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Diana Rigg, who played Lady Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, passes away at 82

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The year 2020 has been the Red Wedding of years. As if the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t enough, tragedy has struck yet once again. This time, the wretched year has taken away another gem of the entertainment industry. Diana Rigg, who played the cunning Lady Olenna Tyrell on the series Game of Thrones, has passed away at the age of 82.

Diana was a decorated and esteemed performer. She was a venerable figure in Britain’s entertainment industry and was the recipient of the famed Tony and Emmy awards. Rigg was also famous for her role as intelligence agent Emma Peel on ‘The Avengers’ in the 1960s.

Diana Rigg played the role of Lady Olenna Tyrell, also known as The Queen of Thorns on HBO’s The Game of Thrones. She began in the third season in 2013. She was nominated for the esteemed Emmy awards for the category ‘Best Guest Actor’ for her work on the show, consecutively from 2013 to 2015.

Diana was a beautiful kind and generous human being that enhanced the lives of all that knew her as well as a great actress. She leaves a great void in my heart,” said Lionel Larner, who was Rigg’s long time friend and talent agent.

Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg was born in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She spent her early childhood in India. Diana did her training as an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art from 1955-57 and made her professional stage debut in Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle in 1957. She died from cancer which was diagnosed back in March.

Her loss will be deeply felt and she will be missed all over the world. Our condolences are with her family and friends.







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May God bless her soul….

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Game of Thrones’ Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella) was groped on ‘Benidorm’ set

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Game of Thrones’ Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella) was groped on ‘Benidorm' set

We are living in the 21st century, and with all the technological advancements humanity has witnessed we still can’t guarantee the safety of the other half of the human race. Crimes against women don’t seem to stop, be it on the streets or within the four walls of a room. These blood-boiling incidents show the lack of morality and a genuine sense of respect in the minds of such animalistic ‘gentlemen’. Game of Thrones star Hannah Waddingham, famous for playing Septa Unella on the show, recently revealed she was groped on set while filming the ITV show Benidorm.

Waddingham played Tonya Dyke in the sixth season of the show, which aired back in 2014. “I’d never been groped in my life, but I was groped three times in one week in Benidorm,” she told The Mirror.

Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella) on being Waterboarded on Game of Thrones in Season 6

Without naming any cast or crew member specifically, Waddingham said, “To get on set, I had to walk through the hotel dressed as Tonya in some non-existent bikini and high heels with blokes gawping at me… or rather groping me.”

“I had to stop myself doing what I’d instinctively do – knock their blocks off – because I was working. A little angel on my shoulder was going, ‘Leave it, Hannah’. But I really wanted to take off my five-inch wedges and whack them.”

A few months ago, Game of Thrones star Esmé Bianco accused Marilyn Manson of sexual assault. It seems women are not safe anywhere. How can we curb such instances of violence against women? Tell us in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones and The Crown actors teamed up for A Splinter of Ice drama at Cambridge Arts Theatre

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All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.”- A Shakespearean phrase perfectly sums up the world as a theatre. Two veteran actors from two hugely popular series recently got together to show the world the beauty of theatre. Game of Thrones’ Oliver Ford Davies and The Crown’s Stephen Boxer teamed up on stage at Cambridge Arts Theatre in A Splinter of Ice. Oliver played Maester Cressen in the hugely successful HBO series Game of Thrones.

He played novelist Graham Greene, while Stephen Boxer played the notorious Soviet spy Kim Philby on stage. The show ran from 20th to 24th July at the Cambridge Arts Theatre.

It is a fascinating historical drama exploring the truth and real friendship between Graham Greene and Kim Philby. Moscow, 1987. As the Cold War begins to thaw, an extraordinary reunion takes place.

As Graham Greene and Kim Philby raise their vodka glasses after 30 years have passed, Brown’s compelling play asks whether Philby betrayed his friend as well as his country, and how much the writer of The Third Man knew about Philby’s secret life.

Oliver Ford Davies won ‘Best Actor’ at the 1990 Olivier Awards for his performance in David Hare’s Racing Demon at the National Theatre.

Last year, Game of Thrones star Conleth Hill presented the theatre drama, Sadie. Are you interested in theatre? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones exhibit ‘Unknown Worlds’ held at Frankenstein Castle in Germany

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Game of Thrones exhibit held at Frankenstein Castle in Germany

Art makes you see the world in a different view. However, one artist has dedicated his talent to show the world the hidden landscapes of popular novels. A few years ago, artist Sven Sauer curated Unseen Westeros, an exhibit where accomplished artists took a close look at the fictional world created by George R.R. Martin and painted their own versions of places we didn’t get to see in on HBO’s Game of Thrones, or even in Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. Some of them include the Shadow Lands, the far country of Yi Ti and dragons over the Shivering Sea. This year the Unseen Worlds exhibit was held at Frankenstein Castle in Germany, which featured 60 new images created by 40 international artists who worked on Game of Thrones, Avatar, Star Trek, X-Men, The Avengers and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Los Siete Reinos has shared some images from the event, and they look spectacular.

Game of Thrones exhibit held at Frankenstein Castle in Germany

Asshai by Sven Sauer

Game of Thrones exhibit held at Frankenstein Castle in Germany

Sea of Chills by Jimmy P. Duda

Game of Thrones exhibit held at Frankenstein Castle in Germany

Game of Thrones exhibit held at Frankenstein Castle in Germany

Coloso Valyrio by Max Riess

Game of Thrones exhibit held at Frankenstein Castle in Germany

Frankenstein Castle in Germany

The Unseen Worlds exhibit took place over four days, starting on Thursday, July 15 till Sunday, July 18. It was hosted at Frankenstein Castle in Darmstadt, Germany. The artists were present there in person to answer questions, and there was also an audio guide.

Would you have liked to visit the Unseen World exhibit? Talk to us in the comments below!







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