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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”.
faber Castell and Prismacolor pencils on Bristol Board extra smooth surface, 300gsm, 16 inches x 12 inches.
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