Laurence Olivier
(Movies & TV)
Samuel Beckett
Jack Hedley
(Movies & TV)
Maggie Smith
(Movies & TV)
Andy Leek
Lisa Dwan
(Movies & TV)

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Billie Whitelaw

Knowledge Identifier: +Billie_Whitelaw


Billie Whitelaw

English actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1932.

Countries: United Kingdom (56%), Ireland (22%), Britain (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Laurence Olivier, Samuel Beckett, Jack Hedley

Linked to: BBC




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Billie Whitelaw was born in 1932 add something


After training at RADA, Whitelaw made her stage debut at age 18 in London 1950 add something


Whitelaw soon became a regular in British films of the 1950s and early 1960s add something


Jack Hedley - In the 1950s he starred in a number of films and TV appearances, such as "Left Right and Centre", "Fair Game", and the Alun Owen-scripted "No Trams to Lime Street" with Billie Whitelaw


She appeared as a woman who tries to join Robin Hood's outlaw band in a 1957 episode of "The Adventures of Robin Hood", "The Bride of Robin Hood" add something


In her early film work she specialized in blousy blondes and secretaries, but her dramatic range began to emerge by the late 1960s add something


In 1963, Billie Whitelaw met Irish playwright Samuel Beckett add something


From 1964 to 1966, Whitelaw was a member of Britain's National Theatre Company add something


In 1965, she took the part of Desdemona opposite Laurence Olivier's Othello from Maggie Smith add something


In 1970, she was a member of the jury at the 20th Berlin International Film Festival add something


Andy Leek - For the rest of the 1980s, Leek pursued his own career as a musician, as well as writing a musical interpretation of a Dylan Thomas poem which was recorded and released by Tom Jones, and acting alongside Billie Whitelaw and David Van Day as an aspiring songwriter in the Tony Klinger-produced 1985 movie "Promo-Man"


She and Beckett enjoyed an intense professional relationship until his death in 1989 add something


Lisa Dwan - She performed in Samuel Beckett's "Not I" in London's Battersea Arts Centre in 2005, and was interviewed with Billie Whitelaw as part of the Beckett celebrations on BBC Radio 3

Billie Whitelaw died in 2014 add something