Yootha Joyce

£15.00£39.00

Yootha Joyce pop art print, part of the “Funny Women” 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 group of ten prints.

Available in three sizes – choose your preferred colour from 18 options. Select a colour to preview image (click on image to expand):

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Yootha Joyce stylish pop art print.

Fondly remembered as Mildred Roper from “Man About The House”. Yootha Joyce’s career started in the experimental Theatre Workshop in East London run by Joan Littlewood. She made her screen debut in the film adaptation of “Sparrows Can’t Sing” with Barbara Windsor, and went on to appear in many more films but it was television that gave her a starring role.

It is as Mildred Roper, in 39 episodes of the sit-com “Man About The House” with Richard O’Sullivan and then 38 episodes of the spin-off show “George & Mildred”, that Yootha is perhaps most associated with and loved for.

Her vivacious character’s responses to George’s inattentiveness tickled viewers and the TV shows led to film versions of both “Man About The House” in 1974 and “George & Mildred” in 1980. The success of the TV shows also led to American versions of the sit-coms, “Three’s A Crowd” and “The Ropers”.

The film version of “Man About The House” opened in British cinemas, including the ABC Deansgate in Manchester, on the 8th of December 1974.

Before Mildred, Yootha had appeared in many films including the Dave Clarke Five vehicle “Catch Us If You Can”, from which images of Yootha were used by The Smiths on the sleeves of their singles “Ask” and “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others”.

Other film credits include “The Pumpkin Eater” with Anne Bancroft & Maggie Smith, “Fanatic” with Stephanie Powers & Donald Sutherland, “Kaleidoscope” with Warren Beatty & Jane Birkin, “A Man for All Seasons” with Orson Welles & Vanessa Redgrave, “Stranger in the House” with James Mason & Moira Lister, “Our Mother’s House” with Dirk Bogarde & Edina Ronay, and “Fragment of Fear” with David Hemmings.

Yootha’s television appearances include “The Avengers“, “Me Mammy”, “The Saint“, “On The Buses”, “Benny Hill“, “Frankie Howerd“, “Jason King” with Peter Wyngarde, “Steptoe & Son”, “George & The Dragon” with Sid James, “Redcap” with John Thaw, “Play of the Week” with Earl Cameron, “The Wednesday Play” with Dennis Price, “Comedy Playhouse” with Bernard Cribbins, and the pilot episode of “Open All Hours” with Ronnie Barker.

Described in his diary by Kenneth Williams as “a lady who made so many people happy and a lady who never complained”, Yootha Joyce left her mark on film and TV audiences, as well as those she met and worked with.

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Yootha Joyce Pop Art

Art & Hue had the pleasure to delve into the archives for the film “Man About The House” to create this stylish pop art print of the unique Yootha Joyce, available in three sizes and 18 colours.

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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