Who is Diana Rigg? Victoria actress and Game of Thrones star who played Olenna Tyrell


DIANA Rigg is a world famous actress on both stage and screen, with a career spanning over half a century.

But what is she most known for, and who does she play in hit shows Game of Thrones and Victoria? Here’s all you need to know about the acclaimed actress…

 Diana Rigg is a well known British stage and screen actress

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Diana Rigg is a well known British stage and screen actress

Who is Diana Rigg? What is her background?

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg was born July 20, 1938.

She is well known English actress who has been on TV since the end of the 50s.

She was made a CBE in 1988 and a Dame in 1994.

Diana has had roles on stage, screen and film.

 She starred in The Avengers in the 60s

She starred in The Avengers in the 60s

What TV shows is Diana Rigg famous for?

Diana is known for playing Emma Peel in the 1960s TV series The Avengers (1965–68), and Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones (2013–present).

She has also had an extensive career in 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.

Earlier this year The Sun revealed that Diana joined the cast of ITV’s hit show Victoria.

She will play the Duchess of Buccleuch, the young queen’s new Mistress of the Robes.

Her character is outspoken and will help guide the monarch as she enters motherhood.

 She is more recently known for playing Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones

She is more recently known for playing Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones

When can I watch the new series of Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones returned to TV on Sky Atlantic on July 17, and season seven continues every Monday.

UK viewers can catch each episode as it airs simultaneously with HBO in the US at the ungodly hour of 2am.

However, fans who are willing to wait can catch up with the episode at the UK-friendly repeat time of 9pm the same day.

When is Victoria series two on ITV?

The sixth episode of the new series airs tonight (Sunday October 1) at 9.00pm on ITV.

ITV’s hit TV show Victoria follows the life of Queen Victoria.

It is a British drama that was created by Daisy Goodwin and stars Jenna Coleman as Victoria and Tom Hughes as Prince Albert.

First look pictures from filming gave a glimpse at the royal couple with their new baby.

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