Thursday, March 20, 2014

Diana Rigg's Mrs. Gillyflower costume and console prop from Doctor Who's The Crimson Horror...

Famous for playing 'Emma Peel' in British 60's TV series The Avengers, when Diana Rigg isn't playing 'Olenna Tyrell' in Game of Thrones these days, she also found time to guest-star in Doctor Who's seventh season episode, The Crimson Horror, as the sinister 'Mrs. Gillyflower'.

Costume worn by Diana Rigg as Mrs. Gillyflower 
in Doctor Who's The Crimson Horror on display
Diana Rigg Mrs Gillyflower costume prop Doctor Who Crimson Horror
Mrs Gillyflower costume Doctor Who Crimson Horror
Mrs Gillyflower costume Mr Sweet puppet Doctor Who Crimson Horror
Doctor Who Crimson Horror Mrs Gillyflower costume
Doctor Who Crimson Horror Mrs Gillyflower costume
Doctor Who Crimson Horror costume prop exhibit
In this episode the time-traveling 'Eleventh Doctor' and his Companion 'Clara Oswald' join Silurian 'Madame Vastra', 'Jenny Flint' and their Sontaran butler 'Strax' and travel to Yorkshire in 1893 to discover the secret of 'Mrs. Winifred Gillyflower's' Sweetville community after a series of mysterious deaths. Turns out Mrs. Gillyflower's never-before-seen partner, 'Mr. Sweet', is a parasitic prehistoric red leech which has formed a symbiotic relationship with its host and plans to spread its poison via a rocket launched over the skies of England.

Howard Burden was Costume Designer on this episode and this black outfit and rocket control console prop were photographed on display at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay, Wales on December 9, 2013.

This episode was also special as it starred real-life mother and daughter, Diana Rigg and Rachael Stirling (who plays Mrs Gillyflower's on screen blind daughter 'Ada') for the first time together.

The Crimson Horror Doctor Who TV poster
Crimson Horror Doctor Who TV poster
If you're a fellow Whovian, be sure to check out more fantastic authentic costumes and props from Doctor Who on display here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

Watch the episode now: The Crimson Horror [HD]

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