Emma Peel

Real Name: Emma Peel, nee Knight

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Intelligence officer

Affiliations: John Steed, Tara King (partners)

Enemies: Cybernauts

Known Relatives: Sir John Knight (father), Peter Peel (husband)


Base of Operations:

First Appearance: "The Town of No Return", The Avengers (ITV, 2nd November 1965)



Comments: Played by Elizabeth Shepherd and Diana Rigg in the TV version, and by Uma Thurman in the movie. Shepherd, the original actress cast in the role, filmed nearly two full episodes before the producers decided she wasn't right for the part and recast her.

Emma "Night," clearly intended to be a younger version of this character, turns up as a partner to Jimmy (James Bond) and god-daughter of Hugo (Bulldog) Drummond, in Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Black Dossier.

For more on the Avengers, check out www.lowerstorpington.co.uk


Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

Back to Television Heroes

Back to General UK Heroes.


All images and characters depicted are copyright their respective holders, and are used above for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.