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Billie Whitelaw is a Actor British born on 6 june 1932 at Coventry (United-kingdom)

Billie Whitelaw

Billie Whitelaw
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Birth name Billie Honor Whitelaw
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 6 june 1932 at Coventry (United-kingdom)
Death 24 december 2014 (at 82 years) at Hampstead (United-kingdom)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Billie Honor Whitelaw, CBE (6 June 1932 – 21 December 2014) was an English actress. She worked in close collaboration with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett for 25 years and was regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of his works. She was also known for her portrayal of Mrs Baylock, the demonic nanny in the 1976 horror film The Omen.

Whitelaw was appointed a CBE in the 1991 Birthday Honours.

Biography

Vie privée
Elle fut l'épouse de l'acteur britannique Peter Vaughan entre 1952 et 1966.

Best films

The Omen (1976)
(Actress)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
(Actress)
Frenzy (1972)
(Actress)
Quills (2000)
(Actress)

Usually with

Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(2 films)
Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(5 films)
Jim Henson
Jim Henson
(1 films)
Leo McKern
Leo McKern
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Billie Whitelaw (56 films)

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Actress

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz (2007)
, 2h1
Directed by Edgar Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Serial killer films, Buddy films
Actors Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy
Roles Joyce Cooper
Rating77% 3.8983253.8983253.8983253.8983253.898325
Police Constable Nicholas Angel, a high-achieving member of the Metropolitan Police Service, is promoted to Sergeant but it comes with being transferred to the village of Sandford, Gloucestershire, for being too good at his job while making his colleagues look bad by comparison due to his skills. Angel finds the town is generally devoid of any crime, with its local Neighbourhood Watch Alliance (NWA) helping to keep the peace as everyone prepares for the "Village of the Year" award contest. Angel finds minor instances of disorderly conduct, during which he confiscates a shed full of unlicensed fire arms including a naval mine, pursues an escaped swan, and arrests a drunk driver who turns out to be his new partner PC Danny Butterman, the son of town chief Inspector, Frank Butterman.
Quills
Quills (2000)
, 2h4
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Erotic films, BDSM in films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Films about psychiatry, Films based on plays, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine, Billie Whitelaw, Stephen Marcus
Roles Madame LeClerc
Rating72% 3.6490753.6490753.6490753.6490753.649075
Quills begins during the Reign of Terror, with the incarcerated Marquis de Sade penning a story about the libidinous Mademoiselle Renard, an aristocrat who meets the preeminent sadist in her executioner.
The Last of the Blonde Bombshells, 1h24
Directed by Gillies MacKinnon
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Cleo Laine, June Whitfield, Leslie Caron, Joan Sims
Roles Evelyn
Rating71% 3.593393.593393.593393.593393.59339
After her husband's death, Elizabeth decides to return to her musical roots and begins busking with young guitarist Paul in a plaza overlooking a London ice rink, much to the dismay of her daughter Patricia and son Edward. One day she is spotted by Patrick, who attempted to avoid enlistment during World War II by dressing as a woman and playing drums with the Blonde Bombshells, a supposedly all-female band with which Elizabeth performed when she was only fifteen years old.
The Lost Son, 1h42
Directed by Chris Menges
Genres Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia
Actors Daniel Auteuil, Nastassja Kinski, Ciarán Hinds, Katrin Cartlidge, Marianne Denicourt, Billie Whitelaw
Roles Mrs. Spitz
Rating63% 3.1984653.1984653.1984653.1984653.198465
Xavier Lombard is a Parisian private detective based in London. His best friend is Nathalie, a high-class call girl. He gets a telephone call from an old friend in the Paris police department, now a businessman whose brother-in-law is missing. The missing man's parents hire Xavier over their daughter's objections, and he quickly finds himself caught up in the underworld of child sex slavery. He guesses that the lost son is dead and shifts his focus to finding and breaking this lucrative business of child trafficking. He gets a reluctant Nathalie to hunt "the Austrian", the shadowy head of the business. Violence erupts quickly, and Xavier soon has little more to lose.
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre (1996)
, 1h52
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Origin France
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about children
Actors Charlotte Gainsbourg, William Hurt, Anna Paquin, Joan Plowright, John Wood, Maria Schneider
Rating68% 3.401433.401433.401433.401433.40143
Jane Eyre (portrayed as the orphan child by Anna Paquin and as an adult by Charlotte Gainsbourg) is the plain, impoverished young woman who is hired by Mr. Rochester (William Hurt) through Mrs. Fairfax (Joan Plowright) to work as a governess for Adele (Josephine Serre). Despite her mild unprepossessing manner more like a nun, Jane has strong internal passions and shows her strength in character in expressing her opinions and showing resolve in times of trouble. Rochester is the Byronic anti-hero who is tortured and tormented by family troubles, past injustices and secrets. Rochester and Jane find an affinity for each other and fall in love. The marriage date is set. What she does not realize is that she must share the estate (and ultimately Mr. Rochester) with his wife, Bertha (Maria Schneider), who is mentally ill and kept locked away in an upstairs attic with a nurse, Grace Poole (Billie Whitelaw).
Deadly Advice
Actors Jane Horrocks, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton, Jonathan Pryce, Edward Woodward, Billie Whitelaw
Roles Kate Webster
Rating61% 3.052833.052833.052833.052833.05283
The daughters of a domineering mother aspire to break free of her control and form romantic attachments.
Freddie as F.R.O.7., 1h31
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Musical films
Actors Ben Kingsley, James Earl Jones, Brian Blessed, Nigel Hawthorne, Jonathan Pryce, Prunella Scales
Roles Messina, Freddie's wicked power-hungry aunt who kills his parents and turns Freddie into a frog. She has the power to shape-shift into any animal, most notably a cobra.
Rating51% 2.5639252.5639252.5639252.5639252.563925
The tale begins in the Middle Ages alike world at Monaco, Monte Carlo, France. It tells of Prince Frederic, who is a 10-year-old boy who lived with his kingly father in a huge castle by the ocean at Monaco, Monte Carlo, France and was taught magical powers. His mother, the queen, has been dead for over a year, drowned at sea in a storm. One day, while the two are out horse riding in the forest, Frederic loses his father who is thrown to his death from a great height (6 ft) after his mount is spooked by a strange red cobra. Frederic watches it slither away; he had never seen one of those in the forest before. Now an orphan, Frederic is taken in by his paternal aunt, Messina (Billie Whitelaw), who, as the king's sister, accedes to the throne, but only as regent, until Frederic comes of age to assume responsibility as the next ruler when she must step down. Soon Frederic realizes that the cobra he saw in the forest was Messina (also responsible for conjuring up the storm that took the life of his mother) and rather than killing the young prince, she transformed him into a frog and tried to capture him. Soon, both fall from the castle window and into the raging ocean, and Frederic is saved in the jaws of a giant sea monster. The power-hungry Messina vows to rule the world and destroy Frederic. The monster really turns out to be Nessie (Phyllis Logan). As Messina departed, Nessie's tail became trapped under a boulder. She befriended Frederic, who in turn used his powers to free her tail from the boulder. Nessie took him near dry land, and notes that if Frederic ever needed her, he would whistle. Frederic then leaped into the night sky, jumped through time zones until the late 20th century and fell into a swamp full of frogs, where he would spend the rest of his childhood in his new life as Freddie the Frog.
Duel of Hearts, 1h35
Directed by John Hough
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Alison Doody, Michael York, Geraldine Chaplin, Benedict Taylor, Billie Whitelaw, Virginia McKenna
Roles Dorcas
Rating71% 3.584333.584333.584333.584333.58433
Lady Caroline Faye and Lord Vane Brecon meet under unusual circumstances and are immediately attracted to one another. Later, Lady Caroline learns that Lord Brecon has been accused of murder. She embarks on a plan to prove him innocent, while also warning him that that his cousin, Gervaise Warlingham, may be trying to frame him. Posing as a commoner, she accepts a position at Lord Brecon's estate as companion to his mother. Will dangerous family secrets keep the lovers apart?
A Murder of Quality, 1h43
Directed by Gavin Millar
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Denholm Elliott, Christian Bale, Joss Ackland, Glenda Jackson, Billie Whitelaw, Ronald Pickup
Roles Mad Janie
Rating63% 3.194443.194443.194443.194443.19444
George Smiley, at the request of his old wartime colleague Ailsa Brimley, investigates the murder of Stella Rode. A letter had previously come to Brimley from Rode detailing a plot supposedly by her husband, Stanley Rode, who teaches at Carne School, to kill her. Upon investigating, Smiley learns of many secrets that were kept by the victim, and one being that Terence Fielding, a house master at Carne, was being blackmailed by her due to past homosexual activities. Smiley solves the investigation when it is revealed that it was not Stanley Rode who murdered his wife, but Terence Fielding.
The Krays
The Krays (1990)
, 1h59
Directed by Peter Medak
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Adventure, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Martin Kemp, Gary Kemp, Billie Whitelaw, Tom Bell, Martin Kemp, Susan Fleetwood
Roles Violet Kray
Rating65% 3.2979253.2979253.2979253.2979253.297925
The film charts the lives of the Kray twins from childhood to adult life. The plot focuses on the relationship between the twins and their doting mother (Whitelaw). Ronald (Gary Kemp) is the dominant one, influencing his brother Reginald (Martin Kemp) to perform several acts of violence.
Lorna Doone
Directed by Andrew Grieve
Genres Drama
Actors Clive Owen, Miles Anderson, Billie Whitelaw, Robert Stephens, Sean Bean, Kenneth Haigh
Roles Sarah Ridd
Rating58% 2.9104652.9104652.9104652.9104652.910465
West country yeoman John Ridd (Clive Owen) vows to avenge the death of his father by destroying the land-grabbing Doone family. Then he meets, and immediately falls in love with, the beautiful and innocent Lorna Doone (Polly Walker).
Maurice
Maurice (1987)
, 2h20
Directed by James Ivory
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Ben Kingsley, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow
Roles Mrs. Hall
Rating76% 3.847783.847783.847783.847783.84778
During a trip to a windswept beach, Maurice Hall, an 11-year-old schoolboy, receives instructions about the "sacred mysteries" of sex from his teacher, who wants to explain to the fatherless boy the changes he would experience in puberty.