Patricia Routledge Pop Art
Patricia Routledge has been a mainstay of stage and television across diverse projects but one of her much-loved characters has to be Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “Bouquet”) in “Keeping Up Appearances”.
The middle-class social-climbing housewife proves the scourge of her neighbours and the local vicar, forever fearful of an invitation to one of her candlelight suppers, in many a social setting, all whilst Hyacinth tries to hide her true family background from encroaching on her suburban home.
Hyacinth followed Patricia’s impactful monologues in Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads”, and Kitty, the wonderful character who featured in the classic show “Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV”.
The forthright Kitty from Cheadle would get several minutes of airtime to expound on whatever subject she wanted to vent her spleen about, to exceptional comic effect.
A classically trained actress, Patricia has appeared in many stage productions, from classical theatre to musicals for which she has won Tony & Olivier Awards, but it’s her television performances we’re able to cherish and revisit.
Patricia’s film appearances include “To Sir, with Love” with Sidney Poitier & Lulu; “Don’t Raise the Bridge, Lower the River” with Jerry Lewis, Terry-Thomas, Bernard Cribbins, & Margaret Nolan; “Look up your Daughters” with Glynis Johns, Ian Bannen, & Fenella Fielding; and “Girl Stroke Boy” with Joan Greenwood.
Patricia Routledge was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017.
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This illustrated print is part of the new collection of stylish pop art prints, exclusively by Art & Hue, inspired by 1990s Comedy Queens 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.