Diana Rigg, The Avengers and Game of Thrones star, dies aged 82

The actor’s roles in film and on TV included The Avengers, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Game of Thrones

The actor Diana Rigg, known for her roles on stage and in film and television –including the The Avengers and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – has died at the age of 82.

Rigg, who rose to prominence in the 1960s thanks to her starring role as Emma Peel in in The Avengers alongside Patrick Macnee, enjoyed a long and varied career, playing Lady Olenna Tyrell in HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones, a show she admitted in 2019 that she had never watched. She also played Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, or Tracey Bond, James Bond’s first and only wife to date, in the 1969 film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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