Victoria Wood is a highly acclaimed comedian, actress, singer and writer. She first enjoyed small screen exposure in 1973 when she won the television talent show 'New Faces' at just 20 years old. Her first play Talent (1978) won her an award for Most Promising New Writer, and she has since won many awards for her light entertainment performances. She is best known for writing and starring in the much-loved British sitcoms Acorn Antiques and Dinnerladies and a number of acclaimed stand-up tours.
Wood was awarded an OBE in 1997 and won a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the British Comedy Awards in 2005. She lives with her two children, Grace and Henry.