The world lost a great number of jewels from its crown this year. The Red Wedding year took so many lives, people are struggling to keep their hopes alive. The Game of Thrones family lost a mother figure in this tainted year. Dame Diana Rigg, who played Olenna Tyrell on the show, lost her battle with cancer in September.
The veteran actress, famous for her role as the Queen of Thorns, died aged 82. Game of Thrones cast and crew and all her fans around the world were deeply saddened by her demise. The fans have one more chance to relive Diana’s awesome performance on Christmas this year. Dame Diana stars as a nun in the psychological thriller Black Narcissus, alongside Gemma Arterton.
The show is a three-part drama filmed by BBC. It is about a convent of Anglican nuns in the Himalayas who are overcome with sexual desire. The shooting was interrupted by the coronavirus epidemic and subsequent lockdown in March this year.
Based on a novel by Rumer Godden, Black Narcissus was previously made into a film in 1947 starring Deborah Kerr. The erotic thriller was banned in Ireland but is now considered a masterpiece.
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