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Posted on 1 April 2018 | 8:10 am
A legendary hellraiser actor that time
Irish TimesA legendary hellraiser actor that time forgotIrish TimesOne of actor Nicol Williamson's earliest film roles was as Gunner O'Rourke, an unhinged, alcoholic Irish squaddie in Jack Gold's The Bofors Gun. It's a tale of barrack-room bullying set during a freezing but ostensibly mundane night of National Service ...
Posted on 27 March 2018 | 10:59 pm
2018 Auckland Writers Festival | Scoop News
2018 Auckland Writers Festival | Scoop NewsScoop.co.nz (press release)The country's largest literary showcase, the Auckland Writers Festival, brings a world of stories and ideas to the city from the 15th to the 20th May, offering laughter, knowledge, ideas and inspiration for audiences of all ages with more than ...and more »
Posted on 13 March 2018 | 11:50 pm
Dark Crystal, The: Anniversary Edition (4K
The Digital BitsDark Crystal, The: Anniversary Edition (4K UHD Review)The Digital BitsHelping Jen to fulfill this task is another Gelfling, Kira (voiced by Lisa Maxwell), as well as the astronomer Aughra (Billie Whitelaw). But the Skeksis will stop at nothing to prevent Jen from succeeding. And if the crystal isn't healed by the time of ...
Posted on 13 March 2018 | 5:31 pm
Deterred by Beckett's infamous motormouth?
Deterred by Beckett's infamous motormouth? Not I.FelixOnlineSamuel Beckett's Not I is notoriously difficult to perform. It is a short, continuous stream of words from the character Mouth that loops in and out of coherence, jumping between sentences, interspersed with repetition and interjections. In 1972 ...
Posted on 9 March 2018 | 8:21 am
Billie Whitelaw, Longtime Beckett Muse, Dies
Billie Whitelaw, the English actress who became both acolyte and muse to the playwright Samuel Beckett and one of the foremost interpreters of his austere and deeply unsettling work, died on Sunday in London. She was 82. Her son, Matthew Muller, confirmed ...
Posted on 22 December 2014 | 11:29 am
Billie Whitelaw - obituary
Billie Whitelaw, who has died aged 82, was one of the most intelligent and versatile actresses of her generation. She came to prominence in the post-war fashion for social realism, though she made her name in the surrealistic drama of Samuel Beckett, for ...
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 9:29 pm
Billie Whitelaw, 'The Omen' Actress, Dies at
Billie Whitelaw, who was known for stage roles and films such as The Omen, died Dec. 21 in a London nursing home. She was 82. Whitelaw's most famous part was perhaps that of the nanny in 1976's The Omen. The performance earned her an Evening Standard ...
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 8:29 pm
Billie Whitelaw: Stars pay tribute to
Famous names from the world of film and beyond have paid tribute to Coventry-born actress Billie Whitelaw who died at the weekend. The star of films such as The Omen, 1990 crime movie The Krays and police comedy Hot Fuzz, Whitelaw died at a London nursing ...
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 7:04 pm
Billie Whitelaw, star of stage and screen,
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her roles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 82. The Coventry-born star, who was made a CBE in 1991, worked in close collaboration with playwright Samuel Beckett, who described her as a perfect actress.
Posted on 21 December 2014 | 4:00 pm