Dame Diana Rigg: A career in pictures

The British actress starred in Avengers, Game of Thrones and the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.The British actress starred in Avengers, Game of Thrones and the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

After learning her trade as theatre actress, in Shakespeare productions and the like, Dame Diana became a household name overnight by playing Emma Peel in The Avengers in the 1960s.

She appeared in 51 episodes of the British espionage show, which also starred Patrick MacNee (pictured) as special agent John Steed.

In the 1980s, she portrayed Lady Honoria Dedlock - opposite Robin Bailey as Sir Leicester Dedlock - in a TV adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, Bleak House.

The Yorkshire-born star won best actress at the Bafta TV Awards in 1990, for her role in Mother Love, alongside David McCallum.

In 2000, Dame Diana's achievements over her long career were recognised again by Bafta with the special award.

In 1994, Dame Diana won the Tony Award for best actress for her titular role the stage production of Medea, both in London's West End and on Broadway.

She added an Emmy Award to her collection several years later for her role as Mrs Danvers in the 1997 adaptation of Rebecca.

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