Victoria Shalet

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Victoria Shalet
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Born Victoria Shalet
(1981-12-09) 9 December 1981 (age 32)
London, England
Occupation

Actress /

Psychotherapist & counsellor

Victoria Shalet (born 9 December 1981) is an English actress most famous for her role as Harmony in the award-winning CBBC adaptation of the Dick King-Smith book The Queen's Nose.

Career[edit]

Whilst still at school Victoria started her acting career at the age of six playing Rosie in the BBC screenplay Testimony of a Child based on the Cleveland affair. Next she played the daughter of Miranda Richardson and Michael Kitchen, 'Anna', in Andrew Davies' Ball-Trap on the Cote Sauvage. She then continued to work consistently throughout her school life within television, film, theatre and radio including Goggle Eyes alongside Honeysuckle Weeks and in the first three series of The Queen's Nose[1] as main character Harmony.

Victoria starred in David Jason's The Quest in 2002 and guest-starred in The Vice. She has also been involved in Jonathan Creek, Midsomer Murders and The Bill.

Notably she appeared in the horror film Haunted, which also featured Kate Beckinsale.

Other films include The Maid alongside Martin Sheen, Shining Through with Melanie Griffith, Michael Douglas and Liam Neeson. Nick Dear's Eroica for BBC and The Affair of the Necklace with Hilary Swank. Her 2004 film Every Seven Years won critical acclaim at US film festivals.

She appeared in a production of Philip Ridley's Fairytaleheart at the Hampstead Theatre (in February and March 1998), My Mother Said I Never Should at the Salisbury Playhouse (in October and November 2005) and Dan Muirden's The Things Good Men Do at the Old Red Lion (in March and April 2007).

In November 2007 Victoria appeared in an episode of BBC daytime soap Doctors as Beth.[2]

In April 2008, she took the main role in a BBC Radio 4 Friday Play, entitled How Now TV[3] written and directed by Paul Watson.

In June 2009 Victoria played a PC Vicky Hilton in Doctors. Portraying the role again in January 2010 and February 2011.[4]

She also provided the voice for Princess Medea in Dragon Quest VIII and the voices of Farmer Fi and Rora in Tractor Tom. She works as a voice-over artist regularly and has voiced radio and television commercials for Alliance & Leicester, Compeed, Acuvue, Specsavers, Herbal Essences and Garnier.[5]

She has since re-trained as a humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor[6] based in London.

Personal life[edit]

Shalet is the second cousin of the actress Kacey Barnfield.[7]

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