Patricia Quinn, well-known as Magenta from the The Rocky Horror Show is coming to FearCon in October.
Patricia opened the very first performance of The Rocky Horror Show with the song ‘Science Fiction Double Feature’ on the 16th of June, 1973, at The Theatre Upstairs (Royal Court) in London. The show rapidly became a massive success and moved to bigger theatres. However, as an ambitious, multi-talented young actress, Patricia was keen to move on to other roles and the BBC’s Shoulder to Shoulder series, in which Patricia gave a dynamic performance as Christabel Pankhurst, followed in 1974. This was the perfect showcase for Patricia and exposed her to her widest audience yet. This was followed by her portrayal of Elizabeth Siddal in The Love School, a six-part series about the Pre-Raphaelites in which she starred alongside Ben Kingsley.
The film version of the Rocky Horror Show followed in 1975. Patricia stepped back into the role of Magenta, and a screen icon was born. Patricia lost her opening song – Science Fiction, Double Feature – to Richard O’Brien. Although he sang it, the infamous glossy red lips at the beginning of The Rocky Horror Picture Show most definitely belong to Pat! The film wasn’t an instant success but gradually began to acquire a world-wide cult following which today is stronger and bigger than ever. Patricia enjoys the phenomenon surrounding the film and attends Rocky Horror conventions around the world.
Her resumé is an enviable list of notable performances in film, theatre and some of the most popular and iconic television shows – including Doctor Who, Minder, I, Claudius, The Professionals, Tales of the Unexpected and The Lords of Salem.
Don’t miss that unique icon and meet Patricia Quinn in October at FearCon! Get your ticket now!