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Billie Whitelaw (born June 6, 1932 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England) is a distinguished British actress.

She trained at RADA and made her stage debut in 1950 and her film debut in 1953, soon becoming a regular in British films of the 1950s and 1960s, such as Charlie Bubbles (1967). She has also appeared frequently on television, often in costume dramas such as Jane Eyre and A Tale of Two Cities. She has won acclaim for her performances in dramas such as the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Wessex Tales. She was awarded the CBE in 1991.

Her first husband was the actor Peter Vaughan. Her second was screenwriter, Robert Muller. She lives in Hampstead, London.

Article text released under CC-BY-SA. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Billie Whitelaw" (23-Oct-2005)


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