Margaret Rutherford stylish pop art print.
Starting in theatre in 1925 and in films in 1936, she came to the attention of wider audiences as Madame Arcati in the 1945 film adaptation of Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit”. She returned to Coward as Lady Bracknell in the 1946 TV production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”, a script she would return to as Miss Prism in the 1952 film version with Joan Greenwood.
“The Magic Box” with Richard Attenborough & Dennis Price, “Adventure for Two” and “While the Sun Shines” with Joyce Grenfell, “Meet Me At Dawn” with Stanley Holloway & Charles Hawtrey, “The Happiest Days of Your Life” with Alastair Sim & Joyce Grenfell, “Miss Robin Hood” with Sid James & Ian Carmichael, “Castle In the Air” with Gordon Jackson, “Innocents in Paris” with Alastair Sim, Kenneth Williams, Christopher Lee, & Laurence Harvey, “Trouble In Store” and “Just My Luck” both with Norman Wisdom & Joan Sims, “The Runaway Bus” with Frankie Howerd, “The Smallest Show on Earth” with Peter Sellers & Sid James, “On The Double” with Diana Dors, “The Mouse on The Moon” with Bernard Cribbins, “Chimes at Midnight” with Orson Welles, and classic British comedy “I’m All Right Jack” with Ian Carmichael, Peter Sellers, Terry-Thomas, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price, Irene Handl & Liz Fraser.
In 1961, Margaret Rutherford starred as Miss Marple for the first time in “Murder, She Said” which was followed by three sequels, “Murder at the Gallop”, “Murder Most Foul” and “Murder Ahoy!”. Whilst Agatha Christie is said to have preferred Joan Hickson’s interpretation of the amateur sleuth, Rutherford’s Marple was well-received and much-loved in the four films. Incidentally, Joan Hickson appeared in “Murder, She Said”.
Margaret Rutherford appeared in the 1963 film “The V.I.P.s” along with Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Orson Welles, Maggie Smith, and Dennis Price, about the lives of the international Jet Set passing through an airport.
Passport to Pimlico
As Professor Hatton-Jones in “Passport to Pimlico”, who demonstrates that Pimlico is actually part of Burgundy in France, Margaret Rutherford left her mark in the ensemble comedy made by Ealing Studios.
“Passport to Pimlico” was one of the most popular films of 1949 and, along with “Whisky Galore”, “A Run For Your Money”, and “Kind Hearts & Coronets” all released in the same year within the space of seven months, firmly established the Ealing Comedies.
Also starring Stanley Holloway, Barbara Murray, Charles Hawtrey, & Basil Radford, “Passport to Pimlico” opened at both the Gaumont and Pavilion cinemas in London on the 28th of April 1949.
Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives for the Ealing Comedy “Passport to Pimlico” to create this stylish pop art print of Margaret Rutherford, available in three sizes and 18 colours.
Margaret Rutherford Pop Art
Available in A4, A3, and A2 sizes to fit standard-size picture frames. Please note that black frame is not included – for a guide on choosing a frame size take a look here.
An official collaboration with Studiocanal, this print is part of the Funny Women collection of stylish pop art prints inspired by classic British comediennes and comic actresses, featuring Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books). As well as the Funny Women collection, discover the Funny Men pop art.
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