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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:22 am    Post subject: Stuntwoman Dorothy Ford Reply with quote

Curious information.

Famous stuntwoman Dorothy Ford was doubling Diana Rigg in The Avengers.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19711031&id=yPFOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2wEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3242,6372869&hl=ru

It remains to guess what Emma Peel era was happening and what specific function Dorothy performed.
If we will follow the words of Dorothy that "I did a lot of doubling for Diana Rigg in the Avengers...", in this case the Season 4 are the most likely (well, I think she did the stunts). Also, Syd Child admitted that she was not the single understudy of Diana in 5 season, there have been rare replacement (s), it is possible Dororthy was in some color Emma Peel episodes too. Rolling Eyes

Dorothy Ford - Stuntwoman
http://www.ingridpitt.net/biography/dorothy-ford.html
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst I have no idea what scenes she may have doubled for Diana in, I believe she did double for Kate O'Mara in the fight scene between Tara & Lisa in Stay Tuned, probably the best cat-fight in the series!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, thank you Denis. I was trying to work out who that was. I've seen her face clearly while I've been watching the blurays. I'll see if I can make a list of her appearances.
Diane West also did stand-in work for Diana.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Ah, thank you Denis. I was trying to work out who that was. I've seen her face clearly while I've been watching the blurays. I'll see if I can make a list of her appearances.
Diane West also did stand-in work for Diana.


It would be great to see a list of her appearances. Thank you in advance, Piers. Unfortunately I still watched at Blu Ray only a few episodes of season 4... in the process of working on Steedumbrella - so, I can not remember her face in any episode. Sad But I'm sure there were other people too, except Dorothy Ford, Diane West (Enright), Cyd Child, Bill Westley and Peter J. Elliott, who did stand-in work for Diana. For instance, Annabelle Heath. Wink

Annabelle was Diana Rigg's stunt double for six months and drove the Lotus Elan (like Diane West). Annabelle recalled: “The first shot I ever did was driving from the countryside and I had to get the wheels on these two crosses for the camera. I did it”.
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