Patricia Hodge replaced the late Diana Rigg on All Creatures Big and Small.
The actress Miranda, 74, will reprise the role of Ms Pumphrey for the second series of the Channel 5 show.
Game Of Thrones star Rigg, who originally played the character, tragically died in September at the age of 82 following a short battle with cancer.
Replaced: Patricia Hodge, pictured in 2019, replaced the late Diana Rigg on All Creatures Big and Small
Playground CEO Sir Colin Callender told Deadline: ‘We were deeply saddened by the passing of Dame Diana Rigg, who will always be a treasured member of the All Creatures family.
‘Mrs. Pumphrey and his overly indulgent Pekingese, Tricki Woo, are iconic and beloved characters in the world of Herriot and we are delighted to welcome the wonderful Patricia Hodge.
The publication reports that there will also be two new additions in the second season: Call The Midwife star Dorothy Atkinson, who will play Diana Brompton, and Vicar Of Dibley star, James Fleet, who will play Colonel Merrick.
Channel 5 has renewed the reboot of All Creatures Great and Small for a second series after its debut drew a record five million viewers, with fans praising the series for its reimagining of the Yorkshire Herriot vet.
Role: The actress Miranda, 74, will take on the role of Ms. Pumphrey for the second series of the Channel 5 show (Diana Rigg pictured as Ms. Pumphrey)
Sad: Game Of Thrones star Rigg, who originally played the character, tragically died in September at the age of 82 following a short battle with cancer (pictured in 2018)
The original BBC series, based on a series of books by former vet Alf Wight, who wrote under the pseudonym Herriot, aired from 1978 to 1990, with Christopher as the Dales vet and Robert as his boss.
In September, Rigg’s agent confirmed the actress was dead, saying she passed away ‘peacefully’ while ‘at home with her family who had requested privacy during this time. difficult ”.
The British actress made a name for herself in the cult 1961 TV series The Avengers, before playing the role of die-hard matriarch Lady Olenna Tyrell in HBO’s Game of Thrones, a show she later admitted to she had never looked.
Most recently, Rigg appeared as Queen Victoria’s Mistress – The Duchess of Buccleuch – in ITV’s Victoria alongside Jenna Coleman.
New Arrivals: The post reports that there will also be two new additions to the second season – Call The Midwife star Dorothy Atkinson, who will play Diana Brompton, and Vicar Of Dibley star James Fleet, who will play Colonel Merrick ( LR)
Return: Channel 5 renewed All Creatures Great and Small reboot for a second series after its debut drew a record five million viewers
She also played the role of eccentric Mrs Pumphrey in the adaptation of All Creatures Great And Small.
The star, who won the Bafta, Emmy and Tony awards, also received worldwide acclaim for her stint as Bond girl Tracy di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969, where she became the second Bond. girl to marry 007.
Hodge, who will reprise the role of Ms Pumphrey, has appeared on several shows such as Rumpole Of The Bailey, Miranda, and most recently as Jeremy Thorpe’s mother in A Very English Scandal.
The actress had previously lamented the lack of roles for older women on television and theater at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in 2012.
Career: Rigg made a name for herself on the cult 1961 TV series The Avengers, before playing the role of die-hard matriarch Lady Olenna Tyrell on HBO’s Game of Thrones, a show she later admitted she had. had never watched (photo)
“It’s very difficult for us in this age group to talk about it because it makes you look like a bitter old woman,” she said.
Hodge added, “ Even if you were to ask every playwright across the country to write a play for older women, it still wouldn’t be enough. I think it has to grow, this awareness that there is a whole part of our community that is under-represented.
In All Creatures Big and Small, Rachel Shenton plays Helen Alderson, the love interest of main character James Herriot, played by Nicholas Ralph, with the role of Rachel previously played by Carol Drinkwater and the late Lynda Bellingham.
Filming for All Creatures Great and Small’s second series was hit by delays due to the Covid pandemic, but production finally began earlier this year.
Unbelievable: Hodge, who will take on the role of Ms Pumphrey, has appeared on several shows such as Rumpole Of The Bailey, Miranda and most recently as Jeremy Thorpe’s mother in A Very English Scandal (pictured in 2019)
The first series focused on young vet James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) who moves to Yorkshire to land a job as a veterinary assistant for Siegfried Farnon, played by Samuel West.
Callum Woodhouse plays Siegfried’s wandering brother, Tristan, while Anna Madeley takes on the role of housekeeper Anna Madeley.
Meanwhile, Rachel’s character, Helen, has previously been seen forming a blossoming romance with vet James, which even led her to flee her wedding on a Christmas special.
The festive December episode concluded with Helen and James still unable to reveal their true feelings for each other, even after ending their romance with handsome landowner Hugh (Matthew Lewis).
Elsewhere, the widower Siegfried had the courage to finally kiss Dorothy (Maimie McCoy) on the evening of Christmas Eve, while Anna was devastated when her estranged son Edward failed to show up for the occasion as he did. had promised.
Tristan remains in the dark that he failed one of his vet exams and is not fully qualified, and whether Siegfried will manage to hide the truth from his brother.
Romance: Oscar winner Rachel Shenton plays Helen, the love interest of lead character James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) in the adaptation of author Alf Wight’s books