Victoria Hamilton is an English actress known for the costume drama TV series ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’ (2008-2011). She plays the role of Ruby Pratt in the series that tells the story of a young girl who goes around a local market town to work as a postmistress. The series is an adaptation of Flora Thompson's autobiographical novel ‘Lark Rise To Candleford.’
Besides that, she has also appeared in TV shows like ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (1995), ‘Cone Zone’ (1995-1996), ‘The Savages’ (2001), ‘The Time of Your Life’ (2007), ‘Doctor Foster: A Woman Scorned’ (2015-2017), and ‘The Crown’ (2016-2017). Similarly, she has also acted in several notable movies, including ‘Mansfield Park’ (1999), ‘Scoop’ (2006), and ‘Toast’ (2010).
In 2020, Victoria has appeared in two projects: Belle Stone in TV Mini-Series ‘Life’ and as Chief of Staff Anna Marshall in TV series ‘Cobra.’
Bio: Age, Education
Victoria Hamilton was born on 5 April 1971 in Wimbledon, South London, England, as Victoria Sharp. She attended St Hilary’s School in Godalming from 1974 to 1982. After that, she studied acting at the London Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England.
Married Details- Husband & Children
Victoria Hamilton is married to English actor Mark Bazeley. Mark is known for his roles in ‘Mistresses,’ ‘Death in Paradise,’ ‘New Tricks.’
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The actor-actress duo tied the wedding knot on 22nd January 2008. Together, the pair are also parents to two sons: Tam, 10, and Hal, 8.
Awards & Nominations
Victoria Hamilton has received several awards and nominations for her work in dramas, TV shows, and movies.
At the start of her career, in 1995, she received the ‘London Critics Circle Theatre Award’ for ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ for her performance in the play ‘The Master Builder.’
A still image of Victoria Hamilton from the series The Crown (Photo: wall.alphacoders.com)
Similarly, she was again awarded by the ‘London Critics Circle Theatre Award’ in 2000 in the Best Actress category for her performance in the play ‘As You Like’—the play was performed at the Crucible, Sheffield, and Lyric Hammersmith Theatres.
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Along with that, Victoria was also nominated by Tony award in 'Best Actress' (Play) category for a revival of ‘A Day in the Death of Joe Egg’ in 2003. Years later, in 2016, she got nominated in Screen Actors Guild Awards for 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. '
Similarly, she received nominations for Olivier Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards for ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical’ and ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series,’ respectively—both in 2017.
Quick Facts About Victoria Hamilton
- The veteran actress stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters).
- Her birth sign is Aries.
- Victoria got inspired to pursue drama professionally after she was visited by actors from the National while she was in high school.
- Her father’s name is Tim Sharp.
- She promoted the ‘Buy a Brick’ fundraiser for the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.
- She has acted in multiple Shakespeare plays---including 'King Lear' and 'The Merchant of Venice.'