Black Narcissus viewers have praised late actress Dame Diana Rigg after her final TV role filmed before her death in September was aired.
The James Bond actress, 82, who died from cancer, played Mother Dorothea in three-part BBC drama Black Narcissus which finished on Tuesday night.
Several people took to Twitter after the series concluded to remember the star and her impressive past works, with one writing ‘what an impact, what a legacy’.
Legend: Black Narcissus viewers have praised late actress Dame Diana Rigg after her final TV role filmed before her death in September was aired (pictured as Mother Dorethea)
Another viewer penned: ‘Watching new drama #BlackNarcissus on @BBCOne giving it a go starring the wonderful Dame Diana Rigg in her last role.’
While someone else said: ‘It’s good to see & hear #DianaRigg in her last TV role, as Mother Superior in #BlackNarcissus’
And another person said: ‘Diana Rigg though? In a league of her own… Black Narcissus was her final role. I missed the beginning. Xx’
Although Black Nacissus was Dame Diana’s final TV role, she also played Miss Collins in film Last Night in Soho, which is set to be released in 2021.
Star: The actress passed away in September from cancer at the age of 82 (pictured in 2019)
Black Narcissus is based on the 1939 novel of the same name and is also a remake of the 1947 film.
The series, which also stars Irish actress Aisling Franciosi as Sister Ruth, deals with themes of sin, temptation, jealousy and mental instability.
While Sister Clodagh, played by Gemma Arterton, tries to remain focused on setting up her hospital and school, the four nuns are all faced with their demons while staying at the new convent.
Mr Dean becomes a subject of desire for the nuns, especially Sister Ruth, who hopes to seduce him and grows jealous of Clodagh.
In character: The James Bond actress played Mother Dorothea in three-part BBC drama Black Narcissus which finished on Tuesday night (pictured with Father Roberts)
Romance: Gemma Arterton also stars in the BBC’s Black Narcissus where she plays a nun who struggles with her attractions to a World War I veteran
The remake is penned by Amanda Coe, who recently worked on The Trial of Christine Keeler, and is directed by Danish cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen.
The original film, directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, won two Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction, as well as a Golden Globe Award for Best Cinematography.
Dame Diana passed away in September following a short battle with cancer, with dozens of stars paying tribute to the Game Of Thrones and James Bond actress.
The British star made her name in the cult 1961 TV series The Avengers, before going on to star as the cutthroat matriarch Lady Olenna Tyrell in HBO’s Game of Thrones, a show she later admitted she had never watched.
Reaction: Viewers took to Twitter throughout the three-part series to praise Diana’s performance and remember her fondly
Confirming her death, her agent said that she had died ‘peacefully’, adding that she had been ‘at home with her family who have asked for privacy at this difficult time’.
Starting out as a classically trained actress in the Royal Shakespeare Company, Dame Diana’s engrossing stage performances were said to come from her ‘funny and feisty’ personality.
Jonathan Kent, who directed her in a production of Medea said that her ‘combination of force of personality, beauty, courage and sheer emotional power, made her a great classical actress – one of an astonishing generation of British stage performers’.
More recently, Dame Diana appeared as Queen Victoria’s Mistress of the Robes – The Duchess of Buccleuch – in ITV’s Victoria alongside Jenna Coleman, and as the eccentric Mrs Pumphrey in the adaptation of All Creatures Great and Small.
The star, who won Bafta, Emmy and Tony awards, also earned worldwide acclaim for her turn as a Bond girl Tracy di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969, where she became only the second Bond girl to marry 007.
What a career: Dame Diana played the cutthroat matriarch Oleanna Tyrell in HBO’s worldwide hit series, Game of Thrones, a show she admitted in 2019 that she had never watched