Billie Whitelaw

  • Anthony Page – Not I (1973)

    A fascinating monologue of Samuel Beckett’s work, In A Wake For Sam, in which the only visible part of Ms Whitelaw are her lips, mouth and teeth. Mesmerising and chilling. Don’t forget to turn out the lights!Read More »

  • Stephen Frears – Gumshoe (1971)

    Ginley (Albert Finney) is a nightclub bingo caller eager for a career change. On his thirty-first birthday, he advertises himself as a private eye in the newspaper. He dons a trench coat, and begins engaging others in rapid-fire dialogue as if he were Humphrey Bogart, or some Dashiell Hammett creation. Soon after, Ginley is phoned by a fat man, who gives him a package containing a gun, a photograph, and a large sum of money. Eventually Ginley is investigating a case involving smuggling of weapons as well as drugs. Read More »

  • Albert Finney – Charlie Bubbles (1967)

    “Charlie Bubbles, a writer, up from the working class of Manchester, England, who, in the course of becoming prematurely rich and famous, has mislaid a writer’s basic tool – the capacity to feel and to respond. Now he must visit his estranged wife and son, whom he has set up on a farm outside his native city. His journey accidentally becomes an attempt to reestablish his connections with life, people, and his own history.”
    – alfiehitchie (IMDb)Read More »

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