Victoria Hopper

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Victoria Hopper
Born (1909-05-24)24 May 1909
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died 22 January 2007(2007-01-22) (aged 97)
Romney Marsh, Kent, England, UK
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Known for Lorna Doone

Victoria Hopper (24 May 1909 – 22 January 2007) was a Canadian-born British stage and film actress and singer.


Hopper was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and brought up in North East England. She was popular during the 1930s. She was married from August 1934 until 1939 to Basil Dean, a British stage and film writer, director and producer. Dean reportedly grew interested in Hooper due to her resemblance to a former lover of his, actress Meggie Albanesi (died 1923).

Dean promoted Hopper's career and cast her as the leading lady in several major films for Associated Talking Pictures in the mid-1930s. However, the films did badly at the box office and her career waned. Two films she was scheduled to appear in, Grace Darling and Come Live with Me, never materialised.[1]


Theatre roles[edit]

  • Three Sisters (1934) as Mary (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London) (from 30 April)
  • Cornelius (1935) as Judy Evison (Duchess Theatre, Aldwych, London) (from 8 April)
  • The Melody That Got Lost (1936) as Edith (Embassy Theatre, Swiss Cottage, London) (26 December)
  • Autumn (1937) as Monica Brooke (St. Martin's Theatre, London)
  • Autumn (1938) as Monica Brooke (Touring production, Leeds - 19 May for one week)
  • Drawing Room (1938) as Sylvia (Touring production) (Theatre Royal, Brighton, 19 June for one week)
  • Johnson Over Jordan (1939) as Freda Johnson (Saville Theatre, London)
  • The Dominant Sex (1941) as Angela Shale (Touring production?) (Theatre Royal, Hanley, from 2 March)
  • The Shop on Sly Corner (1945) as Margaret Heiss (St. Martin's Theatre, London)
  • Vanity Fair (1946) as Amelia Sedley (Comedy Theatre, the Strand, London) (30 November)
  • Once Upon a Crime (1948) (Theatre Royal Birmingham) (Commenced Monday, 21 June)
  • Serious Charge (1955) as Hester Byfield (Garrick Theatre, London) (From 17 February)



  1. ^ Sweet, p. 142


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