Billie Whitelaw

Billie Whitelaw

  • Highest Rated: 93% Notfilm (2015)
  • Lowest Rated: 38% Night Watch (1973)
  • Birthday: Jun 6, 1932
  • Birthplace: Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK
  • Launching her career on radio at age 11, British actress Billie Whitelaw spent several seasons as an assistant stage manager before making her theatrical acting debut in 1950. The blonde, hypertense Whitelaw started out in films as a standard leading lady, but quickly distinguished herself in neurotic, single-purposed roles. She won a BFA award for her portrayal of Albert Finney's disgruntled ex-wife in Charlie Bubbles (1968). Billie Whitelaw's next screen assignment of note was as the smothering "monster mommy" of two of Britain's most vicious mob leaders in The Krays (1990). She played nurse Grace Poole in the 1996 version of Jane Eyre and appeared in the 1998 TV miniseries Merlin, playing Ambrosia. Whitelaw's final film appearance was Hot Fuzz (2007). She is also noted for having a close professional relationship with playwright Samuel Beckett, often being called his muse, and appeared in a number of his stage productions. Whitelaw died in 2014, at age 82.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

93% Notfilm Actor 2015
No Score Yet The Power of the Dark Crystal Actor 2013
76% Stardust Actor $38.3M 2007
91% Hot Fuzz Joyce Cooper $23.7M 2007
75% Quills Madame LeClerc $4.3M 2000
No Score Yet The Last of the Blonde Bombshells Actor Director 2000
No Score Yet Shooting the Past Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Lost Son Mrs. Spitz 1999
82% Merlin Ambrosia 1998
74% Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Grace Pool 1996
No Score Yet Deadly Advice Kate Webster 1993
No Score Yet Duel Of Hearts Dorcas 1992
No Score Yet Freddie as F.R.O.7 Messina 1992
No Score Yet A Murder of Quality Mad Janie 1991
86% The Krays Violet Kray 1990
No Score Yet Lorna Doone Sarah Ridd 1990
No Score Yet Joyriders Tammy O'Moore 1989
No Score Yet The Fifteen Streets Beatrice Llewellyn 1989
No Score Yet The Dressmaker Margo 1988
No Score Yet The Secret Garden Actor 1987
90% Maurice Mrs. Hall 1987
No Score Yet Shadey Dr. Cloud 1987
No Score Yet Murder Elite Actor 1986
No Score Yet The Chain Mrs. Andreos 1985
No Score Yet Camille Prudence Duvorney 1984
No Score Yet Slayground Madge 1984
No Score Yet Samuel Beckett: Silence To Silence Actor 1984
No Score Yet Jamaica Inn Patience 1983
79% The Dark Crystal Aughra 1982
No Score Yet Tangier Actor 1982
No Score Yet Unsuitable Job for a Woman Elizabeth 1982
No Score Yet A Tale of Two Cities Madame Defarge 1980
No Score Yet The Water Babies Mrs. Doasyou... /Crone /Tipp /Woman in Black /Gate Keeper 1978
No Score Yet Leopard in the Snow Actor 1978
85% The Omen Mrs. Baylock 1976
38% Night Watch Sarah Cooke 1973
No Score Yet Poet Game Actor 1972
87% Frenzy Hetty 1972
No Score Yet Gumshoe Ellen 1971
No Score Yet Leo the Last Margaret 1970
83% Start The Revolution Without Me Marie Antoinette 1970
No Score Yet The Adding Machine Daisy Devore 1969
No Score Yet Twisted Nerve Joan Harper 1969
No Score Yet Charlie Bubbles Lottie 1968
No Score Yet The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Actor 1968
No Score Yet No Love for Johnnie Mary 1961
No Score Yet The Flesh and The Fiends Mary Patterson 1961
No Score Yet Payroll (I Promised to Pay) Jackie Parker 1961
No Score Yet Make Mine Mink Lily 1960
No Score Yet Hell Is a City Chloe Hawkins 1960
No Score Yet Bobbikins Lydia Simmons 1959
No Score Yet Carve Her Name with Pride Winnie 1958
No Score Yet Small Hotel Caroline Mallet 1957
No Score Yet Miracle in Soho Maggie 1957
No Score Yet The Sleeping Tiger Receptionist 1954
No Score Yet The Fake Waitress 1953

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Veronica
  • 1999
No Score Yet A Dinner of Herbs
2000
Kate Makepeace

QUOTES FROM Billie Whitelaw CHARACTERS

Mary Patterson
If you were half a man you'd drag me out of here by the roots of my hair but just try it and I'll kill you.
Mrs. Baylock
It's all for you, Damien! It's all for you!