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The Omen and The Krays star Billie Whitelaw dies

By Neil Lancefield

Actress Billie Whitelaw has died aged 82.

She was famous for movie roles that included the chilling nanny Mrs Baylock from The Omen.

Whitelaw was also the muse for Irish playwright Samuel Beckett.

The Bafta winner worked with the former pupil of Portora Royal School in Enniskillen for 26 years.

She starred in some of his most demanding works, such as the monologue Not I, in which only her mouth was visible.

Whitelaw also starred in the 1990 movie The Krays and appeared in police comedy Hot Fuzz in 2007. In total, she appeared in more than 50 films.

She had a troubled marriage with actor Peter Vaughan from 1952 to 1966 and later wed German actor and writer Robert Muller.

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