Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

Billie Whitelaw

Billie Whitelaw

Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw has died at the age of 82, her son Matthew Muller has confirmed.

Billie Whitelaw has died at the age of 82.

The actress, who enjoyed a successful career on stage and screen, is perhaps best known for her association with playwright Samuel Beckett, who described her as a perfect actress.

Her son Matthew Muller confirmed that she died in the early hours of Sunday (21.12.14) at a nursing home in London.

He told the BBC: "I could not have asked for a more loving mum.

"She had an incredible career - but first and foremost she was my mum - and that's who I will miss."

Billie won a British Academy Award for best newcomer for her role in 'Hell is a City', while she also won Best Supporting Actress for her performances in 'Twisted Nerve' and 'Charlie Bubbles'.

She also appeared as Violet Kray in 'The Krays' and more recently, she starred in the comedy 'Hot Fuzz', which featured Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

'Hot Fuzz' director Edgar Wright tweeted: "Very sad to hear that the magnificent Billie Whitelaw passed away, but so very happy I worked with her. 'Hot Fuzz' was her final film."

Billie was married to actor Peter Vaughan between 1952 and 1966, while she later married German actor and writer Robert Muller, who died in 1998.


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