Victoria Wood

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Victoria Wood was an English comedian, actress, singer, songwriter and director. She had written and starred in a number of sketches, plays, musicals, films and sitcoms. Her humour was grounded in everyday life and included very British attitudes and activities. 

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Picture Victoria Wood and Johnny Vegas

Her careers started in 1974 when she appeared on the ATV talent show ‘New Faces’, she was established as a comedian in the 80’s after winning a BAFTA for her sketch tv show ‘Victoria Wood as seen on TV’ that ran for 1985 – 87. From there she became one of Britains most loved stand up comedians, and in 88 she won her second BAFTA for “An Audience with Victoria Wood”, in her lifetime she was nominated 14-times for a BAFTA award and won 4.

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Victoria Wood at Manchester’s International Festival

In 2015 Victoria was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but kept her illness private she later passed away on the 2oth April at her house around her children and former husband. News of her passing prompted a number of tributes from fans and others from the world of show-business.

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Victoria Wood at the Lowry Theatre

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