Doctor Who News Dame Diana Rigg appears in Doctor Who Series 7

Published on April 9th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

Jenna Chats Diana Rigg & Crimson Horror

Since 1963, Doctor Who has dominated television screens worldwide. During this time, Diana Rigg has also dominated television and cinema screens with her wonderful acting, beautiful face and general all round ability to deliver on each role that she’s been cast in.

Dame Diana Rigg appears in Doctor Who Series 7

How Diana Rigg has never been involved in an episode of Doctor Who until 2013 is beyond anyone’s reasoning.

But, lo and behold, that clever Moffat and his intrepid team have finally put things right by casting her in the second Mark Gatiss penned episode of Doctor Who this year, The Crimson Horror.

Rigg, now a Dame, stars alongside her real life daughter Rachel Stirling in the episode, the two also appear as mother and daughter in the adventure and new girl Jenna-Louise Coleman recently spoke about the plot of the story and Rigg’s character:

She’s our villain and she runs a place in 1800 Yorkshire called Sweetville, which is kind of Stepford Wives-y. She has a big factory and she’s up to no good.

Not much else is known about the adventure at this point but it’s a Gatiss story which means that we’re in for some fun and also a few nice scares along the way. If there’s one thing that Gatiss is always good at, it’s squeezing the character out of a good actor and we’re sure that he’ll do no wrong when it comes to Dame Diana!

The Crimson Horror will air on BBC One in May 2013.


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2 Responses to Jenna Chats Diana Rigg & Crimson Horror

  1. avatar TimeChaser says:

    Its great to finally get Diana Rigg in Doctor Who. I’ve seen her in a bunch of things and to me she’ll always be the best Avengers girl.

  2. Never mind that clever Moffatt – that clever Gatiss was the one to spot the unique casting opportunity of the Dame and her daughter when he recently worked with Ms Stirling.

    Really looking forward to this episode, not just for the Dame but also the returning ‘friends’ of the Doctor and the period setting.

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