Victoria Hamilton

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Victoria Hamilton
Born (1971-04-05) 5 April 1971 (age 43)
Wimbledon, London, England

Victoria Sharp (born 1971) is an English actress who performs under the stage name Victoria Hamilton.

Early life[edit]

Hamilton was born on 5 April 1971 in Wimbledon, London, England, and grew up in Godalming, Surrey. She trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Career[edit]

Hamilton is best known for her roles in costume drama. She appears as Ruby Pratt, one of the major characters in the BBC1 series Lark Rise to Candleford. Other roles have included Mrs Forster in the Emmy award-winning British 1995 series Pride and Prejudice and Maria Bertram in a 1999 film of Mansfield Park. She also played Queen Victoria in the BBC-TV production Victoria & Albert in 2001.

She also appeared in Midsomer Murders, Series 4 Episode 1, "Garden of Death" as Hilary Inkpen-Thomas, a downtrodden illegitimate daughter.

In 2013, she played Peggy in What Remains, a BBC TV series.

She has been a member of the Peter Hall Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, as well as appearing in the West End and on Broadway. In 1995, she appeared in Ibsen's The Master Builder directed by Peter Hall and starring Alan Bates and Gemma Jones.

Personal life[edit]

She is married to fellow actor Mark Bazeley, and they have a son.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Winner[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • 1995 Ian Charleson Award : Peter Hall Company's The Master Builder
  • 2002 Olivier Award : Best Actress for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
  • 2003 Tony Award : Best Leading Actress for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
  • 2005 Olivier Award : Best Actress for Suddenly Last Summer

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1995 Cone Zone Zandra Ward TV film
Persuasion Henrietta Musgrove
Pride and Prejudice Mrs. Forster TV mini-series (3 episodes)
1996 The Merchant of Venice Nerissa TV film
1998 King Lear Cordelia TV series/Masterpiece Theatre
1999 Mansfield Park Maria Bertram
2000 Midsomer Murders Hilary Inkpen TV series (1 episode: "Garden of Death")
2001 The Savages Jessica TV series (6 episodes)
Victoria & Albert Queen Victoria TV serial
2002 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Sheila TV film
Before You Go Catherine
Babyfather Lucy Fry TV series (2 episodes)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Kathie TV film
2003 In Search of the Brontës Charlotte Brönte TV film
2005 Twisted Tales Jessie Vasquez TV series (1 episode: "The Magister")
To the Ends of the Earth Miss Granham TV mini-series (2 episodes)
A Very Social Secretary Kimberley Fortier TV film
Jericho Miss Greenaway TV series (1 episode: "To Murder and Create")
2006 Scoop Jan
Wide Sargasso Sea Aunt Cora TV film
The Shell Seekers Nancy Chamberlaine TV film
2007 Trial & Retribution Suzy McDonald TV series (1 episode: "Curriculum Vitae: Part 1")
The Time of Your Life Esther TV series (6 episodes)
2008 French Film Cheryl
Lark Rise to Candleford Ruby Pratt TV series (25 episodes: 2008-2011)
2010 Toast Mum TV film
2013 What Remains Peggy Scott TV series
2014 The Game Sarah Montag TV series

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