Whitelaw ganó el aplauso internacional por su escalofriante interpretación de la Sra. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 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 encouraged by her mother to join Harry Hanson’s Leeds company in 1948, and then went on to play in repertory theatres in Dewsbury, New Brighton in Liverpool, and Oxford, eventually making her London debut in 1950.. Volvió al cine, en un giro de comedia, como Joyce Cooper, en Hot Fuzz (2007). Otros trabajos suyos incluyen la voz del personaje de Aughra en The Dark Crystal; la irremediablemente ingeniosa Sra. RIP Muppet Show Guest Star Phyllis George. Billie Whitelaw, CBE (Coventry, Warwickshire, 6 de junio de 1932 - Hampstead, Londres, 21 de diciembre de 2014) fue una actriz británica de larga trayectoria en cine y televisión. British actress Billie Whitelaw, best known to us as the voice of The Dark Crystal‘s Aughra, has passed away at the age of 82. Su muerte fue definida por su hijo como "pacífica". Billie nació el 6 de junio de 1932 en Coventry, Warwickshire. The film stars Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, and Barry Foster and features Billie Whitelaw, Anna Massey, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bernard Cribbins and Vivien Merchant. Oscars 2015 - Snubbed by the In Memoriam segment. I'm rather ashamed of having the good life I have", she later recalled. | She would win her second BAFTA as the sensuous mother of college student Hayley Mills in the psychological study Twisted Nerve (1969). Después continuó en películas como Leo, el último (1970), Empiecen la revolución sin mí (1970), Detective sin licencia (1971), el thriller de Alfred Hitchcock, Frenesí, (1972), Night Watch, en 1973, y en 1985 Murder Elite. The play premiered on April 8, 1981 at the State University of New York at Buffalo, starring Billie Whitelaw and directed by Alan Schneider. The Signposters: Hetty Finds a Long Lost Relative - and Some Tents! Money was tight, and her mother struggled to support the family. Aughra or Mother Aughra was the embodiment of Thra, acting as the world's eyes and voice. Of all the Mystics, urVa is the most adept at their powerful four-armed martial arts. Leo the Last is a 1970 British drama film directed by John Boorman, based on the play The Prince by George Tabori, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Billie Whitelaw. Después de un entrenamiento en RADA, Whitelaw debutó a la edad de 18 en Londres, en 1950. She would win her second BAFTA as the sensuous mother of college student Hayley Mills in the psychological study Twisted Nerve (1969).  Other films included performing the voice of Aughra in The Dark Crystal, as the hopelessly naive Mrs. Hall in Maurice (1987), one of two sisters, with Joan Plowright, struggling to survive in war-time Liverpool in The Dressmaker (1988), the fiercely domineering and protective mother of psychopathic twin murderers in The Krays (1990), a performance that earned her a BAFTA nomination, as the nurse Grace Poole in Jane Eyre (1996), and the blind laundress in Quills (2000). Her father died of lung cancer when Billie was 9 years old. Trabajó en estrecha colaboración con el dramaturgo irlandés Samuel Beckett durante veinticinco años y es considerada como una de las más destacadas intérpretes de las obras de ese dramaturgo del teatro del absurdo.. Her autobiography Billie Whitelaw... Who He? Baylock, mencionada por el guionista David Seltzer como la "guardiana de las puertas" y protectora del niño anticristo Damien en La profecía, en 1976, junto a Gregory Peck y Lee Remick. They collaborated on Beckett plays such as Play, Eh Joe, Happy Days, Not I, Footfalls and Rockaby for both stage and screen. Behind the Scenes: How to Make Your Own Kira Costume, Behind the Scenes: How to Make Your Own Skeksis Costume, Behind the Scenes: Skeksis Restoration Podcast, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Inside the Epic Return to Thra, The Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History. She made her theatrical debut in 1950 and in films from 1953. What Jane 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 is confined in an upstairs attic with a nurse, Grace Poole (Billie Whitelaw). Billie Whitelaw, for whom the piece had been written, played May whilst Rose Hill voiced the mother. Start the Revolution Without Me is a 1970 American comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and starring Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran, Billie Whitelaw, Orson Welles (playing himself as narrator) and Victor Spinetti. A very early TV appearance was in the first series of the long-running BBC1 police series Dixon of Dock Green (1955), as Mary Dixon, daughter of George (Jack Warner). Whitelaw soon became a regular in British films of the 1950s and early 1960s.  She had one sister, Constance, who was 10 years older. In her early film work, she specialised in blousy blondes and secretaries, but her dramatic range began to emerge by the late 1960s. At age 11, she began performing as a child actress on radio programmes, including the part of Bunkle, an extrovert prep-schoolboy on Children's Hour from Manchester, and later worked as an assistant stage manager and acted with the repertory company at the Prince's Theatre in Bradford during high school. In 1965, she took over the part of Desdemona opposite Laurence Olivier's Othello from Maggie Smith. Según Simon Pegg, su esposa accidentalmente se refirió a ella como "Willie Bitelaw". From The Virgin Suicides to On the Rocks, IMDb dives into the cinematic stylings of Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola. Contact Us. She also appeared as “Auntie Ambrosia” in the 1998 miniseries Merlin, which had special visual effects provided by The Jim Henson Creature Shop. She was an active working actress from 1953-2002, briefly coming out of retirement in 2007 to appear in the hit comedy Hot Fuzz.  She died there following a bout of pneumonia on 21 December 2014, aged 82.. Billie Honor Whitelaw CBE (6 June 1932 – 21 December 2014) was an English actress. | Whitelaw remained the foremost interpreter of the man and his work. Click here to help us remember Billie Whitelaw on the ToughPigs forum! Charlie Bubbles is a 1968 British comedy-drama film starring Billie Whitelaw and Albert Finney, and also featuring Liza Minnelli. In the 2019 prequel Age of Resistance, she is performed by Kevin Clash and voiced by Donna Kimball. Billie Honor Whitelaw (6 June 1932 – 21 December 2014) was an English actress. And now we leave you with this video, featuring Billie Whitelaw’s unforgettable performance as Aughra. The supporting cast included Denholm Elliott as Dr Barry, Simon Callow as Mr Ducie, Billie Whitelaw as Mrs Hall, and Ben Kingsley as Lasker-Jones. was published by St. Martin's Press in 1996. Having divided her time between a home in Hampstead, north London, and a cottage in Suffolk, Whitelaw spent the last four years of her life as a resident of Denville Hall, the actors’ retirement and nursing home in Northwood, Hillingdon. Aughra. The film stars Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner, Harvey Spencer Stephens, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Troughton, Martin Benson, and Leo McKern. Whitelaw became Beckett's muse, as he created, reworked and revised each play while she physically, at times to the point of total exhaustion, acted each movement. She has made a speciality of playing intense, single-purposed women. Michael Coveney, "Whitelaw, Billie Honor (1932–2014)", Learn how and when to remove this template message, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Billie Whitelaw at New York State Writers Institute, State University of New York, Video of Billie Whitelaw performing Beckett's, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Billie_Whitelaw&oldid=983976032, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 11:58. Brown Skin Gal, Stay Home and Mind Bay-Bee, The Signposters: The Great Family Reunion. The Dark Crystal (1982) Billie Whitelaw as Aughra. CBE. Mythology , Whitelaw also appeared frequently on television and won acclaim for her work. | According to The Covenants of Thra by Fellen the Elder, Aughra's creation was prompted by a war of supremacy between flora and fauna. She continued in film roles including Leo the Last (1970), Start the Revolution Without Me (1970), Gumshoe (1971), and the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Frenzy (1972). 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Whitelaw gained international acclaim for her chilling role as Mrs. Baylock, the evil guardian of the demon child Damien in The Omen (1976). 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.