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Billie Whitelaw


Films to Rent

ManiaMania (The Flesh and the Fiends) (1959)
Dir. John Gilling
Feat. Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, George Rose
An old–fashioned but sometimes ghoulishly nasty horror film in which an experimenting doctor in Edinburgh must harvest fresh corpses to…
Make Mine MinkMake Mine Mink (1960)
Dir. Robert Asher
Feat. Terry-Thomas, Athene Seyler, Hattie Jacques
Four unlikely crims embark on a fur thieving spree in this good–natured comedy with a somewhat politically incorrect theme.
No Love for JohnnieNo Love for Johnnie (1961)
Dir. Ralph Thomas
Feat. Peter Finch, Stanley Holloway, Donald Pleasence
Peter Finch excels as a British MP whose desire for career advancement threatens his personal life.
Charlie BubblesCharlie Bubbles (1967) Recommended
Dir. Albert Finney
Feat. Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Liza Minnelli
Albert Finney plays the titular character, an ennui–ridden author whose return to his hometown of Manchester is less than…
Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde, TheStrange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde, The (1968)
Dir. Charles Jarrott
Feat. Jack Palance, Denholm Elliott, Billie Whitelaw
Gripping and faithful telemovie adaptation of Robert Louis Steveson's famous horror novel, with Jack Palance giving one his best as the idealistic…
Start the Revolution Without MeStart the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Dir. Bud Yorkin
Feat. Donald Sutherland, Gene Wilder, Hugh Griffith
Cult favourite has Donald Sutherland and Gene Wilder playing identical twins in pre–revolution France.
GumshoeGumshoe (1972)
Dir. Stephen Frears
Feat. Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw, Frank Finlay
Albert Finney plays an amateur P.I. in this early comedy from Dir. Stephen Frears.
FrenzyFrenzy (1972) Recommended
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Feat. Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Barry Foster
Hitchcock's last really great thriller, concerning a Cockney strangler plaguing the streets of London and setting up Jon Finch as the wrong man.…
Napoleon and Love (TV Mini-Series)Napoleon and Love (TV Mini-Series) (1974)
Feat. Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Bowles
Plodding account of the famed emperor's conquests – in the bedroom. Holm and Whitelaw rise above some fairly pedestrian film–making.
Omen, TheOmen, The (1976) Aro Favourite
Dir. Richard Donner
Feat. Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, David Warner
Beautifully made, prestigious frightener stars Gregory Peck and Lee Remick as American diplomats in London, who become the not–so–proud…
Water Babies, TheWater Babies, The (1978)
Dir. Lionel Jeffries
Feat. James Mason, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw
The children's classic by Charles Kingsley, given a sterling treatment by its English cast and some nifty animation. A young chimney sweep finds…
Private Schulz Private Schulz (1981)
Feat. Michael Elphick, Ian Richardson, Billie Whitelaw
Gleefully macabre farce focuses on the scheming titular character who convinces the Nazis to mass counterfeit millions of five pound notes in a bid…
Dark Crystal, TheDark Crystal, The (1982) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jim Henson, Frank Oz
Feat. Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell, Billie Whitelaw
Wonderful fantasy from the Muppet main–man about a cute Gelfling who is must return light to a dark world by restoring the Crystal. With an…
CamilleCamille (1984)
Dir. Desmond Davis
Feat. Greta Scacchi, Colin Firth, John Gielgud
Greta Scacchi and a young Colin Firth play courtesan and lover respectively in this British revival of Alexander Dumas' novel.
MauriceMaurice (1987) Recommended
Dir. James Ivory
Feat. Hugh Grant, James Wilby, Rupert Graves
In the face of Edwardian attitudes and noble breeding, two young Englishmen comes to terms with their homosexuality. From E.M. Forster's novel.
Krays, TheKrays, The (1990)
Dir. Peter Medak
Feat. Billie Whitelaw, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp
Excellent biographical account of the rise and fall of London's notorious Kray twins, with Spandau Ballet's Kemp brothers doing an admirable job in…
Deadly AdviceDeadly Advice (1993) Recommended
Dir. Mandie Fletcher
Feat. Jane Horrocks, Brenda Fricker, Jonathan Pryce
A wicked little black comedy about murder in small, genteel provincial town on the Welsh borders. The twist is to have the bickering ghosts of…
Last of the Blonde Bombshells, TheLast of the Blonde Bombshells, The (2000)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Leslie Caron
Charming light drama about a recently–widowed Judi Dench who decides to revive her saxophone playing, eventually getting the idea to reunite…

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