Diana Rigg and The Assassination Bureau

In 1969, Diana Rigg co-starred with Oliver Reed in The Assassination Bureau. Both of the lead stars gave pitch perfect performances and were joined by a great supporting cast in an incredibly fun movie. Diana Rigg's role was ideal as a follow-up to her legendary run on the classic television series The Avengers. In fact, some of the appeal (as well as some of the publicity) for The Assassination Bureau came from the fact that the movie was Diana Rigg's first big feature film and her most visible project following her departure from The Avengers. Her role in The Assassination Bureau might be the best from the first phase of her career. She would go on to be featured much more recognizably in the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service and star alongside George C. Scott in The Hospital, but these roles could be considered somewhat less substantial in terms of time on screen. The Assassination Bureau featured Diana Rigg at perhaps the absolute height of her powers: youthful, beautiful, funny and charming.

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