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Dame Diana Rigg, R.I.P.

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Dame Diana Rigg has passed away at age 82.

A statement from her agent Simon Beresford said: “It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that Dame Diana Rigg died peacefully early this morning.

“She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time. Dame Diana was an icon of theatre, film, and television.

“She was the recipient of Bafta, Emmy, Tony and Evening Standard awards for her work on stage and screen.

He added: “Dame Diana was a much loved and admired member of her profession, a force of nature who loved her work and her fellow actors. She will be greatly missed.”

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https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/dame-diana-rigg-dies-aged-82-133335450.html

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The greatest thing to ever come out of Yorkshire.

RIP - very classy and a trouper, totally irreplaceable. :(

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4 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

The greatest thing to ever come out of Yorkshire.

RIP - very classy and a trouper, totally irreplaceable. :(

I think Sir Geoffrey might have something to say about that....

As may Messrs Hockney and Bennett and Barbara Hepworth but we'll forgive such hyperbole given the sad circumstances :)

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Oh, no!

Time to find the Avengers theme...

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11 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

I think Sir Geoffrey might have something to say about that....

As may Messrs Hockney and Bennett and Barbara Hepworth but we'll forgive such hyperbole given the sad circumstances :)

 Nope - Even as a Boycott fan, I’d put her ahead of all of those. Brought up near Pudsey, no less. :)

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The epitome of British class and style.  I had a major crush on her when I was younger, but then, who didn't?  RIP.

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Ah, so many adolescent fantasies in my youth! Saw her live in London years ago with Rex Harrison in "Heartbreak House." A marvelous talent who will be much missed!

 

 

 

gregmo

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When I was young I thought she was sexy in The Avengers--a most common feeling.

I did not see her in a lot of stuff otherwise--the so-so Bond picture (she was the best thing about it) and an appearance on TV in King Lear (with Olivier, no less).

R.I.P. Diana Rigg (Mrs. Peel)

 

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She was on TV here last night in a new remake of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. Worked right up until very recently.

Didn’t see it, alas.

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Serious teenage crush on her as a kid. I won't get graphic. Loved the Avengers theme by Laurie Johnson (a close friend of Bernard Herrmann, a serious Anglophile), and figured it out and played it on the guitar. Was annoyed at her replacement, Linda Thorson for a while, but got used to her after a while. Quirky stories by the prolific Brian Clements

When they brought back the Avengers with Joanna Lumley, all that was left was the music score, which had an excellent polyrhythmic drummer playing on it.I don't  know who it was, Randy Jones?

DR was also in "The Hospital", written by Paddy Chayefsky, with Geo. C Scott, where she played the hippie daughter of an insane doctor, who murdered a bunch of patients in a NYC hospital.

Then she played the daughter of Vincent Price in"Theater of Blood", a very witty horror flick where she helped her dad, VP, murder a bunch of theater critics, because they panned her father's performances in the theater. The murders were all taken from Skakespeare's plays. RIP, Mrs. Peel...

 

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5 hours ago, soulpope said:

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R.I.P ....

Definitely one my absolute myth of tv broadcasting in childhood. I remember waiting for the new episode with my dad every week. 

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1 hour ago, sgcim said:

 

DR was also in "The Hospital", written by Paddy Chayefsky, with Geo. C Scott, where she played the hippie daughter of an insane doctor, who murdered a bunch of patients in a NYC hospital.

 

The Hospital is one underrated movie, it's great and Riggs was very good. 

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My late wife and I saw Rigg in a very good Tom Stoppard play, "Night and Day," in London in 1978 0r '79. She was terrific in it.

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R.I.P.

I was kind of in love with her in my teens - such a good looking woman. Even more later, when she starred in one of those Hercule Poirot movies with Peter Ustinov.

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2 hours ago, Larry Kart said:

My late wife and I saw Rigg in a very good Tom Stoppard play, "Night and Day," in London in 1978 0r '79. She was terrific in it.

I saw her in a Stoppard play in London too but it was "Jumpers" from a few years earlier. 

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8 hours ago, porcy62 said:

Definitely one my absolute myth of tv broadcasting in childhood. I remember waiting for the new episode with my dad every week. 

I was waiting too :D ....

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As a young boy, I had a big crush on her. RIP Diana.  

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