Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg

Diana Rigg Quick Links

News Pictures Film Quotes

Danny Dyer Auditioned For 'Game Of Thrones'. Three Times.

Danny Dyer Diana Rigg Josef Altin Eastenders Jonathan Ross

It may be a vehicle for a great deal of British acting talent, but ‘Game of Thrones’ is apparently unwilling to accommodate Danny Dyer. The ‘Eastenders’ star has apparently auditioned for the HBO smash series on three separate occasions, only to be rejected.

Dyer revealed during a recording of ITV’s ‘Jonathan Ross Show’ “I’ve been up for it three times, I got three knockbacks”. Dame Diana Rigg, another guest on Ross’ show and who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell in ‘Game of Thrones’, said “I’ll put in a word for you as long as you lose the cockney accent.”

Danny Dyer Kellie Bright
Danny Dyer, pictured with 'Eastenders' co-star Kellie Bright, auditioned for 'Game of Thrones' three times

Continue reading: Danny Dyer Auditioned For 'Game Of Thrones'. Three Times.

Picture - Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling... London United Kingdom, Sunday 30th November 2014

Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling - Shots of a host of stars as they took to the red carpet for the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014 which were held at the London Palladium in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th November 2014

Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling
Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling

Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 -Breaking Bad Predictably Dominates Drama

Bryan Cranston Aaron Paul Julianna Margulies Robin Wright Claire Danes Lizzy Caplan Kerry Washington Woody Harrelson Matthew Mcconaughey Anna Gunn Kevin Spacey Maggie Smith Joanne Froggatt Christina Hendricks Jon Voight Peter Dinklage Mandy Patinkin Allison Janney Diana Rigg Kate Mara Joe Morton Beau Bridges Robert Morse Dylan Baker Paul Giamatti

The Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Monday evening (25th August) in Los Angeles and there was stiff competition in every category although the results were ultimately highly predictable. 

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad dominated the drama awards at the Primetime Emmys.

Read More: Forget Malcolm In The Middle, Three Serious Breaking Bad Ending Theories.

Continue reading: Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 -Breaking Bad Predictably Dominates Drama

Game Of Thrones Season 4 Mere Weeks Away - Here's 5 Reasons Why We Love HBO's Hit Series

Kit Harington Charles Dance Peter Dinklage Diana Rigg Joe Dempsie Sibel Kekilli John Bradley Kristian Nairn Ciaran Hinds

Season 4 of Game of Thrones is due to air on April 17th and the build-up has just begun. Some fans of the show were lucky enough to catch a sneak preview of the first episode at a special event at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn. 

Kit Harrington
Kit Harrington stars in Game of Thrones as Jon Snow.

Thousands of the aforementioned fans were greeted to a preview of the premiere episode and were surprised by the arrival of a number of the show's actors; the writer George R.R. Martin; and a marching band performing the theme song. The Huffington Post reports fans also indulged in "Game of Thrones Beer"; sat on the Iron Throne; and coveted the costumes of some of their favourite characters. 

Continue reading: Game Of Thrones Season 4 Mere Weeks Away - Here's 5 Reasons Why We Love HBO's Hit Series

Picture - Diana Rigg - New York... Manhattan New York United States, Wednesday 19th March 2014

Diana Rigg - New York Premiere of The Fourth Season of "Game of Thrones" - Red Carpet Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 19th March 2014

Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 4: Was It The Best Episode Yet? [Spoilers]

Peter Dinklage Diana Rigg

Season three episode four of Game of Thrones is all about revenge. The final minutes of the episodes were a stunning crescendo, with the masters of Astapor learning that "a dragon is not a slave," in the worst possible way. The episode was arguably the one instalment of the season that wouldn't have looked out of place on the big-screen - it had real cinematic moments, thanks to director Alex Graves.

In the episode - And Now His Watch Has Ended - Peter Dinklage's Tyrion discusses the Battle of the Blackwater with Lord Varys. Does Varys have proof that the Queen tried to have Tyrion killed? Elsewhere, Diana Rigg's Lady Elenna meets with Varys to discuss her interest in Sansa

In the North, Bran has another of his crazy dreams where he is running through the woods with Jojen Reed chasing the tree-eyed-crow. He climbs a tree in pursuit of the crow, but falls when he sees his mother who begs him not to climb again: but what does it all mean? Over in the Riverlands, Arya, Gendry and Sandor Clegane are being transported to the hideout of the Brotherhood without Banners by Thoros and his men. There, they are introduced to Beric Dondarrion, to calls Clegane a murderer - something he refutes. Arya tells the Brotherhood of Micah that Clegane killed. 

Continue reading: Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 4: Was It The Best Episode Yet? [Spoilers]

Picture - Dame Diana Rigg , Monday 2nd July 2012

Diana Rigg and Jenna-louise Coleman - Dame Diana Rigg Monday 2nd July 2012 BBC One series sci fi series 'Doctor Who' shoots in Butetown

Diana Rigg and Jenna-louise Coleman



Diana Rigg Set To Play Game Of Thrones

The Avengers star Diana Rigg has joined the cast of fantasy U.S. TV drama Game Of Thrones.The actress, who played Emma Peel in the cult...

Dame Diana Lights Up The Stage

DAME DIANA RIGG has been given permission to flout England's smoking ban and will light a cigarette on a London stage next week (begs03Sep07). The...

Rigg Takes Lead Role In Almodovar Stage Adaptation

Emmy-award winning actress DAME DIANA RIGG has landed one of the main roles in the U.K. stage adaptation of Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's film All...

Rigg's Catsuit Trauma

Actress DAME DIANA RIGG's trademark catsuit from THE AVENGERS turned her into an overnight sex symbol - but the figure-hugging leather outfit was "a nightmare"...


Stirling Beats Mugger

British actress RACHAEL STIRLING took on a mugger who snatched her mobile phone outside her London home - and won. The 29-year-old daughter of DAME...

Paltrow And Fiennes Reteam For Shakespeare Celebration

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE co-stars GWYNETH PALTROW and JOSEPH FIENNES will reunited as ROMEO AND JULIET for a gala celebration of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE's work. The...