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BREAKING NEWS: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

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BREAKING NEWS: Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

Actress Billie Whitelaw, pictured in the Krays, has died aged 82 at a nursing home in London

Actress Billie Whitelaw, pictured in the Krays, has died aged 82 at a nursing home in London

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2882881/Actress-Billie-Whitelaw-starred-Omen-Krays-Hot-Fuzz-dies-aged-82.html

Martin and Gary Kemp have led the tributes to their The Krays co-star Billie Whitelaw, who has died aged 82. The actress, who starred in The Omen and also worked alongside Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, won seven Bafta awards throughout her career and was made a CBE in 1991. Whitelaw, who was born in Coventry, died in the early hours of this morning at a nursing home in London, her son Matthew Muller said. 

‘I could not have asked for a more loving mum,’ he told the BBC. ‘She had an incredible career – but first and foremost she was my mum – and that’s who I will miss.’ The Krays co-stars Gary and Martin Kemp led the tributes, with Martin tweeting: ‘Desperately sad to hear the newsmy [sic] dear Billie Whitelaw an honour to get to know you on The Krays #RIPBillieWhitelaw’

'A perfect actress': Whitelaw (pictured in 2005) met Samuel Beckett in 1963, working with him until the playwright's death

‘A perfect actress’: Whitelaw (pictured in 2005) met Samuel Beckett in 1963, working with him until the playwright’s death

Gary added: ‘Deeply saddened that Billie Whitelaw has died. I’ll always remember her as a generous and towering actor, and ‘Mum’.’  Stars including actor Paddy Considine and Boy George also paid their respects on Twitter last night. Actor and comedian Reece Shearsmith said: ‘Goodbye Mrs Baylock. RIP the amazing Billie Whitelaw.’

After training at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Whitelaw made her stage debut when she was 18. Her first film roles came in The Sleeping Tiger, in 1954, followed by Carve Her Name With Pride and Hell Is a City.  She met Samuel Beckett in 1963, working with him until the playwright’s death. He called her ‘a perfect actress’. Before long she was a regular in British films, gaining international acclaim for her performance as Mrs Baylock, the evil guardian of Damien – a devil child – in The Omen in 1976. Whitelaw earned a Bafta for her performance – one of seven throughout her career in film and television. She went on to star in The Krays alongside Gary and Martin Kemp in 1990, and made a recent appearance in police comedy film Hot Fuzz in 2007.  In a 1996 interview, Whitelaw, who suffered from stage fright, said she was finished with acting

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Whitelaw earned a Bafta for her performance in The Omen – one of seven throughout her career in film and television

She said: ‘I’m not really interested in acting anymore. It’s not the centre of my life. I always thought it was a bit of a fibbertigibbety occupation.’ In an interview with the Independent in 1997 she revealed that she was not overly concerned about dying. ‘Oh, no. Death’s not one of those things that frighten the life out of me,’ she explained. ‘Getting up on stage with the curtain going up frightens me more.’ Whitelaw, who lived in Hampstead in her later years, was married to the actor Peter Vaughan from 1952 to 1966 and, until his death, to the writer and drama critic Robert Muller. She leaves behind Matthew, her only child.

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Goal Shy Celtic Fall In Dundee

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Goal Shy Celtic Fall In Dundee

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Griffiths get’s a consolation for Celtic

Never seen such a one sides game in my life, 70% possession throughout but the ‘Ambrose Effect’ set the tone for the game. 2-1 in the end, we hit the post the bar a perfectly good goal chopped off, on another day we walk away with at least a point but our build up play wasn’t good enough today, we had total control of the game but the final third we must praise Dundee United they gave us no room and when we got that room the crossing was awful on both flanks. Our one touch passing game just wasn’t happening today with Johansen being main culprit, a lad on form yet today he looked half the player he is. Guidetti has stopped scoring and I think this make his permanent deal with Celtic go through quicker. We remain top of the league but will Ronny learn a lesson today in that Leigh Griffiths is assured at this level?

4 minutes into the game a ball into the box, right at Ambrose, one fresh air kick later and Nadir Ciftci still managed to get past Ambrose to get his shot away and 1-0 United. Terrible defending by a guy we really need out the side but with Denayer and Mulgrew unavailable Ambrose it is. Most games the team look at Ambrose in disgust and today was no different

Celtic had tons of chances but couldn’t get the ball in the net, we pushed left, right, through the middle, the defence was the best Ronny had today he had nobody else to play Centre Half for example, maybe one of the kids would do a better job? Eoghan O’Connell would be a decent shout instead of Ambrose. His mistake put us on the back foot too early and we were always chasing and trying to force play

Dundee United made it 2-0 and game over on 64 minutes and again bad defending by Celtic. Nadir Ciftci got a cross over an easy cross we should have stopped the ball floated to the back post James Forrest didn’t check the runner Stuart Armstrong who headed home with Gordon doing his best to get to it. Look at this goal again you will see Forrest stopped tracking Armstrong and let him go

Celtic did have the ball in the back of the net soon after a cross into the box Izaguirre chested the ball into the path of Scepovic brilliant goal but the far side linesman flagged for offside, the replay showed Scepovic was onside, this was with 10 minutes to go and I think had we got that one we would have got something from the game

Perfectly good goal by Scepovic adjudged offside

Perfectly good goal by Scepovic adjudged offside

Celtic got a goal on 86 minutes a good squared pass by Commons and Leigh Griffiths hammered home but with 3 minutes to go we left it too late. It was not for trying today. I wouldn’t be too harsh on the players today we ran the game. They say games are defined by moments and today we had many moments. The early mistake by Ambrose, the goal by Scepovic, I could go on. Some praise to United they played well in defence, we were too obvious in our approach today

Griffiths got two crackers in midweek for the development squad, he is a good goalscorer may be need him more? He is proven in this league

Griffiths got two crackers in midweek for the development squad, he is a good goalscorer may be need him more? He is proven in this league

Again man of the match was Nir Bitton he just makes things look so easy. I know in defeat it’s hard to find a man of the match but this was a game we controlled and Biton was architect of this

We are still ahead we have a lot to play for, heads up and onto the next game

HH

Shaun