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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Diana Rigg Receives Variety Award at Canneseries

‘Game of Thrones’ Star Diana Rigg Receives Variety Award at Canneseries

Diana Rigg, who rose to stardom in “The Avengers” in the 60s and continues to attract admirers today in “Game of Thrones,” received the Variety Icon Award at Canneseries Friday.

The actress, who won a BAFTA for “Mother Love” and an Emmy for “Rebecca,” underscored the longevity of her career, and the progression of the series artform. “I date back to when the series were in black and white, and so I can tell you about how far series have come,” she told the audience at the Cannes Palais. “They are coming into their own because they are being recognized as a major cultural power in the world, and rightly so.”

Lindsey Morgan, the star of sci-fi drama “The 100,” received the festival’s Rising Star award. Morgan paid tribute to the potential of series to “inspire” and “empower.”

“Sharing someone’s story has the power to inspire and empower

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