Ex-avengers star joins Thrones
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.