Victoria Longley (Australian actress)

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Victoria Longley
Born (1960-09-24)24 September 1960
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died 29 August 2010(2010-08-29) (aged 49)
St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–2009

Victoria Constance Mary Longley (24 September 1960 – 29 August 2010) was an Australian actress. She worked extensively in television.

She debuted in a film called The More Things Change as a pregnant au pair. An early foray into television was in the epic miniseries The Dirtwater Dynasty, opposite Hugo Weaving. In the ABC television series, The Mercury, not-so-loosely based on the Sunday Age, she played a senior journalist, with Geoffrey Rush cast as editor, believed to be modelled on Bruce Guthrie.

Her television credits included: Murder Call, Wildside, Water Rats, Farscape, The Alien Years, Turtle Beach, Young Lions, and All Saints.[1]


Longley died from breast cancer, aged 49, in St Leonards, New South Wales.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2006 Sydney Theatre Awards Best Actress in a Lead Role The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Won[2]
2006 Helpmann Awards Best Female Actor in a Play The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? Nominated[3]
1989 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Celia Won[4]
1988 Australian Film Institute Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Telefeature or Mini Series The Alien Years Nominated


  1. ^ Morgan, Clare (31 August 2010). "Curtain falls too soon for Victoria Longley". Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sydney Theatre Awards 2006". 2006. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Helpmann Awards Nominees". 2006. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Australian Film Institute Awards". Retrieved 31 August 2010. 

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