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