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    RIP Diana Rigg

    Actress Diana Rigg died today (Sept 10) of cancer at age 82.

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    I just read it.Sad news. The Avengers were never the same without her.

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    Oh, bummer.
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    RIP.
    This is So 2020.
    I loved the Avengers as a kid.
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    RIP.

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    I'm not sure how much awareness there is in the US of The Avengers having already been on in the UK for a few years. It was a videotape series then; little of the first series survived (although a few episodes have been found in this century) but all of the following two survived.

    Diana Rigg's appointment (and she actually hadn't been the first to be filmed in the role of Emma Peel) saw the show move to film, though. I believe it's still one of relatively few UK series ever to get a serious foothold in the US market. I got into it in the mid 2000s and loved it. The first B&W series of the show she was in was the peak for sure, I'd say.

    She was the best 'Bond girl' ever as well, IMHO.

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    Damn. I remember watching Steed and Miss Peel back in the 60s. It was a favorite.

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    RIP. I remember her.

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    I have the full Avengers set on VHS still, one of the few remaining VHS collections I still have.

    This one has hit my wife hard, she is a big Dame Diana fan.

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    Prog (ish) reference- she's Guy (Elbow) Garvey's mother-in-law.

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    I loved her in The Avengers, but really got a 15 year old's crush on her when she played James Bond's wife in On Her Majesties Secret Service. A great actress who had lots of energy and spunk, and highly talented. I hope she's resting in peace.
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    No one wore a catsuit better. RIP

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    Life-long fan, such a loss. I particularly liked her portrayal of Veronica, the mother of Becky in the brilliantly understated British comedy Detectorists. The performance was not too much of a stretch as Becky was played by her actual daughter Rachel Stirling.

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    Didn't we all fantasize of seeing Emma "Peel"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    No one wore a catsuit better. RIP
    Ahem.

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    According to her obit in the Washington Post, :
    her character’s very name was said to derive from a studio executive’s recommendation that Macnee’s female assistant should have “man appeal” or “M appeal” — thus, “Emma Peel.”
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    I am surprised no mention of her role in "Game Of Thrones". She was great in that in her old age.

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    I remember her from those Avengers reruns that aired on A&E during the early '90s, as well as the mini-series she did (1991, thereabouts) with David McCallum. RIP.
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