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Billie Whitelaw

Highest Rated:   92% Notfilm (2015)
Lowest Rated:   33% Night Watch (1973)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
92% 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
80% 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
85% The Krays
  • Violet Kray
1990
No Score Yet Lorna Doone
  • Sarah Ridd
1990
No Score Yet The Fifteen Streets
  • Beatrice Llewellyn
1989
No Score Yet The Dressmaker
  • Margo
1988
No Score Yet A Dinner of Herbs
  • Kate Makepeace
1988
No Score Yet The Secret Garden
  • Actor
1987
91% 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 Jamaica Inn
  • Patience
1983
72% 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
86% The Omen
  • Mrs. Baylock
1976
33% 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 Carve Her Name with Pride
  • Winnie
1958
No Score Yet Small Hotel
  • Caroline Mallet
1957
No Score Yet The Sleeping Tiger
  • Receptionist
1954

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Veronica
  • 1999

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