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RIP Dame Diana Rigg

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gray1720, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54106509

    I was too young for the original runs of the Avengers but the 1980s re-runs when I was at a malleable age made a lasting impression.

    I wonder if I can find "A Touch of Brimstone" anywhere to watch tonight? Now *that* was television!
     
  2. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Great shame, just saw her the other week in OHMSS, and also looking forward to seeing her in All Creatures.
     
  3. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Thank you Dame Diana Rigg for the Hellfire Club episode... *happy sigh*

    RIP.

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  4. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I was of an impressionable age when I saw her in the Avengers. I was duly impressed. Of course she matured into a serious actor, but I remember her as Mrs Peel.
     
  5. Bazarchie

    Bazarchie Well-Known Member

    RIP

    Although I was quite young at the time I did enjoy the Avengers. I caught part of an episode earlier this week, the stunts were certainly dated, but it was still enjoyable.
     
  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Ah, Emma Peel.

    Later explained to Ms Rigg as a play on M Appeal, ie Man Appeal - her (secondary?) purpose in the programme...
     
  7. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    I only really remember her from GOT (game of thrones)

    She was born not far from where I’m from.

    RIP.
     
  8. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    The only Bond girl to marry James. RIP
     
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  9. Jimbo57

    Jimbo57 Well-Known Member

    One thing that none of the official obituaries seem to mention is the immense amount of charity work she did in and around Dunblane while (and after) she was married to Archie Stirling. (Son of SAS founder James Stirling and father of actress Rachel Stirling)
     
  10. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Now that I didn't know, Jimbo. I knew the Stirling connection (though wasn't it David Stirling?), but not about the charity work.
     
  11. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    Diana Rigg was married to Archibald Stirling, son of William Stirling, the brother of David Stirling. David Stirling was the founder of the SAS.

    Rachel Stirling is the daughter of Archibald Stirling and Diana Rigg
     

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