Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood

Highest Rated: 100% Ballet Shoes (2007)

Lowest Rated: 75% The Wind in the Willows (1996)

Birthday: May 19, 1953

Birthplace: Prestwich, Lancashire, England, UK

Born in Prestwich, England, comedian, actress and musical performer Victoria Wood was raised by her father Stanley, an insurance salesman, and his wife Nellie. Wood described her childhood as difficult, because she had social problems at school, and suffered from eating disorders. Around the time of her 15th birthday, however, Wood's father gave her a piano, in which she found a creative outlet for her pain and social discomfort. That same year Wood joined the Rockdale Youth Theatre Workshop where she finally felt that she fit in, and stood out because of her comedic skills. During her time as a student at the University of Birmingham, Wood began her career as a performer, appearing on a televised talent show in 1974. This foray into show business led to an appearance in a sketch comedy show on television, and later to her big break performance on BBC's "That's Life!" where she appeared as a novelty performer. In the 1980s Wood became a more established comedic performer with a sketch show "Victoria Wood as Seen on TV" (1985-87). Wood frequently collaborated with actors, Julie Walters, Duncan Preston and Celia Imrie. In addition to work as a comedic actress, Wood's act had interstitial bursts of song, which were her own original compositions performed on the piano. Wood's subject matter tended towards poking fun at British social interactions and activities. She won 4 BAFTAs, and was named as Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Wood died in April 2016.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 31% Amar, Akbar & Tony Producer - 2015
No Score Yet 14% Loving Miss Hatto Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
- 2012
No Score Yet 22% The Borrowers Granny Driver (Character) - 2011
100% 66% Ballet Shoes Nana (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Housewife 49 Unknown (Character),
Writer
- 2006
83% 55% The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Queen Mary II (Character) - 2005
75% 61% The Wind in the Willows Pani z herbatką (Character) $72.8K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pat and Margaret Margaret Mottershead (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 60% Hills of Home Unknown (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet QI Guest 2013
63% No Score Yet Case Histories on Masterpiece Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea Host 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry & Paul Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet dinnerladies Bren (Character),
Writer
1998-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Railway Journeys Host 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hammer House of Horror Unknown (Character) 1980

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