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Diana Rigg (1938-), Actress

Dame Diana Rigg

Sitter in 6 portraits
Rigg spent her early years in Jodhpur in Raiputana and at he age of eight was sent to school in England. Upon leaving school she enrolled at RADA and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1959. She found success in theatre, film and television. In 1965 she captured the popular imagination as Emma Peel in the British television series The Avengers. Rigg's performances in Medea at Wyndham's Theatre (1992), in Mother Courage at the National Theatre (1995) and in Phèdre and Britannicus at the Albery (1998) won her great critical acclaim. She was created a Dame in 1994.

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Diana Rigg

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print, September 1966
NPG P1057


Diana Rigg

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print from original 2 1/4 inch square film negative, September 1966
NPG x128709


Diana Rigg

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, September 1967
NPG x126258


Diana Rigg; Maggie Smith

by Bob Penn
matte resin print, 1981
NPG x34554


Patrick Macnee as John Steed and Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in 'The Avengers'

by Frank Oglesbee
vintage print, 1960s
NPG x194135


Diana Rigg

by Louise Bobbé
bromide fibre print, February 1999
NPG x125832