WorldCat Identities

Whitelaw, Billie 1932-2014

Overview
Works: 169 works in 407 publications in 5 languages and 9,008 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Fantasy films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Children's films  Comedy films  History  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Other, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Billie Whitelaw
 
Most widely held works by Billie Whitelaw
Hot fuzz by Edgar Wright( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Angel is the finest cop London has to offer. He has an arrest record that is higher than any other officer on the force. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so obvious. They send him to the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. He is partnered with the well-meaning but overeager police officer Danny Butterman, who is the son of the police chief. Danny is a huge action movie fan and believes this may be his chance to experience the life of gunfights and car chases. However, as a series of grisly accidents rocks the village, Angel is convinced that Sandford is not what it seems and as the intrigue deepens, Danny's dreams of explosive, high-octane, car-chasing, gunfighting, all-out action seem more and more like a reality
Frenzy by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In modern-day London, a sex criminal known as the Necktie Murderer has the police on alert; and in typical Hitchcock fashion, their trail is leading to an innocent man who must now elude the law and prove his innocence by finding the real murderer
The omen by Richard Donner( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling suspense mystery, this riveting tale of the supernatural explores the Biblical prophecy of the warning which will foretell the coming of Armageddon. The final confrontation between the forces of good and evil will begin with the birth of the son of Satan, in human form
The secret garden by Agnieszka Holland( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 582 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 562 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 LeCarré's A murder of quality( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 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 258 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 Dickon, an engaging local boy, and Colin, her guardian's invalid son, Mary's spirit is gradually reawakened as they bring the garden back to life. Together, they transform the barren earth into a world of splendor, discovering its magic, unlocking its mysteries ... and revealing the secret of happiness to them all
A tale of two cities( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 220 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 211 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 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location in the North of England, A Dinner of Herbs is a film based on Catherine Cookson's novel about hardship, betrayal and family life in a 19th century working class town. Roddy and Hal have been friends since childhood, but their closeness is strengthened by the murder of their fathers by the same man. Mary Ellen is also in their circle of friends, but when she is rejected by Roddy after an affair that leaves her pregnant, she turns to Hal for security. Their lives spiral into an explosive and dramatic conclusion
Rockaby the documentary by Alan Schneider( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 170 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 best of friends( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 160 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.)
Billie Whitelaw : who he? : an autobiography by Billie Whitelaw( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this likable, clear-eyed memoir Whitelaw traces the arc of her extraordinary career - a career that transported her from an underprivileged childhood in Coventry to the brightest lights of stage and screen, though she never even dreamed of becoming an actress. With candor, humor, and generous detail, she reveals what it was like to work with the most accomplished and up-and-coming directors, playwrights, and fellow actors of her time. She gives us an intimate view of the day-to-day workings of the mind of Beckett as he devised his unique, intense theatrical style in plays like Footfalls, Play, and Happy Days
Stephen Poliakoff's Shooting the past by Stephen Poliakoff( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 146 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
The dark crystal by Jim Henson( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 139 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
Samuel Beckett Eh Joe ; Footfalls ; Rockaby by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 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
The Krays by Philip Ridley( Visual )

17 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
Three plays by Beckett by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of three of Samuel Beckett's plays, Eh Joe; Footfalls; Rockaby
Gumshoe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 115 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
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1820's, a governess falls in love with her secretive employer, who keeps a mystery hidden in the attic. [c.f. Halliwell's]
 
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Alternative Names
Billi Uaytlou

Billie Whitelaw actrice britannique

Billie Whitelaw angol sznsznő

Billie Whitelaw attrice britannica

Billie Whitelaw britische Schauspielerin

Billie Whitelaw britisk skodespelar

Billie Whitelaw britisk skuespiller

Billie Whitelaw Brits acteur

Billie Whitelaw brittisk skdespelare

Whitelaw, Billie Honor 1932-2014

Whitelaw, Billy 1932-2014

Билли Уайтлоу

بیلی وایتلاو بازیگر بریتانیایی

ビリー・ホワイトロー

Languages
English (164)

German (4)

French (2)

Italian (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Billie Whitelaw : who he? : an autobiography