Up until pretty recently, Guy Garvey says, he couldn’t have sat very comfortably in a place like this. We are in Roka in Charlotte Street in London’s West End, flagship of the discreetly expensive chain of Japanese restaurants, where attentive staff bring artful platters of exquisitely sliced fish and explain precisely in which order you might best consume them. “Before I met my wife I had a difficult relationship with restaurants,” Garvey says. “I never was that happy being waited on – I’d always be apologising and all ‘if it’s not too much trouble’. When we were first going out, Rachel said, ‘Do you like sushi?’ I said, ‘No not really.’ And she said, ‘Have you ever had sushi?’ I said, ‘No not really.’ She took me to this fabulous sushi place and she is great at just being natural in these places and I was immediately a convert.”
'Last Night in Soho': Edgar Wright Recalls Total 'Joy' of Working With Late 'Game of Thrones' Legend Diana Rigg
Last Night in Soho gives audiences a chance to see the late Dame Diana Rigg in her final role before her death. Since the movie's slick London setting is a tribute to the 1960s, director Edgar Wright relished the opportunity to work with her. In a roundtable discussion with PopCulture.com and other media before the movie's release, Wright called it a "joy" to work with Rigg, who died in September 2020.
Diana Rigg became a screen icon back in the ’60s, when she starred as Emma Peel in the TV show The Avengers. She killed it for decades after, and found a new whole new generation fans when she appeared as the deliciously witty Lady Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, when she was in her 70s.
“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” Aristocratic Mrs Pumphrey might have been talking to her pampered lapdog, Tricki Woo, about being separated from his “Uncles” at Skeldale House, but it was a sentiment which acquired poignant significance in this milestone episode of All Creatures Great and Small (Channel 5).
In September 2020, Dame Diana Rigg died at the age of 82. At the time, people all over the world paid their respects to her incredible gift as an actress and the unforgettable legacy she left behind. But some are still feeling her loss acutely -- like director Edgar Wright, who spoke lovingly of the actress and Last Night in Soho star when asked about her recently.
Audiences will get to see one final performance from the late Diana Rigg when Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho finally hits theaters next month. Ahead of the film's world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival on Saturday, the director again paid tribute to the Game of Thrones actress, who died in September 2020 at age 82.
As a film that he first conceived over a decade ago that is set in the area of London he’s spent a quarter of a century working from, the making of Last Night in Soho — starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie and Matt Smith — was an “emotional experience” for Edgar Wright. But for the British writer-director, undoubtedly the most poignant element of Focus Feature’s psychological time-twisting horror — having its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival — was that it would be the final role for screen icon Diana Rigg, who passed away in Sept. 2020. “It’s desperately sad that I won’t get...
Edgar Wright’s LAST NIGHT IN SOHO Trailer Stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Terence Stamp And Diana Rigg
Here’s a first look at Focus Features’ upcoming movie LAST NIGHT IN SOHO. Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller about a young girl, passionate in fashion design, who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it appears, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences…
As if we didn’t love Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) enough already, now we’re learning from her son-in-law, Guy Garvey, that the late English actress had a hilariously profane password for her computer. While speaking with The Daily Star, Garvey revealed his mother-in-law’s password to log in was, simply, “F*** off.”
Diana Rigg was left out of the BAFTA memorial montage and fans aren’t happy. Rigg, who breathed life into Lady Olenna Tyrell on Game of Thrones, passed away on September 10, 2020, at her home in London. NME reports that Rigg was one of several actors to be omitted from the montage.