Victoria Wood

Birth Day May 19th, 1953
Birth Place Prestwich, Lancashire
Age 71 Years Old

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Victoria Wood Biography

British comedian, actress, lyricist, singer, composer, pianist, screenwriter, producer, and director was named for Victoria Wood. She was best known for writing and starring in many ketches, plays, musicals, films, and sitcoms. She was also well-recognized for her skills in observational comedy and in satirizing aspects of social class. Starting her career in the year 1974, she was active till the year 2015. Co-staring with Timothy Spall in Sky television's three-part television adaptation of "Fungus the Bogeyman"; this became Victoria Wood's final acting role. In the year 1974, she won the ATV talent show "New Faces" and then she established herself as a comedy star in the 1980s. For the sketch series "Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV" (1985-1987) which became one of Britain's most popular stand-up comics winning a BAFTA TV Award in 1986. She won her second BAFTA for An Audience with Victoria Wood (1988). In the year 2006, she came tenth in ITV's poll of the British public's 50 Greatest TV Stars. She passed away on 20th April 2016. Scroll more to know more about her Full Biography, Untold Story, Career Timeline, Personal Life, Early Life Background, Net Worth, Death Cause, Age, Interesting Facts, Wiki, Life Story, and Salary.

Victoria Wood Cause of Death/Death Cause

Victoria Wood died on 20th April 2016 and her death cause was cancer. Back in late 2015, she was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus. She died in the presence of her children and former husband. On 5th May 2016, her family celebrated her life with a humanist funeral and cremation at Golders Green Crematorium. On 15th May 2016, ITV broadcast "Let's Do It: A Tribute to Victoria Wood". Her statue was unveiled in her hometown of Bury in Greater Manchester on 17th May 2019. Her brother Chris Foote Wood, who was 13 years younger than his famous sister, had no idea she was sick. Two days after her death, Mr. Foote Wood told: "I was not aware of her illness. She kept that very much within her immediate family". He claimed that they were "not close" due to them living so far apart but cared deeply for her. Mr. Foote Wood lived in Darlington and his sister 243 miles away in Highgate, London. Mr. Foote Wood said: "There are 13 years between us, she lives in London and I live here in the North-east".

Victoria Wood Dies At 62

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Victoria Wood was famous for being a comedian, actress, lyricist, singer, composer, pianist, screenwriter, producer, director. She was best known for winning the ATV talent show "New Faces" in the year 1974 and for starring in her TV series "Victoria Wood As Seen on TV" in the 1980s. 

On 19th May 1953, Victoria Wood was born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England. She experienced her childhood in her hometown, Bury where she raised. She held British nationality and her ethnic background was British-White. She lastly celebrated her 62nd birthday. On her 15th birthday, her father gave her a piano. Taurus was her Zodiac sign and her religion was Christian. She was born as the youngest child to her parents. Her family members included; Stanley Wood (father), an insurance salesman, and Ellen "Nellie" Wood (mother). Her father also wrote songs for his company's Christmas parties, was the author of the musical play "Clogs" based in a Lancashire village in 1887, and also wrote part-time for Coronation Street, Northern Drift, and others. Born as youngest, she had three siblings; a brother, Chris, and two sisters, Penny and Rosalind. Concerning her educational qualification, she attended Fairfield County Primary School and Bury Grammar School for Girls. She then attended the University of Birmingham for further study. 

Beautiful actress, Victoria Wood stood tall at the perfect height of 5 ft 5 in or 1.65 m. Her balanced bodyweight consists of 55 KG. She had a pair of black eye color and her hair color was brown. She had a very attractive look. She had a very fabulous body posture which fantasizes a lot of male individuals. Whereas her other body measurements have not been publicized yet. She developed eating disorders as a child. 

Victoria Wood Career

  • Victoria Wood started her career in the year 1974 appearing on the TV talent show entitled "New Faces". 
  • After then, she was seen in a sketch show featuring the series winners "The Summer Show" and then she came to public attention after appearing in the BBC's consumer affairs program "That's Life!" in the year 1976. 
  • In the year 1978, she played in a play entitled "Talent" which was written by her. With the success of the play, she wrote the follow-up "Nearly a Happy Ending". 
  • After a short period of time, she wrote a third play for Granada "Happy Since I Met You". In the year 1980, she wrote and starred in the stage play named "Good Fun". 
  • Then, she was seen in the TV comedy sketch, "Wood and Walters". 
  • In the year 1984, she appeared as a presenter in Yorkshire Television's school television program for hearing-impaired children, Insight. 
  • Between the years 1982 and 1983, she came up as a panelist on BBC Radio 4's "Just a Minute". 
  • She also performed her first solo stand-up show, "Lucky Bag" as of October 1983. 
  • Her sketch show entitled "Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV" in the year 1984 and she went to tour with Licky Bag in March 1985. 
  • In the year 1986, a second series of "Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV" was made. She also appeared in the BAFTA-winning "An Audience with Victoria Wood" for ITV in the year 1988. 
  • "Victoria Wood" (six parts, 1989) featured Wood in several individual stories such as "We'd Quite Like To Apologise", set in an airport departure lounge, and "Over to Pam", set around a fictional talk show. "Victoria Wood" was a series of six one-off situation comedies written by and starring Victoria Wood. 
  • She came back to sketches for the 1992 Christmas Day special "Victoria Wood's All Day Breakfast" after her tour. 
  • After that, she starred in the TV film "Pat and Margaret" (1994) and also starred in the one-off BBC 50-minute program based on her 1993/94 stage show "Victoria Wood: Live in Your Own Home". 
  • She released a compilation of 14 of her songs entitled "Victoria Wood, Real Life The Songs" as of October 1997. 
  • Her very first sitcom "dinnerladies" came in the year 1998. She then continued to produce one-off specials including Victoria Wood's Sketch Show Story (2002) and Victoria Wood's Big Fat Documentary (2005).
  • She also wrote her very first musical "Acorn Antiques: The Musical!" which opened in the year 2005. 
  • She wrote the ITV serious drama "Housewife, 49" in the year 2006. She then directed a revival production of Acorn Antiques: The Musical! in November 2006. 
  • Wood became the subject of an episode of "The South Bank Show" as of March 2007 and she became the only woman to be the subject of two South Bank programs. 
  • She later appeared in a three-part travel documentary on BBC One called "Victoria's Empire". 
  • She came back to the stand-up comedy on 28th October 2007 to celebrate the show "Happy Birthday BAFTA". 
  • She was seen as "Nana" in the novel "Ballet Shoes" written by Noel Streatfeild. 
  • She was also a member of the celebrity guest panel on the series "The Apprentice: You're Fired!" on BBC Two. 
  • She even provided the voice of God for "Liberace, Live From Heaven". 
  • Then, she returned to television comedy for a one-off Christmas sketch-show special, her first for nine years, "Victoria Wood's Mid Life Christmas".
  • Also, she appeared in a BBC drama "Eric and Ernie" on New Year's Day 2011. 
  • She wrote, composed, and directed "That Day We Sang" for the 2011 Manchester International Festival. What's more, she also narrated the 2012 miniseries "The Talent Show Story". 
  • She was a guest on BBC Radio Two's Saturday morning Graham Norton Show on 22nd December 2012. 
  • As of April 2013, she produced a documentary about the history of the team named "Victoria Wood's Nice Cup of Tea" and also appeared in BBC Scotland's "Case Histories" in the same year. 
  • She was also seen in an episode of "QI" which broadcasted on 13th December 2013 and also she made two return appearances on "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue". 
  • She voiced the TV advertisement for the tour of the old set of Coronation Street and was a guest on BBC's The Graham Norton Show on 5th December 2014. 
  • In early 2015, she took part in a celebrity version of "The Great British Bake Off" for Comic Relief and was crowned Star Baker in her episode. 
  • She then co-starred with Timothy Spall in Sky television's three-part television adaptation of "Fungus the Bogeyman", which was first shown on 27th, 28th & 29th December 2015, which was her final acting role.

Victoria Wood, a famous British actress


Victoria Wood Awards and Achievements

Victoria Wood had received many awards and achievements during her career time. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1997 Birthday Honours. She was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Sunderland in the year 1994. She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours. Her sketch shows Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV won BAFTA awards for its two series and Christmas Special. In the year 2007, she was nominated for and won the BAFTA awards for "Best Actress" and for "Best Single Drama" for her role in the British war-time drama "Housewife, 49". She was the recipient of six British Comedy Awards: Best stand-up live comedy performer (1990); Best female comedy performer (1995); WGGB Writer of the year (2000); Best live stand-up (2001); Outstanding achievement award (jointly awarded to Julie Walters) (2005); Best female TV comic (2011).  

Victoria Wood With Award


Victoria Wood Personal Life and Husband

Reflecting the marital status of Victoria Wood, she was a married woman. She married her handsome husband, Geoffrey Durham. Her spouse, Geoffrey is a stage magician by profession. The duo is also blessed with two kids named Grace born on 1st October 1988 and Henry born on 2nd May 1992. The couple could not last long and they ended their relationship through a divorce in the year 2005. Her son, Henry is an actor by profession. Their children, Grace and Henry made appearances as extras on "Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings" in the year 2000. She was a vegan. Prior to her death, she was enjoying her life with her kids. Her sexual orientation was straight. 

Victoria Wood with her husband, Geoffrey and their kids


Victoria Wood Net Worth and Salary

Multi-talented comedian, actress, lyricist, singer, composer, pianist, screenwriter, producer, and director, Victoria Wood had made a huge amount of money from her entire career. Throughout her career, she had written and starred in many plays, films, TV shows, sitcoms, musicals, sketches, and others. The net worth of Victoria Wood was estimated to have $12 Million at the time of death. She left two children around $5 Million of her estate and also left the remainder of her fortune to Victoria Wood Charitable Trust which was established to help young and disable people. Her major source of wealth came from an acting career whereas she also made a good amount of money from her other career which included singing, directing, screenwriting, and more. During her career time, she gained a considerable amount of salary from her work. She appeared as herself in a series of advertisements featuring famous people working for the supermarket chain "Asda" in January 2007. In March 2014, she voiced the TV advertisement for the tour of the old set of Coronation Street. Prior to her death, she was living a luxurious lifestyle. 

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