Meryl Streep Reveals the Moment She Started
Vanity FairMeryl Streep Reveals the Moment She Started Hating CriticsVanity FairDiana Rigg, he mused, "has a way of protruding her face like a Ping-Pong paddle, while grinning vapidly or bursting into a whinnying laugh." Angela Lansbury lets "her eyes go either bulgily whirling . . . or so narrowly slitty that you couldn't slip a ...
Posted on 25 August 2016 | 5:32 pm
BBC Greenlights Seven New Agatha Christie
VarietyBBC Greenlights Seven New Agatha Christie AdaptationsVariety(The story has appeared on both the big and small screens before: as an Oscar-nominated movie by Billy Wilder in the 1950s and as a TV special in the 1980s, with actresses Marlene Dietrich and Diana Rigg, respectively, in the title role.) Charlotte ...and more »
Posted on 24 August 2016 | 3:53 am
Actress Diana Rigg says Lady Olenna Tyrell
Winter Is ComingActress Diana Rigg says Lady Olenna Tyrell is "pretty evil"Winter Is ComingWhen we were first introduced to the Tyrell clan in Game of Thrones Season 2, it seemed like young Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) would be our main point of contact. Sly and ambitious, Margaery climbed the royal over the course of her five seasons on ...
Posted on 19 August 2016 | 8:55 am
Game of Thrones: Dame Diana on playing Lady
BBC NewsGame of Thrones: Dame Diana on playing Lady Olenna TyrellBBC NewsAfter a career spanning five decades, including her role as Mrs Peel in The Avengers, Dame Diana says the secret to great acting is "to measure the distance between yourself and that part and you have to fill it, fill it with truth", bringing to bear ...and more »
Posted on 17 August 2016 | 4:05 am
Diana Rigg and Ruaraidh Murray on acting,
Herald ScotlandDiana Rigg and Ruaraidh Murray on acting, Edinburgh, love and regretHerald Scotland“WHEN I started at drama school there were nothing but working-class people. Peter O'Toole, Albert Finney. Tom Courtenay. There wasn't a posh boy there.” Diana Rigg – Dame Diana Rigg if you want to stand on ceremony; she doesn't insist on it – is ...and more »
Posted on 29 July 2016 | 4:20 pm
With Season Five, Game of Thrones Transcends
Heading into its fifth season, HBO’s Game of Thrones has accrued some tremendous assets—and a few daunting challenges. On the minus side, last season’s plots and counter-plots resulted in the deaths of several of the best secondary characters the show has had (Tywin Lannister, Oberyn Martell, the Hound, Ygritte). More important still, the last two seasons were based on the third, and best, of ...
Posted on 10 April 2015 | 4:00 am
Toby Jones to play smug banker in new BBC
Actor, fresh from Dad’s Army, moves on to adaptation of John Lanchester novel about the ‘haves and have-nots’ of one London street Fresh from playing Captain Mainwaring in a new film version of Dad’s Army , Toby Jones is to take a lead role in BBC1’s forthcoming adaptation of John Lanchester’s critically acclaimed novel Capital. The star of The Girl and the drama Marvellous will play the smug ...
Posted on 9 April 2015 | 4:43 pm
Game of Thrones: Watch Out, Westeros! Dark
Plus: Who are the Sand Snakes?
Posted on 8 April 2015 | 3:42 pm
GoT's Lena Headey teases season five
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey has teased "great scenes" between her character Cersei and Natalie Dormer's Margaery in the show's fifth season.
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 7:03 am
'Game of Thrones' star Maisie
Maisie Williams takes a much-needed vacation from life in Westeros to visit the TARDIS.
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 1:05 pm
Emmys: Which of These Guest Star Nominees
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones (HBO) The revered veteran, who won an Emmy in 1997, landed her third straight nom for her Lady Olenna on this big hit and could win for the first time thanks to a killer monologue in the episode she submitted. The 90-year-old ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 10:04 pm
Painted Veil’ and ‘The Sapphires’
Rolling Stone called the film “Magnificent.” Diana Rigg, of Ms. Emma Peel fame in the Avenger TV series, is also in the film. Critics called “The Painted Veil” a powerful, beautifully photographed, superbly acted film. Painted Veil is ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Magnificent Swiss Alps and the Top of Europe
You can sit in the bobsleigh and re-enact one of the chase scenes from the film, and learn how Diana Rigg, who couldn’t ski, had to be unglamorously strapped to a sledge for the action scenes (excursion £43). I also visited the Reichenbach Falls ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 5:11 pm
Elf warning: Ticket prices for musical
Sure, it usually costs more to go to a play than to go to the pictures. But it can be a life-changing experience (I saw Diana Rigg as Medea when I was a teenager, and a lifetime as a classicist has followed). But Elf, a musical adaptation of the Will ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 10:00 am
The Small Council: Who was the best actress
ANI: There’s only one answer for me: Diana Rigg. It probably feels a little off the wall, since Rigg was only in a couple episodes this season, but every time she stepped on the screen, it crackled. Her showdown with Cersei, in which she discovered you ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:58 am