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Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE (born 20 July 1938) is an English actress. She is known for playing Emma Peel
Emma Peel
in the 1960s TV series The Avengers (1965–68), and Olenna Tyrell
Olenna Tyrell
in Game of Thrones (2013–17). She has also had an extensive career in theatre, including playing the title role in Medea, both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress in a Play. She was made a CBE in 1988 and a Dame
in 1994 for services to drama. Rigg made her professional stage debut in 1957 in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
in 1959. She made her Broadway debut in the 1971 production of Abelard & Heloise. Her film roles include Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1968); Countess Teresa di Vicenzo, wife of James Bond, in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969); Lady Holiday in The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper
(1981); and Arlena Marshall in Evil Under the Sun (1982). She won the BAFTA
TV Award for Best Actress for the 1989 BBC
miniseries Mother Love, and an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for her role as Mrs. Danvers
Mrs. Danvers
in the 1997 adaptation of Rebecca. Her other television credits include You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015), Detectorists
(2015), and the Doctor Who
Doctor Who
episode "The Crimson Horror" (2013) opposite her daughter, Rachael Stirling.


1 Biography

1.1 Early life and education 1.2 Theatre career 1.3 Film and television career 1.4 Personal life 1.5 Honours

2 Filmography

2.1 Film 2.2 Television

3 Theatre

3.1 List of selected theatre credits

4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

Biography[edit] Early life and education[edit] Rigg was born in Doncaster, which was then in the West Riding of Yorkshire, now in South Yorkshire[1], in 1938, to Louis Rigg (1903–1968) and Beryl Hilda (née Helliwell; 1908–1981); her father was a railway engineer who had been born in Yorkshire. Between the ages of two months and eight years Rigg lived in Bikaner, India, where her father was employed as a railway executive.[1] Hindi
was her second language in those young years (and she still today enjoys using a smattering of words and phrases when ordering Indian food). She was then sent to a boarding school, the Moravian School in Fulneck, near Pudsey. She disliked her boarding school, where she felt like a fish out of water, but she believes that Yorkshire
played a greater part in shaping her character than India did. She trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1955–57, where her classmates included Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
and Siân Phillips.[2] Theatre career[edit] Rigg's career in film, television and the theatre has been wide-ranging, including roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
between 1959 and 1964. Her professional debut was in the RADA production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle at the York Festival in 1957. Her role was Natasha Abashwilli.[3] She returned to the stage in the Ronald Millar play Abelard and Heloïse in London in 1970, and made her Broadway debut with the play in 1971, earning the first of three Tony Award
Tony Award
nominations for Best Actress in a Play. She received her second nomination in 1975, for The Misanthrope. A member of the National Theatre Company
National Theatre Company
at the Old Vic from 1972 to 1975, Rigg took leading roles in premiere productions of two Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
plays, Dorothy Moore in Jumpers (National Theatre, 1972) and Ruth Carson in Night and Day (Phoenix Theatre, 1978). In 1982, she appeared in a musical called Colette, based on the life of the French writer and created by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, but it closed during an American tour en route to Broadway. In 1987 she took a leading role in the West End production of Stephen Sondheim's musical Follies. In the 1990s, she had triumphs with roles at the Almeida Theatre
Almeida Theatre
in Islington, including Medea
in 1992 (which transferred to the Wyndham's Theatre
Wyndham's Theatre
in 1993 and then Broadway in 1994, for which she received the Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Actress), Mother Courage at the National Theatre in 1995 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Almeida Theatre
Almeida Theatre
in 1996 (which transferred to the Aldwych Theatre
Aldwych Theatre
in 1997). In 2004, she appeared as Violet Venable in Sheffield Theatres' production of Tennessee Williams's play Suddenly Last Summer, which transferred to the Albery Theatre. In 2006, she appeared at the Wyndham's Theatre
Wyndham's Theatre
in London's West End in a drama entitled Honour which had a limited but successful run. In 2007, she appeared as Huma Rojo in the Old Vic's production of All About My Mother, adapted by Samuel Adamson and based on the film of the same title directed by Pedro Almodóvar. She appeared in 2008 in The Cherry Orchard
The Cherry Orchard
at the Chichester Festival Theatre, returning there in 2009 to star in Noël Coward's Hay Fever. In 2011 she played Mrs Higgins in Pygmalion at the Garrick Theatre, opposite Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett
and Kara Tointon, having played Eliza Doolittle 37 years earlier at the Albery Theatre. Film and television career[edit] Rigg appeared in the British 1960s television series The Avengers (1965–68) opposite Patrick McNee
Patrick McNee
as John Steed, playing the secret agent Mrs Emma Peel
Emma Peel
in 51 episodes, replacing Elizabeth Shepherd at very short notice when Shepherd was dropped from the role after filming two episodes. Rigg auditioned for the role of Emma Peel
Emma Peel
on a whim, without ever having seen the programme. Although she was hugely successful in the series, she disliked the lack of privacy that it brought. Also, she was not comfortable in her position as a famous sex-symbol.[4] She also did not like the way that she was treated by the Associated British Corporation
Associated British Corporation
(ABC). After a dozen episodes she discovered that she was being paid less than a cameraman. For her second season she held out for a pay rise from £150 a week to £450,[5] but there was still no question of her staying for a third year. Patrick Macnee, her co-star in the series, noted that Rigg had later told him that she considered Macnee and her driver to be her only friends on the set.[6] On the big screen she became a Bond girl
Bond girl
in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), playing Tracy Bond, James Bond's only wife, opposite George Lazenby. She said she took the role with the hope that she would become better known in the United States.[7] In 1973–1974, she starred in a short-lived U.S. sitcom called Diana. Her other films from this period include The Assassination Bureau (1969), Julius Caesar (1970), The Hospital
The Hospital
(1971), Theatre of Blood (1973), In This House of Brede (1975), based on the book by Rumer Godden, and A Little Night Music (1977). She appeared as the title character in The Marquise (1980), a television adaptation of play by Noël Coward. She appeared in the Yorkshire
Television production of Ibsen's Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler
(1981) in the title role, and as Lady Holiday in the film The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper
(also 1981). The following year she received acclaim for her performance as Arlena Marshall in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie's Evil Under the Sun, sharing barbs with her character's old rival, played by Maggie Smith. She appeared as Regan, the king's treacherous second daughter, in a Granada Television
Granada Television
production of King Lear
King Lear
(1983), which stars Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
in the title role. As Lady Dedlock she costarred with Denholm Elliott in a television version of Dickens' Bleak House (BBC, 1985), and played the Evil Queen, Snow White's evil stepmother, in the Cannon Movie Tales's film adaptation of Snow White (1987). In 1989 she played Helena Vesey in Mother Love for the BBC; her portrayal of an obsessive mother who was prepared to do anything, even murder, to keep control of her son won Rigg the 1989 BAFTA
for Best Television Actress. In the 1990s, she appeared on television as Mrs. Danvers
Mrs. Danvers
in Rebecca (1997), winning an Emmy, as well as the PBS
production Moll Flanders, and as the amateur detective Mrs. Bradley in The Mrs Bradley Mysteries. In this BBC
series, first aired in 2000, she played Gladys Mitchell's detective, Dame
Beatrice Adela Le Strange Bradley, an eccentric old woman who worked for Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard
as a pathologist. The series was not a critical success and did not return for a second season. From 1989 until 2003, she hosted the PBS
television series Mystery!, shown in the United States by PBS
broadcaster WGBH, taking over from Vincent Price,[8] her co-star in Theatre of Blood. Her TV career in America has been varied. She starred in her own sitcom Diana (1973), but it was not successful. She also appeared in the second series of Ricky Gervais's comedy Extras, alongside Harry Potter
Harry Potter
star Daniel Radcliffe, and in the 2006 film The Painted Veil. In 2013 she appeared in an episode of Doctor Who
Doctor Who
in a Victorian-era based story called "The Crimson Horror" alongside her daughter Rachael Stirling, Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman. The episode had been specially written for her and her daughter by Mark Gatiss
Mark Gatiss
and aired as part of series 7.[9] It was not the first time mother and daughter had appeared in the same production – that was in the 2000 NBC
film In the Beginning – but the first time she had worked with her daughter and also the first time in her career her roots were accessed to find a Doncaster, Yorkshire, accent. The same year, Rigg secured a recurring role in the third season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, portraying Lady Olenna Tyrell, a witty and sarcastic political mastermind popularly known as the Queen of Thorns, the grandmother of regular character Margaery Tyrell.[10] Her performance was well received by critics and audiences alike, and earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
65th Primetime Emmy Awards
in 2013.[11] She reprised her role in season four of Game of Thrones, and in July 2014 received another Guest Actress Emmy nomination.[12][13] In 2015 and 2016, she again reprised the role in seasons five and six in an expanded role from the books. The character was finally killed off in the seventh season, with Rigg's final performance receiving critical acclaim.[14] Personal life[edit] In the 1960s, Rigg lived for eight years with director Philip Saville, gaining attention in the tabloids when she disclaimed interest in marrying the older, already-married Saville, saying she had no desire "to be respectable".[15] She was married to Menachem Gueffen, an Israeli painter, from 1973 until their divorce in 1976,[16] and to Archibald Stirling, a theatrical producer and former officer in the Scots Guards, from 25 March 1982,[17] until their divorce in 1990.[2] With Stirling, Rigg has a daughter, actress Rachael Stirling, who was born in 1977.[18] Rigg has long been an outspoken critic of feminism,[19] saying in 1969, "Women are in a much stronger position than men."[20] Rigg is a Patron of International Care & Relief and was for many years the public face of the charity's child sponsorship scheme. She was also Chancellor of the University of Stirling,[2] being succeeded by James Naughtie when her ten-year term of office ended on 31 July 2008.[21] Michael Parkinson, who first interviewed Rigg in 1972, described her as the most desirable woman he ever met, who "radiated a lustrous beauty".[22] A smoker from the age of 18, Rigg was still smoking 20 cigarettes a day in 2009.[23] By December 2017, she had stopped smoking after serious illness led to heart surgery, a cardiac ablation, two months earlier. A devout Christian, she commented that: "My heart had stopped ticking during the procedure, so I was up there and The Good Lord must have said, 'Send the old bag down again, I’m not having her yet!'"[24] In a June 2015 interview with Stephen Bowie, of Avclub.com, Rigg also commented about the chemistry, between Patrick Macnee
Patrick Macnee
and Diana Rigg, herself, on The Avengers, despite being 16 years apart: "I sort of vaguely knew Patrick Macnee, and he looked kindly on me and sort of husbanded me through the first couple of episodes. After that we became equal, and loved each other and sparked off each other. And we’d then improvise, write our own lines. They trusted us. Particularly our scenes when we were finding a dead body—I mean, another dead body. How do you get ’round that one? They allowed us to do it." She also said about the improvisation of the dialogue: "Not for an instant, no. Well, when I say improvising, Pat and I would sit down and work out approximately what we’d say. It wasn’t sort of… who’s the American duo? Mike Nichols and Elaine May. It was definitely not that." The last thing she said if she had ever stayed in touch with Macnee, which was 2 days before her acting mentor's death on June 25, 2015, and decades after they were reunited for 1 last time on her short-lived American series Diana: "You’ll always be close to somebody that you worked with very intimately for so long, and you become really fond of each other. But we haven’t seen each other for a very, very long time."[25] Honours[edit] Rigg received honorary degrees from the University of Stirling
University of Stirling
in 1988 and the University of Leeds
University of Leeds
in 1992.[26] Rigg was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire
(CBE) in the 1988 New Year Honours and a Dame
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to drama in the 1994 Birthday Honours. In 2014, Rigg received the Will Award, presented by the Shakespeare Theatre Company, along with Stacy Keach
Stacy Keach
and John Hurt.[27] On 25 October 2015, to mark 50 years of Emma Peel, the BFI (British Film Institute) screened an episode of The Avengers followed by an onstage interview with Rigg about her time in the television series.[28] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1968 Midsummer Night's Dream, AA Midsummer Night's Dream Helena

1969 Mini-Killers

Short film

1969 Assassination Bureau, TheThe Assassination Bureau Sonya Winter

1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service Contessa Teresa "Tracy" Draco di Vicenzo/Bond

1970 Julius Caesar Portia

1971 Hospital, TheThe Hospital Barbara Drummond

1973 Theatre of Blood Edwina Lionheart

1977 Little Night Music, AA Little Night Music Countess Charlotte Mittelheim

1981 Great Muppet Caper, TheThe Great Muppet Caper Lady Holiday

1982 Evil Under the Sun Arlena Marshall

1987 Snow White The Evil Queen, Snow White's evil stepmother

1994 Good Man in Africa, AA Good Man in Africa Chloe Fanshawe

1999 Parting Shots Lisa

2005 Heidi Grandmamma

2006 Painted Veil, TheThe Painted Veil Mother Superior

2015 The Honourable Rebel Narrator

2017 Breathe Lady Neville


Year Title Role Notes

1959 Midsummer Night's Dream, AA Midsummer Night's Dream Bit part TV film

1963 Sentimental Agent, TheThe Sentimental Agent Francy Wilde Episode: "A Very Desirable Plot"

1964 Festival Adriana Episode: "The Comedy of Errors"

1964 Armchair Theatre Anita Fender Episode: "The Hothouse"

1965 ITV Play of the Week Bianca Episode: "Women Beware Women"

1965–68 Avengers, TheThe Avengers Emma Peel Main role (51 episodes)

1970 ITV Saturday Night Theatre Liz Jardine Episode: "Married Alive"

1973–74 Diana Diana Smythe Main role (15 episodes)

1974 Affairs of the Heart Grace Gracedew Episode: "Grace"

1975 In This House of Brede Philippa TV film

1975 The Morecambe & Wise Show Nell Gwynne Sketch in Christmas Show

1977 Three Piece Suite Various Regular role (6 episodes)

1979 Oresteia Clytemnestra TV miniseries

1980 Marquise, TheThe Marquise Eloise TV film

1981 Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler TV film

1982 Play of the Month Rita Allmers Episode: Little Eyolf

1982 Witness for the Prosecution Christine Vole TV film

1983 King Lear Regan TV film

1985 Bleak House Lady Honoria Dedlock TV miniseries

1986 Worst Witch, TheThe Worst Witch Miss Constance Hardbroom TV film

1987 Hazard of Hearts, AA Hazard of Hearts Lady Harriet Vulcan TV film

1989 Play on One, TheThe Play on One Lydia Episode: "Unexplained Laughter"

1989 Mother Love Helena Vesey TV miniseries British Academy Television Award for Best Actress Broadcast Press Guild Award for Best Actress

1992 Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris Mme. Colbert TV film

1993 Road to Avonlea Lady Blackwell Episode: "The Disappearance"

1993 Running Delilah Judith TV film

1993 Screen Two Baroness Frieda von Stangel Episode: "Genghis Cohn" Nominated – CableACE Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

1995 Zoya Evgenia TV film

1995 Haunting of Helen Walker, TheThe Haunting of Helen Walker Mrs. Grose TV film

1996 Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders, TheThe Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders Mrs. Golightly TV film

1996 Samson and Delilah Mara TV film

1997 Rebecca Mrs. Danvers TV miniseries Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

1998 American, TheThe American Madame de Bellegarde TV film

1998–2000 Mrs Bradley Mysteries, TheThe Mrs Bradley Mysteries Mrs. Adela Bradley Main role

2000 In the Beginning Mature Rebeccah TV film

2001 Victoria & Albert Baroness Lehzen TV miniseries Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

2003 Murder in Mind Jill Craig Episode: "Suicide"

2003 Charles II: The Power and the Passion Queen Henrietta Maria TV miniseries

2006 Extras Herself Episode: "Daniel Radcliffe"

2013–17 Game of Thrones Olenna Tyrell 18 episodes Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2013, 2014, 2015) Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series (2013, 2014)

2013 Doctor Who Mrs. Winifred Gillyflower Episode: "The Crimson Horror"

2015, 2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Mayor Pink Panda (voice) 3 episodes

2015 You, Me and the Apocalypse Sutton 5 episodes

2015 Professor Branestawm Returns Lady Pagwell TV film

2015, 2017 Detectorists Veronica 6 episodes

2017 Victoria Duchess of Buccleuch 9 episodes

Theatre[edit] List of selected theatre credits[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1957 The Caucasian Chalk Circle Natella Abashwili Theatre Royal, York Festival

1964 King Lear Cordelia Royal Shakespeare Company
Royal Shakespeare Company
(European/US Tour)

1966 Twelfth Night Viola Royal Shakespeare Company

1970 Abelard and Heloise Heloise Wyndham's Theatre, London

1971 Abelard and Heloise Heloise Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City

1972 Macbeth Lady Macbeth Old Vic
Old Vic
Theatre, London

1972 Jumpers Dorothy Moore National Theatre, London

1974 Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle Albery Theatre, London

1978 Night and Day Ruth Carson Phoenix Theatre, London

1975 Misanthrope, TheThe Misanthrope Célimène National Theatre, London

1975 Misanthrope, TheThe Misanthrope Célimène St. James Theatre, New York City

1982 Colette Colette US national tour

1983 Heartbreak House Lady Ariadne Utter word Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

1985 Little Eyolf Rita Allmers Lyric Theatre, London

1985 Antony and Cleopatra Cleopatra Chichester Festival Theatre, UK

1986 Wildfire Bess Theatre Royal, Bath & Phoenix Theatre, London

1987 Follies Phyllis Rogers Stone Shaftesbury Theatre, London

1990 Love Letters Melissa Stage Door Theatre, San Francisco

1992 Putting It Together

Old Fire Station Theatre, Oxford

1992 Berlin Bertie Rosa Royal Court Theatre, London

1992 Medea Medea Almeida Theatre, London

1993 Medea Medea Wyndham's Theatre, London

1994 Medea Medea Longacre Theatre, New York City

1995 Mother Courage
Mother Courage
and Her Children Mother Courage National Theatre, London

1996 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Martha Almeida Theatre, London

1997 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Martha Aldwych Theatre, London

1998 Phaedra Phaedra Almeida at the Albery Theatre, London & BAM in Brooklyn, New York

1998 Britannicus Agrippina Almeida at the Albery Theatre, London & BAM in Brooklyn, New York

2001 Humble Boy Flora Humble National Theatre, London & Chichester Festival Theatre, UK

2002 The Hollow Crown

International Tour: New Zealand, Australia, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

2004 Suddenly, Last Summer Violet Venable Albery Theatre, London

2006 Honour Honour Wyndham's Theatre, London

2007 All About My Mother Huma Rojo Old Vic
Old Vic
Theatre, London

2008 Cherry Orchard, TheThe Cherry Orchard Ranyevskaya Chichester Festival Theatre, UK

2009 Hay Fever Judith Bliss Chichester Festival Theatre, UK

2011 Pygmalion Mrs. Higgins Garrick Theatre, London

2018 My Fair Lady Mrs. Higgins Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result

1967 Emmy Award Best Actress in a Drama Series The Avengers Nominated

1968 Emmy Award Best Actress in a Drama Series The Avengers Nominated

1970 Laurel Award Female New Face The Assassination Bureau Nominated

1971 Tony Award Best Actress in a Play Abelard and Heloise Nominated

1972 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress (motion picture) The Hospital Nominated

1975 Tony Award Best Actress in a Play The Misanthrope Nominated

1975 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Play The Misanthrope Nominated

1975 Emmy Award Best Actress in a TV Movie In This House of Brede Nominated

1990 BAFTA
TV Award Best Actress Mother Love Won

1990 Broadcasting Press Guild Award Best Actress Mother Love Won

1992 Evening Standard Award Best Actress Medea Won

1994 Olivier Award Best Actress Medea Nominated

1994 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actress in a Play Medea Nominated

1994 Tony Award Best Actress in a Play Medea Won

1996 CableACE Award Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries Screen Two (1985) – episode "Genghis Cohn" Nominated

1996 Olivier Award Best Actress Mother Courage Nominated

1996 Evening Standard Award Best Actress Mother Courage
Mother Courage
and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Won

1997 Olivier Award Best Actress Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Nominated

1997 Emmy Award Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie Rebecca Won

1999 Olivier Award Best Actress Britannicus and Phedre Nominated

2000 Special
Award[29] non-competitive John Steed's partners shared with Honor Blackman, Linda Thorson
Linda Thorson
and Joanna Lumley. The Avengers (and The New Avengers) Awarded

2002 Emmy Award Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie Victoria & Albert Nominated

2013 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated

Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated

2014 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated

Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated

2015 Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Game of Thrones Nominated


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Awards for Diana Rigg

v t e

TV Award for Best Actress

Googie Withers
Googie Withers
(1955) Virginia McKenna
Virginia McKenna
(1956) Rosalie Crutchley
Rosalie Crutchley
(1957) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1959) Catherine Lacey (1960) Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1961) Ruth Dunning (1962) Brenda Bruce
Brenda Bruce
(1963) Vivien Merchant (1964) Katharine Blake (1965) Gwen Watford
Gwen Watford
(1966) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1967) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1968) Wendy Craig (1969) Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyzack
(1970) Annette Crosbie (1971) Patricia Hayes
Patricia Hayes
(1972) Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1973) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1974) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1975) Annette Crosbie (1976) Siân Phillips
Siân Phillips
(1977) Penelope Keith (1978) Francesca Annis
Francesca Annis
(1979) Cheryl Campbell (1980) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1981) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1982) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1983) Coral Browne (1984) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1985) Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
(1986) Anna Massey
Anna Massey
(1987) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1988) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(1989) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1990) Geraldine McEwan (1991) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1992) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1993) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1994) Juliet Aubrey (1995) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(1996) Gina McKee (1997) Daniela Nardini (1998) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(1999) Thora Hird
Thora Hird
(2000) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2001) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2002) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2003) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2004) Anamaria Marinca (2005) Anna Maxwell Martin (2006) Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood
(2007) Eileen Atkins (2008) Anna Maxwell Martin (2009) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2010) Vicky McClure
Vicky McClure
(2011) Emily Watson
Emily Watson
(2012) Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith
(2013) Olivia Colman
Olivia Colman
(2014) Georgina Campbell (2015) Suranne Jones (2016) Sarah Lancashire
Sarah Lancashire

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Olivia Cole (1977) Blanche Baker (1978) Esther Rolle
Esther Rolle
(1979) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1980) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1981) Penny Fuller
Penny Fuller
(1982) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1983) Roxana Zal (1984) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1985) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1986) Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
(1987) Jane Seymour (1988) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1989) Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
(1990) Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
(1991) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1992) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1993) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1994) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
/ Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1995) Greta Scacchi
Greta Scacchi
(1996) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1997) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1998) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1999) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2000) Tammy Blanchard (2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2003) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2004) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(2005) Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald
(2006) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2007) Eileen Atkins (2008) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2009) Julia Ormond
Julia Ormond
(2010) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2011) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2012) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2013) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(2014) Regina King
Regina King
(2015) Regina King
Regina King
(2016) Laura Dern
Laura Dern

v t e

Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
/ Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
/ Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
/ Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1948) Martita Hunt (1949) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1950) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1954) Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
(1955) Julie Harris (1956) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1957) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1958) Gertrude Berg
Gertrude Berg
(1959) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1960) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1961) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1962) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1963) Sandy Dennis (1964) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1965) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1966) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Julie Harris (1969) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1970) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1971) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1972) Julie Harris (1973) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1974) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1976) Julie Harris (1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
(1979) Phyllis Frelich (1980) Jane Lapotaire (1981) Zoe Caldwell (1982) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1983) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1984) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1985) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1986) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(1987) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1993) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Marie Mullen (1998) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(2004) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2005) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2006) Julie White
Julie White
(2007) Deanna Dunagan (2008) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2009) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2010) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2011) Nina Arianda (2012) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(2013) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2014) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2015) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 32184489 LCCN: n79052758 ISNI: 0000 0001 1440 9390 GND: 131620738 SUDOC: 071282548 BNF: cb13899014p (data) MusicBrainz: 77f82489-1fb0-4045-bcea-e1358aba322f SN


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