Veteran actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

  • Billie Whitelaw, who performed on radio, stage and screen with equal finesse, is no more.  She died at the age of 82 on Sunday at a nursing home in London.

    The actress had worked closely with acclaimed playwright Samuel Beckett.

     After making her radio acting debut at the age of 11 years, Whitelaw made her first stage appearance in 1950 in a performance of Pink String and Sealing Wax. She then moved into films and television. Recently, she had appeared in the comedy Hot Fuzz.

     Whitelaw won laurels for her role as Mrs Baylock in horror film The Omen. Her outstanding role in Hell is a City had won her a British Academy Award for best newcomer. She was also the recipient of the best supporting actress for her roles in TwistedNerve and Charlie Bubbles.