Cecil Parker stylish pop art print of the actor from the classic Ealing comedy “The Ladykillers“.
A classic Ealing comedy, much-loved by film fans, “The Ladykillers” was the penultimate Ealing Comedy starring Alec Guinness.
When Alec Guinness and his crew turn up at the house of Mrs Wilberforce to rent rooms, she’s unaware that the crew are planning a heist.
Masquerading as an amateur string quintet looking to rehearse, Mrs W. soon cottons on to the gang’s crime and threatens to report them to the police, at which point it’s decided one of them must become a lady killer to keep her quiet.
With an all-star cast of classic British actors including a href=”http://artandhue.com/Alec-Guinness/” title=”Alec Guinness”>Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, and the archetypal policeman Jack Warner, “The Ladykillers” is fondly considered to be one of the best Ealing comedies.
Directed by Alexander Mackendrick, who also directed the Ealing comedies “Whisky Galore!” and “The Man in the White Suit“, the wealth of acting talent in “The Ladykillers” warranted its own pop art collection by Art & Hue alongside other Ealing Comedies.
With supporting actors Frankie Howerd and Kenneth Connor, “The Ladykillers” was to be Katie Johnson’s penultimate film which earned her a British Film Academy award for Best British actress at the age of 77.
The writer William Rose also won a Bafta Award for “The Ladykillers”, for Best British Screenplay, as well as a nomination for an Academy Award.
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Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives for the Ealing Comedy “The Ladykillers” to create this stylish pop art print of Cecil Parker, available in three sizes and 20 colours.
Another prolific actor with over 100 credits to his name, Cecil Parker was in demand for comedy as well as drama from the start of his career in 1933.
Before “The Ladykillers”, Parker appeared in two other Ealing comedies, “His Excellency” and “The Man In The White Suit” with Alec Guinness & Joan Greenwood.
Just some of his other credits include “The Office Wife” with Charles Hawtrey, Hitchcock‘s “The Lady Vanishes” with Basil Radford & Naunton Wayne, “Ships with Wings” with Morland Graham, “Hungry Hill” with Dennis Price, “Captain Boycott” with Alastair Sim, “Quartet” with Honor Blackman & Dirk Bogarde, “Tony Draws a Horse” with Barbara Murray, “The Magic Box” with Margaret Rutherford, “I Believe in You” with Joan Collins, Laurence Harvey, & George Relph, “Father Brown” with Alec Guinness & Joan Greenwood, “True as a Turtle” with John Gregson, “The Amirable Crichton” with Diane Cilento, “Happy is the Bride” with Janette Scott, Ian Carmichael, Irene Handl, & Terry-Thomas, “The Navy Lark” with Hattie Jacques, “The Pure Hell of St. Trinian’s” with Joyce Grenfell & Edina Ronay, “On The Fiddle” with Sean Connery, “The Iron Maiden” with Joan Sims & Jim Dale, “Heavens Above!” with Peter Sellers, the Carry On film “Carry On Jack” with Kenneth Williams & Bernard Cribbins, “Guns at Batasi” with Earl Cameron, “A Study in Terror” with Barbara Windsor, “Lady L” with David Niven, “Pyscho-Circus” with Christopher Lee, and “The Magnificent Two” with Morecambe & Wise.
Some of Parker’s television credits include “The Avengers” with Diana Rigg & Patrick Macnee, “The Saint” with Roger Moore, “I-Spy”, and “Citizen James” with Sid James & Liz Fraser.
The actor’s final credit was Richard Attenborough’s 1969 film “Oh! What A Lovely War” which also starred Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Dirk Bogarde, and Laurence Olivier.
The Ladykillers 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 Ladykillers” and the Ealing Comedies collections of stylish pop art prints inspired by the classic British comedy films made at Ealing Studios, 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).
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