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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.

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Victoria Wood, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x47393

Victoria Wood

by Trevor Leighton
bromide fibre print, 14 March 1993
NPG x47393

Victoria Wood, by Steve Pyke - NPG x45585

Victoria Wood

by Steve Pyke
bromide fibre print, 1993
NPG x45585

Victoria Wood, by Steve Pyke - NPG x45586

Victoria Wood

by Steve Pyke
bromide fibre print, 1993
NPG x45586

Victoria Wood, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x88397

Victoria Wood

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 1994
NPG x88397

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