WorldCat Identities

Whitelaw, Billie 1932-2014

Works: 161 works in 380 publications in 5 languages and 8,835 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  History  Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Television programs  Television mini-series  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Other, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Billie Whitelaw
Most widely held works by Billie Whitelaw
Hot fuzz by Edgar Wright( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel, is reasigned to the quiet town of Sandford, he struggles with his seemingly crime-free world...and oafish partner Danny. When several grisly accidents rock the village, it's not long before Danny's dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gun-fighting, all-out action become reality!
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
24 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In their hunt for a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer, the London police suspect an innocent man, who eludes them and proves his innocence by finding the real murderer
The omen by Richard Donner( Visual )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When their child is stillborn in Rome - on the 6th day, of the 6th month, at the 6th hour - Robert Thorne, an American diplomat and his wife Katherine are devastated. In his despair, Thorne exchanges his dead baby for one born at the same time. He unwittingly enters a bargain with the devil that culminates in a series of gruesome 'accidents' and a child destined to one day destroy the world
The secret garden by Agnieszka Holland( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the sudden death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent from their home in India to the English estate of a distant family friend. Sad and lonely, her only interest lies in a secret garden, abandoned after a tragic accident occurred there. With the help of a local boy and Colin, her guardian's invalid son, Mary's spirit is reawakened as they bring the garden back to life
Maurice by James Ivory( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge graduates that fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
John LeCarreĢ's A murder of quality ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Smiley goes to the aid of his former colleague, Ailsa Brimley after she receives a letter from a woman predicting her own murder and naming her husband as the killer. After the woman is found dead, they uncover secret societies, sexual abuse, and a mysterious boy
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Mary Lennox, orphaned and sent to live on a Yorkshire estate, and Colin Craven, the sickly invalid whose father owns the estate. Exploring the grounds, Mary discovers a locked, abandoned garden and the children, befriended by a local lad, Dickon Sowerby, discover the joy and beauty of life as they bring the garden back to life. (History of the Hallmark hall of fame / Hallmark Cards, Inc.)
A tale of two cities ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The ultimate tale of love, honor, and sacrifice during the bloodstained French Revolution is movingly brought to life in this sumptuous production ... which thrillingly captures all the drama and emotion of one of history's most tumultuous eras"--Container
Napoleon & love by Ian Holm( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British drama depicting the many women in Napoleon Bonaparte's love life, starring Ian Holm as Napoleon and Billie Whitelaw as Josephine
A dinner of herbs by Catherine Cookson( Visual )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A TV mini-series with love, hate, betrayal and revenge in a 19th-century, working class English town, based on Catherine Cookson's novel
Stephen Poliakoff's Shooting the past by Stephen Poliakoff( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A photographic collection holding extraordinary stories from the past must be sold or destroyed so a renovation of the building may be carried out by an American developer. An eccentric group of employees sets out to save the collection
Billie Whitelaw : who he? : an autobiography by Billie Whitelaw( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billie Whitelaw has been one of Laurence Olivier's leading ladies; she has worked with Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Albert Finney, Peter Sellers, and other greats; she has appeared in films that include The Sleeping Tiger, Miracle in Soho, Make Mine Mink, The Krays, and The Omen (in which she played the notoriously evil nanny); most of all, she was the longtime muse of the great playwright Samuel Beckett, with whom she worked closely for twenty-five years
The dark crystal by Jim Henson( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jen the Gelfling must undertake a dangerous quest to restore the all-powerful Dark Crystal, in order to return light and order to the world
Rockaby the documentary by Alan Schneider( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His film follows two of Samuel Beckett's foremost interpreters, Billie Whitelaw and Alan Schneider, as they rehearse and premiere Rockaby, his haunting play written specifically for this project
The Krays ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raised by an iron-willed mother who understood the power of fear, the Kray brothers developed an eerie, interdepndent relationship that allowed them to act in tandem on their most violent impulses. Driven by ambition, competition, and sheer bloodlust, they turned their talent for torture into an underground empire that awed all of England. But their dreams of wealth and power quickly deteriorated into a nightmare of psychosis and unimaginable violence. The story of their rise to power and eventual fall from grace is both compelling and horrifying
Samuel Beckett Eh Joe ; Footfalls ; Rockaby ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed a year before the author's death in 1989, these special studio recordings of Eh Joe, Footfalls, and Rockaby are brief, concentrated, and pared down to the absolute essentials, even to the exculusion of color are the definitive productions, made in collaboration with the Nobel Laureate himself and featuring his favorite and most-trusted actress, Billie Whitelaw. Together these plays explore the themes of consciousness and self-image in Beckett's inimitale style
Gumshoe by Stephen Frears( Visual )
10 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On his thirty-first birthday, a nightclub emcee eager for a career change becomes a private eye overnight. What starts out as a lark becomes a cat-and-mouse game as he must solve a murder, bring justice to smugglers, and save himself in the process
The best of friends ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best of Friends: In 1924, George Bernard Shaw was introduced to Dame Laurentia McLachlan, a Benedictine nun at the Stanbrook Abbey in Worcestershire, England. Along with their mutual friend, Sydney Cockerell, director of Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, the trio enjoyed twenty-five years of letters, literary debate and laughter. (82 min.) Eagle in a cage: A school-teacher-turned-governor of a small island finds greatness thrust upon him when that island, St. Helena, becomes a place of exile for Napoleon. (88 min.)
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlotte Bronte's classic story about an orphan who becomes governess of a mansion, and who carries a tormented love for a man named Mr. Rochester
The Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animated versions, in a variety of styles, of the stories told by pilgrims on their way to Canterbury
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.10 for The dark c ... to 1.00 for Samuel Bec ...)
Alternative Names
Whitelaw, Billy 1932-
Whitelaw, Billy 1932-2014
English (154)
German (4)
French (2)
Italian (2)
Spanish (1)