Monday, December 22, 2014

Billie Whitelaw, R. I. P.

The Guardian: “I could have easily have become a nun, or a prostitute, or both,” said Billie Whitelaw, who has died aged 82. Instead, she claimed that acting had allowed her to use both these sides of herself in a career that included theatre, films, television – and a special place in the affection and inspiration of Samuel Beckett.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

4 comments:

Dan said...

I remember her very fondly in PAYROLL, GUMSHOE and START THE REVOLUTION WITHOUT ME.

Deb said...

Yes--Start the Revolution is where I first remember seeing her, but as the mother in The Krays she really stood out; but until I read her obit, I had no idea how deep her relationship with Beckett was--collaborator and muse.

Bill Crider said...

I didn't know that, either. Very interesting.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Also the nanny in The Omen.