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 a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
Watch Paul Merton talking about Victoria Wood in the Media section below