Victoria Hamilton (born 1971) is an English actress known for her roles on stage and television.
Hamilton was born Victoria Sharp 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.
Hamilton is known for her roles in costume drama. She appears as Ruby Pratt in the BBC1 series Lark Rise to Candleford. Other roles have included Mrs Forster in the 1995 Emmy award-winning British 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 Hall and starring Alan Bates and Gemma Jones.
She is married to fellow actor Mark Bazeley, and they have a son.
Awards and nominations:
1996 Critics' Circle Theatre Award : Best Newcomer for The Master Builder and Retreat,
2004 Evening Standard Award : Best Actress for Suddenly Last Summer,
2004 What's On Stage Award : Best Actress for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg,
2004 Barclays Theatre Award: Best Actress for As You Like It at the Sheffield Crucible and Lyric Hammersmith.,
2004 Critics' Circle Theatre Award : Best Actress for As You Like It,
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,
Pride and Prejudice
TV mini-series (3 episodes)
The Merchant of Venice
TV series/Masterpiece Theatre
TV series (1 episode: "Garden of Death")
TV series (6 episodes)
Victoria & Albert
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Before You Go
TV series (2 episodes)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
In Search of the Brontës
TV series (1 episode: "The Magister")
To the Ends of the Earth
TV mini-series (2 episodes)
A Very Social Secretary
TV series (1 episode: "To Murder and Create")
Wide Sargasso Sea
The Shell Seekers
Trial & Retribution
TV series (1 episode: "Curriculum Vitae: Part 1")
The Time of Your Life
TV series (6 episodes)
Lark Rise to Candleford
TV series (25 episodes: 2008-2011)
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