The film world mourns. Diana Rigg died on Thursday at the age of 82. She became famous as a Bond girl and drove in “Game of Thrones.” Fans and colleagues say goodbye to the character actress online.
Lady Diana Rigg was in front of the camera well into old age. The British actress died “peacefully in her sleep” on Thursday morning at the age of 82. Her family was with her. The BBC reports.
Diana Rigg is dead! “Game of Thrones” star died at the age of 82
“She passed away peacefully early in the morning. She was at home with her family, who are now asking for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time, “Riggs management said in a statement.
Dame Diana Rigg . She always raised the bar with her incredible talent, intelligence and wit. An absolute joy and honor to work with. May her soul Rest In Peace https://t.co/BC4annah1H
— Nikolaj CosterWaldau (@nikolajcw) September 10, 2020
Fans and companions are shocked and mourn the actress online. So far, 73,000 tweets have been posted on Twitter – mainly expressions of grief. Like that of GOT colleague Nikolaj CosterWaldau. He writes: “Dame Diana Rigg. She always raised the bar with her incredible talent, intelligence, and wit. An absolute joy and honor to work with. May her soul Rest In Peace”.
A fan fell in love with the Brit: “Diana Rigg died at the age of 82.
I think she was my first big love.” For me, hardly any other actress has such a screen presence as Diana Rigg. As Lady Olenna Tyrell, aka” Queen of Thorns, “I will remember her forever – thanks for all the fantastic film and series
moments and memories. #RIPDianaRigg
# GOT, writes user Sorcerer Diana Rigg became famous as Emma Peel in “Mit Schirm, Charm und Melon.”
— ⚓Olli●⚓😷 (@olli_mit_anker) September 10, 2020
In her last role as “Mrs. Pumphrey,” she shone in the British series “All Creatures Great and Small”. The actress, who was born in Doncaster on June 20, 1938, became famous in the 1960s as the hot agent Emma Peel in “With umbrella, charm and bowler hat” and played the Bond girl Contessa Teresa the film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Only she wanted to marry the secret agent because she was his equal. Rigg later struggled with her role. Younger viewers will remember her as Lady Olenna in “Game of Thrones “. In Westeros, she steered the country as a tough negotiator up to her tragic serial death. She also played in the film “The Avengers”.
She has been nominated for an Emmy nine times in her career and has starred in the theater and her TV and film appearances. Diana Rigg was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.