Stars pay tribute to Dame Diana Rigg at Last Night In Soho screening

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AME Diana Riggoco-stars of Homage For the late actress at the screening of Last Night in Soho.

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film, directed by edgar wright, was Dame Diana’s final film appearance. He passed away in September 2020 at the age of 82.

psychologist scary It was screened as part of the London Film Festival on Saturday.

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Paying tribute to The Avengers star Dame Diana, Wright said: “She’s not here anymore, I shouldn’t be sad about that.

“I have to tell myself that I was lucky to have had the privilege of working with him.

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“I am very happy that I had the opportunity to work with Dame Diana Rigg and be friends with her before she passed away.”

Last Night in Soho tells the story of a young fashion designer named Eloise, played by Thomasin Mackenzie, who travels back to central London in the 1960s. it is being done Screened during the London Film Festival.

Dame Diana plays Eloise’s landlady, Miss Collins, in the film.

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Elizabeth Berrington, who starred with Dame Diana, said the late actress was an important figure in the era in which the film was set.

“She was so talented and sophisticated and was such a star in so many important movies at the time,” she told PA.

“She was also an incredibly bright and talented woman, and dry and funny.”

Dame Diana “was such a huge loss even to film and theatre, where she was such a big star”, Berrington said.

Sinov Carlson said that the artist “everyone is missing him today”.

“She was just an amazing person you work with and I feel so privileged that I got to work with her and I think that’s a really great thing to have for her as the last thing “

He said Soho was “such a wonderful, cinematic place to shoot”.

“There’s something about the ’60s that has that dark undercurrent, that really lends itself to the film,” she said.

Cast Matt Smith, Christy Wilson-Cairns, Rebecca Harrod, director Edgar Wright, Cassius Nelson, Sinov Carlson, Elizabeth Berrington and Michael Ajao

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Matt Smith said that the film is set in a “beautiful period”.

“London was really swinging and I think Edgar developed it brilliantly. It’s fantastic,” he said.

In the film, Smith is seen playing the villainous character Jack.

“It’s always good to play a villain,” he added.

The film will release in theaters on October 29.

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