Now known as Olenna Tyrell on the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, actress Diana Rigg spent a lot of time in front of the camera. As Emma Peel in the 1960’s TV series, The Avengers, she gained popular recognition for her acting ability. Rigg has starred on Broadway and won a Tony award in 1994 for the title role in Medea. Her father was a railway engineer and Rigg spent a large part of her childhood in India where he was employed. She still speaks a little Hindi!