June Whitfield stylish pop art print.
In 1953, June joined the cast of the radio show “Take It From Here” where her characterisation of Eth of “The Glums” quickly gained popularity. From 1956 onwards, she was a performer of choice for Tony Hancock who cast her in his shows, including episodes cherished by fans such as “The Blood Donor”.
Her many TV credits include “Dixon of Dock Green”, “Benny Hill“, “Steptoe & Son”, “Baxter On…”, “Frankie Howerd“, “The Goodies”, “Bless This House”, “Minder“, “Cluedo”, “Friends”, “Terry & Julian”, “Doctor Who”, “Last of the Summer Wine”, “Midsomer Murders”, “Boomers”, “You, Me and the Apocalypse” with Diana Rigg, and even long-running soap operas “Eastenders” and “Coronation Street”.
Paired with Terry Scott in a permanent television partnership in “Scott On…” in 1969, the couple would come to symbolise the archetypal TV marriage in “Happy Ever After” from 1974 until 1978, and then in “Terry & June” which ran from 1979 until 1987.
With Frankie Howerd, June had chart success with the single “Up Je t’aime”, a comedy parody of the Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg hit.
Her later radio credits include playing Margaret Rutherford and 12 adaptations of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple novels.
From 1992 onwards, she brought joy as Mrs Monsoon in “Absolutely Fabulous” with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, and thankfully appeared in the film version released in 2016, with final screen credit.
One of June Whitfield’s films is “Not Now, Comrade”, the Ray Cooney farce which also featured Leslie Phillips, Roy Kinnear, Michele Dotrice, and Carol Hawkins. A prime example of stage farce, the film is an adaptation of Cooney’s stage play with tropes of mistaken identity and a lot of entering and exiting.
From The Glums to Hancock, Carry On to Ab Fab, Dame June Whitfield was a much-loved performer who entertained multiple generations.
Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives for the film “Not Now, Comrade” to create this stylish pop art print of June Whitfield, available in three sizes and 20 colours.
June Whitfield 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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