Victoria Wood

Time For 2017

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I believe that despite all the imbalance around us, we need to position ourselves in a steady spot and remember that, as human beings, we have endured and overcome so many things. As tough as it may seem now, we will survive Trump and Brexit too.

My Funeral Playlist

Rachel Braier | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rachel Braier

If 2016 is to have an overarching theme, I think many of us would agree that it is death. Not only was it the year that our membership of the EU met...

Celebrity Deaths 2016: The Showbiz Stars We Lost Too Soon

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Entertainment

We’ve said goodbye to some of our most loved stars this year. There were big losses from the music world including legends David Bowie, Prince, Leo...

Jennifer Saunders Honours Victoria Wood At The Glamour Awards

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Entertainment

Jennifer Saunders paid a touching tribute to the late Victoria Wood, as she received a prize at the Glamour Awards. The 'Absolutely Fabulous' star de...

Youth Culture's Heroes are Dying: So What Happens to Our Everlasting Youth Now?

Lucy Unwin | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Lucy Unwin

How many times have I seen "Stop it, 2016!" in the past few weeks? Graphs showing the upsurge in celebrity death, memes about George R. R. Martin writing the year, demands to put all sorts of international treasures in cotton wool. But shouldn't we be ready for this?

Victoria Wood's Funeral 'To Be Private Affair'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Victoria Wood's funeral will consist of a "small and intimate" service to remember the life of the comedy legend, a friend has revealed. The stand-up ...

Phillip Schofield Recalls Touching Story About Victoria Wood

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Phillip Schofield has recalled a touching story about Victoria Wood, as 'This Morning' paid tribute to the late comedian. Victoria sadly died on Wedn...

Victoria Wood: This Sod of a Life

David McAlmont | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
David McAlmont

She was one of the finest, one of the greats. The wit was a reading wit: funny, intelligent, observant realism with a twitching sting. It was subdermal: deeper than language and timing; it fluttered in her stomach and it caught in her giggles. It knew pathos and pain. She understood her country, and helped to explain it. I don't think anybody identified with Alan Bennett's observations as much as Wood. They often used the same actors. She recognised the voices of his Talking Heads (1988/1998) and extended our time in their company. Whilst Bennett's were twitching curtains, and having solicitous affairs with Hindu shopkeepers, Wood's were elsewhere.

Victoria Wood Was Determined To Battle Cancer Privately, Says Brother

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Victoria Wood's brother has revealed she was "determined" to keep her cancer diagnosis a secret before her death on Wednesday (20 April). The comedia...

Julie Walters 'Too Heart Sore' To Comment On Victoria Wood's Death

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Victoria Wood's close friend and long-time collaborator Julie Walters has described the loss of the comedian as "incalculable", following her death on...

Victoria Wood's Life In Pictures

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

One year on from the death of Victoria Wood, the comedy world is still in shock from losing another of its biggest stars. The comedian, actress and w...

The Comedy World Mourns The Loss Of Victoria Wood

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

The world of comedy is mourning the loss of Victoria Wood, who has sadly died at the age of 62, following a short battle with cancer. With a career as...

'The Ballad Of Barry And Freda' Is How We'll Remember Victoria Wood

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of a true legend, following the news Victoria Wood has died. It was announced the comedian had passed aw...

Beloved Comedy Star Victoria Wood Dies

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Victoria Wood has died aged 62. The beloved comedian, actress and writer passed away following a short battle with cancer. Her publicist, Neil Reading...

TV REVIEW: Taking Tea With Morrissey

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

This second, concluding part of Victoria Wood's relaxed wander through the world of tea, concentrated on the sociable aspect of the drink, if you can ...

TV REVIEW: Victoria Wood Takes On That Most 'British' Of Things, The Cuppa

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Ahh, we all know there’s nothing like a nice cup of tea. Whether we need to zip up our energy, to slow it down, need some liquid encouragement or so...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Loving Miss Hatto - Everyone Should Have A Barry In Their Lives | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

From the pen of Victoria Wood came this moving and memorable drama about the life of Joyce Hatto, a piano-playing virtuoso who never quite fulfilled h...

Caroline Frost

From Sykes To Spaced – Comedy’s Female TV Trailblazers | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

So many funny women on our TV screens these days, it's easy to take for granted that, only a generation or so ago, these same female humour merchants ...

Queen Victoria: Wood Wins Top Accolade At Writers' Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Victoria Wood became the first woman to receive the top prize from the Writers' Guild Awards last night, after she was honoured for her outstanding co...

Victoria Wood - That day we Sang at The Manchester International Festival - "It was joyful"

Collette Walsh | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK Entertainment
Collette Walsh

My mum never goes to the theatre but the offer to join me at Victoria Wood's new musical play, That Day We Sang, was met with an instant acceptance: "Victoria Wood?"