Diana Rigg stars in "Game of Thrones" on HBO as Lady Olenna Tyrell. Also known as "The Queen of Thorns," Lady Olenna is the grandmother of Margaery and Loras Tyrell and is, in many ways, the true leader of their powerful family.

Diana Rigg was born in Yorkshire, England, and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She made her professional debut at 17 years old in "The Caucasian Chalk Circle" in 1955. She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-on-Avon in 1959 and made her mark shortly thereafter in productions of "The Taming of the Shrew," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Macbeth," and "King Lear."

Following on the heels of a year-long stint as the sexy secret agent Emma Peel in the British 1960s television series "The Avengers," for which she is particularly well known, Rigg joined the National Theatre, where she played Dottie in Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers," Celimène in "The Misanthrope," Eliza Doolittle in "Pygmalion," and Phaedra in "Phaedra Britannica." Rigg also starred in Tom Stoppard's "Night and Day," "Antony and Cleopatra," Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies," and won a Tony Award for Best Actress in 1994 for her Broadway performance in the title role of "Medea."

Her many film credits include "The Hospital," "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," as James Bond's only wife, Tracy Bond, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "A Little Night Music," "Evil Under the Sun" and "A Good Man in Africa." In 1988, Rigg was decorated as a Commander of the British Empire and, in 1994, was named Dame Commander of the British Empire.

Dame Diana Rigg hosted PBS's "Mystery!" from 1989–2004, and counts among her many television credits "Hedda Gabler," "Witness for the Prosecution," "Bleak House," and "Mother Love," a WGBH Boston/BBC co-production which was broadcast on "Mystery!" in 1990. She also starred as Mrs. Danvers in ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre's "Rebecca" (1997), a performance that earned her the 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries. Rigg also starred in the acclaimed series "The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries." More recently, she made a guest appearance in "Doctor Who."




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Age: 78 years old
Birthday: July 20, 1938
Height: 5' 8 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg
Birthplace: Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK
Husband: Archibald Hugh (Archie) Stirling (3/25/1982 - 8/31/1990, divorced, 1 child)
Menachen Gueffen (7/6/1973 - 9/3/1976, divorced)





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