The evening will be led by Edward Seckerson, who will talk to Dame Diana Rigg about her life and career at St James Theatre on Sunday 7th February.
As one of Britain’s most distinguished actresses, Dame Diana Rigg has had a varied career on stage, film and screen and will be discussing her career from making her professional stage debut in in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle all the way through her time at the Royal Shakespeare Company and beyond.
Her film roles include Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Countess Teresa di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Edwina Lionheart in the classic horror film Theatre of Blood and Barbara Drummond in Arthur Hiller’s Oscar-winning The Hospital.
But her best known role is probably that of Emma Peel in the television programme The Avengers. Her other television credits include: Mother Lovefor which she won a BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress; Mrs Danvers in Rebecca, for which she won an Emmy Award; and since 2013 she has played Lady Olenna Tyrell in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones.
She will be in conversation with Edward Seckerson, a writer and broadcaster who specialises in classical music, opera and musical theatre. He was formerly a music critic on The Independent and more recently has conducted a number of live onstage interviews with distinguished actors, classical musicians and stars of musical theatre.
A Conversation with Dame Diana Rigg takes place at St James Theatre on Sunday 7th February at 3pm. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/theatre/a-conversation-with-dame-diana-rigg/