Biography

From Wikipedia

Victoria Wood CBE (19 May 1953 – 20 April 2016) was an English comedian, actress, singer and songwriter, screenwriter and director. Wood wrote and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act was interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanied on piano. Wood also composed and performed the theme music for her award winning BBC sitcom Dinnerladies. Much of her humour was grounded in everyday life, and included references to popular British media and brand names of quintessentially British products. She was noted for her skills in observing culture, and in satirising social classes.

She started her career in 1974 by winning the ATV talent show New Faces. It wasn't until the 1980s that she began to establish herself as a comedy star, with the award-winning television series Victoria Wood As Seen on TV and became one of Britain's most popular stand-up comics. In 1998, she wrote and starred in the (again, award-winning) sitcom Dinnerladies. In 2006, she won two BAFTA awards for her one-off drama for ITV1, Housewife, 49. Wood frequently worked with long-term collaborators Julie Walters, Duncan Preston and Celia Imrie. Victoria Wood died on 20 April 2016 after a short battle with cancer. She was 62.

From Wikipedia

Victoria Wood CBE (19 May 1953 – 20 April 2016) was an English comedian, actress, singer and songwriter, screenwriter and director. Wood wrote and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act was interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanied on piano. Wood also composed and performed the theme music for her award winning BBC sitcom Dinnerladies. Much of her humour was grounded in everyday life, and included references to popular British media and brand names of quintessentially British products. She was noted for her skills in observing culture, and in satirising social classes.

She started her career in 1974 by winning the ATV talent show New Faces. It wasn't until the 1980s that she began to establish herself as a comedy star, with the award-winning television series Victoria Wood As Seen on TV and became one of Britain's most popular stand-up comics. In 1998, she wrote and starred in the (again, award-winning) sitcom Dinnerladies. In 2006, she won two BAFTA awards for her one-off drama for ITV1, Housewife, 49. Wood frequently worked with long-term collaborators Julie Walters, Duncan Preston and Celia Imrie. Victoria Wood died on 20 April 2016 after a short battle with cancer. She was 62.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1953-05-19

Day of Death 2016-04-20

Place of Birth Prestwich, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Story of Light Entertainment (1 episode)
2017 Our Friend Victoria (6 episodes) as Herself - Archive
2017 Dying Laughing as Herself
2015 Fungus The Bogeyman
2015 Fungus the Bogeyman (3 episodes) as Eve
2014 Victoria Wood - That Musical We Made
2014 A Life on Screen (1 episode) as Herself
2013 The Great Comic Relief Bake Off (1 episode) as Herself - Contestant
2012 The Talent Show Story (5 episodes) as Herself
2011 The Borrowers as Granny Driver
2011 Eric & Ernie as Sadie Bartholomew
2010 The Angina Monologues as Herself/Jean's Friend
2009 Victoria Wood: Victoria Wood's Midlife Christmas
2008 Ballet Shoes as Nana
2007 Victoria's Empire (3 episodes)
2006 Housewife, 49 as Nella Last
2006 The One Show (1 episode)
2005 Harry & Paul (2 episodes)
2005 Acorn Antiques as Berta
2003 QI (1 episode)
2002 Victoria at the Albert - Live as Herself/Various
2000 Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings
2000 Don't Panic: The Dad's Army Story as Host
1998 Dinnerladies (16 episodes)
1997 Victoria Wood - Live as Herself
1996 The Wind in the Willows as The Tea Lady
1994 Victoria Wood Live In Your Own Home as Herself
1994 Pat and Margaret
1992 Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast
1991 Julie Walters and Friends (1 episode)
1991 Pebble Mill (1 episode)
1991 Victoria Wood: Sold Out
1989 Victoria Wood (6 episodes)
1988 An Audience With Victoria Wood as Herself
1985 Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (13 episodes)
1984 Aspel & Company (1 episode)
1982 Wogan (2 episodes) as Herself
1981 Happy Since I Met You as Voice Only (uncredited)
1981 Wood and Walters (0 episodes)
1980 Great Railway Journeys (1 episode) as Herself - Presenter
1980 Hammer House of Horror (1 episode)
1980 Nearly a Happy Ending as Maureen
1979 Talent as Maureen
1978 An Audience with... (2 episodes) as Herself
1975 The Summer Show (5 episodes)
1973 That's Life! (1 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)

Writing

2014 That Day We Sang Writer
2014 Victoria Wood - That Musical We Made Writer
2012 Loving Miss Hatto Writer
2011 Eric & Ernie Writer
2010 Little Crackers (1 episode)Writer
2006 Housewife, 49 Writer
2006 Acorn Antiques: The Musical Writer
1998 Dinnerladies (16 episodes)Writer
1994 Pat and Margaret Writer
1991 Victoria Wood: Sold Out Writer
1989 Victoria Wood (6 episodes)Writer
1988 An Audience With Victoria Wood Writer
1985 Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (13 episodes)Writer
1981 Happy Since I Met You Writer
1980 Nearly a Happy Ending Writer
1979 Talent Writer
1979 Screenplay (1 episode)Writer

Creator

Happy Since I Met You Creator
Victoria Wood's Mid-Life Christmas Creator
Victoria Wood with All The Trimmings Creator
1998 Dinnerladies Creator
1991 Julie Walters and Friends Creator
1989 Victoria Wood Creator
1981 Wood and Walters Creator

Production

2011 Eric & Ernie Executive Producer
2010 The Angina Monologues Producer
1998 Dinnerladies (16 episodes)Producer
1997 Victoria Wood - Live Executive Producer

Directing

2014 That Day We Sang Director
2010 Little Crackers (1 episode)Director

Art

2011 Eric & Ernie Conceptual Design

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