Ian Hendry + Diana Rigg – Theatre Of Blood [1973] Original Still – Two Former Avengers Reunited In A British Film Classic

Picture above: Ian Hendry + Diana Rigg – Theatre of Blood [1973]

A great picture of the two former stars of The Avengers, reunited for the classic British film, Theatre of Blood. Diana Rigg played the part  Edwina Lionheart, the adoring daughter of Edward Lionheart (played by Vincent Price) and Ian Hendry played the role of the critic, Peregrine Devlin.

Theatre of Blood (also known in the United States as Theater of Blood) is a 1973 horror film starring Vincent Price as vengeful actor Edward Lionheart and Diana Rigg as his daughter Edwina. The cast includes distinguished actors Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Robert Coote, Jack Hawkins, Ian Hendry, Michael Hordern, Arthur Lowe, Joan Hickson, Robert Morley, Milo O’Shea, Diana Dors and Dennis Price. It was directed by Douglas Hickox.

theatre_of_blood_poster_poster_02 Picture: Original poster for Theatre of Blood [1973]


Picture: Vincent Price – autographed still of Edward Lionheart in his fencing attire

Picture: Superb ensemble cast – taken at Kensal Green Cemetery, London


Vincent Price … Edward Lionheart
Diana Rigg … Edwina Lionheart
Ian Hendry … Peregrine Devlin
Harry Andrews … Trevor Dickman
Robert Coote … Oliver Larding
Michael Hordern … George Maxwell
Robert Morley … Meredith Merridew
Coral Browne … Chloe Moon
Jack Hawkins … Solomon Psaltery
Arthur Lowe … Horace Sprout
Dennis Price … Hector Snipe
Milo O’Shea … Inspector Boot
Eric Sykes … Sgt. Dogge
Diana Dors … Maisie Psaltery
Joan Hickson … Mrs. Sprout
Renée Asherson … Mrs. Maxwell
Madeline Smith … Rosemary
Brigid Erin Bates … Agnes
Charles Sinnickson … Vicar
Tutte Lemkow … Meths Drinker
Declan Mulholland … Meths Drinker
Stanley Bates … Meths Drinker
John Gilpin … Meths Drinker

Until next time,

Neil Hendry
Editor, Official Tribute To Ian Hendry

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