Celia Imrie


Celia Imrie minimal stylised graphic illustration of the Acorn Antiques Miss Babs actress, part of the “Soap Icons” pop art collection.

Unframed art giclée print, printed on 310gsm fine art museum-quality matte paper, made from 100% cotton, using archival pigment inks for longevity.

Also available as part of a trio and a group of 8 prints.

Available in three sizes – choose your preferred colour from 21 options. Select a colour to preview image (click on image to expand):

Celia Imrie Pop Art
Stylish pop art illustration of Celia Imrie, the prolific Acorn Antiques actress, part of Victoria Wood’s repertory of performers from “Victoria Wood as Seen on TV”, who portrayed Miss Babs in the soap spoof.

Set in “Manchesterford”, the iconic “Acorn Antiques” characters of Miss Babs, Miss Berta, & Mrs Overall debuted on BBC Two as part of the ground-breaking comedy series “Victoria Wood as Seen on TV”.

The wonky sets, shaky camerawork, random plots, missed cues, and fluffed lines perfectly lampooned low-budget TV such as Crossroads.

The impact of the soap-parody lasted beyond the original two series, spawning a mock-documentary about the life of the Mrs Overall actress Bo Beaumont during the 1987 Christmas special, and Mrs Overall’s revival in “The Mall” in 1992.

Victoria Wood created a West End production in 2005 which led to Celia Imrie winning an Olivier Award in 2006 for her performance in “Acorn Antiques: The Musical!”.

Part of Victoria Wood’s repertory of regular performers, including Duncan Preston & Julie Walters, Imrie appeared in many of Victoria Wood’s projects including “Pat & Margaret” and “Dinnerladies”.

Manchesterford trio of Acorn Antiques soap icons prints by Art & Hue

As well as Victoria Wood productions, Imrie has also appeared in “The Fenn Street Gang” with Carol Hawkins, “Upstairs, Downstairs” with Gordon Jackson, “Death on the Nile” with David Niven, Maggie Smith, & Bette Davis, “To The Manor Born” with Penelope Keith, “Highlander” with Sean Connery, “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” with Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, and John Cleese, “Class Act” with Joanna Lumley & Dennis Waterman, and “Star Wars: Episode I – the Phantom Menace” with Terence Stamp.

To many, Imrie will be cherished for her performance as Claudia Bing, the publicity maven of Bing, Bing, Bing, & Bing PR, in “Absolutely Fabulous”, the series and the film, with Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Twiggy, June Whitfield, & Naomi Campbell.

Art & Hue presents Soap Icons
Exclusively by Art & Hue, this illustrated print is part of the Soap Icons collection, available in three sizes and many colour options, all printed on museum-quality archival card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, with fine-art pigment inks for longevity.

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.

This illustrated print is part of the new collection of stylish pop art prints, exclusively by Art & Hue, inspired by Soap Icons and features 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) along with graphic blocks of colour.

Soap Icons pop art collection by Art & Hue
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