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Philippa
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh no thanks that's very kind, but I think it'll be great if you can give me a link to the website Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Has anyone read Diana's biography. I'd love to read it since it's probably the closes we'll ever get.
If only she'd write her memoirs...
Anyway, if anyone here has read it. What did you think of it? Is it worth buying?


I have it. Read it awhile back, but I enjoyed it for the most part. There was stuff there that I didn't know (at the time, anyway). It is considerably more "amateur" than the other Avengers bios (including the unauthorised one about Joanna, which is actually very good and chock full of good TNA stuff. I glanced through the chapter a few months back, and some of it still seemed new!). They go off and talk abotu George Lazenby for a bit in the OHMSS section. It's the closest we'll get, as has been said. If you're really into Diana, it's probably worth it to grab a copy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^Thanks Timeless. I'll just have to wait until the 24th (that's when I get my student finance for this month ehehe) and then I'll definitely buy it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Diana Rigg Reply with quote

Diana Rigg has a beauty that can only be described as protean and ever-changing. Looking at a gallery of her pictures -- whether it's a fashion shoot, publicity still or action scene -- each new picture reveals another facet of her charm and allure, and you realize you will never plumb (or be able to explain!) the depths of her attraction.
She is like no other on the English stage and screen.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:10 am    Post subject: Re: Diana Rigg Reply with quote

Uncle Jack wrote:
Diana Rigg has a beauty that can only be described as protean and ever-changing. Looking at a gallery of her pictures -- whether it's a fashion shoot, publicity still or action scene -- each new picture reveals another facet of her charm and allure, and you realize you will never plumb (or be able to explain!) the depths of her attraction.
She is like no other on the English stage and screen.



You are so very, very right Uncle Jack! So very right!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:55 am    Post subject: Re: Diana Rigg Reply with quote

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You are so very, very right Uncle Jack! So very right!


Thanks, D. Diana came along at a very formative and impressionable phase of my youth. Some people you never forget!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:04 am    Post subject: Re: Diana Rigg Reply with quote

Uncle Jack wrote:
DiVicenzo wrote:
You are so very, very right Uncle Jack! So very right!


Thanks, D. Diana came along at a very formative and impressionable phase of my youth. Some people you never forget!


I was just 9 when I first discovered her and as I get older I get worse Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not liking Diana Rigg's spooky-looking picture on her Wikipedia entry. Anyone know how to change it? She's far prettier than that...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Rigg
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^I agree, that's not a good picture. What's up with the lighting?!
I believe that if you make an account on wikipedia, you're able to change pictures etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Not liking Diana Rigg's spooky-looking picture on her Wikipedia entry. Anyone know how to change it? She's far prettier than that...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_Rigg


That's a photo 'enhanced' by Anne who is /was a member of this Forum.
I've tried to upload a photo of Ken Russell on his Wikipedia page and it's next to impossible.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philippa wrote:
I watched Diana in Mother Love a few weeks ago.
My god what an actress, she scared the crap out of me!
She played it so well!


One hell of a creepy role! It made my skin crawl when I first watched it.

Is this ever going to be released on DVD?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should think so eventually. Annoying. Especially when you think every recent BBC production seems to be on DVD these days...

Fingers crossed for a 20th Anniversary edition. With extras!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Essa wrote:
Philippa wrote:
I watched Diana in Mother Love a few weeks ago.
My god what an actress, she scared the crap out of me!
She played it so well!


One hell of a creepy role! It made my skin crawl when I first watched it.

Is this ever going to be released on DVD?


Well, I created a petition two years ago last month and sent it off to the BBC and more recently Sue who co-created it sent it off to Acorn Media (USA) and then just about a week ago I sent it off to Acorn Media (UK) as well as the BBC.
Maybe you would like to add your signature to the petition:

http://www.petitiononline.com/Laburnum/petition.html
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Signed it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always rated Diana Rigg as our finest actress here in the UK, along with fellow Dame, Judi Dench. Yet I can't help but feel Diana's career wasn't as successful as it should have been. Dame Judi has been offered excellent film roles and has awards and nominations galore. Not so Dame Diana. She's been successful yes, but don't you think she should have been offered more in the way of meaty film and television roles. Mother Love was excellent and she did win awards, but that was nearly 20 years ago. She's had good roles since but not nearly enough of them. When was the last time she graced our tv screens? Maybe she prefers it this way, preferring to spend more time in the theatre. Her underuse is a great pity, because she is one of our finest actresses.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am strictly guessing here, but I think Rigg prefers the theater. It's what she trained for, what she wanted to do. Movies and television may have just been a filler for her since bills have to still be paid in the interim.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
I have always rated Diana Rigg as our finest actress here in the UK, along with fellow Dame, Judi Dench. Yet I can't help but feel Diana's career wasn't as successful as it should have been. Dame Judi has been offered excellent film roles and has awards and nominations galore. Not so Dame Diana. She's been successful yes, but don't you think she should have been offered more in the way of meaty film and television roles. Mother Love was excellent and she did win awards, but that was nearly 20 years ago. She's had good roles since but not nearly enough of them. When was the last time she graced out tv screens? Maybe she prefers it this way, preferring to spend more time in the theatre. Her underuse is a great pity, because she is one of our finest actresses.


I agree with you! She has said she is waiting for the plum film role but it never seems to come along. The last film she made was a good film but she had a very small but significant part as the 'Mother Superior' in 'The Painted Veil'. Before that we had 'Mrs Bradley' which shew loved doing but the head of the BBC at the time (Greg Dyke) cancelled it!
I love Dame Judi too and she does seem to corner the best roles along with Dame Maggie and Dame Helen. But, Diana ain't doing too bad wit the theatre. And, she says she does like not working.


PS: When I say 'she says' - these are from interviews I have read and seen. I'm not a friend - I wish! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DiVicenzo wrote:
Essa wrote:
Philippa wrote:
I watched Diana in Mother Love a few weeks ago.
My god what an actress, she scared the crap out of me!
She played it so well!


One hell of a creepy role! It made my skin crawl when I first watched it.

Is this ever going to be released on DVD?


Well, I created a petition two years ago last month and sent it off to the BBC and more recently Sue who co-created it sent it off to Acorn Media (USA) and then just about a week ago I sent it off to Acorn Media (UK) as well as the BBC.
Maybe you would like to add your signature to the petition:

http://www.petitiononline.com/Laburnum/petition.html


I'll do that, thanks. But 'every other BBC drama' seems to have already made it to dvd, or at least VHS. It's very odd that nothing was done with Mother Love, especially since Diana Rigg stars in it. It almost seems like something ... diabolical... is keeping it off the shelves.

For the last couple of years I've been dealing with a set of music videos which appeared on dvd for a very brief moment and to much acclaim. Then the dvd was withdrawn, quickly and with no explanation. Legal dickering seems to be at the heart of that problem, and I wonder if something similar isn't going on with ML. [/i]
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Essa wrote:
DiVicenzo wrote:
Essa wrote:
Philippa wrote:
I watched Diana in Mother Love a few weeks ago.
My god what an actress, she scared the crap out of me!
She played it so well!


One hell of a creepy role! It made my skin crawl when I first watched it.

Is this ever going to be released on DVD?


Well, I created a petition two years ago last month and sent it off to the BBC and more recently Sue who co-created it sent it off to Acorn Media (USA) and then just about a week ago I sent it off to Acorn Media (UK) as well as the BBC.
Maybe you would like to add your signature to the petition:

http://www.petitiononline.com/Laburnum/petition.html


I'll do that, thanks. But 'every other BBC drama' seems to have already made it to dvd, or at least VHS. It's very odd that nothing was done with Mother Love, especially since Diana Rigg stars in it. It almost seems like something ... diabolical... is keeping it off the shelves.

For the last couple of years I've been dealing with a set of music videos which appeared on dvd for a very brief moment and to much acclaim. Then the dvd was withdrawn, quickly and with no explanation. Legal dickering seems to be at the heart of that problem, and I wonder if something similar isn't going on with ML. [/i]


I believe there's some kind of problem with the author of the novel and her estate. But, I'm not giving up! Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
I have always rated Diana Rigg as our finest actress here in the UK, along with fellow Dame, Judi Dench. Yet I can't help but feel Diana's career wasn't as successful as it should have been. Dame Judi has been offered excellent film roles and has awards and nominations galore. Not so Dame Diana. She's been successful yes, but don't you think she should have been offered more in the way of meaty film and television roles. Mother Love was excellent and she did win awards, but that was nearly 20 years ago. She's had good roles since but not nearly enough of them. When was the last time she graced our tv screens? Maybe she prefers it this way, preferring to spend more time in the theatre. Her underuse is a great pity, because she is one of our finest actresses.


Diana was offered loads of movie roles after The Avengers, and she admits as such. However, most of them had her playing the Emma Peel character and "bursting through the door with a flamethrower" (what I wouldn't give to see Diana Rigg with a flamthrower, but moving on) and such, and as she was pretty sick of Emma by that point, she turned them all down. Recently she's said she regretted not having a film career because she focussed so exclusively on theatre, but seems to realise she's partly to blame.
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