From dame To duchess

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Leg­endary ac­tress dame diana Rigg joins the reg­u­lar cast as the out­spo­ken duchess of Buc­cleuch. She tells TV Times more…

your char­ac­ter sounds great!

She is fun and lovely to play. She has no long speeches, just punchy lines. Cre­ator daisy Good­win has given the duchess of Buc­cleuch every prej­u­dice a grand Vic­to­rian dame would have. What do you love most about your char­ac­ter?

Her can­dour, the fact she is straight­for­ward. She is a very ef­fi­cient sort of woman, but so am I, so we have that in com­mon. you re­cently played a sim­i­larly out­spo­ken role in Game of thrones… Olenna Tyrell didn’t be­have in an ac­cept­able fash­ion just to be ac­cepted, she went her own way, and I hope she en­cour­aged young women to be the same. The duchess also does her own thing, un­til Vic­to­ria tries to put her in her place – but I think it bounces off her! How did you find the pe­riod cos­tumes? I’m be­yond a corset, so I don’t have to suf­fer that. I’m not in­ter­ested in hav­ing a waist. I only take half-an-hour in wardrobe and make-up be­cause I’m long past im­prov­ing my ap­pear­ance, so I try to get it done as quickly as pos­si­ble.

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