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Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg 1973.jpg
Rigg in Diana in 1973
Born
Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg

(1938-07-20)20 July 1938
Doncaster, England
Died10 September 2020(2020-09-10) (aged 82)
London, England
OccupationActress
Years active1957–2020
Spouse(s)
(m. 1973; div. 1976)

(m. 1982; div. 1990)
ChildrenRachael Stirling

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg DBE (20 July 1938 – 10 September 2020) was an English stage and screen actress. Some of her notable roles were as Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers (1965–1968); Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, wife of James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969); and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones (2013–2017).

Rigg had a successful career in theatre, making her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and joining the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959, she made her Broadway debut in Abelard & Heloise in 1971. She performed 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 a CBE in 1988 and a Dame in 1994 for services to drama.

She appeared in numerous TV series and films, playing Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968); Lady Holiday in The Great Muppet Caper (1981) and Arlena Marshall in Evil Under the Sun (1982). She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the BBC miniseries Mother Love (1989), and an Emmy Award for her role as Mrs. Danvers in an adaptation of Rebecca (1997). Her other television credits include You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015), Detectorists (2015), the Doctor Who episode "The Crimson Horror" (2013) with her daughter, Rachael Stirling, and playing Mrs. Pomphrey in All Creatures Great and Small (2020).

Early life and education[edit]

Rigg was born in Doncaster, then in the West Riding of Yorkshire (now in South Yorkshire),[1] in 1938, to Louis (1903–1968) and Beryl Hilda Rigg (née Helliwell; 1908–1981). Her father was a railway engineer born in Yorkshire.[2] Between the ages of two months and eight years, Rigg lived in Bikaner, Rajasthan, India,[1] where her father was employed as a railway executive in the Bikaner State Railway.[2] She spoke Hindi as her second language in those years.[3]

She was later sent back to England to attend a boarding school, Fulneck Girls School, in a Moravian settlement near Pudsey.[4] Rigg hated her boarding school where she felt like a fish out of water, but believed that Yorkshire played a greater part in shaping her character than India did.[5] She trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art[6] from 1955 to 1957, where her classmates included Glenda Jackson and Siân Phillips.[7]

Theatre career[edit]

Rigg's career in film, television and the theatre was wide-ranging, including roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company between 1959 and 1967.[8] Her professional debut was as Natasha Abashwilli in the RADA production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the York Festival in 1957.[9]

She returned to the stage in the Ronald Millar play Abelard and Heloïse in London in 1970 and made her Broadway debut with the play in 1971, in which she appeared nude with Keith Michell. She earned the first of three Tony Award nominations for Best Actress in a Play. She received her second nomination in 1975, for The Misanthrope. A member of the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic from 1972 to 1975, Rigg took leading roles in premiere productions of two Tom Stoppard plays, Dorothy Moore in Jumpers (National Theatre, 1972) and Ruth Carson in Night and Day (Phoenix Theatre, 1978).[10][11]

In 1982, she appeared in the musical Colette, based on the life of the French writer and created by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, but it closed during an American tour en route to Broadway. In 1987, she took a leading role in the West End production of Stephen Sondheim's musical Follies. In the 1990s, she had triumphs with roles at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, including Medea in 1992 (which transferred to the Wyndham's Theatre in 1993 and then Broadway in 1994, for which she received the Tony Award for Best Actress), Mother Courage at the National Theatre in 1995 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Almeida Theatre in 1996 (which transferred to the Aldwych Theatre in October 1996).[12]

In 2004, she appeared as Violet Venable in Sheffield Theatres' production of Tennessee Williams's play Suddenly Last Summer, which transferred to the Albery Theatre. In 2006, she appeared at the Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End in a drama entitled Honour which had a limited but successful run. In 2007, she appeared as Huma Rojo in the Old Vic's production of All About My Mother, adapted by Samuel Adamson and based on the film of the same title directed by Pedro Almodóvar.[13]

She appeared in 2008 in The Cherry Orchard at the Chichester Festival Theatre, returning there in 2009 to star in Noël Coward's Hay Fever. In 2011, she played Mrs. Higgins in Pygmalion at the Garrick Theatre, opposite Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon, having played Eliza Doolittle 37 years earlier at the Albery Theatre.[14]

In February 2018, she returned to Broadway in the non-singing role of Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady. She commented, "I think it's so special. When I was offered Mrs. Higgins, I thought it was just such a lovely idea."[15] She received her fourth Tony nomination for the role.[16]

Film and television career[edit]

From 1965-1968 Rigg appeared in the British 1960s television series The Avengers (1961–69) opposite Patrick Macnee as John Steed, playing the secret agent Emma Peel in 51 episodes. She replaced Elizabeth Shepherd at very short notice when Shepherd was dropped from the role after filming two episodes. Rigg auditioned for the role on a whim, without ever having seen the programme. Although she was hugely successful in the series, she disliked the lack of privacy that it brought. Also, she was not comfortable in her position as a sex symbol.[17] In an interview with The Guardian in 2019, Rigg stated that "becoming a sex symbol overnight had shocked" her.[5] She also did not like the way that she was treated by production company Associated British Corporation (ABC).

For her second series she held out for a pay rise from £150 a week to £450;[18] she said in 2019—when gender pay inequality was very much in the news—that "not one woman in the industry supported me ... Neither did Patrick [Macnee, her co-star]... But I was painted as this mercenary creature by the press when all I wanted was equality. It's so depressing that we are still talking about the gender pay gap."[5] She did not stay for a third year. Patrick Macnee noted that Rigg had later told him that she considered Macnee and her driver to be her only friends on the set.[19] On the big screen, she became a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), playing Tracy Bond, James Bond's only wife, opposite George Lazenby. She said she took the role with the hope that she would become better known in the United States.[20] In 1973–1974, she starred in a short-lived U.S. sitcom called Diana.[21]

Her other films from this period include The Assassination Bureau (1969), Julius Caesar (1970), The Hospital (1971), Theatre of Blood (1973), In This House of Brede (1975), based on the book by Rumer Godden, and A Little Night Music (1977). She appeared as the title character in The Marquise (1980), a television adaptation of play by Noël Coward. She appeared in the Yorkshire Television production of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler (1981) in the title role, and as Lady Holiday in the film The Great Muppet Caper (also 1981). The following year she received acclaim for her performance as Arlena Marshall in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie's Evil Under the Sun, sharing barbs with her character's old rival, played by Maggie Smith.[22]

She appeared as Regan, the king's treacherous second daughter, in a Granada Television production of King Lear (1983) which starred Laurence Olivier in the title role. As Lady Dedlock, she costarred with Denholm Elliott in a television version of Dickens' Bleak House (BBC, 1985) and played the Evil Queen, Snow White's evil stepmother, in the Cannon Movie Tales's film adaptation of Snow White (1987). In 1989, she played Helena Vesey in Mother Love for the BBC; her portrayal of an obsessive mother who was prepared to do anything, even murder, to keep control of her son won Rigg the 1990 BAFTA for Best Television Actress.[23]

In 1995, she appeared in a film adaptation for television based on Danielle Steel's Zoya as Evgenia, the main character's grandmother.[24]

She appeared on television as Mrs Danvers in Rebecca (1997), winning an Emmy, as well as the PBS production Moll Flanders, and as the amateur detective Mrs Bradley in The Mrs Bradley Mysteries. In this BBC series, first aired in 2000, she played Gladys Mitchell's detective, Dame Beatrice Adela Le Strange Bradley, an eccentric old woman who worked for Scotland Yard as a pathologist. The series was not a critical success and did not return for a second season.[25]

From 1989 until 2003, she hosted the PBS television series Mystery!, shown in the United States by PBS broadcaster WGBH, taking over from Vincent Price,[26] her co-star in Theatre of Blood.

She also appeared in the second series of Ricky Gervais's comedy Extras, alongside Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe and in the 2006 film The Painted Veil in which she played a nun.[27]

In 2013, she appeared in an episode of Doctor Who in a Victorian-era based story called "The Crimson Horror" alongside her daughter Rachael Stirling, Matt Smith, and Jenna-Louise Coleman. The episode had been specially written for her and her daughter by Mark Gatiss and aired as part of series 7.[28] It was not the first time mother and daughter had appeared in the same production – that was in the 2000 NBC film In the Beginning – but the first time she had worked with her daughter and the first time in her career her roots were accessed to find a Doncaster, Yorkshire, accent.[3]

The same year, Rigg was cast in a recurring role in the third season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, portraying Lady Olenna Tyrell, a witty and sarcastic political mastermind popularly known as the Queen of Thorns, the paternal grandmother of regular character Margaery Tyrell.[29] Her performance was well received by critics and audiences alike, and earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2013.[30] She reprised her role in season four of Game of Thrones, and in July 2014 received another Guest Actress Emmy nomination.[31][32] In 2015 and 2016, she again reprised the role in seasons five and six in an expanded role from the books. In 2015 and 2018, she received two additional Guest Actress Emmy nominations. The character was killed off in the seventh season, with Rigg's final performance receiving wide critical acclaim.[33] In April 2019 Rigg said she had never watched Game of Thrones, before or after her time on the show.[34]

Personal life[edit]

In the 1960s, Rigg lived for eight years with director Philip Saville, gaining attention in the tabloid press when she disclaimed interest in marrying the older and already-married Saville, saying that she had no desire "to be respectable".[35] She was married to Menachem Gueffen, an Israeli painter, from 1973 until their divorce in 1976,[36] and to Archibald Stirling, a theatrical producer and former officer in the Scots Guards, from 25 March 1982[37] until their divorce in 1990 after his affair with the actress Joely Richardson.[6] With Stirling, Rigg had a daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, who was born in 1977,[38] five years before their marriage.

Rigg was a patron of International Care & Relief and was for many years the public face of the charity's child sponsorship scheme. She was also chancellor of the University of Stirling, a ceremonial rather than executive role,[6] and was succeeded by James Naughtie when her 10-year term of office ended on 31 July 2008.[39]

Michael Parkinson, who first interviewed Rigg in 1972, described her as the most desirable woman he ever met and who "radiated a lustrous beauty".[40] A smoker from the age of 18, Rigg was still smoking 20 cigarettes (one pack)[41] a day in 2009.[42] By December 2017, she had stopped smoking after serious illness led to heart surgery, a cardiac ablation, two months earlier. She joked later, "My heart had stopped ticking during the procedure, so I was up there and the good Lord must have said, 'Send the old bag down again, I'm not having her yet!'"[43]

In a June 2015 interview with the website The A.V. Club, Rigg talked about her chemistry with Patrick Macnee on The Avengers despite their 16-year age difference: "I sort of vaguely knew Patrick Macnee, and he looked kindly on me and sort of husbanded me through the first couple of episodes. After that, we became equal, and loved each other professionally and sparked off each other. And we'd then improvise, write our own lines. They trusted us. Particularly our scenes when we were finding a dead body—I mean, another dead body. How do you get round that one? They allowed us to do it." Asked if she had stayed in touch with Macnee (the interview was published two days before Macnee's death and decades after they were reunited on her short-lived American series Diana): "You'll always be close to somebody that you worked with very intimately for so long, and you become really fond of each other. But we haven't seen each other for a very, very long time."[44]

She had a grandson named Jack (born to Rachael Stirling and Elbow frontman Guy Garvey), who was born in April 2017.[45]

Death[edit]

Rigg died at her London home on 10 September 2020, at the age of 82.[46] Her daughter, Rachael Stirling, said that the cause of death was cancer which had been diagnosed in March.[47][48][49]

Honours[edit]

In 2014, Rigg received the Will Award, presented by the Shakespeare Theatre Company, along with Stacy Keach and John Hurt.[50]

On 25 October 2015, to mark 50 years of Emma Peel, the BFI (British Film Institute) screened an episode of The Avengers followed by an onstage interview with Rigg about her time in the television series.[51]

Commonwealth honours[edit]

Country Date Appointment Post-nominal letters Ref.
 United Kingdom 1988 Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE [52]
 United Kingdom 1994 Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire DBE [52]

Scholastic[edit]

Chancellor, visitor, governor, rector and fellowships
Location Dates School Position Ref.
 Scotland 1998–2008 University of Stirling Chancellor [53]
 England 1999–2000 University of Oxford Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre [54]
 England 1999–2020 St Catherine's College, Oxford Fellow [55]

Honorary degrees[edit]

Location Date School Degree Ref.
 Scotland 4 November 1988 University of Stirling Doctor of the University (D.Univ) [56]
 England 1992 University of Leeds Doctor of Literature (D.Litt) [57]
 England 1995 University of Nottingham Doctor of Literature (D.Litt) [58]
 England 1996 London South Bank University Doctor of Literature (D.Litt) [59]

Credits[edit]

Sources:[60][61]

Theatre[edit]

Selected.

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1957 The Caucasian Chalk Circle Natella Abashwili Theatre Royal, York Festival [62]
1964 King Lear Cordelia Royal Shakespeare Company (European/US Tour) [63]
1966 Twelfth Night Viola Royal Shakespeare Company [64]
1970 Abelard and Heloise Heloise Wyndham's Theatre, London [65]
1971 Abelard and Heloise Heloise Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York [66]
1972 Macbeth Lady Macbeth Old Vic Theatre, London [67]
1972 Jumpers Dorothy Moore Old Vic Theatre, London [68]
1973 The Misanthrope Célimène Old Vic Theatre, London [69]
1974 Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle Albery Theatre, London [70]
1975 The Misanthrope Célimène St. James Theatre, New York [71]
1978 Night and Day Ruth Carson Phoenix Theatre, London [72]
1982 Colette Colette US national tour [73]
1983 Heartbreak House Lady Ariadne Utterword Theatre Royal Haymarket, London [74]
1985 Little Eyolf Rita Allmers Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London [75]
1985 Antony and Cleopatra Cleopatra Chichester Festival Theatre, UK [76]
1986 Wildfire Bess Theatre Royal, Bath & Phoenix Theatre, London [77]
1987 Follies Phyllis Rogers Stone Shaftesbury Theatre, London [69]
1990 Love Letters Melissa Stage Door Theatre, San Francisco [78]
1992 Putting It Together Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford [79]
1992 Berlin Bertie Rosa Royal Court Theatre, London [80]
1992 Medea Medea Almeida Theatre, London [81]
1993 Medea Medea Wyndham's Theatre, London [69]
1994 Medea Medea Longacre Theatre, New York [82]
1995 Mother Courage and Her Children Mother Courage National Theatre, London [83]
1996 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Martha Almeida Theatre, London [84][69]
1997 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Martha Aldwych Theatre, London [85]
1998 Phaedra Phaedra Almeida at the Albery Theatre, London & BAM in Brooklyn [77]
1998 Britannicus Agrippina Almeida at the Albery Theatre, London & BAM in Brooklyn [77]
2001 Humble Boy Flora Humble National Theatre, London [86]
2002 The Hollow Crown International Tour: New Zealand, Australia, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK [87]
2004 Suddenly, Last Summer Violet Venable Albery Theatre, London [88]
2006 Honour Honour Wyndham's Theatre, London [89]
2007 All About My Mother Huma Rojo Old Vic Theatre, London [90]
2008 The Cherry Orchard Ranyevskaya Chichester Festival Theatre, UK [91]
2009 Hay Fever Judith Bliss Chichester Festival Theatre, UK [92]
2011 Pygmalion Mrs. Higgins Garrick Theatre, London [93]
2018 My Fair Lady Mrs. Higgins Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York [94]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1959 A Midsummer Night's Dream Bit part television film
1961 Ondine Bit part Televised stage performance, Aldwych theatre [95]
1963 The Sentimental Agent Francy Wilde episode: "A Very Desirable Plot" [69]
1964 Festival Adriana episode: "The Comedy of Errors" [96]
Armchair Theatre Anita Fender episode: "The Hothouse" [96]
1965 ITV Play of the Week Bianca episode: "Women Beware Women" [96]
1965–1968 The Avengers Emma Peel 51 episodes [96]
1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre Liz Jardine episode: "Married Alive" [96]
1973 The Diana Rigg Show Diana Smythe unaired pilot [97]
1973–1974 Diana Diana Smythe 15 episodes [97]
1974 Affairs of the Heart Grace Gracedew episode: "Grace" [96]
1975 In This House of Brede Philippa TV film [96]
The Morecambe & Wise Show Nell Gwynne sketch in Christmas show [96]
1977 Three Piece Suite Various 6 episodes [96]
1979 Oresteia Clytemnestra mini-series [96]
1980 The Marquise Eloise TV film [98]
1981 Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler TV film [96]
1982 Play of the Month Rita Allmers episode: Little Eyolf [96]
Witness for the Prosecution Christine Vole TV film [96]
1983 King Lear Regan TV film [69]
1985 Bleak House Lady Honoria Dedlock mini-series [96]
1986 The Worst Witch Miss Constance Hardbroom TV film [96]
1987 A Hazard of Hearts Lady Harriet Vulcan TV film [96]
1989 The Play on One Lydia episode: "Unexplained Laughter" [96]
Mother Love Helena Vesey mini-series
British Academy Television Award for Best Actress
Broadcast Press Guild Award for Best Actress
[96]
1992 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Mme. Colbert TV film [96]
1993 Road to Avonlea Lady Blackwell episode: "The Disappearance" [99]
Running Delilah Judith TV film [96]
Screen Two Baroness Frieda von Stangel episode: "Genghis Cohn"
Nominated – CableACE Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
[96]
1995 Zoya Evgenia TV film [96]
The Haunting of Helen Walker Mrs. Grose TV film [96]
1996 The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Mrs. Golightly TV film [96]
Samson and Delilah Mara TV film [96]
1997 Rebecca Mrs. Danvers mini-series
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
[96]
1998 The American Madame de Bellegarde TV film [96]
1998–2000 The Mrs Bradley Mysteries Adela Bradley 5 episodes [96]
2000 In the Beginning Mature Rebeccah TV film [96]
2001 Victoria & Albert Baroness Lehzen mini-series
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
[96]
2003 Murder in Mind Jill Craig episode: "Suicide" [100]
Charles II: The Power and the Passion Queen Henrietta Maria mini-series [96]
2006 Extras Herself episode: "Daniel Radcliffe" [101]
2013–2017 Game of Thrones Olenna Tyrell 18 episodes
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series (2013, 2014)
[102]
2013 Doctor Who Mrs. Winifred Gillyflower episode: "The Crimson Horror" [96]
2015; 2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Mayor Pink Panda (voice) 3 episodes [103]
Detectorists Veronica 6 episodes [96]
2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Sutton 5 episodes [104]
Professor Branestawm Returns Lady Pagwell TV film [105]
2017 Victoria Duchess of Buccleuch 9 episodes [96]
2017 A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong Herself Christmas special [106]
2019 The Snail and the Whale Narrator short TV film [107]
2020 All Creatures Great and Small Mrs. Pumphrey 2 episodes [108]
Black Narcissus Mother Dorothea upcoming miniseries; posthumous release [108]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1968 A Midsummer Night's Dream Helena [96]
1969 Mini-Killers short film [109]
The Assassination Bureau Sonya Winter [96]
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo [96]
1970 Julius Caesar Portia [96]
1971 The Hospital Barbara Drummond [96]
1973 Theatre of Blood Edwina Lionheart [96]
1977 A Little Night Music Countess Charlotte Mittelheim [96]
1981 The Great Muppet Caper Lady Holiday [96]
1982 Evil Under the Sun Arlena Marshall [96]
1987 Snow White The Evil Queen [96]
1994 A Good Man in Africa Chloe Fanshawe [96]
1999 Parting Shots Lisa [96]
2005 Heidi Grandmamma [96]
2006 The Painted Veil Mother Superior [96]
2015 The Honourable Rebel Narrator [96]
2017 Breathe Lady Neville [96]
2021 Last Night in Soho Miss Collins post-production; posthumous release [110]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
1967 Emmy Award Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series The Avengers Nominated [102]
1968 Nominated
1970 Laurel Award Female New Face The Assassination Bureau 10th place [111]
1971 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play Abelard and Heloise Nominated [112]
1972 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture The Hospital Nominated [113]
1975 Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play The Misanthrope Nominated [112]
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominated
Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy In This House of Brede Nominated [102]
1990 BAFTA TV Award Best Actress Mother Love Won [114]
Broadcasting Press Guild Award Best Actress Won [115]
1992 Evening Standard Theatre Award Best Actress Medea Won [116]
1994 Olivier Award Best Actress Nominated [117]
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Play Nominated [112]
Tony Award Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play Won [112]
1995 CableACE Award Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Screen Two (Episode: "Genghis Cohn") Nominated [118]
1996 Olivier Award Best Actress in a Play Mother Courage Nominated [119]
Evening Standard Theatre Award Best Actress Mother Courage and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Won [120]
1997 Olivier Award Best Actress in a Play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Nominated [121]
Emmy Award Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie Rebecca Won [102]
1999 Olivier Award Best Actress in a Play Britannicus and Phèdre Nominated [122]
2000 Special BAFTA Award non-competitive John Steed's partners (shared with Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson and Joanna Lumley) The Avengers (and The New Avengers) Awarded [123]
2002 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie Victoria & Albert Nominated [102]
2013 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated [124]
Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [102]
2014 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Nominated [125]
Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [126]
2015 Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [127]
2018 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical My Fair Lady Nominated [128]
Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Nominated [129]
Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated [130]
2019 Canneseries Variety Icon Award N/A Won [131]

See also[edit]

  • No Turn Unstoned, a collection of scathing theatrical reviews collected by Rigg, first published in 1982.

References[edit]

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