Actress Dame Diana Rigg dies aged 82

Actress Dame Diana Rigg dies aged 82

PanARMENIAN.Net - Actress Dame Diana Rigg, famous for roles including Emma Peel in TV series "The Avengers" and Olenna Tyrell in "Game of Thrones", has died at the age of 82, the BBC reports.

"She died peacefully early this morning. She was at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time," her agent said.

Dame Diana is also known for playing Tracy, the only woman who became Mrs James Bond, in 1969 film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service".

She also appeared in ITV's Victoria.

She played the Duchess of Buccleuch in the royal drama, and can currently be seen playing Mrs Pumphrey in Channel 5's new adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small.

In 1990, Dame Diana won a best actress Bafta TV award for playing a difficult mother-in-law in "Mother Love". She also won a Bafta special award in 2000 for "The Avengers", shared with the series' other stars Honor Blackman, Joanna Lumley and Linda Thorson.

Dame Diana was also nominated for nine primetime Emmy awards, winning for her role as Mrs Danvers in "Rebecca" in 1997.

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