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Maggie Smith vs. Diana Rigg

Do you think Dame Diana is jealous of Dame Maggie's career?

by Anonymousreply 3104/29/2013

No. I saw Rigg in an hour-long interview on British TV and she said she would have liked a more substantial feature film career like Smith's but she always considers herself contented and happy with what she's done onstage and on TV. She singled out Mother Love and Medea as personal favorites. She said she would have loved it if the film of A Little Night Music was a success but it wasn't and she was grateful to have gotten to spend time with Elizabeth Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 103/26/2013

Here's the interview which was actually done in 1997. Of course she gave it way before Downton Abbey but I doubt she's grown jealous of Dame Maggie over it.

by Anonymousreply 203/26/2013

Rigg said that she never wanted a career that would end with her knighthood (damehood?)

She had admitted that she has taken chances with her career; some of her friends told her to turn down the role of Emma Peel on the Avengers. Others questioned her taking the role in a James Bond film.

Julie Christie, Jacqueline Bissett, Susannah York, Samantha Egger, etc. were her contemporaries along with Maggie Smith

After the Avengers, I think Rigg's best work is as Dame Phillippa Talbot, a Benedictine nun in the telefilm "In This House oF Brede."

by Anonymousreply 303/26/2013

Dame Diana will forever be remembered as an icon of the 1960s - a woman who defined beauty for the late-60s.

by Anonymousreply 403/26/2013

When TV GUIDE named the best dramatic actress and role fot each decade of the magazine's publication (I think it was an anniversary issue). Diana Rigg/Emma Peel were chosen to represented the 1960s.

Among the other actress and their roles chosen were Loretta Young for her anthology series in the 1950s; and Tyne Daly for Cagney and Lacey in the 1980s

by Anonymousreply 503/26/2013

And January Jones for this last decade.

by Anonymousreply 603/26/2013

She calls George Lazenby a bad word in the linked interview. She speaks well of everybody else.

by Anonymousreply 703/26/2013

I loved Diana in the cheesy "Theatre of Blood" with Vincent Price.

by Anonymousreply 803/26/2013

not even one nomination for Diana Rigg? Wow how does one hold their head up?

by Anonymousreply 903/26/2013

I wonder if her TV success hurt her chances at a film career.

by Anonymousreply 1003/26/2013

She was quite simply superb in " Mother Love". In an interview in Australia, she was asked why she, unlike so many well known actors, never appeared in a Harry Potter film. Her typically Rigg reply was . . . . " nobody asked me". I wonder if she is unpopular with other "dames" ? P.S. Her daughter, Rachael Stirling, is a chip of the old block; another damn fine (young) actor.

by Anonymousreply 1103/26/2013

R9 The M stuff is really getting stale.

by Anonymousreply 1203/26/2013

Well, I doubt she's maintained a friendship with former RSC chum, Vanessa Redgrave...

by Anonymousreply 1303/26/2013

Yeah, and we all know why !!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1403/26/2013

Dames Judi, Joan, Helen, Eileen, and Diana.

by Anonymousreply 1503/26/2013

THE one and only Mrs Peel, She Ruled!

by Anonymousreply 1603/26/2013

Thank you for mentioning IN THIS HOUSE OF BREED. Stunning little TV movie and Rigg and Judi Bowker are marvelous. Rigg doesn't strike me as someone who would be jealous of anyone else's career. She's had a pretty impressive career of her own.

by Anonymousreply 1703/26/2013

[quote] THE one and only Mrs Peel, She Ruled!

Why, thank you!

by Anonymousreply 1803/26/2013

Didn't she star in the TV series Get Smart?

by Anonymousreply 1903/26/2013

No, that was Stefanie Powers

by Anonymousreply 2003/26/2013

Sorry to be pedantic, but in case people are looking for the movie, it is called "in this house of BREDE" And, yes r17, a damn good movie.

by Anonymousreply 2103/26/2013

Maggie was always a character actress. Character actresses get second and third acts. Diana Rigg was kind of a sex symbol. They just get old and people lament that they don't look as good as they used to.

by Anonymousreply 2203/26/2013

Barbara Feldon was in Get Smart

by Anonymousreply 2303/26/2013

Dame Diana is classic. She was a true beauty in the 60's and aged very nicely. I loved her and Dame MAggie in "Evil Under the Sun".

My favorite line is Dame Diana's: "The bitch Daphne!"

by Anonymousreply 2403/26/2013

How the fuck do you dream up these topics??

by Anonymousreply 2503/26/2013

Yes, R3, et al. LOVED "In This House of Brede" Is it still available?

by Anonymousreply 2603/26/2013

Diana Rigg has quite a delicious part in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Can't wait!

by Anonymousreply 2703/26/2013

I've always wanted to see "Mother Love" again but have never gotten my hands on a copy.

by Anonymousreply 2803/26/2013

I'm keen on Mother Love: The Musical. Glenn Close is my obvious choice for the lead.

by Anonymousreply 2903/26/2013

[quote]She was a true beauty in the 60's and aged very nicely

Bitch please, get your eyes fixed

by Anonymousreply 3003/26/2013

Diana Rigg is kicking ass on "Game of Thrones".

by Anonymousreply 3104/29/2013
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