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Diana Rigg

(1938-2020), Actress

Dame Diana Rigg

Sitter in 6 portraits
Rigg spent her early years in Jodhpur, India, and at the age of eight was sent to school in England. Upon leaving school she enrolled at RADA, then 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 J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1057

Diana Rigg

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, September 1966
NPG P1057

Diana Rigg, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG x128709

Diana Rigg

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

Diana Rigg, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG x126258

Diana Rigg

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print on card mount, September 1967
NPG x126258

Diana Rigg; Maggie Smith, by Bob Penn - NPG x34554

Diana Rigg; Maggie Smith

by Bob Penn
matte resin print, 1981
NPG x34554

Diana Rigg, by Louise Bobbé - NPG x125832

Diana Rigg

by Louise Bobbé
bromide fibre print, February 1999
NPG x125832

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Tony Green

11 September 2020, 00:23

Bryan Senior painted a small portrait for her - head & shoulders [?] if I remember right -- late 1950s when he was working for Crane Kalman Gallery -- maybe it will come to light now -- Bryan was my friend & painting buddy in Cambridge 1954-7 & for quite a few years after that --- I've been in Auckland NZ since 1969 & have lost touch with him ----- R.I.P. Diana Rigg --- Anthony [Tony] Green -- Emeritus Professor, Art History, University of Auckland

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