An acclaimed actor and key figure in all fields of British dramatic arts, Billie Whitelaw has died, aged 82. Known for her work on stage and screen, both big and small, and also for her radio performances, the talented beauty will perhaps be best remembered for her collaborations with playwright Samuel Beckett. Alongside her celebrated interpretations of his works, she starred in films such as Gumshoe, Frenzy, The Omen, Maurice, The Krays, Quills and Hot Fuzz - her final role. Her career brought her awards from BAFTA and NSFC. Whitelaw passed on the 21st of December in a London nursing home. She is survived by her son, Matthew Muller.