Victoria Atkin

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Victoria Atkin
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Born (1986-12-28) 28 December 1986 (age 31)
Farnborough, Hampshire, England
OccupationActress
Years active2010 - Present

Victoria Atkin (born 28 December 1986) is an English actress. She is known for playing the character Jason Costello, previously known as Jasmine, in the British soap opera Hollyoaks and Hollyoaks Later as the soap's first character with Gender Identity Disorder. Hollyoaks was Atkin's first television role. In 2017, Atkins starred as Feena in Extinct. Atkin also starred as Evie Frye in the video game Assassin's Creed Syndicate.

Early years and education[edit]

Atkin was born and raised in Farnborough and attended Fernhill School and Language College, studied Dance and Theatre Performance at The University of Chichester in 2008 as well as taking a postgraduate course in Musical Theatre at the Central School of Speech & Drama in 2009.[1]

Career[edit]

Before she was cast as Jasmine Costello in Hollyoaks, Atkin performed in a touring version of Cinderella with the Globe Players. She first appeared on Hollyoaks as Jasmine Costello on 2 August 2010.[2] She has admitted that the transgender role she played has been tough.[3] In September 2011, Atkin announced she would be leaving Hollyoaks.[4] In March 2012, she filmed a one-off guest appearance on the BBC hospital drama Holby City. The episode was broadcast on BBC1 on 26 June 2012. In 2013, Atkin headed for the U.S. for her first pilot season. Within just a few months, she landed her U.S. debut role as Camilla Jones in the Cinemax After Dark comedy/drama series The Girl's Guide to Depravity. In 2014, she landed her first U.S. film role in the Ron Pucillo film The Downside of Bliss, released in 2015.

In 2017 she played the role of Feena in BYUtv's short-lived TV series Extinct.[5]

She used to be a professional slalom skier and grew up playing football.

In early 2015, she published her first novel, London Love.

Filmography[edit]

Television, film and video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010–2011 Hollyoaks Jason/Jasmine Costello Main role
2012 Holby City Lainey Craig Episode: "Long Way Down"
2013 The Girl's Guide to Depravity Camilla Jones 4 episodes
2015 The Downside of Bliss Diana Film
2015 Assassin's Creed Syndicate Evie Frye Video game
2017 Extinct Feena Main role
2017 Horizon Zero Dawn Sekuli Video game

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2011, Atkin was awarded "Best Serial Drama Performance" and "Best Newcomer" by the Transgender Zone Television Awards, for her portrayal of Jason Costello on Hollyoaks. Hollyoaks was also awarded 'Best Serial Drama' by the Transgender Zone Television Awards 2011 for the Jason Costello story line.

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 TV Choice Awards Best Soap Actress Jason Costello on Hollyoaks Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria Atkin, actor".
  2. ^ Groskop, Viv (July 1, 2010). "Transgender teens: girls will be boys". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Victoria Atkin's 'tough' role".
  4. ^ "'Hollyoaks' Jason Costello to leave soap". 29 September 2011.
  5. ^ EXTINCT Season 1: Interview With Victoria Atkin and Yorke Fryer https://seat42f.com/extinct-season-1-interview-with-victoria-atkin-and-yorke-fryer.html

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