengers reunite in 1993, from left Diana Rigg, Patrick Macnee, Linda Thorson and Honor Blackman

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Rehearsing in the part of Dottie for Tom Stoppard’s award-winning comedy Jumpers at the Old Vic in 1999

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With Sir Cliff Richard in 1997 at a Christmas concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London

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With 17-year-old daughter Rachael, at Buckingham Palace, where she was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire

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Dame Diana was presented with an honorary degree from the South Bank University in 1996

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With, from left, fellow stage stars Dame Judi Dench, Zoe Wanamaker and Elaine Paige in 1996 when they were nominated for Olivier Awards

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With Sean Connery at the Evening Standard Drama Awards in 1996

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Meeting the Queen in 1997 at the Royal Festival Hall after a Royal Gala Concert to mark her majesty’s golden wedding anniversary

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With Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes at the Globe Theatre in 2003

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Dame Diana conferring degrees on students as Chancellor of Stirling University in 2008

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22nd Sep 2020
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A fine British actress indeed. It's a pity she didn't get the TV parts to showcase her range of acting. Perhaps that's what landing an iconic role early in an acting life does to you.

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