Victoria Wood(1953-2016), Comedian, writer and actress
Sitter in 4 portraits
Wood won the television talent show New Faces in 1974 and her great skill as a writer for stage and television was quickly recognised. Television appearances, and her comedy partnership with Julie Walters, led in 1982 to the Wood and Walters sketch show and Victoria Wood - As Seen On TV, which established her as a much-loved performer. Victoria Wood was also highly successful as a stand-up comedian on stage. In 2005 Wood and Walters were awarded a BAFTA for Outstanding Contribution to British Comedy, for 25 years of a great comedy partnership. For the 2011 Manchester International Festival Wood wrote and directed the musical That Day We Sang.
Watch Paul Merton talking about Victoria Wood in the Media section below
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