Strong women characters of Coronation Street - Blanche Hunt. 1202 views 13th June 2012 by Margaret Sanderson

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Blanche Hunt (née Linfield) was a fictional character from the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. She was originally played by Patricia Cutts; however, the actress committed suicide after appearing in just two episodes in 1974. Maggie Jones ( illustrated here) took over the role, playing Blanche in over 830 episodes between 1974 and 2009, until her death.
Blanche is the mother of Deirdre Barlow, grandmother of Tracy Barlow and great-grandmother of Amy. Her storylines have revolved around her family life, various romances and her “acerbic tongue”. The character’s “gallows humour” has been well received by critics, and saw Jones win the British Soap Award for “Best Comedy Performance” in 2005 and 2008. Blanche has been described as “a true Coronation Street icon”.
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  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 4 years ago

    You have really captured Blanche here Margaret.
    Elsie Tanner was my favourite!!
    Cheers Neil

  • Thanks Woodie. I may do Elsie next!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 4 years ago

    I look forward to seeing Pat Phoenix
    Click here
    Cheers Neil

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for the submission into the ♫.•°°African Art At heART°°•.♫ Group
    3 November 2010

  • Thanks Susan!

    – Margaret Sanderson

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 4 years ago

    This is brilliant Margaret !!!
    Blanche to a tee !

  • Thanks George! And for the favourite too!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethabout 4 years ago

    OMG – you caught her exactly!! Every nuance is our Blanche!
    Outstanding work!

  • I loved Blanche’s character, so it was a pleasure to do. Thanks Marian, for your lovely comment!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethabout 4 years ago

    I also wanted to add that the shape of the eyelids, the lilting jowls is bang-on ma luv!!! Genius!

  • She always had a look of disapproval, did Blanche!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous image of Blanche … wonderful work:-)))

  • Thank you Brenda, for your kind comment!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezabout 4 years ago

    Well done Margaret, this is excellent. I think you should do a series of Corrie characters to complement the ones you have already done, perhaps even starting your own group..

  • You’re very kind Gary. My inky background needs another coat methinks!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • NCicero
    NCiceroabout 4 years ago

    Stunning work!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    November 22, 2010

  • Thanks very much Teresa!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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