Diana Rigg

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Diana Rigg BIO

Rigg is making her LCT debut in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Broadway: Medea (Tony Award), The Misanthrope (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Abelard and Heloise (Tony nom.). Off-Broadway: Britannicus and Phaedra (BAM).

Previous national tour is include Colette, King Lear. London theater credits include West End: Pygmalion (Mrs. Higgins, 2011/Eliza Doolittle, 1974), Honour, Suddenly, Last Summer, Follies, Heartbreak House, Night and Day, Macbeth, Abelard and Heloise; National Theatre: Macbeth, Phaedra, Humble Boy, Mother Courage and her Children, The Misanthrope, Jumpers; Almeida Theatre: Britannicus, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (also West End), Medea (also West End), Phaedra; and RSC: Twelfth Night, King Lear.

In film, Breathe, The Honourable Rebel, The Hospital, The Painted Veil, Heidi, Parting Shots, A Good Man in Africa, Snow White, Evil Under the Sun, The Great Muppet Caper, A Little Night Music, Theatre of Blood, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Assassination Bureau, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Extensive TV credits include PBS Masterpiece's "Victoria" (currently), "Game of Thrones" (three Emmy noms.), "Extras," "Victoria & Albert" (Emmy nom.), "The Mrs. Bradley Mysteries," "Rebecca" (Emmy Award), "Screen Two" (Cable Ace Award), "Mother Love" (BAFTA Award), "Bleak House," "Diana," "The Avengers." Author: "No Turn Unstoned," "So to the Land."

Rigg owns a chateau in France and is a dry-fly fisherwoman who has caught a 24.5-pound salmon, which she considers her greatest achievement to date. Chancellor of Stirling University (1997-2007). Named a Commander of the British Empire in 1988 and a Dame of the British Empire in 1994.

Diana Rigg Photos


Broadway Revival, 2018
Mrs. Higgins

Broadway Revival, 2014
Melissa Gardner [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 1994

[Regional (UK)]
World Premiere, 1992

[West End]
London Revival, 1987
Phyllis Rogers Stone

Closed on the road, 1982



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Interview: Michael Coveney on THE FINAL CURTAIN: 'Describing Any of These Great Actors in an Obituary is Like Pinning Butterflies to Walls'

Death is not the end - at least, if there is a journalist on hand to tell the world of your deeds. Michael Coveney is best known for his work as a theatre critic at the Daily Mail, Financial Times, The Guardian and Observer alongside which he wrote a series of obituaries covering many of the most famous actors of the last century.

The Ensemble Company To Present Explosive WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

The Ensemble Company, now in their fifth year in residence at Penguin Point Productions located within the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2023 season with a production of Edward Albee's masterpiece, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which celebrated 60 years in 2022.  Virginia Woolf is rescheduled from The Ensemble Company's 2022 season.

Review: HEDDA GABLER, Reading Rep Theatre

Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler has been a vehicle for many actresses to show off their dramatic chops. But when you have Diana Rigg, Ingrid Bergman and Ruth Wilson previously inhabit the titular role, it’s easy to see why. Often dubbed “the female Hamlet,” Ibsen’s titular story breathes new life in Harriet Madeley’s queer spin premiering at Reading Rep.

Video: Celebrate 50 Years of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

A Little Night Music opened on Broadway on February 25, 1973. Watch videos of the original and revival casts!

The Coolidge Corner Theatre Announces Winter/Spring 2023 Lineup Of Weekly Kids' Shows

The Coolidge Corner Theatre ('the Coolidge') has announced the winter/spring 2023 its weekly Kids' Shows. Sure to delight all ages, the new season launches on Sunday, January 1 at 10:30am with a screening of the beloved stop-motion classic Shaun the Sheep.

Review: Belmont University Musical Theatre's Inspiring and Astonishing SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM

Since his death in 2021, Stephen Sondheim and his canon of work have justifiably been on the hearts and minds of theater people from around the world, with revivals, retrospectives and remembrances filling the calendars of an amazing range of companies paying homage to the master of contemporary musical theater. Just in time for a new season of productions highlighting the Nashville theater calendar, Belmont University Musical Theatre has chosen the aptly named musical revue Sondheim on Sondheim to launch a two-show semester that honors the genius of the master while showcasing the talents of its roster of musical theater majors who continue to add luster to the program’s reputation.

MOVIE NIGHT WITH MACHINE At The Museum Of Arts And Design

Movie Night with Machine at The Museum of Arts and Design is a screening series of five beloved throwback films curated by Machine Dazzle to accompany his solo exhibition, Queer Maximalism x Machine Dazzle.

Tributes Paid After Death Of Actor David Warner

Tributes have been paid to the actor David Warner after his death was announced..

The Ensemble Company celebrates 60 years of Edward Albee's VIRGINIA WOOL

The Ensemble Company, the theatre company in residence at Penguin Point Productions located in the Oviedo Mall, continues its 2022 season—their fourth--with Edward Albee’s acclaimed masterwork, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, opening September 9th.

BWW Review: THE CHAIRS, Almeida Theatre

Kathryn Hunter shines in this updated version of a classic exemplar of the Theatre of the Absurd

BWW Interview: Ryan O'Connor Always Bringing A LITTLE Humor into His NIGHT MUSIC & Other Projects

A Los Angeles theatre community favorite Ryan O'Connor dons his directorial hat for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, opening at Greenway Court Theatre February 4th. I had the chance to question Ryan on A LITTLE behind-the-scenes of NIGHT MUSIC, his pandemic past times and his various ties with the L.A. theatre scene.

Adjoa Andoh Appointed Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor Of Contemporary Theatre 2022-2023

The Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professorship, attached to St Catherine's College, was inaugurated by Stephen Sondheim in 1990, followed by a distinguished list of professors including Arthur Miller, Diana Rigg, Richard Eyre, Phyllida Lloyd, Ian McKellen, Nick Hytner, Deborah Warner, Stephen Daldry and Tom Stoppard.

Riverside Studios Announces Full Programme Of Theatre, Exhibitions, Workshops and Talks

This high-energy show from Onyx Productions, already booking fast, will be a dynamic change from panto season

VIDEO: Watch Anya Taylor-Joy Sing 'Downtown' from the LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Soundtrack

Ahead of the soundtrack's release on Friday, the music video for 'Downtown' from Last Night in Soho has been released! Sung by Anya Taylor-Joy, the video is accompanied by two versions of the single, an uptempo and downtempo. Listen to both versions and watch the trailer for the new film now!

WEST SIDE STORY, YENTL & More Join BroadwayHD October Slate

Discover the magic of movie musicals this month as BroadwayHD delivers an unforgettable lineup of some of the most beloved and well-known productions in history. Starting October 1, West Side Story will make its way to the platform along with Academy Award-winning musical, along with Academy Award-winning film Yentl, starring Barbra Streisand. 

VIDEO: Official Trailer for LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

The film features Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham, Michael Ajao, and Synnøve Karlsen. 

Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald & André De Shields to be Honored by The Theatre World Awards, Hosted Online by BroadwayWorld

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors announced today, as a departure from the annual awards ceremony, will present a one-night only virtual event to honor Broadways best with a Special Gala Award Benefit to help raise funds for the prestigious Theatre World Awards.

Video Roundup: Watch Trailers For COBRA KAI, THE FLASH, THE TOMORROW WAR, and More!

Some trailers were for new episodes of longrunning shows, and others showed teasers of what fans can expect from completely new films and series from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more. Watch them all here!

Patti LuPone, Pasek & Paul, Chita Rivera and More Join The Broadway Teachers Podcast

Broadway Teachers Workshop, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the release of the Broadway Teachers Podcast, a series of conversations recorded live over the past twenty-one years at the Broadway Teachers Workshop in Manhattan.

Arizona Opera Announces Return To In-Theater Performances For Its 2021/22 Season

Arizona Opera has announced its 2021/22 Season—its 50th Anniversary Season—which will feature an exciting and diverse programming schedule of five productions, including the release of the company’s first world premiere film and four planned in-theater productions in both Phoenix and Tucson.


Diana Rigg has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Diana Rigg has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Diana Rigg's first West End show was Follies which opened in 1987

Diana Rigg has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "My Fair Lady." She also received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for the same production. In addition, Rigg has been nominated for Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for her performances in "Britannicus," "Phedre," "Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?," "Mother Courage And Her Children," and "Medea." She also received the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards for her roles in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "Mother Courage," and "Medea." Rigg's nominations also include Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Medea" and "The Misanthrope." She received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Medea" and "Abelard and Heloise."

Diana Rigg has won several awards throughout her career. She received the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards for her performances in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "Mother Courage." She also won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for her role in "Medea." Additionally, she was honored with another Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress at the Evening Standard Awards for her performance in "Medea."

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