Veteran British actress Billie Whitelaw has died, aged 82.

The Omen star made her acting debut on radio when she was just 11 and first appeared on Tv nine years later as Martha in beloved British children's series The Secret Garden.

Awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Cbe) in 1991 for her career achievements, Whitelaw's film credits included The Water Babies, Charlie Bubbles, Gumshoe, The Krays, Jane Eyre, Quills and Hot Fuzz.

But she's perhaps best known for her role as the creepy Mrs Baylock in horror classic The Omen.