Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg

Highest Rated: 100% The Hospital (1971)

Lowest Rated: 10% A Good Man in Africa (1994)

Birthday: Jul 20, 1938

Birthplace: Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK

The poised, effortlessly versatile veteran of stage, film and television for over five decades, Dame Diana Rigg was a rara avis: a flawless interpreter of Shakespeare and other classical stage work, as well as a thinking man's sex symbol as Mrs. Emma Peel, the catsuit-sporting crime fighter on "The Avengers" (ITV, 1961-69). Rigg's cool beauty and knack for witty banter made her an idol among male viewers during the 1960s, but she struggled to overcome the character's superhuman charms after leaving the show. She instead found lasting fame and respect on Broadway and television, where she netted Tony and Emmy awards as formidable figures like Medea, Mrs. Danvers in "Rebecca" (ITV, 1996), and Olenna Tyrell in "Game of Thrones" (HBO 2011- ). Though fondly remembered for "The Avengers" decades later, Rigg's body of work made her one of the most accomplished and respected actresses in the business.

Highest rated movies

The Hospital
Theatre of Blood
Evil Under the Sun
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Last Night in Soho
The Great Muppet Caper
The Assassination Bureau The Painted Veil




76% 90% Last Night in Soho Miss Collins (Character) $10.1M 2021
68% 72% Breathe Lady Neville (Character) $489.4K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Honourable Rebel Narrator - 2015
74% 85% The Painted Veil Mother Superior (Character) $8.0M 2006
No Score Yet 66% Heidi Grandmamma (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 88% The Last King Queen Henrietta Maria (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 77% Victoria & Albert Baroness Lehzen (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 0% The American Madame de Bellegarde (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 21% Parting Shots Lisa (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries: Speedy Death Adela Bradley (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 78% The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Mrs. Golightly (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 14% The Haunting of Helen Walker Mrs. Grose (Character) - 1995
10% 27% A Good Man in Africa Chloe Fanshawe (Character) $2.2M 1994
No Score Yet 33% Running Delilah Judith (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Genghis Cohn Baroness Frieda von Stangel (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 80% Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Mme. Colbert (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unexplained Laughter Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 70% Snow White Evil Queen (Character) $87.0M 1987
No Score Yet 59% A Hazard of Hearts Lady Harriet Vulcan (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 77% The Worst Witch Miss Constance Hardbroom (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 61% King Lear Regan (Character) - 1983
92% 72% Evil Under the Sun Arlena Marshall (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 25% Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler (Character) - 1981
75% 78% The Great Muppet Caper Lady Holiday (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marquise Eloise (Character) - 1980
18% 32% A Little Night Music Charlotte Mittelheim (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 83% In This House of Brede Philippa (Character) - 1975
94% 81% Theatre of Blood Edwina Lionheart (Character) - 1973
100% 74% The Hospital Miss Barbara Drummond (Character) - 1971
40% 35% Julius Caesar Portia (Character) - 1970
75% 69% The Assassination Bureau Sonya Winter (Character) - 1969
81% 64% On Her Majesty's Secret Service Tracy (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 55% A Midsummer Night's Dream Helena (Character) - 1968


57% 31% Black Narcissus Mother Dorothea (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 85% All Creatures Great and Small Mrs Pumphrey (Character) 2020
100% 97% Detectorists Veronica (Character) 2017
87% 83% Victoria on Masterpiece Duchess Of Buccleuch (Character) 2017
89% 85% Game of Thrones Lady Olenna Tyrell (Guest Star) 2013-2017
83% 88% You, Me and the Apocalypse Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
90% 66% Doctor Who Mrs. Gillyflower (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mystery! Unknown (Character),
1999 2003
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet 0% An Avonlea Christmas Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Character) 1964-1968