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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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Jul 20, 1938 In Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Tony Awards 1947-04-06
Latest Project:
Pelicula Una razón para vivir 2017-10-13
Known For
Poster of Juego de Tronos
Poster of Doctor Who
Poster of Bleak House
Poster of Diana
Pelicula Una razón para vivir Lady Neville 2017-10-13
Series In This House of Brede Unknown 2017
Pelicula Professor Branestawm Returns Lady Pagwell 2015-12-24
Series Detectorists Veronica 2014-10-02
Series Juego de Tronos Olenna Tyrell 2011-04-17
Pelicula El velo pintado Mother Superior 2006-12-09
Series Doctor Who Mrs. Gillyflower 2005-03-26
Series Extras Unknown 2005-07-21
Pelicula Broadway: The Golden Age Herself 2003-01-01
Series Charles II: The Power and The Passion Unknown 2003-11-16
Pelicula 007: Chicas para la eternidad Tracy Di Vicenzo (archive footage) 2002-11-06
Series Victoria y Alberto Baroness Lehzen 2001-08-20
Pelicula victoria y alberto Baroness Lehzen 2001-08-26
Series En el comienzo Mature Rebeccah 2000-11-12
Pelicula Parting Shots Lisa 1999-05-14
Series The Mrs Bradley Mysteries 1998-08-31
Series Rebecca Mrs. Danvers 1997-01-05
Pelicula The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Mrs. Golightly 1996-10-13
Pelicula Sansón y Dalila Mara 1996-12-08
Pelicula Zoya Evgenia 1995-09-17
Pelicula Genghis Cohn Baroness Frieda von Stangel 1994-03-02
Pelicula Un buen hombre en África Chloe Fanshawe 1994-07-14
Pelicula Running Delilah Judith 1994-03-22
Pelicula La señora Harris va a París Mme. Colbert 1992-12-27
Series Mother Love Helena Vesey 1989-10-20
Pelicula Snow White Evil Queen 1987-05-14
Pelicula Riesgo a corazones Lady Harriet Vulcan 1987-12-27
Pelicula The Worst Witch Constance Hardbroom 1986-11-01
Series Bleak House Lady Honoria Dedlock 1985-04-10
Pelicula King Lear Regan 1983-04-03
Series Affairs of the Heart Grace Gracedew 1983-08-23
Pelicula The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' Herself / Arlena Stuart Marshall 1982-01-01
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Pelicula Muerte bajo el sol Arlena Stuart Marshall 1982-03-05
Pelicula Witness for the Prosecution Christine Vole 1982-12-04
Pelicula Little Eyolf Rita Allmers 1982-07-19
Pelicula Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler 1981-03-03
Pelicula El gran golpe de los Teleñecos Lady Holiday 1981-06-26
Pelicula Three Piece Suite 1977-01-01
Pelicula Pequeña música nocturna Charlotte Mittelheim 1977-12-01
Series Three Piece Suite Unknown 1977-03-15
Pelicula In This House of Brede Dame Philippa 1975-02-27
Pelicula Matar o no matar, éste es el problema Edwina Lionheart 1973-03-15
Series Diana Diana Smythe 1973-09-10
Pelicula Anatomía de un hospital Barbara Drummond 1971-12-14
Pelicula El asesinato de Julio César Portia 1970-06-04
Pelicula El club de los asesinos Sonya Winter 1969-03-09
Pelicula Minikillers 1969-01-03
Pelicula 007 Al servicio secreto de su Majestad Tracy Di Vicenzo 1969-12-12
Pelicula A Midsummer Night's Dream Helena 1968-09-30
Pelicula The Hothouse Anita Fender 1964-12-13
Series The Sentimental Agent Unknown 1963-09-28
Series Los vengadores Emma Peel 1961-01-07
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Series Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06