A star of the stage and screen, Lancashire-born Victoria started her career in 1974 when she won the ATV talent show New Faces.

The series won a number of awards including Best New TV Comedy at the 1999 British Comedy Awards. Neil Reading, spokesman for Grace and Henry Durham, said: "This is the first Grace and Henry have heard about Mr Foote Wood's book, based on Victoria's father's diaries. Victoria Wood's will has caused shock after it was revealed her ex-husband would receive nothing. An “incredibly small and private” funeral was held shortly afterwards, with a source saying: “She had been in hospital a few weeks ago, but had made it clear she wanted to come home – and that’s exactly what she did. "There will be an official Victoria Wood biography, which has Grace and Henry's blessing, published next year.".

He was just 13-years-old and had been attending school with his friends until just 10 days before, UK coronavirus vaccine 'to be given to over 85s and front line NHS workers next month', Surgeries will be asked to prepare to administer the vaccine from the start of December, as well as teams being deployed to deliver it to care homes, it has been claimed in a GP magazine, Men in hazmat suits and air ambulance spotted as patient dies in street, An emergency response - including an air ambulance -  descended on the high street in Stone, Staffordshire, after a man was taken ill just after midday, New lockdown restrictions in full - all the rules you need to know for Thursday, Boris Johnson will put England into a second national lockdown on Thursday. Born in Prestwich, Lancashire, Victoria first rose to fame in the 1980s. In the 1980s she cemented her place as one of our most popular comics with shows including Victoria Wood as Seen on TV and Wood and Walters, alongside Julie Walters. Victoria Wood in ‘Nearly a Happy Ending’ (Picture: ITV/REX/Shutterstock)According to the source, the funeral arrangements haven’t been finalised but they’re expecting it to be a small, intimate affair for only close family. Doctors allowed her to go home after weeks in hospital, where daughter Grace, 27, and son Henry, 23, were by her side when she died on Wednesday 20th April, aged 62. She was 62.”. Her publicist confirmed the sad news of her passing on Wednesday. I was reading, writing and working at the piano all the time. Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Victoria Wood was a national treasure loved by millions. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates.
explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Victoria Wood: Life in pictures 2014. Monthy Python star John Cleese called Wood a "superlative performer" as he paid this touching tribute, revealing they had worked together only last year: "Shocked by news of Victoria Wood. “I hope this book will be a fitting ­memorial to her and tell fans what it was like in her childhood and later behind the scenes.”. After studying drama at the University of Birmingham, she won the ITV talent show New Faces, and in 1976 landed a regular role on the BBC programme That’s Life. She said: “I went under. Michael Ball, Maxine Peake and Daniel Rigby have also been confirmed as presenters. Victoria Wood, London, November 2003. She’d never say anything was great. The accolades didn't stop and in 1997 she was awarded an OBE follwed by a CBE in 2008. So sad." Peter Eckersley, then head of drama at Granada TV, was in the audience one night and recognising Wood's talent commissioned a TV adaption of the play. “People identified with her warmth and great charm.

Her last public appearance was in June - and she was noticeably absent from a screening of her project Fungus the Bogeyman in November.

“Victoria’s two children, my niece Grace and nephew Henry will be absolutely devastated to lose their mother at such a relatively young age. Set in 1969, with flashback to 1929 it told the story of a middle-ages couple who found love after meeting on a TV show about their choir they sang in 40 years before. She won a total of four BAFTAs from 14 nominations during her career and an honorary BAFTA in 2005 for her work in television. Her brother, Chris Foote Wood, 75, said her illness had been kept a secret even from her extended family and friends.

“It may even just be her children, and potentially her former partner, with a bigger memorial service to follow at a later stage. (sic). Over four decades in television, she won numerous awards, including a Bafta in 1986 for her sketch show and again in 2006 for both writing and acting in Housewife, 49, based on the diaries of Nella Last. Her publicist Neil Reading confirmed her death in a statement this afternoon. Wood was absent from the November screening of her last project – an adaptation of Fungus the Bogeyman, by Raymond Briggs.
ITV bosses were this week planning a celebration of her life, featuring contributions from close friends and people she worked with during a glittering career. We will miss her deeply.". Comedian Sarah Millican said she was “incredibly sad” and described Wood as a “true comedy icon”. The world of politics also paid their respects. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles.

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