Dame Enid Diana Rigg was an actress from the UK. She had been contributing to the Acting Industry since 1957, making it 63 remarkable years of her journey. Rachel Stirling, her only daughter, is the remaining family member after her demise. She was a talented woman who knew how to act and what acting was all about, inside and outside.
Her contribution to the Film Industry
Dame Enid Diana Rigg had contributed judiciously to the Acting and Film Industry. She is known for her roles in famous films like The Avengers for playing as Emma Peel and Game of thrones playing as Olenna Tyrell. In addition to that, she also starred in Doctor Who to play as Mrs. Winifred Gillyflower. Moreover, she was the only woman who played the role of Mrs. James Bond.
Cause of her demise
The cause of her death is stated as due to cancer. Her condition for cancer was detected and diagnosed in the month of March. She spent her last months happily and enjoyed taking a road down the memory lane of her acting career and her journey in the filming industry. The above was stated by her daughter, Racheal Stirling.
The reaction of the fans and her co-stars
Many of her fans and the agencies with whom she had worked with, shared their condolences on social media. They mourned the loss for one of the greatest actresses and the Film and Acting Industry.
Her co-star for the television show, Game of Thrones, Nikolaj CosterWaldau (played the role of Jamie Lannister) said that she always set a whole new level of talent in acting whenever she did so. And also, that it was a great experience and an honour working with her.
Awards and Recognizable Nominations
Dame Enid Diana Rigg was awarded multiple times for her fantastic roles of acting in various movies and TV shows. At the same time, she was nominated for the same.
Some of the remarkable awards that were earned by Dam Enid Diana Rigg were:
She won the BAFTA TV Award and Broadcasting Press Guild Award in 1990 for being the Best Actress for the movie “Mother Love”.
In 1992, she won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for being the Best Actress for the movie “Medea”. For the dame movie, she had won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in 1994.
Dame Enid Diana had also won the Evening Standard Theatre Award under the category of Best Actress for the movie “Mother Courage and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” in 1996.
After being first nominated for an Emmy Award, she finally won the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie for “Rebecca” in 1997.
In 2000, she was awarded a (non-competitive) Special BAFTA Award for the movie “The Avengers”.
And finally, she won the Canneseries Variety Icon award in 2019. This was her most recent and final award.