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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
Movie/TV Crediti:
59
Prime apparizioni:
nel series The Mrs Bradley Mysteries
Ultimi progetti:
Film Breathe 2017-10-13
Known For
Poster of Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris
Poster of Bleak House
Poster of Three Piece Suite
Poster of The Hothouse
Filmography
series The Mrs Bradley Mysteries 2018
Film Breathe Lady Neville 2017-10-13
series Three Piece Suite Unknown 2017
series Victoria & Albert Baroness Lehzen 2017
series In This House of Brede Unknown 2017
Film Professor Branestawm Returns 2015-12-24
series Detectorists Veronica 2014-10-02
series Il Trono di Spade Olenna Tyrell 2011-04-17
Film Il velo dipinto Mother Superior 2006-12-09
series Doctor Who Mrs. Gillyflower 2005-03-26
series Extras Unknown 2005-07-21
Film Broadway: The Golden Age Herself 2003-01-01
series Charles II: The Power and The Passion Unknown 2003-11-16
Film Charles II: The Power & the Passion Queen Henrietta Maria 2003-11-23
Film Bond Girls Are Forever Tracy Di Vicenzo (archive footage) 2002-11-06
Film Victoria & Albert Baroness Lehzen 2001-08-26
Film In the Beginning Mature Rebeccah 2000-11-12
Film Parting Shots Lisa 1999-05-14
Film Rebecca Mrs. Danvers 1997-01-05
series Rebecca Mrs. Danvers 1997-01-05
Film Sansón y Dalila: Vol. I Una Fuerza Prodigiosa 1996-09-22
Film Sansone e Dalila 1996-01-01
Film The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Mrs. Golightly 1996-10-13
Film Samson and Delilah Mara 1996-12-08
Film Zoya Evgenia 1995-09-17
Film Genghis Cohn Baroness Frieda von Stangel 1994-03-02
Film Running Delilah Judith 1994-03-22
Film Alla ricerca dello stregone Chloe Fanshawe 1994-07-14
Film Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Mme. Colbert 1992-12-27
series Mother Love Helena Vesey 1989-10-20
Film A Hazard of Hearts Lady Harriet Vulcan 1987-12-27
Film Biancaneve Evil Queen 1987-05-14
Film The Worst Witch Constance Hardbroom 1986-11-01
series Bleak House Lady Honoria Dedlock 1985-04-10
Film Bleak House Lady Dedlock 1985-01-01
series Affairs of the Heart Grace Gracedew 1983-08-23
Film King Lear Regan 1983-04-03
Film The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' Herself / Arlena Stuart Marshall 1982-01-01
Film Delitto sotto il sole Arlena Stuart Marshall 1982-03-05
Film Little Eyolf Rita Allmers 1982-07-19
series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Film Witness for the Prosecution Christine Vole 1982-12-04
Film Giallo in casa Muppet Lady Holiday 1981-06-26
Film Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler 1981-03-03
Film Three Piece Suite 1977-01-01
Film A Little Night Music Charlotte Mittelheim 1977-12-01
Film In This House of Brede Dame Philippa 1975-02-27
Film Oscar insanguinato Edwina Lionheart 1973-03-15
series Diana Diana Smythe 1973-09-10
Film Anche I Dottori Ce L'Hanno Barbara Drummond 1971-12-14
Film Minikillers 1969-01-03
Film Agente 007 - Al servizio segreto di Sua Maestà Tracy Di Vicenzo 1969-12-12
Film Assassination Bureau Sonya Winter 1969-03-09
Film A Midsummer Night's Dream Helena 1968-09-30
Film The Hothouse Anita Fender 1964-12-13
series The Sentimental Agent Unknown 1963-09-28
series The Avengers Emma Peel 1961-01-07
series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
series Tony Awards Unknown 1947-04-06