Ex-avengers star joins Thrones

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Bond girl Diana Rigg (pic­tured) has joined the cast of fan­tasy tele­vi­sion drama Game of Thrones. The ac­tress, who played Emma Peel in the cult 1960s drama The Avengers, will join fel­low Brits Nathalie Em­manuel and Macken­zie Crook in the third sea­son of the TV adaptation of Ge­orge R. R. Martin’s books. Rigg, 73, will play Olenna Tyrell, The Queen of Thorns, while Crook will play wildling raider Orell. Em­manuel has been cast as child slave Mis­sandei. Other new faces in­clude Kerry In­gram, Tara Fitzger­ald, Paul Kaye and Thomas Brodie-Sang­ster.

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